I have an enormous PC case that's probably 10-15 years old. It still has a floppy drive in it. It's been part of my desk for as long as I can remember. It has at, atx and hptx motherboard holes. For all of my past computer builds or major upgrades requiring a larger case, it hasn't even crossed my mind to consider using this for anything until this time around.
Here is a picture:
I've seen high-end cases with similar size and structure cost as much as $300 on newegg. The only difference between those cases and this case is that it's really ugly (it's yellowish white) and has no fan vents on the side.
Obviously, it wouldn't be too hard to buy a window panel kit and make new holes for fans.
Painting the case black might be a challenge. What would be the best way to do this? Can I just go to lowes and buy black spray paint or do I need a special kind? What kind of primer should I use? Do I need to sand anything? I don't need to see my reflection. It just needs to look like you'd expect a computer case made this decade to look like.
My current case is a Storm Scout. Its a good case but it's too small for good cable management, video cards longer than 10.5 inches or radiators for a watercooling sysetm.