(Hyper)Cube3 I finally got around to starting my first mod. Haven't really planned anything out so I don't know for sure what the finished product will look like but I have a rough idea of what out of it. I picked up a black Chenbro SR-103 for $50 from my previous employer (sure am glad to be out of that place) for those that want to see here's the case at coolcases.com http://www.coolcases.com/cases/sr103207_s_p1.html The pictures I have taken for this post are pretty awful as they are taken on a Sony video camera but I should be able to get my hands on a 1/2 decent digital still camera for any future updates. I started off by doing a quick mockup of the case in sketchup so that I could plan out the sidepanel. I changed the design of the sidepanel slightly. I then got a mate to print out a vinyl sticker for me to use as a cutting guide. I started cutting by drilling and using a jigsaw with plans on just filing the rest down but this did not go well. Its a real thick sidepanel so filing was going to take too long and as I got further thru the cutting the panel was not rigid enough to use the jigsaw so I gave up on that idea. I got myself a Dremel and went from there using the reinforced cutting discs. I went thru 6 or 7 of those to get thru only 1/5 of the cuts. I'll be ordering a few diamond cutting discs this week sometime so I can do the rest of the cuts. The cuts aren't perfect by anymeans but for a first time Dremel user I think I did pretty well. Hopefully it'll be a bit easier going with the Diamond bits. The inside of the case definately needs some prettying up. I was thinking getting it all powdercoated black once ive got the case how I want it. Then some lighting and Plexi. the pole down the front of the mainboard side will be removed. Possibly install watercooling or something since theres plenty of room. I will definately have to do some form of cable management as this is pretty messy. (4x 320GB 'cudas in RAID 5 using intel onboard RAID. Will look at getting a proper RAID card eventually since the onboard gives pretty slow performance.) The front panel is in the too-hard basket for the time being but I'll most likely end up making a new one from scratch. As for the back I dont think I will do a whole lot back there. Looks pretty ugly but there is actually a black plastic shroud that tidies it up nicely. As for the actual computer side of this I'm 1/2 way thru getting all the parts. I've got the Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3P GA-965P-DS3P , I've already got HDDs, I'm using a Pentium D 2.8 I had lying around (I'll probably buy a c2d 6600 or better later on in the year), I'm currently using RAM, video card and PSU borrowed from work till the rest of my order shows up. XFX8600GT 540MHz, Team Elite 4-4-4 PC2-5300 2GB DDR2 Kit (2x1024MB) DDR2-667MHz video card & RAM , Hiper Type R 580W Modular PSU PSU Well thats all I've got for now. Will update when I get the sidepanel all cut out. Let me know what you all think of it so far and if you have any suggestions I'd love to hear them.