I have kept project work log on our home server this far, but now that I found out about this forum and the high level of modders here, I decided to replicate some of that stuff here to get your comments on it. When I started this project, I first planned to just mod my current Chieftec Dragon miditower, but after drawing number of scetches, I figured it might be easier to just build a whole new case. At this point I am not sure was this the easier path after all, but that's irrelevant at this point. Anyway, I wanted a case that would hous my current workhorse (Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe, Athlon64 3500+, Asus Radeon X800 XT) but be more quiet, look better and leave cooling headroom to play with. The cooling power I am aiming at would be such that it could keep my current parts cool with noise level that's below ambient and if necessary, cool dual-GPU's and overclocked thermoelectrically cooled CPU with tolerable noise level. Here is the scetch (bad drawing and even worse scan, but better than nothing): It's a side view showing main parts and the two air compartments. The lower one takes care of keeping fluid cool and the upper one is cooling the components that are not water-cooled (especially at the beginning there will be lots of them, until I have money to buy all the blocks). Here are the parts in Chieftec tower (never mind the mess, I haven't cleaned it up since I am going to tear it apart anyway), cooled by Reserator. The Reserator pump is failing and it was the actual motivation for this project: Here is the heart of the new cooling system, old Volvo radiator: And here is the lower shroud. It will not be visible, thus I made it from the PVC foam sheet: The visible body of the new case will be mostly multiple layers of smoke-colored acrylic, but as PVC foam sheet is both easier to shape and cheaper, I have used it to the non-visible parts and in making templates. PVC foam supposedly is also good for acoustics; it's a lot less brittle and softer than acrylic. The lower compartment will be cooled by three Silverstone FM121 fans: They are of very high quality and come with inbuilt speed adjustment (which I will toss, naturally). They can either be very quiet (of course not as quiet as undervolted really quiet fans like Nexus, but very good for such a wide range fan) or push whopping 110CFM worth air. That 330CFM combined with Volvo radiator (cooling area is 400*500 mm) should be enough to any machine I can throw into this beast. The fans will be mounted to the bottom of the lower shroud. I will first screw them into 3mm rubber sheet and then attach that rubber sheet to PVC foam sheet (white sheet in these pics). This should prevent most of the fan vibration from transferring into case and thus eliminate some noise. Only one of the fans is installed in these pics; I was just testing the shroud. Yes, it works. Here I have attached the lower shroud to radiator covering. The MB&VGA there are ancient ones used to visualize where the MB will be installed. Ok, here was a quick introduction to the base structure. For the rest of the stuff, go either read the original work log or stay tunad .