Here's the latest pics of the project (on hold, waiting for more time and warmer weather to paint in): Mockup of the front panels paint job: Skeletal build with no side or front panels: Old mobo installed just for example and power distribution: Power test (boots fine) and fan test, note that the fans wires have been heat shrinked in black: ----------------------------- Hi guys, so you may have seen a few posts by me mentioning that I am working on my first full case mod project. I am about 90% though, and will not be able to finish on it for a couple of weeks. So while I have time now I thought I would start off the worklog in order to get people interested and get some ideas bouncing around as to how to progress. I have not ever done a mod before, but I have always wanted to give it a try, so when my GF bought me a Dremel 400 kit for my 21st birthday a few weeks back (I always try to build up my tool collection) I though I'd give it a crack. A couple of days later a tech that I work with scored me a nice little generic mid-tower case and some spare case windows and mesh that were left-over from other builds that came with an extra. So here I had some mesh, two acrylic windows, a decent case, a new Dremel I was itching to take for a spin and two weeks holidays approaching- perfect opportunity! I made up some concept designs, but from the word go these were VERY loose designs and I knew they would only basically resemble the finished product, for better or for worse, as I knew I would be designing it and making changes on the fly as I saw fit. I wanted to have a clear side window, some mesh on the bottom panel, some green cathodes to light it up and illuminate underneath the case, new power/reset buttons, front 120mm fan, reshape of the front panel, paint all the internal parts satin black and more. Here's a link to the concept design stage: LINK I hope to have this totally completed in 2-3 weeks time, but as I have been neglecting Uni work it may be longer. I would appreciate everyone's input, advice and patience with me on this one. Enough of the talk, on to the work log and some pics! Let's start with the basics, establish what I have an take it from there, with a new post for each subsequent phase that will be updated to show the progress of each section I am working on. I intend to also post the final before and after pics in this first post as well. Phase 0, 1 and 2 in this post Phase 0: Tools of the trade: Dremel 400 kit: Phase 1: Pre-mod pics- Front angle: Back angle: Front: Back: Opened up: Phase 3: Disassembling the case- Removed the side panels: Front plastic face removed: In pieces, ready to be cut, sanded and painted: To do: -Nothing. -Gotta clean, sand and paint whatever PSU I end up using satin black unless it is a really nice one. If just a crappy grey looking thing it will get the treatment to match the rest of the case. Done, no pics yet: -All the internal parts, plus the back panel (as pictured above) have been carefully cleaned, sanded and painted with 3 layers of satin black. Been through two cans of White Knite spray paint and need to get another for phase 6. See the next posts for phases 4, 5 and 6.