Ok now here goes my first one… Since my current setup (C2D, 2GB, 8800GT) is starting to be a bit outdated and showing some symptoms of instability, I would love to have a Sandy Bridge under the hood, so plans to buy new rig have started to circle in my mind. Also this means I need to get a new case because the old rig is going to serve me as a home server or something like that. I have already made the decision to get a mAtx setup since I’m fed up with big computer cases and because the only expansion cards that I will get are going to be GPU and a sound card. I have always loved casemodding and nicely executed case mod projects, but I have never done something like that myself before. Also, since I couldn’t find cases that I would have wanted to use as a project base, I decided to build the case from scratch. Besides, making things by yourself is a lot more fun than buying them readymade from the shop! The name Discovery has two meanings: first, it’s my first modding experience so this whole project is going to be a little discovery journey to case modding. Second, I love music and the best band in the world is Daft Punk (this is a fact that cannot be subverted ) and the name of their second album felt fitting for my project. Also the color scheme of black/red (which I have planed to use in this case) has gotten some inspiration from their Technologic music video (don’t worry, there won’t be any red pyramids in this project ... probably ) And I have to apologize for pictures, I don’t own a camera (YET!) and my sister who has one comes home today or tomorrow, so the only way to get photos for now is my phone camera. I try to remedy the quality of the photos ASAP. So here is the concept. One reason why I want to make a case from scratch is the ventilation setup. My plan is to use only two 140mm fans in front. Back of the case will be made out of some kind of mesh. So basically two fans push cold air through the case. And if possible, CPU won’t have a fan at all. My original plan was to make the case out of polycarbonate. But because the price of polycarbonate is quite high, I decided to use aluminium instead. For your information, these fans are just 120mm Here are some planning photos. I’ve started working already but I don’t have pictures to show just yet. I will post some later today or early on next week. Until then, cya!