Project Modu-Li: Discussion Thread: http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?p=1179415#post1179415 This project started with a Lian Li PC60 which I've had for a long time but never had much time to mod. I'm aiming for a clean and quiet case, with a focus on making the setup as modular (hence the name) as possible for the sake of easy maintenance and expandability. Specs of the system: AMD AthlonXP 1700+ TBredB (DLT3C JIUHB) @ 2310MHz (210x11 1.7V) ASUS AV7600 Leadtek A400 TDH @ 435/870MHz (16x1,6vp 1.4V) 1GB Corsair TwinX-3200C2 Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Leadtek TV2000XP Expert Seagate 80 GB IDE & 200GB SATA Antec Truepower 2.0 480W LiteON DVD ROM + CDRW At the moment its air cooled, but I plan to upgrade to a watercooling setup at some stage. Seeing as I want the system to be modular, I'd want to have the watercooling components mounted on the removable motherboard tray, so that it can all slide out in one piece. *NOTE* I've already started this log over at http://www.atomicmpc.com.au so for the moment these posts are just copy and paste jobs. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- So I got myself a camera. I was pretty busy last year with school and social life (zomg?!?!?) so I didn't get much modding done. Now that I'm finished school I've had alot of spare time, but only recently have I actually made any progress. Tonight I cut out the pressed alu grill from my PC60's removable mobo tray. I didn't take pics of the case stock, but here's what it usually looks like: Here's what I've done: It still needs a bit of cleaning up. I've also moved the fan from inside the case to the outside, which will make my lighting a tad more effective (I will show you guys this tomorrow). Don't mind the scratches, that was just from sanding to rub off the very hard to remove dust + grime, I'm going to sand + polish the chassis at some stage. Tomorrow I hope to cut a hole for a second 80mm exhaust, which will be under the existing one, like so: I'm going to run the wires in through a hole complete with grommet to get a clean finish. All visible wires in the case will be sleeved black (my theme is alu + black detail + blue lighting). To show off my wire hiding skills, I've cut a window in the right side panel. I cut it out ages ago but only recently cleaned up the edges (still needs a little work): It shows off the space behind the drive bays where most people hide their wiring mess This is the state of the chassis at the moment: Not too pretty, but not to worry, its going to be cleaned. Dual top blowholes is the plan: I still need to trim the chassis to make them fit, that should be done tomorrow. I went with the perspex mount + countersunk holes so that I can retain the screwless look of the case. This is the hole cut in the top panel for the fans: Moving along to something small. For lans and such, I wanted to have a headphone jack on the front of my case, but didn't want to ruin the look of the front bezel. I've mounted a headphone socket in the front panel USB area, which as a flip up cover. The wires run behind the front panel past the removable hdd cage and along the right side of the case floor, terminating at a 4 pin IDC connector. I'm going to solder another set of wires directly to my soundcard with a 4 pin IDC socket on the end which will connect up. I did this with my previous sound card and it worked fine. Upward! We have a half finished job at mounting my MO 4x20 LCD (backlit blue inverse white =D ). As a bonus my mobo has an IDC connector onboard which allows the use of an additional serial port, so I don't have to run cables outside the case. Also you can see the Sunbeam Rheobus, which I modded into a proper Lian Li bay cover. I'll post again tomorrow with updates.