This starts from an Antec Titan 650, which is designed as a server case. It will be an eight core dual Xeon number cruncher. The case: As I recall, Antec provided no frills fans in the back and side openings and none in the front. I started disassembling this some time ago. Front fascia off: Window cut in the left side panel. Not bad for freehand straight lines for a first time jigsaw user. The window has since been made larger. I wasn't sure whether I wanted the drive enclosures directly visible. Since I've decided to put some effort into painting the chassis the larger window should be OK. Almost completely deriveted and ready for priming: Even at moderate resolution on the web, I think the wonderful factory "pebble finish" can be seen here. Getting rid of this texture will be a priority. Completely deriveted and primed. White primer on the inside, gray on the outside. There's some gray overspray smudges on the inside of the top. I also removed the rear fan grill and cut a 120 mm blowhole in the top with a hole saw. I must say those new bimetallic hole saws on a drill press work very nicely. See below. This is just the hole saw and some very quick sanding with 150 grit. Close to factory made quality: The main decision to be made now is what to do about the front fascia? I could just leave it as is, sand it smooth and give it a nice paint job, but somehow I don't think that is going to cut it. At the other extreme I could get rid of it completely and replace it with some color-coordinated acrylic. That would mean some changes to the front metalwork since it's too ugly to look at directly. That would mean losing two 92 mm fan mounts. I want those fans in front since this machine will be at 100% CPU 24/7. Maybe switch to 2 × 120 mm and mount directly onto the back of the front acrylic. I'll have to think on that and suggestions are appreciated.