Hi guys. I was one of the 5 chosen to do a mod for the Thermaltake contest so I thought you might like to see what I had cooking. I have renamed the case the "Level 10 GT/SS". The SS is for "Super Sleek". All the bumps will be shaved down to make a much smoother, cleaner looking case. Usually we take a smooth case and change it to something crazy, but I will be doing the opposite. I will use the look of the handle with the ribs and duplicate it on the top and front. The side door area will be smooth. Here is the case as it comes out of the box - minus the puppy of course. Here is the original concept that was voted in - The finished result should be very, very close to this but a lot nicer of course. So I got the case home and unwrapped it. It's a huge beast. Very well built and they thought of everything. I didn't waste any time tearing it completely apart and separating all the parts into plastic bags. After that it was time to get dirty. I started sanding on the individual pieces to prep them for paint. Since they are plastic and textured they need sanded smooth. I have started on the handle and hot swap s4ections since these will take the most time and patience. So it's a boring update but it's a start of what I have going on. The more I look at this case the more ideas I get but I need to keep it to the original plan. :? Here are some pics that I shot before and after sanding... You can see the rough texture- and after sanding with 120 grit- Getting in between these ribs is going to be a challenge- The under side of the handle had some little ribs for extra grip but they are going bye bye too.- Sorry but this is the boring part. After sanding on the old Chevelle I'm working on I took some time to sand the side panel for the case. It's the only metal part I'll be painting, other than the screens, and the back of the case. The rest is plastic. There goes another 100 bucks!! This is the best stuff in the world! Epoxy primer. It's different than the primer-surfacer I'll be using on the plastic parts. The plastic parts will get prepped with the Bulldog adhesion promoter just before I primer. It's great stuff and this can runs about $25 or it comes in larger quantities too. You spray it on very lightly so it will do quite a bit. The acrylic I'm using for the top/front and door is 1/2" thick and will require a lot of milling so I am working on it but I need to find a better price. I need an acrylic sponsor . . More very soon.