I have a PC project ongoing since summer 2020 and it is still not completed. I was enjoying conventional PC building before, but this is my first build starting with CAD design and external manufacturing of parts. Initially, I did not expect to come that far, so I did not think of a build log but if you don’t mind, I would like to share my progress with all you and document the upcoming progress as well. It started with a card board mockup. After the initial planning phase I chose the name “Free-Case” as the components seem to be floating free in space and no restriction of a housing are present. One can argue that it is a PC stand, but I prefer the term case. The Free-Case was planned to meet my personal needs. My intention was to create a case reduced to it's minimum functionality, including eliminating restricted air flow patterns of modern cases and allowing the use of full-ATX components. It is designed to be placed on the desk and to allow showing off the beauty of PC components. Minimalism resulted in a design with only two parts, the base plate and a back plate. The base plate, made of 8mm aluminum is the holder for the motherboard, in sizes of ATX, microATX as well as miniITX and offers cutouts for cable routing. The back plate, made of 2mm aluminum holds the I/O shield of the motherboard, offers cutouts and mounting points for traditional GPU mounting and moves the power supply to the opposite side of the mainboard. Power supplies of ATX size can be installed, which eliminates restrictions e.g. of small form factors or any power limitations. The setup of base plate and back plate in combination with the power supply as counter weight opposite to the remaining components results in a tripod like structure with proper stability against tilt. The main PC components, motherboard, CPU and CPU cooler, RAM, GPU and storage are exposed visually and have no restrictions of air flow. A fully equipped ATX setup shows a very small footprint due to the reduction to solely essential elements and the chosen arrangement of the power supply. This first design of the Free-Case does not allow any form of front I/O and does not allow the installation of a power switch. This is derived from cost restrictions, as external manufacturing is quite expensive. So, the choice was to create a design with the least amount of individual parts needed. A later design upgrade may foresee an I/O plate with a power switch in the front or the side of the case. I did install a Ryzen 3600 on a ASUS x370 mainboard with 16 GB RAM and a R9 Fury. The Fury is the best GPU I wanted to invest in at the current price level. I have a lot of work left for further build updates. The next planned upgrade is custom wiring for the power supply, as cabling looks like a mess. Its the first time I am dealing with custom wiring and right now waiting for the necessary tools to arrive.