Hi, I have been thinking about starting a project log for a while now, and after reading G-gnomes fantastic guide on "How to write a project log"(If any of you guys are in the same position as me, this is worth a read!), I decided to go for it, especially as this is my first scratchbuild, and my novice skills from a couple of mods need all the help they can get. So, what do I plan to build? Well, the main aspect of this case for me is the fact that throughout nearly 3 years of building PC's, I have not yet owned a case (apart from an old Dell dimension that I have been using upside down as a testbench) And now I have splashed out on a shiny new x79 board and PCI-3 card, I just cant bring my self to spend £100+ on a case such as a Silverstone TJ-11 (hmmm sweet dreams) This leaves me with one option..... scratch build!!! I have spent a fair amount of time in awe at the incredible work of other users on this forum, and the features of manufacturers cases, and made CAD models, to end up with something of a hybrid of the TJ-11, and the Thermaltake Level 10. Here are some pics, to try and get my ideas across (i'm not too great with words) I have tried to include the 'modularity' of the level 10 This one shows the 90 degree motherboard tray and removable lid similar to the TJ-11 I plan on putting all radiators (3x 240mm) and the PSU in the basement (getting the compression fittings and hose to fit between the radiators is going to need some warranty voiding Here is one of the ideas I may use to solve that problem (braze the copper pipe to the radiator) The last pic of this first post, a shot of the hardware I'm working with: Rampage IV extreme, i7 3820, GTX 670, 8GB corsair vengeance Ooh those fingerprints on that waterblock!! Well that's all for now, I am certainly very exited about this project, and being able to try some new skills (ill be working with mostly acrylic) and I am open to hear any advice/criticism all you guys on bit-tech are great at doing!!