The missus has lived without a proper gaming PC for a couple of years now, but this year she started lamenting her inability to immerse herself in vast adventures set in fantastical lands. I started hatching a plan to sate her various desires and decided that I would build a computer for her, that she would get it for x-mas, that it would need a custom case and that we could then spend the holidays gaming in the evenings. So she would get a new computer, and I started dropping obvious hints that I would really appreciate a new GTX780 for x-mas this year to go with my new 1440p monitor. Planning is over, and it is time for action. All the hardware has been bought. MSI 990FXA-GD65 AMD FX-6300 BE 8GB HyperX Fury DDR3 1866MHz Corsair CS 750M Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD BlackIce Stealth 420 radiator Since I will be getting a new GTX780 she will inherit my two GTX285s which should suffice to run her games at 1920*1200 for the time being. Next I had to design a case for her. It should be simple enough that I could build it in time for x-mas, and, as it will be going into her drawing room, it cannot use up too much space nor leave a nest of cables all over the floor. I decided I would design a wall mounted PC for her that would be painted in her favourite colour; purple (yeah). So this is the design I ended up with. A small wall-mounted cabinet housing a liquid cooled computer and featuring small shelves on the side where she can put various nick-nacks – she will find it “cute”. I will build the case entirely out of 18mm pine panels. It’s easy to work with, looks (and smells) good and is sturdy enough for this purpose. So, planning and design phases over it was time to start working. I quickly measured, marked and cut all the various pieces. As I always cut a few mm larger than required I also had to size them up more precisely after cutting. This is done using a set of hand-held rasps, and as I’m working with pine this was done in no time at all. Two hours later and I had a pile of parts ready to be assembled. Having assembled the case and fitted the various parts together I started making mounts for the hardware. The first to og in would be the radiator; a Nice Black Ice Stealth 420: Quickly followed by PSU (held in place by friction) and the motherboard plate/backplate: Then the tank went in: Next I started working on the door. This would, as evident by the sketchup model, feature a glass window that is roughly routed out at this point: The roughness doesn't really matter, but I would clean it up a bit. A few quick licks of paint later, and here we go: The real problems didn't start rearing their ugly heads until yesterday when I started installing the electronics. More on this in the next update, and yes; I am still on track to have it finished by x-mas. Oh, and this project needs a name but I am out of ideas. Any suggestions?