So...finished one, time for another. This one is for a distant cousin, he's covering expenses but has minimal dollars so this will be a budget mod.
He wants it spiderman themed but not overly so...not 100% sure what that means but I'm guessing it roughly translates to: "Make it cool, not geeky".
Colour scheme is black and silver, more venom than spidey but he didn't want blue and red, good step I think in avoiding that "geeky" thing.
Anyways, this is going to be a long winded thread, i'm guessing a couple of months on this mod as I'll be doing all the cuts by hand rather than the local laser or waterjet shop.
Keeping the low budget in mind I'm using a case I picked up last year for $0.99 at a local comp store (hence the pumpkin in the photo, taken last October before i put her away in storage), they had it stacked with all the AT cases for clearance, score! Actually ended up buying two for that price....nice solid steel cases, must weight close to 40lbs empty.
This time I have the before shots:
Nice lawn eh? Can you tell I spend too much time in the shop :P
I'm taking ideas on design, a few things I know will be going in: double fan intake at the front, new switches, exhaust out the top, probably cut outs on both side and lots of wire management. Depending on time and money i'd like to stealth the drives but that's up to him.
Oh, and definitely dumping the feet.
Anyways, ideas appreciated.