I'd like to thank my sponsors: (more pending) http://www.silverstonetek.com/products-85f.htm After many months of planning and a little bit of actual work, my second custom case is ready to begin. This case is called Yuugou which roughly translates to "fusion of two things". I want this to be the ultimate combination of tradition and technology The case is based on a few of my past furniture projects along with what i learned from Sangaku. This time it will be watercooled and the components will be fully stealthed and sound deadened for something that should be amazingly quiet. The main material for the interior frame will be aluminum which I'm not sure how i'm going to finish. The main woods will be maple and hawaiian curly koa. I originally wanted no buttons on the case and just touch sensors but that is up for debate now. As for hardware, i'm waiting until the end of the year for the Conroe stuff to be cheaper. Without further delay, i have some sketches of the case itself which ill need to draft up and make full sized drawings of: Sorry for the crappy pics, i don't have my usual camera since i'm at home for spring break. Another part of this case which i am very proud of is the amount of hand work that i will do. Every single joint will be entirely made by hand and i invented a new joint for this project to do what i wanted it to. The joint, shown below, requires no glue, is solid as a rock, and can be taken apart easily. Here it is with the pin taken out: This is the main thing holding this joint together, the little nubbin thats cut out of this piece: Here are the peices for the joint, there will be 8 of these on the case: Here is the joint put together outside of the main post: I also hope to not use any glue/nails/screws for any of the wood parts of this case since the joinery will be enough to hold it. The outer case will slide over the inner frame this time. The inner case actually functions as an almost complete computer case on its own but the outer frame should give it a look similar to Sangaku but more modern looking. More to come once i get back to school and have access to the aluminum milling equiptment.