This will be my third mod and the first mod I've done with my wife Shelly. We bought one of those vintage-looking stereos and plan on making it the new case for our home theater PC.
Our plans for it, as of right now, include:
-Gutting the electronics.
-Cutting out the surface around where the turn table was.
-Mount motherboard tray, hard drive cage, DVD drive riser and power button.
-We plan on turning one of the radio dials into a fan controller. Thanks to "Enamor84" for giving me the idea (see my "Watchmen" case worklog on Modder's-Inc.)
-The Blu-Ray drive should fit where the old CD player was.
-We soon found out that the studs used to mount the speakers are a perfect fit for some 92mm case fans! We'll probably have to replace the screens that cover the speakers because they're too thick and won't allow for proper air-flow into the case. Fabric maybe?
-Then paint the metal and re-finish the wood.
So first, after we yanked out all of the electronic guts, we cut out a bigger hole in the top. This is so we'll have more room to work inside the case.
Next thing will be to get and mount a motherboard tray before cutting the hole in the back for the PSU, I/O panel and PCI cards. I plan on getting these parts, along with the HDD cage and optical drive mount, from an old HP case I had lying around. The Blu-ray drive will be mounted underneath the motherboard, so the motherboard will have to be suspended about 3 inches off the base of the case. We think that Legos will do the trick.
More later in the week...