Hi all! This is going to be a long post since i already have many posts on metku's forums but i decided to run it simultaneously here and there aswell (more ppl looking more comments and idea) I was just sittin at my desk with my freshly made glowpad (twas my first mod: http://metku.net/modgallery/detail.php?id=1840 ) thinkin what to mod next. I've seen enough premods and windowed and lit cases so i thught of it as "not a real challenge". I was browsing the web when i came across zapwizard's army case mod and i said WoW my jaq dropped and i immediately realized my next mod. When I was 10 i used to collect old radios and stuff and i remembered i had an old russian World War 2 army radio (twas not working unfortunately som tubes were goners or something) so i popped into my car and went looking for it in the garage. After 4 hours of digging thru stuff and moving my Pinball machine around i found it. A little dusty and stupidly painted (i once tried to give it that camo look cos it was simply military green) but it was just perfect for the challenge. At first i wanted a imple military case hence project camo but then when i went out looking for fan grills some vent grills from the game Fallout popped into my mind (which was and still is my favourite RPG) so i decided to make a Fallout themed case out of it. A pic of Fallout's dialogue screen so you get the idea for the theme(for those who don't know what the game is or how it looks like) So i set off with the case (unfortunately i lost the before pics) First thing was to remove the guts which was one bitch to do. THe russians made it so that i had to remove bout 60 screws before i could take the guts out. Next thing was drilling the rivets out which held a divider metal plate in the middle of the case. With that done i had the empty case. next up was finding a mobo that would fit. At first i wanted to put my pIV system in it with MSI Neo2-pfisr mobo but that would only barely fit anyway few days later i had enough cash to buy an amd system vith a gygabyte k7 triton mobo which was smaller and fit perfect. The mobo is attached with those metal "screwcups" or whatever. Now when i tried to fit in stuff i realized i couldn't get the PSU to fit. I decided to get a micro atx psu but my friends at the PC store told me the only ones they could order usually died within the first month so i gave up on that instead i decided to make a separate case for the psu. That was simple (bought the enclosure from my local electronics shop): The back panel on my workbench about to cut Cutting.. And cut! Fitting the psu marking screwholes and wire outlet Fit check VOILA! First the 20pin atx connector was just pulled thru a hole in the case that was the place of the antenna originally The lenghtened connectors Improvising, case ground riveted to the PSU case ground First working setup A little explanation: You see the little black button at the button that is the on off switch the switch next to the voltmeter selects what the voltmeter is actuated by upper position network activity and the lower position is hdd activity Edit: The switch since has been replaced and the positions changed (low is net and up is hdd activity) Night shot Not much light here yet only the Voltmeter's light All closed up carving the hole for the backpanel fan Fan clamped to drill the holes Finished shots of the back panel with the window opened (don't forget this is still the first working setup so the protective film is still on the plexi) A shot of the back of the front panel (as you can see the black front plate has another metal plate behind it thus giving very little space to do wiring of components on the black plate) doing the fan controls First shots of the fan control integrated A shot of the innerds Fan control in the dark (IT ACTUALLY WORKS! YESSSSS!) the blue dots are the light of the cathode coming thru some rivet holes Night shot with front door closed back with blue cathode in day and night the cathode will be changed wednesday when i get my 2 10 cm green ones if you're asking what for since you can't see anything cos there are no windows then wait you'll se around the end this is the sticker i came up with to stick on the front door in the middle of the circle Now that i have acquired 3 more 60cm fans and some kewl vent grills this is what i came up: Side with fan holes cut out and screwholes drilled for fan and the vent grills One grill installed other is up too the top of the case viewed from the back The front plate as it is now the vent grill doesn't have a fan behind it only a few holes that i wanted to cover up and also the speaker behind those Now i didn't want the psu and the case clinging together constantly because that would've made carrying a hellova lot hard so i decided to buy some atx connectors and crimp pins along with 2 pairs of xlr connectors and some wires a shot of the front without the front plate and without any innards only fans are there and back plate shots of the back panel without innards Here you can see the 20 pin atx connector and the xlr connector the atx is obviously for the mobo connector and the xlr is for the 12 and 5 volts with ground for the drives. Now this is where I am now one thing that needs to be fixed instantly is that i miscalculated the space when buying the vents so the hdd won't fit on the front plate and also if you look at the pic from the back of the front plate you'll see that the part of the drive bay that is holding the DVD burner in place is too wide i need to cut some away from that in order to fit it. I've already found the place for the hdd it will be screwed to the bottom of the case (it fits like it was designed to be there ) with a thin piece of rubber under it to halt resonation. As for you asking about the lighting the 2 cold cathodes will be placed so that their lights willl shine thru the vent grills and project to the table it is on, also they will diffuse thru the vent hole on the front. What i have already done is place 3 UB green leds on the back of the fan so if the blue ccfl isn't inside you can already see the green glow (but it's not bright enoughfor the camera dagnabit) Happy moddin t'all!