First up I'm a bit of a newbie when it comes to modding computers, or anything like DIY and stuff, but I'm quite a practical person, and I know the ins and outs of computer hardware how to install and upgrade and so on, I'm also what I would consider quite creative. Anyway.
I have been using the same old beige case for the past 2 or 3 years, It's not a pretty sight, the button heads are missing, the drive bay covers are missing, and I dont have the side panels on it because I like to have access into my pc incase something goes wrong, and i thought it would be nice to let air get in and out of it.
Anyway I was thinking recently that I need a new case, so I started looking on the net, (E-bay, E-buyer, and other places where I could find PC cases) and some of them are real nice. I think thought to myself maybe I could just buy a cheap case and make it look nice, I then looked up on Wikipedia on Case Modding, and found out all about microwave PC's and such, and decided that I would go ahead with it.
So I thought the best way to get some practice would be to use my current case and mod it, to see if it is all worth going through with (Like a test of my skill and patience) and I've got a few questions to start myself off.
I've already got the ideas for what i want to do, firstly I need mesh, I don't mind what colour as long as it's black. :P Can I buy black mesh? If so, where would be a good place to look? (Model shop? the internet?) If black mesh isn't easy to get, then what type of paint could I use to paint it black, and where would I get that? I'm pretty sure that painting the mesh would be the best option, as I would need to bend the mesh and if it has paint on it and I start bending it I'm pretty sure the paint would start to flake off. anyway that's my first question.
My second question is also about paint, My front panel of the case is removable and is made out of some type of plastic, what type of paint should I use? I'm guessing some kind of spray paint, but would the spray paint also be good to use on the outside metal casing? (the top and side panels)
My third question is about the left side panel, I want to be able to access and see inside my PC, my side panel is made out of some kind of metal, and is the type of panel that you slide it in from the back to close it, the outside of the panel is painted beige, would it be a probable idea buying a acrylic panel and attaching it to my computer with some hinges or not? or would it be better to just cut a hole into the current side panel and put an acrylic panel behind the hole?
That's all I can think of at the moment, but I'm sure to think of other questions and I'll post them on this thread.
Sorry about the long post.