Cable management was the hardest part. There isn't much room to work with in these old cases, and there's no space behind the motherboard. But I managed to keep most of the mess hidden behind the HDD mount.
I do wish it had a turbo button. Maybe on the next build...
A fan where the optical drives used to be
Sleeper style. With a touch of rebel alliance
I added the Windows 98 welcome screen and startup sound
A combination between old and new
I put an old CRT monitor next to my main monitor, to add to the retro feel of the build
I couldn't forget the old stickers. The windows 98 sticker, and Intel Inside sticker, and a recreation of a vintage PC shop sticker
The Ultimate Sleeper PC
I wanted to build a new PC, but one unlike any other. I chose to build a sleeper PC. Mainly because of the novelty (and potential theft resistance). I chose this case because it was easy to modify. I started by drilling out all the CD drive mounts (a case fan now lives there). I attached the CD and floppy drive covers on the front panel to make it look like it still has them. I dismantled the entire case and I had to hack out the holes for three intake fans. One pulling air from the bottom to feed the graphics card (the case is slightly raised) and two in the front for airflow to the CPU. I decided to go with air cooling because I didn't need anything overkill. I gave the inside a coat of black spray paint (only on the inside). For the outside I cleaned it up and wrapped parts of it in wood grain vinyl wrap, for a nice retro theme. I included a Windows 98 sticker and a vintage shop sticker (recreation). I do with it had a turbo button. I included RGB LED strips on the inside, they shine through the vents and seams in the case, making for a cool effect when turned on. The front panel did have to undergo some modifications for airflow. For the bottom fan I used a wire screen mesh painted to match the case. For the top fan I used vented drive bay covers that match (sort of). The build holds good temps and runs stable under load. Overall I am very happy with this build.
Specs: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Asus B450 Prime AM4 Motherboard XFX RX 580 Black Edition Samsung 960 Evo M.2 SSD 250 GB 250 GB slave SSD 2 TB slave HDD Corsair RM750X PSU 16 GB RAM