This will be my second mod. It will be much more involved than my previous project. I will be using an old Dell Dimension case that my soon-to-be wife bought in college. I've given it some upgrades over the years (more RAM, better CPU), but it's time for this old dog to get an extreme makeover, geek-style! I'm going for an over-all Watchmen theme, inspired by the Graphic Novel/Film.
My plans are as follows:
-Add a second hard drive
-Replace rear fan grill
-Have a back-lit cutout of Rorschach's logo on the top of the box
-Add some vent holes and windows to the side panels
-Paint the inside black and the outside black/yellow
-And anything else that I think of on-the-fly.
All stripped down and ready to meet my Dremel!
The front panel. There will be a button just like the one The Comedian wore where the Dell logo used to be...
This part may end up being the center piece of the whole mod. It's not going to be an easy cut.... patience will be key.
A "before" shot of the side panel. "Before" I go at it with a drill and Dremel!
I've removed the fan grill with my Dremel. I've looked at a few sites that offer fan grills (including MNPCTech), but it's difficult to find them in 92mm sizes.
I will be working on this case for the next few months and I hope to have it completed by the end of the year. However, old man winter is starting to peek his head out here in Portland, OR. So if it gets to cold to lay paint, I may have to wait until spring to finish. That will give me all winter to nit-pick it.