Hi there! Longtime modder (cars,houses,people), newb PC modder here. Starting my first custom case project and I just thought I'd start a log on it. The Goal: "Small 'n Silent do-it-all PC" - This new rig will replace my 4yr old beige box (pIII 600). It will be required to play all media types (music,video,etc.), watch/record TV (PVR), facilitate video editing (so I can bring my work home), be silent (so's that I can sleep in peace while it burns the midnight oil rendering projects), and pop popcorn in less than 3 minutes. The Concept: I'm shooting for a minimalist case design that would stand out but not be gaudy at the same time. While I want this rig to function as an HTPC, I am not of the school of thought that feels it should look like a Hi-Fi component. It's different, so I want to look that way. I've decided to fabricate it out of plexi because, well, plexi rules and I don't have the tools to make it out of tempered steel. Ok, enough chit-chat. On to some pics. I've just ordered most of the parts of this computer. Should have most of it in by the end of the week or at the latest early next week. So for now, just the tools... My trusty B&D RTX. Not much more to say other than it's pretty awsome. My trusty B&D cordless screwdriver (yes, I'm a B&D whore). It uses alkaline batteries (which have yet to be run dead) so I won't have to wait to recharge it. Good torque too. My trusty Coleman (better known for their sleeping bags and camping stoves) cordless drill. It's a $35 dollar drill, so this item is more of an experiment in how long a piece of junk'll last. So far so good for projects around the house (just need good bits). That's all for now! I'll post more pics as the project progresses. Until then, you can just wait in agony as I am for my parts to come in.