Originally Posted by lloyd709
How did you cut your case down - any tips (would love to do similar)?
It's held together with rivets.
Measure and plan out what you want/need
take it apart by drilling out the rivets
label what pieces go where and choose if you want to go inverted
I used a hacksaw to cut them to length, file/sand down sharps edges and get them as square as possible
I think I redrilled new holes along with the current ones for the new rivets when putting it back together. I cut the bottom portion of the case to fit what I had. Repainted from yellow to graphite using duplicolor wheel paint. I am only using SSD's so I didn't plan for 3.5 drives. They could possibly fit on the back of the case. If you look at the case, I basically just removed the 3.5 hard drive part of the original case.
I just cleaned it out and took some pics. There is another piece of smoked acrylic to seperate the GPU from the CPU. A chambered effect I suppose, so hot air from CPU doesn't reach the GPU area. I also moved the power button to the rear. All the original pieces can be put back on to make it look like the images you quoted.
Sorry if I am unclear. This was quite some time ago and I may not recall the whole process I did. Hope it helps you get an idea. It was pretty easy, just take your time. You'll learn what you can do with it once it start taking it apart.