Hello everyone, I've finally got something that could be considered in the realm of a case mod. It's not the fanciest case mod, but I'm wanting to update this case to accept a modern "standard" collection of parts, without modifying parts. The excuse I made for this case is to use "spare parts" and maybe a LAN computer... for all those LAN parties I attend. (zero) Here's a terrible stock image of what the case looked like stock. Mine had one less Intel sticker on the front. I'd like to take a moment to thank my project sponsor, my closet. I've already got a serious computer so this is just modifying a rather old Dell case from 1997 to fit modern internals. It's my first time doing this type of computer modification. I'm looking forward to honing my skills on stuff I've done before, and learning some new things! This build was inspired by a beautiful IBM Aptiva rebuild into a complete sleeper. This will not be as fancy and will be built up using parts I have laying around with as few purchased as possible. I picked this up from a former employer as empty case that once held a newer ATX form factor build. My goal with this is to make this almost-standard case into something that is standard in terms of the ATX layout with provision for a 120mm AIO. Starting spec is as follows: Intel Celeron G1610 Gigabyte Z77-UD5H eVGA GTX 970 Cheesecake+ Samsung 840 EVO 120GB Seasonic X750 Gold Current spec is as follows: AMD FX6300 Asus M5A97 R2 eVGA GTX 970 Cheesecake+ Samsung 840 EVO 120GB Seasonic X750 Gold 8GB G. Skill DDR3 Without further ado, here's the mod! I got the computer home and excitedly tore into it. So excitedly that I forgot to take any before pictures. I just threw a few parts I had laying around into the case when I got it home to help visualize the impending success. The GTX 1080Ti went into my main desktop and I'll be recycling that GTX 970 Cheesecake+ to this case. I had this case sitting around at a former employer's office, an old coworker let me know a big clean was happening, I was told grab it or it's going. (I had wanted to do this build for a few years but never got around to it) Thankfully things lined up and I went home with the case. I spun it as a way to use the spare parts I had in the closet. The Hyper 212 definitely doesn't fit though, so that'll have to get swapped out. Here's relatively bare chassis, mobo standoffs are folded metal that rely on tension to stay in the backplate. Seems to have held up since 1997, so I don't have too many reasons to complain aside from them being proprietary. Here's the standard power/reset buttons with LEDs for the front panel. This won't work with any off-the-shelf motherboard in it's current state so that'll have to change. And here it is changing. I cannibalised a few wiring bits and gubbins from an old Cooler Master Centurion case years ago for this purpose. RIP RadioShack. Now with the computer able to have an useable front panel rather than touching a screwdriver between the pins to start the computer, I elected to move onto getting the motherboard I/O cover to fit. After a while spent in a pretty cool garage, warm relative to outside, it did fit. Whatever the future cooling plans may be, I'd like to get a spot for an AIO up front in the bottom of the case. Even if it's an air cooler and just slapping a 120/140mm fan in there it'd be an imrovement. Still to do is get the floppy blanking plate in-place by some means as the color matches quite well, but it's from a different case. I'm looking to have some fun with this, making a standard case out of a semi-proprietary Dell, and have a project that I enjoy.