I agree with you on the 'chimney' thing... looks a bit out of place. Hmm.. what if you blended it in a bit more... say make another (or two) ring of acrylic/alu that's bigger than the one arround the top of the chimney thing, and smaller than the plate sitting directly ontop of case. Make this ring sit inbetween the top ring and the larger plate, this would create a low flat-topped staircase pyramid on the top of the case. With the right design and lighting effects it _might_ work. If there's any room at all for the fans on the inside, you could perhaps mount the fans halfway into the top of the case, that way the chimney will be less of chimney and more something decorative. Like this: ----[>=<][>=<]---- (To clarify.. fan: [>=<] , top plate of the case: ----) That's my $0.02.