Project Divergence Thinking outside the Box Hello Bit-tech. It is time for another project while I wait to get the parts for baby bliss. I have decided to build a file server, HTPC to house all 20 GB or legal mp3's, video and 20+GB of pictures and have a nice front end to display them. The driving force for the project is the PC Club (USA) modding contest that is coming up soon here. They require that you use on of their cases and modify it using the orginal design of the case (no baby bliss here ). My goal is to make the case look like factory quality but different, diverging from the normal factory beige (and black and silver and...) and really thinking outside the box. We will see what the next 7 weeks produce... Now on with the project. Here is the link to the case that I am using, it is a normal colgen case with little premodding, the way that I like it. Colgen Case Here are some of the pics of the case after it has been stripped and ready for work. Here are the goals of the case... 1. Look Premod... ie. reproduced center section in plexi, factory style air vents, nonmolded (no molding) windows with rivits, silver color (or black, or...) 2. one peice top panel, 1 cdrom, fan controller, vft. inlaid in the panel. 3. Cool top with vandel resistant switches and one peice construction. 4. possible reverse plexiglass on the sides... 5. top window like sides with a windowed hdd grafted in the top. 6. Additional cooling, but quiet (fan controller) 7. Peices laser cut (possibly) 8. hidden cdroms via lcd monitor (PS1 mod)... 9. Most Important... Done in 7 weeks (april 15th); yes June 14th, for the PC Club Modding contest. I will be looking for lots of ideas on the project from you. It is very important that the case retain much of the look of the stock case... not like baby bliss which I am working on. I hope that you can send some ideas my way... looking forward to doing the case... (oh yes tinted plexi is going to be used... Until Next Time... Keep Modding Oh ya, the fan is not staying... that is my very first mod of necessity, this case got so hot it burned the video card... yes it sucks, I ahve sure come along way since that.