This is the case I started with. http://just4pc.com/766.htm I bought one of these fan controllers from PCToys. http://pctoys.com/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=646 I did not like all the white text on the plate so I repainted it. I was able to purchase some red 3v 3mm led's at radio shack for about $0.45 a piece. kind of high but i wanted them now. I unsoldered all the original blue ones took them out and replaced them with the red ones. I left the little plastic spacer out for easier installing. I heard that the red ones are not as bright and now I believe it...they are less intense but that is ok..I did not want them to light up the room anyway. I think It all came out pretty well. It looks like a blank custom type job with professional quality hardware. My digidoc 5+ is great. however it is begging to be modded. I’m thinking of putting the faceplate of the unit in the top window and or redoing the entire face to use a tinted plexiglass face. The kits for the switches and vu meters are exactly what I expected. This is the completed PCB for the touch switches. Little blury, sorry. My PSU with fresh chrome paint. Purchased red plastic replacement cover... they sell them with the fan holes pre cut but I wanted to do it myself. Clear 80mm fan with 4 led's. The best side shows right through the hole on the mobo side perfectly. Projects on the drawing board: 1. Painting exterior of the case-Metallic black with a showroom shine. 2. Modifying CD-ROM to contain a 4 slot AA battery charger on a still operational CD tray. **this is done** 3. Modifying Digidoc 5+ so that the faceplate is mounted in the top window...this reduces the visual damage to the front bezel design. 4. Creating a light switch/timer completely from scratch based on my own original design that will fill in the remaining room in the top 5.25" bay behind the Digidoc 5+. It is a mostly mechanical design that will use an LED fan for its power supply and a series of axels, gears, hand made pullies and rubber bands to tranfer power from one lightset to another on a rotational curcuit switch for a specific period of time. There will be 4 lighting schemes total. **This mod uterly failed and is being replaced with simple bubble engraving** 5. Lava type bubble window. Currently trying to configure a way to stage the bubbles similar to the way one of those treasure chests works in a fish tank. The bubbles will build up under some sort of containment device and then be released when they reach a certain size. Also, have to create an air release system to reduce the number of bubbles forming at the top of the window and to reduce the risk of overflow. **this is half done** 6. I have two portions of plastic that were used as the 3.5" drive bay covers that I need to epoxy together and the devise a hinge system for so that my card reader and floppy drive will normally remain hidden behind the flip down door with my case badge on it. **done but not wired up yet** 7. I have to put together the kit for the two touch switches that i intend to use for the Sony DVD-burner and my battery charger tray. **the idea for this has been modified as far as positioning** 8. I have to put together the kit for the VU meter. Also I intend to modify the output by placing each LED on the scale in its own small block of acrillic. These blocks will be placed in a similar fashion to the original VU design and mounted behind the two (its a stereo meter) large plain surfaces on either side of the power/reset module. I will drill a series of small holes in the surface so the lights will show through. Have not decided on the design to be used for the small holes. 9. Adding a key switch to the power button circuit so that the power cannot be turned on or off without key in on position. 10. Adding LED's to the molex connectors at the drive bays. **done** 11. Adding blowhole fan to top plexi window. **done** 12. Adding a mirror to the bottom of the case placed at an angle for better viewing and also for wire management underneath. **done** 13. Modifying the feet on the rig to account for undercarriage fan intake. **not doing**LED's in feet instead. 14. Adding two CCfl's under the bottom for running light's. 15. Tinted Plexiglass stealth faceplate covering the entire drive bay area. **done** 16. CCFL toggle switches mounted 2 on either side of the 3.5" drive bay area. I dremeled out the holes for the four toggle switches in my CCFL lighting scheme. They came out very well. I glued the two 3.5" drive covers together that will form the flip cover over the seldom used floppy and memory card reader. Will also hold my case badge. This is the top and two side panels primed and ready. Waiting for humidity to come down. The paint came in already but the humidity is way too high. I got my Motherboard in and did a dry run with it. It all fits great. I’m going to have to make a lot of cables longer though. I'm gonna have 6 USB ports, 3 Firewire ports and a game port mounted along the left edge of the front bezel. None of the cables reach so I'm going to use this as an opportunity to route all the cables through a single connector on the bezel so when I’m done I can still remove it. I'm also stripping and converting an old ATX psu into a "test PSU" that will eventually be used to power my accessories in the case. I took the entire case off except the bottom plate which I used for mounting. I also removed (unsoldered) all the ATX wires and other unnecessary connections so that all that remains is the 4-pin molex's. Also remembered to short the green and black wire so it thinks there is a mobo attatched. It will be hardwired to the main PSU so that they come on simultaneously upon start up but will also have its own switch so that it may be turned off if necessary. Now due to this new development it seems I am in need of some more intake fans because the front bottom one and the lower side panel one both aim directly at the PSU ...SOOOO I decided to add two new intakes on the bottom. Now remember the bottom will be covered with mirrored plexi so it will make for some interesting fan grills in the plexi I think. I also cut out the stock grill on the rear case fan. Oh and Im getting my hard drive for my b-day on the 5th. I installed my red LED 120mm fan in my top window. Thing is I did not want to add one of the metal fan grills on top of the case. Nothing sticking up. So I cut the grill directly into the plexi window. And to keep things together I used the same design from the side panel fans. This one is 120mm though not 80 so I had to use a projection method with a flash light to enlarge it. Then I dremeled out the openings and sanded it all down nice and smooth. I engreved the area inside the fan housing but with the clear fan it was barely visible...So I colored in the engraved area with a black sharpy. Then I covered the manufacturers sticker with a piece of yellow construction paper. This is what I ended up with.