Well here goes my thirst thread and my first ever project log, as my thirst language isn't English you will have to forgive me if my English is not always up to standards. I actually started this project before i decided to become a member and make a work log. So because of this I'll start the log with some retail case pictures (mine was already cut up and spray painted when i started making the pictures) and in some instances I'll use photoshop. This is the original case i bought a few months ago using e bay. I could not find all the right pictures so some beige version's but it's gives an idea off what were working with. Plans - Remove the top back 3.5 x 4 hd rack and figure out some way to mount 2 Zalman HDD Cooler's (ZM-2HC2) and a 140 mm Aerocool Silver Lightning. - Remove the 2 pre drilled fangards (on the top backside) to provide a better airflow and looks. - Remove the front I/O and de fan above it And then cut out a 140 mm hole in de front chassis. - Spray paint the chassis the same mat black colour as the outside. - Re-route and hide as much of the power cables as possible. I'm not going to be able to clean up the mainboard power cable because of the stupid position of it on the centre of the board. So i will have to sleeve it up as good as possible. A new board will arrive some where in the future and I'll rethink it then. - Re-route all the other cable's, probes, power, reset, hdd, pc speaker, fan cable's, dvd etc. - Stealth dvd and burner - Place the black Aerocool Powerwatch. Beside being the fancontroller it will be used as a replacement for the lost I/O. And ad a multi card reader to the case. Current situation Cutup and Spray painted the chassis. As you can see i used an etch primer before i painted it black. For the PSU I decided to try out some chrome spray paint B-Lounge had laying around. At thirst I only wanted to spray the grill chrome and the rest black. But being encouraged by the first look of it i quickly paint the hole thing. I hope i wont regret this later on. First impressions I mounted the front 140 mm fan with rubber “things” from sharkoon. There are alsow rubber rivets between the fan and de chassis itself. Test mounted the 1ste of 2 hd's (raid) The second hd will be flipped upsidedown and lined up under it with a gap between the two. As mentioned earlier I'll mount a second hd under this one and flip it upside down. I think this will look great, especially because the chrome 14cm fan (with white leds) will be mounted behind the 2 hd's. Ass you can see I was apparently provided with 2 different fan guards. This will be changed. Well thats it for now in the meantime I'll be preparing the Mainbord backplate for hiding the wiring and test running the just arrived Aerocool Powerwatch.