This is a recasing of an old Acer Aspire AX1700-U3700A. Along with the case, I bought a new PSU and GPU for this build. The primary reason for this recasing was to cool the system down. I also did not like the vertical alignment of the disc tray on the slim Acer case. The wires weren't too hard to manage, though I had to get creative with blue duct tape and the screw holes on the CPU heat sink. I used more duct tape on the back, since I was missing a I/O back plate and an IDE cover. I just used a plastic box and cut holes in it. I had to sacrfice the old telephone modem that was in the original, since it didn't fit the new case.
GPU I chose this Asus GT 610 because the old G100 was too slow and ran hot. It didn't help that it didn't fit in the case either. The new one is much faster and is still under my power limitations. It's also cool that this card doesn't require a fan.
Case I bought another Rosewill for this build. This was the cheapest model that met my needs. It is a little too small and I had to remove the motherboard just to put the hard drive in without removing the CPU fan.
PSU I went with an Antec 350W supply on this one. The light gray color doesn't go with the case, but oh well. With blue duct tape all over the back, this build isn't for looks.
(Ignore the motherboard and optical drive in the listing. They are just there as place holders the actual parts are in the Acer build manual, and listed in the "Custom" area. They are the closest approximations that had listings on this site.)
Jan 29, 2015 update: Added metal IDE back plate covers. Also re-applied some tape on the bottom wires because the tape lost its adhesion.
Feb 07, 2015 update: Added a chest handle to the top of the case. I used a titanium drill bit for the case holes. Pictures show the bolts underneath, as well as three angles of the chest handle, and also the newly functional back fan. I also got rid of most of the duct tape. The chest handle used was a Gatehouse 3 1/2" Zinc Plated Chest Handle from Lowes.