Project: Never Gunna Happen Here are a few pics of a case I drew up in Sketchup while I was bored. I don't have the materials or skills or money or time to make this project into a reality at the moment so it's just a dream. It is being designed to be used as and HTPC. I haven't yet added any detail to the front or back plates I will do that next. All the components are to the correct scale so everything should fit in reality. The motherboard image I just picked off Asus' site. It's the A7V266-M which has pretty good features such as onboard LAN - just right for my purpose. The PCI card at the bottom would be the TV card. I don't know what card this might be but something which could record TV and encode it to DivX would be fine. The heatsink is based on the Spire MicroFlow II which is quite low profile but should still be quite effective. Other cooling will be done by the Zalman GF4 Heatpipe cooler as you can see, an 80 mm fan in the front (haven't included it yet) and prehaps another 80mm fan at the back of the PSU depending on how hot the thing gets. I would like to use something like an XP 1700 or 1800 in the machine. The hard drive sits (or hangs) beneath the DVD drive. I'm not sure how that will be secured other than to just glue the thing on. It is also quite a squeeze with the side of the case I would probably have to use right angled molexes and definatly a normal flat cable to get it to fit. Another possible problem is getting an IDE cable to the back of the DVD drive. I think the best solution would be to attach it beneath the hard drive and DVD drive and then somehow fold it until it fits. That kind of thing is hard to do without actually trying and seeing. The actual case will be made of dark blue tinted acrylic folded to create the corners at the top. The Front, Back and Bottom will be made from aluminium. I'm not sure how the frame or motherboard tray would work so I'm still a bit unsure of all that at the moment. Anyway what do you think? What do you think could be changed or improved? If anyone wants to borrow or alter the design that's fine. So or .