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) It's a collection of everything in the closet, along with a Dremel 4000, all ending up in a Dell XPS Pro200n case. 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, and it's sponsored by crap in my closet. 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. I've got a primary computer so this will be namely to find a place for my spare parts and have some fun with new experiences along the way. 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 No idea on the cooler as my spare one won't fit (Hyper 212 Evo) I did potentially organize a trade with a friend for a stock intel HSF. I currently have no RAM. If I can find a better proc at a reasonable price I'll probably go for it. 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 coworkers place that does IT, so when a big clean was happening, I was told grab it or it's going. Thankfully things lined up that I had enough spare parts to make a bootable computer without cannibalising parts. 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 97/98, so I don't have too many reasons to complain aside from them being proprietary. So far before posting this, I've modified the front input panel, and cut the case up enough to fit a standard ATX I/O cover. RIP RadioShack. So after a while spent in a pretty cool garage, warm relative to outside, I got the back panel clearanced enough, but not too much, to fit an I/O panel. AIO or not, I'd like to add a 120mm fan up front at the bottom with clearance for an AIO in the future if desired. I'll have to do some measurements as I'd like to keep the stock power button assembly intact and in-place. Later this week I should have parts to make this bootable. 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.