Ok, so I've decided that after doing this fairly simple LCD mod, I'm going to make a whole customised case. I've been looking at some articles at www.bit-tech.net (which is down currently), and I want to jump in at the deep end of a whole case design. From the articles there I've worked out how to make the bare bones of the system (get a mobo tray basically) and some of the methods for putting it into the design. But I've got no idea for what the case should actually be like. I have some simplfied specs: - fully ATX compatible, and easily accessable (so I can upgrade it and use any hardware I want in it) - needs to be lit up in a slightly unconventional way (no LEDs sticking out of it, no visible neon string or anything like that) - needs to be suffieintly "geeky", so that means a fanbus at least, lots of user controlable stuff and readout info (LCD screens, maybe even VFD if i can get one..) - transportable and robust. Dont want it falling appart when i take it to a lan party or even an expo if its that good! - has to be very much out of the ordinary. I dont want anything that even resembles a standard tower case like that - fairly minimalistic, not ridiculously so but nothing unnececary - not too hot! got to have plenty of cooling built into it What I'm looking for is some ideas about modern design trends and style. I've not even got a place to start at the moment. I kinda like the "Retro" idea, but it seems to be over done at the moment. Futuristic is good, but thats also becoming almost commonplace. It needs to be COMPLETLEY unique. Anyone got any links or ideas they want to share?