No No, not into, on the cover of.
But it isn't set in stone yet, I have to get my design past the E-in-C first, however, that's not going to be hard I don't think. Er, I hope.
Of course if MPC wants me to do a rig, no problem there either.
Yeah, I'm a custom computer builder, have my own small business and this is just a (hopeful) publicity thing. The rig will be the one I've been planning to do for my own use since the beginning of the year so it comes at a real good time for me.
A part of me says "You really should build the case from scratch" but I don't have the necessary tools to do that right. I'm not near any shops where I could get the help I'd need and to pay to have it done wouldn't be cost effective, the end result would be more expensive than the Lian Li. Granted it'd be designed exactly to my own specifications but having had a stepfather in the metal finishing business, I know the kind of costs that could be involved and well, $1500 for a one-off case is something I really can't justify on this.
The alternatives would be to use something other than metal, which I've considered. I can work with wood, plastic, etc... Lots of ways to go there and those options are still floating around in my bean. But so far, I have been taking the route of using the bones of an existing, high quality case and building up from that. It'll just make life easier. Not that the mods to that case won't change it radically, they will (I hope) to the point where it's not even recognizable as a Lian Li, or if it is, it transforms into something drastically different. Which is, right now, the idea. When it's all closed up, it's just a big black monolith, when it opens in true Decepticon fashion, it'll have a whole different apperance. Haven't yet worked out those details yet but, it's just a matter of applying some ideas.
So the reason I am kind of rejecting any and all of the premod style cases is because I want both the immense size of that 2100 and the stylistic simplicity as well. So that what I do to it stands out. Sort of like buying a very good blank canvas to start on rather than buying a painting and changing it. Makes sense, doesn't it? Right? I hope so.
So, Manta, whadda ya mean if I get in it you'll spam my name all over the MRL? I'm confused. Are you trying to get in? Are you opposed to the whole thing in and of itself? Are you uh, I dunno, what's up?