Project - T.R.O.N [V4] Hi all, this SFF uATX case design is based on the soon to be released Tron Legacy movie and the associated the Razer Tron set of Gaming peripherals. Design I’ve called this case V4 simply because this is the fourth revision of my design. I won’t go into the details of my original designs, but if you want a look you can see some of them on this thread ( http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=193905 ). The design remit for this project is Small, Light (portable for LANing) and Cool (for OCing CPU & GPU). As per my previous thread, I found that the best means of keeping the case cool, light weight and as small as possible was to use an Air cooled set up. My last case was an water cooled i7 920 rig, which enjoyed the benefits of large (too large) case/space, big enough to mount a dual radiator (a min for big CPU OC’s) and the rest of the components. The weight, volume of space and performance of these components vs a Titan Fenrir made for an easy choice, Air it was to be. Following several months of meticulous planning on Sketch-Up (and kerythea) I finally concluded my design after the fourth 3D model/component arrangement of the case. I manage to get the case dimensions down to 190mm Wide, 320mm Long, 350mm Tall. Case Construction The case is to be constructed from 5mm Acrylic outer shell, braced by an internally mounted 2mm aluminium shell. I don’t intend to build a frame as such as the thickness of aluminium bars will only clash with components and force me to increase the size of the case. The inner shell should reinforce the outer shell making it rigid through the bends in the aluminium. The case will be held together with brass heated inserts, pop-rivets and araldite. After weeks of looking up the net I found LightTape to achieve the lighting effect I was after. You can have a look at their product here – http://www.lighttape.co.uk/, a change from the old LEDs and a more uniform light over longer distances. The cooling will come from 2, 140mm fans mounted at the front of the case, and there is a strip air gap (lit up slit above) along the front and top for the case to breath. To save putting a heap of pics on this log, I’ll just upload the Sketch-up file for anyone to look at or to use for themselves ( http://www.mediafire.com/?g6fb32t87117c7q ). From this you'll have noticed I’m missing a few items. Firstly, I have not decided what to do with the HDD mounting arrangement yet, and still to design a frame for that. Secondly, I have skipped out putting a DVD Rom in, simply because I have an external USB one which is good enough for my needs and saves me having to bend down (being a short case) to slot the next disk in as the external one presently sits next to my monitor. Thirdly I haven’t bother to put in headphone jacks or USB front ports in as I never use headphone and have a USB hub which again saves me from getting down under the desk to plug a new pen in. Components Intel i5 760, S1156, Lynnfield Quad Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2, Intel P55 Exp Titan Fenrir V2 TTC-NK85TZ V2 120mm 4GB (2x2GB) Corsair Dominator DDR3 1GB MSI HD 5870 Lightning, PCI-E 2. 2x140mm Thermalright Liquid State Bea 120mm Scythe Gentle Typhoon 1450 rpm Coolermaster Silent Pro M700 700W PSU 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F1 The components just came in the door the other day, happy times! My workshop (the conservatory) is prep'd and ready to begin work.