My girlfriend has officially dubbed this project as the "Secret of the Ooze Case". I like the name to, so I'm stickin' with it. It basically refers to the color scheme, which you will soon see piece together This is actually my first ever bit-tech project log. But it is also my biggest and best modding project ever, so I hope by posting here that I will get some good comments and lots of helpful ideas so I don't screw up. Spring is nearly here and I'm getting modding fever again! I've been planning this new project since about fall 2005 and although it has undergone many revisions (and probably still many more) I finally just made my first purchase toward the start (and hopefully completion) of the project! So I guess there's no turning back now Anyway, the basic premise of this project is a completely custom case of the small form factor variety that focuses on silence. Here are some preliminary sketches of the layout: As you can see, it is kindof split up into two stories. The bottom will house a full sized ATX PSU, two 5.25" drives, and two 3.5" HDD's as well as a single 80mm exhaust fan. The top portion is then left more open for a microATX sized motherboard, two cooling fans (one 120mm intake and one 80mm exhaust) and the other accessories (including temperature monitors, multi-media card reader, fan speed controller, power/reset buttons/LED's, and front USB/Firewire/Audio ports). Dimensions are approximately 14" deep (front to back), 10" tall, and 10" wide. The side panels be 3/16" thick Cast Acrylic in a dark gray tinted color. The and the drive cages will also be 1/8" thick flourescent green Acrylic. The motherboard tray will be 1/4" thick made of the same flourescent green Acrylic. The fans, and wires will also be flourescent UV reactive green. It might be hard to visualize right now, but I'm hoping once it starts coming together it will all make more sense and look good. I also want to make it clear right from the start that this will be a long, constantly evolving project, probably lasting the remainder of 2006. So any subsribers will have to be patient with updates as they come in from time to time. So why the heck did I even bother to start this useless thread? Well, I'm just too damn excited about this project and I had to do something to occupy my mind! So sit back, relax, and give me some ideas/feedback as I begin this project. It is my first time building a case from scratch and it will also be my first experience working extensively with plastic (Cast Acrylic). So it will be a learning experience for all of us!