Project: Omega - Reviving an Old Mod. Introduction: A while ago I modded an old Acer case to look cool and have a few extra fans (Front 120mm, rear 92mm, top 92mm). This is how it looked back when I started: This is how it looked when I was done: A closeup of the insides: And this is how it looked running in the dark: It didn't look like much back then (I screwed up on the paint, pretty much), and I disliked it. The specs on it were: Intel Celeron Dual Core E1200 @ 1.8Ghz (Crap board, it ran at 3.15Ghz on my Abit) Zalman CNPS7500 Cooler Asus P5KPL-CM 2 x 1Gb DDR2 667Mhz Powercolor HD2600XT 256Mb GDDR4 200Gb HDD 300W HEC PSU Then I gave it to my friend, whose laptop fried, and he needed a computer. It stayed over at his place for a while since I gave him my Mass Effect DVD to play (He completed two playthroughs at 1680x1050 with nearly maxed out graphic settings - not bad for this thingie). Then the computer got back to me. It looked like this (OMFG !!!): Needless to say I was displeased, but oh well. I love the case itself, though, so I decided to revive it. Present Day: I haven't owned an AMD rig since the dawn of time (My last AMD was an Athlon XP 1700+), so I decided to sell off all my Intel spares (E1200, E2200, E5200, two mobos, a P4, what not) and build a new AMD rig into this case. Current specs hover between a Phenom X4 9550 (They are very cheap here, the same as the E7200), or a Phenom II X3 720 or 710, with a 780G mobo, and probably, at least for now, reusing the HD2600XT. I have a HDD and 4Gb of RAM waiting for it. A slightly more grandiose plan calls for HD4830 in CF and a Phenom II 920. Stuffing all that in here will be quite a challenge (and keeping it cool even more so, but it would be an amazing rig if I'd pull it off). The Plan: The case is undergoing disassembly right now. When I am done, I will wash it, scrub off the old paint and spray it with a base paint in a few coats, letting them dry out well between layers. I hope this will avoid my earlier problems with painting it. Then I plan on spraying the cage itself with Red, the cover with Black and the front panel will be replaced with a custom one I intend to make out of wood, and which will also be Red. It will have the fans in the same locations as now, with one 92mm on the top, one 92mm on the rear (both red led Zalmans) and a front 120mm fan (probably my spare Thermatake Cyclo 120mm - the same one as in the shots of the case right now, or a red led Zalman 120mm). I intend to spray several coats of paint onto it, and then finish it up with something protective so it doesn't scratch easily. The end result will have one 3.5" bay and one 5.2" bay and will be a tiny, tiny case full of goodies, and hopefully, looking good. I'll post up the front panel layout I plan on when I design it. Wish me luck !