Hi all, new here. I'm new to case modding but I've always wanted to try my hand at building a case. I have several questions, so I think maybe it's best if I just number them: 1. What's the best I can do with standard aluminum angle from Lowes/Home Depot? I'm considering building the "frame" of the case out of 90 degree aluminum that you can buy from one of the big box stores. Good idea, or bad idea? Would I run into any trouble if I did this? Would it necessarily look somehow... ugly? Or is there a way to make it look good? And are there any pics of a case made this way? Perhaps someone here has done it at some point. 2. Where's the least expensive place to order sheet aluminum in the thickness needed for a PC case? (and steel) 3. Should I use aluminum, or should I use steel? I like the idea of aluminum because it's lighter. And I don't know why, but it just seems cooler somehow. It does dent/scratch easier though. 4. Where can I buy the proper... extrusion to make panels sit flush? This will depend on the thickness of the panels of course. If you're familiar with extrusion, you may have seen those 90 degree ones that have a lip on the outside. One lip on each side of it. That way, once you've cut it and made it into a frame, any panels will sit flush inside the lip. This would give the case a more professional look. Granted you matched the thickness of the panel, with the depth of the lip it's going to sit in, of course. 5. Can you just paint over old PC case paint? This question isn't related to building a case from scratch, but I may want to modify a factory painted case someday. Ideally, you wouldn't have to strip off that tough black paint that most cases come painted with. You'd want to just paint over it. But what do you use to make sure the new paint stick to the old paint? Etching primer? Some kind of adhesion promoter? Or do you have to strip the old paint off? 6. Anyone know exactly what kind of paint they use to paint the outside of factory PC cases? That will help me determine exactly how I want to deal with the old paint. You might imagine a black Cooler master or Corsair brand case. Thanks!