Time to cut the box!
Using a removable motherboard tray from a Lian-Li case
The rear I/O panel on the motherboard tray will be on top of the modded box. I first made several stencils out of paper until I got the fit to be perfect, then placed it over the metal box, made my marks and began cutting.
And also cut the rear fan exhaust
Next the window and a hole for a large gauge
It pays to measure multiple times, perfect fit!
Next I made Glow-in-the-Dark paint by mixing Glow Pigment with Matte Medium.
I used about twice the amount of pigment so that it would have some extra glow!
I painted the inside of the case with the glow paint. The idea was that the PC lights would charge up the paint, and when I turn off my PC the case would reaming glowing on the inside.
Below are pictures of the bare case in a pitch black room, with the only light coming from the glow-in-the-dark paint inside the case.
This is the Gauge I was planning on adding to the side. I really wanted to mod more that I ever had before, so I purchased single LEDs and wired a white LED into this gauge so it would be illuminated when the PC was on.
Used Liquid Nails (strong glue) to attach the gauge.
The big red button will be the power button for the computer, and the toggle switches for the lighting