Update #2: Cable management and fan holes
I finally did some real work on the case the last couple of days. First I cut up the side panel where the window will go (ignore the motherboard...):
And today I took the case apart and cut a few cable management holes as well as the hole in the bottom for the 240mm radiator:
You can kind of see in the second image what I did to the back panel - the top and side are all one piece, so I cut them apart. The top will be riveted on eventually, and the side will remain removable.
I'm thinking I want to have the interior painted black and the top and side panels white. Then I'll spray the center section of the front panel white and the main piece and other bits red, and maybe use red sleeve from MDPC. Oh, and red tubing of course. ...maybe even a transparent red window.
As I mentioned earlier, I probably will re-wire the power button and get some red LEDs for the power/HDD lights.
Also, I'm leaning towards selling my current system with the 5870 and buying something new/different....
And, I think I might buy a SSD and a 2.5" HDD and put them in the 3.5" bracket (not pictured) with an adapter. It shouldn't be too crowded right under the 5.25" bays, I hope.
This is all so crazy... so many things to decide.