Last week I started work on electro-modding my CM Black Widow. It's not finished quite yet, but I wanted to show you all the progress I've been making. After making a bit of a mess of the front panel of my old case (the one with the RGB leds all over the case if anyone rememebers?) I decided I wanted to keep this case pretty simple, with only a few mods to keep it looking nice. I also decided I wanted to keep the front panel pretty clutter free, and didn't want lots of knobs/switches etc for lights, fans and everything else, so I decided to make my own fanbus designed to do the job with just one rotary encoder: The LCD was a 16x2 backlit (green) from Rapid, which I modded to make the backlight white (the sticky thing is still on the screen to protect it for now). In the pictures below it looks like you can't read the middle of the display too well, but that's how the camera sees it due to the fact it was being blinded by the led's for lighting up the clear knob (not shown) on the rotary encoder. Here it is in the dark: The rotary encoder on the left controls the brightness/speed of the fans in the case. Pushing the knob changes between whatever is being controlled. At the moment I have it set as this sequence: White Lights UV Lights Panel Lights Case Fans CPU Fan Graphics Fan (- 80mm fan attached to huge heatsink of Leadtek card) But I may change these to separate the molex lights and case feet into another category. To prevent accidents, the graphics and CPU fan have an additional zener to prevent their voltage being taken below 5V. The zeners also act as a failsafe just in case for some reason the controller happens to blow up The back of the controller looks like this: The LCD controller connects to the reciever PCB with just three lines - 5V, 0V, Data. The actual PCB that connects to the lights/fans is shown below: The funny looking black thing on the left is a heatsink temporarily attached to the darlington driver. Today or tommorow I will find a more suitable heatsink. I situated the above PCB on the right hand side under the CD drives for ease of access. The eject buttons on my Sony DVD/CD-RW combos were also modded to light up I used some acrylic and shaped it the same as the old eject buttons then backlit them with white LED's to achieve this. Finally here are some shots of the almost completed mod. I plan to place the LCD controller in the two bays above the CD drives, which is what I'll be working on either today or tommorow. A piece of clear plastic with one side painted black will be used to make the faceplate for the LCD controller. Front/Side: Rear/Side with panel off: Side with panel off: LED's along the bottom (White and UV): LED's in the top of the case: Above you can see a row of LED's in the 5.25" bays which I mounted to acylic then attached brackets to the acrylic to screw into the bays. Illuminated case feet made from those things you put under furniture wheels etc. to stop the carpet being marked. More updates in the next day or so hopefully. Comments please!