Set up a quick demo at http://vpsboard.com/irc/ and may integrate it into the forum later.The channel is actually official too
Far as I know, Zigara is going to be helping them out with management. Maybe he'll leave #lowendbox?
I think Curtis should embed the freenode webchat into the site if he can easily make subpages.
Hit the top left and select the 'add webchat to your site'
It'd have to be something that is on its own page and not in the header of the page though