I like this idea, reminds me of a LCD mod I did a while back to a laptop. I had a laptop with a bad battery so I turn it into a desktop. I made the casing out of plexi-glass. A lot of people told me it was a Apple rip off lol. Too bad the damn thing broke into little peices when it fell off the desk and landed on a cement floor.

Heres a idea, instead of using a metal base why not use plexi-glass for the base. Heck if you can find some one that can cut you a deal get the metal inards powder coated white. That way the metal will look plastic and very macish.
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