Recently I bougth a new motherboard (Asrock G41M VS3 R2.0) it is a really tiny format and the case I was using at the time was big for it. I new I had somewhere an old PC case so I started to look for it and EUREKA, I found it covered whith dust, the front end was not its original one neither itscover. Anyway I decide to give it a second chance or I woud say a "second life" and make it suitable for the new board. Since I want a case a litle different from the common ones I also decide to customize it painting it whith a tribal design usually used for tatoos.
Tools: I used an angle grinder to make some cuts, files to work on the edges after cutting to smooth them , sand paper, spray paint, contact paper ( the sticky one that is used to put on coverbooks), an X-acto knife, the tribal design ( a wolf), masking tape, some paper and patience (I found that I need a lot of it when I begun to make the template to paint the tribal design).
Note: While making this instructable I experienced some trouble when I reached step 4, I got an error message when updating, I tried to find out how to fix it, I updated my browser (Firefox) and the Java version but th results where the same I started again a new tutorial but I got the same error since in both tries I reached the 3rd step without trouble I decide to split in two parts the instructable Part I Intro and Steps 1 tru 3 and Part II Steps 4 and 5 with this note.
Step 1: Step 1: Some Cutting and filing
In order to smooth the edges and corners after I used the grinder for cutting I use a file to avoid hazarduos cutting edges