I've been very concerned about the heat buildup inside Messiah (my quad core rendering behemoth) for a while now; The bigger PSU and GeForce 9800GT Graphics card I put in there a while back added quite a lot of heat, and one small fan on the back of the case wasn't really cutting it. And it especially wasn't cutting it since I took the RAM from 2Gb up to 8Gb. And with the recent hot weather, even with the windows wide open the processor fan was going crazy. It seriously did get to the point when I was worried about the CPU overheating and permanent damage being done. So, I decided to give Messiah a new home. A shitload of research and a quick trip to PC World later (eBay would have been a bit cheaper, but not by much and I wouldn't have been able to get a good look at the case first), I came home with this: This, dear readers, is a CoolerMaster HAF-922 PC case. It comes with 3 fans, and it's f*cking HUGE. Seriously. Messiah's old case looks like an iPod Shuffle next to a f*cking boombox when it's compared with this monster. It's way taller, way deeper, and way wider then the original Acer case Messiah was shoehorned into when he was born. It also comes with 3 fans already built in - 2 200mm fans on the top and front, and 1 120mm fan at the back. Yum. A friend and I just spent the evening doing the transplant. All precautions were taken, of course; anti-static wrist straps were used at every stage, and as components were removed from the old case they were cleaned with a can of air to get rid of all that horrible dust that always builds up inside a computer (that shit does your heat buildup no favours either). It took us about 3 hours from start to finish; that's not including a trip up to Asda to procure Dolce Gusto coffee pods and smokes. Here is Messiah's old case, after being gutted: Cramped case was craaaaaaamped. The HDs were over the end of the motherboard, the gfx card just fitted, and the heat buildup was truly terrifying. Meanwhile, at the same time as the old case was just sitting there, Messiah was being moved into his new case: ... LOOK. AT. THE. SIZE. OF. THOSE. FANS. Not to mention the obscenely cool hard drive caddies. And the sheer amount of space in there. Everything went well; a few minor issues with matching the connectors in the new case to the pins on the motherboard (thanks to Acer for using non-standard colouring on the leads. Durf.) And now, presenting the new and (vastly) improved Messiah 2.0: Ohhhh yeah. Badas case is badass. Look at that lighting! BLOODY LOOKIT! Best of all, I am currently writing this as Messiah renders a very complicated scene from Transformers: Redemption Episode Two in Lightwave. I also have Photoshop CS4, 3 instances of Windows Explorer, Media Player, and Semagic running, and the noise level (and temperature, best of all) is a fraction of the volume that it was before the transplant. So everything is working perfectly, and Messiah seems very happy in his new home. Which, as I already mentioned, looks UTTERLY sick. Overheat NOW if you dare, yer bastich.