The £100 case mod
Ok, this was one of my more recent schemes. I want to make a decent case mod with a moderate budget - £100 (although probably less). My plan was originally to buy a bland looking case for about £25-40 and then kit it up with lighting, a window, paint job and whatever comes to mind really.
Budget allocation (max est.)
£40 - Case - Preferrably something with at least 4 5.25 bays and enough space on the front panel to add a 120mm fan (although 80 will do, it wont look as impressive). Also there needs to be enough space on the top for a blowhole. Oh and as another thing, it would be good to have something that can be fitted with watercooling too.
£20 - Paint, Sandpaper - I'll probably use bog standard Halfords Car Paint, it worked well in the past.
£15 - Fans, probably three of these: back, front and blowhole.
£25 - Mods - Lighting (~8), Window Kit (~£6) and misc stuff.
I would appreciate any suggestions related to a case to buy (reqs above). I would really love to mod a black Akasa Zen (bout the right size, price and it looks awesome) but i wouldn't want to cut it because it looks so good..still it's an option. Here is a filtered list of Cases from Scan - any ideas?
Also, it would be nice to have some kind of theme (though nothing too arty - cos a. i don't do art and b. i'm not shelling out 200 quid for a custom paint job)
This will be something i want to work on in the coming months (so's it'll be ready for the new year ) so any help would be much appreciated.