In order to get rid of the heavy case, I attempted to build a LAN rig myself. I did a lot of searching just for a case that could be both compact and powerful. Finally, I ended up with Lian Li TU-100. It is a pity that they don't sell the orange version with window on the side panel in places other than China, but the silver color still catch my eyes. So, here we start.
I had my idea in September so I was lucky enough to meet the R9 NANO. It is the most powerful card with that size you can find on the market. In order to power it, I had to get a Silverstone SFX 600W, as it was the SFX with the highest watt. I used to settle down with the original case and just an Aerocool Shark fan, but... human would never be satisfied. After I found the temperature of the HDD rose rapidly when gaming, I decided to make a better cooling plan. Therefore, I came to my first PC modding.
Briefly speaking, I opened holes for case fan on the top, bottom and side panel. I also enlarged the space on the front panel to fit dual fans on the Corsair H55 radiator. For better looking, I made a new side panel with clear acrylic and cut the other one with the shape of the "Renegade" from Mass Effect. I also purchased handles, case feet, amazing fan grills from MNPCTECH. They made the case look amazing!
As for the temperature, I used IntelBurn Test and it passed with the max temperature 100, 100, 100 and 91 C. I think I go too compact inside but normally this is not a problem.