Well that certainly didn't take long. 303 done, Pax (aus) done, still had an itch, I got tired of my desk frame I knocked up (intended project, half baked, lost interest etc) decided I wanted something… better… stylish, less awkward. So here we are. During the last 3-4 months there's been a resurgence in popularity of a particular case I always fancied building in, the Inwin 909, after seeing builds completed by both watermod and twister mods I decided it was a perfect time to do something special. My intentions were simple, out side the box and something entirely unique. Logo cut into the front panel and a 480mm rad stuffed in there should tick those boxes. No? Couple that with some of the rgb work I had been doing in relation to the 303 and the ideas and modding juices were flowing. So I got the case, tore it down.. I love that inwin screwed the inner body to the outer. Talk about modular! 3-1/2 hdds have to go…. No problems, pass through up top needs to be bigger, easy.. the material so easy to cut with a 100mm grinder… I fell into the cutting so blinly I hadnt really thought to hard on what i’d do to mount the radiator… I mean I had some fair inspiration from daniels build using the same area for the 360mm but having spoken to him his method of fixing wouldnt work in my instance. So I hit the local hardware for some angle, 25x40 should cut it fine. So cut some lengths and played with a few ways to mount. I decided one long rail for support in the rear and a small almost bracket type deal was the best way to go. So got them all shaved up and fitting snug. (the bits power rad was only for fitting tests as I was using the ek se 480mm from the desk. So rads in and still squeezes into the case with ample room left.. Now for the daunting part… That front panel that everyone ooos and ahhs about is 4mm thick polished aluminum. There certainly was one ahhh and it was promptly followed by a certain four letter word. Easiest and best way to cut 4mm ally with only the tools at hand…. I tapped the hell out of everywhere I was cutting and most of the surrounding area to prevent acciddents, taped the outline down so I had a shape sent a quick prayer to the mod gods and drilled some pilot holes aka 3 points of no return. I broke out the dremel and attempted routing it… In 5 mins I had a hole about the size of a 5 cent piece… nah this aint working… I then remembered a cheeky purchase I made for the desk… bi-metal jigsaw blades… 6mm max… designed for aluminium and steel… ha! Fast forward another 5 minutes and I had this! Add another 5 and there was this! So I had the rad ready, the front panel cut, but wanted it to glow nicely. I didnt want the grainy sanded look of the clear acrylic frosted.. so I order some opal acrylic and backed it with that instead One of the things I worked out early on as I tore the case down was the front (side) io had a white strip light that had some “fancy” effects. Ok had… I pulled it apart to take a closer look at how it was setup… That looks suspisiously as wide as one of my custom led strips… *lightning bolt moment* So grabbed the soldering iron and whipped up some strips one for the io and one to replace the inwin logo which was also in white. If anyone’s joined the dots by now you can see whats coming. Loads of cases now support lcs, rgb lighting, and stuff like that, my aim was for a fully synced system running in-win aurora or aura if asus fixes the limitations and broken stuff on it! So without further ado ill leave you with the videos showing the tests for the lighting Thanks for dropping by for part 1, as this build is currently almost finished a lot of people will have already seen it, between work and trying to get it done fast as its my personal system have waited till its almost fully ready before posting so the next update should be up in the next few days! Til then!