Alu-Alure This project will become the case for my main PC. I intend it to cool the computer effectively and quietly. Being a tertiary student I have a limited budget so I will be limiting myself to one material and won't be implementing water-cooling, although the case will be designed to fit it (hey hey sponsors, if you want to send me water-cooling parts I'll put them in ). So the background to this is that at the moment I have a Lian Li B25-B. It looks nice and fits everything I want in it so far. However it is a little small to work in, is difficult to move about, overheats occasionally in Summer (30+°C days) and isn't all that quiet because it is built of thin aluminium. This case will be a box around 500x300x550mm (HxWxD). Vents in the bottom will allow air to be blown upwards through the components by a pair of Silverstone Air Penetrator 180mm fans. The air will be exhausted through the roof of the case. This will be a rotated-motherboard design with all the I/O ports on top, similar to the Silverstone Fortress family of cases. There will be space for two 9x120mm radiator cores to be mounted internally. Of course these won't be installed in the near future so that space will be taken up with sound dampening foam. Almost this entire build will be from a single 1200x2400x2mm sheet of aluminium. Here it is in all its' lustrous glory. It's so beautiful I don't want to cut it; just mount it on the wall and admire it or something. I'm doing most of the project at the workshop of my Summer employer, I've been very fortunate to have access to such a facility. This gives me plenty of space and some neat equipment to use. No, I won't be using either of the 160T-rated cranes. I'll be doing most of the cutting using a technique shown by oldnewby in his project log for Cygnus X1, possibly the best looking case ever built. The masking tape protects the aluminium from surface scratching and is easier to mark out on. To anyone using a saw to cut metal; don't forget to use ear and eye protection. I was wearing safety goggles and a speck of aluminium still managed to bounce in one of the ventilation holes and get in my eye... I've cut out most of the parts. That's it for today. Tomorrow I'll cut out the remaining parts and hopefully do some folding.