An older rig of mine is getting recycled into a new LAN rig thanks to some rather random inspiration. This project has only a few functional goals. + Small size + Ease of maintenance + Durability (will probably get moved and thrown a bit) + To not look much like a computer, inside or out. What inspired this project directly is a combination of this case (Silverstone SST-TJ08-B) which used to only be available from Soldam in Japan, way back when I first got into case modding. A desire to direct airflow onto specific areas A love for the aesthetics of the arcade game series Metal Slug (case will be built around this theme and generally take visual cues from the image below and others like it) And me wanting to make my first small bore watercooling loop on a very tight budget. I'm going to be using some unique parts that nobody has ever used in a case mod before and that I have become familiar with through my workplace. A handful of custom machined plastic parts will be made specifically for this case and I will be milling and drilling most of the case parts before de-riveting the whole thing to send it to be powder coated. I want an extremely industrial look for the finished product, but without detracting from functionality of the end product. Most of what is going into this project has already been ordered, so stay tuned for updates.