Hi Guys, As some of you may know, I have been having problems with high case temps for some time now. So I got myself a CPU cooler details of which are in another thread. This thread is totally for the case mod that I did today. The main problem left after the CPU cooler was that I could not fit in a side fan. Now this caused my NB and SB chips to heat up a lot. For eg. my NB was running at 45 deg idle and a little mroe at load and the SB was running close to 35 deg normal and load. My CPU was running at 30-31 idle and 45 load. Now I either had the choice of changing the case or doing some mods. Since you dont get anything for a second hand case today, I thought WTF lets just try this. So went out and got a new acrylic sheet, got it cut nicely in a laser cutter, and also got the 120 mm fan hole put in by laser. Then worked on cutting out the extra metal from one side of the caseand filing it down to as staright a line as I could. fixed the fan onto the acrylic with a little bit of industrial super glue (the kind which can burn you). and fixed the acrylic back to the case side. Some work is still pending like a repaint or stickering, depending on my mood tomorrow. So given below are the pics of a normal antibiotic and the new case mod. Now the NB runs at around 37-38 degs the SB runs at 23-24 and the CPU runs at almost the same temps as before but with the cpu fan now running at 900-1100 rpm as compared to 1350-1430 rpm. Now I need some help on the following: I need to get the edges that I cut a bit more straight. I tried and tried with a file but this was the best I could do. Would you suggest a nice sticker job to make it look clean? Or would you rather a paint job, as some of the paint at the edges has got scratched. Secondly, I have stuck on the fan with industrial super glue, so what do I do for a fan guard. Do I stick that on as well. Have ordered a plastic fan guard and filter for it as of now. Anything else I can do to make it better?