i have had this project in my head for a while, i have searched for a while over the last 2 years, and so far, have not seen any larger then 7" screens in cases(there is a Shuttle brand media center case with 7" touch screen, and there is the thermaltake unit meant for user installation into a case-somehow).
i finally was able to do it after work was getting rid of some out-of-warranty lcd monitors that had backlight issues-- $5 of capacitors later, and the monitor came back to life, so i dug out my dremel, some lexan, and some nice chrome hex bolts, and a day later, voila:
What you need to do now is come up with a way to hide the majority of those cables. I see a power connection on the side for the monitor, and the vga/dvi dongle and cable. If you could hide those that'd be spiffy!
Then with a wireless network card, maybe rig up something to use internal USB header for a wireless keyboard....you'd only have power/audio out of the back.
Apparently, you missed seeing THIS ONE.
I settled for a Moncaso case with 7" screen for my HTPC. I wanted a rack-mountable piece (had to fab my own rack ears, tho), and didn't want it taller than 4U. I think the Origen is at least 5U.
Yours looks pretty good, though! Nice fabrication work!!
BTW... How are you faring with the weather back there? I was in La Porte, Indiana until Saturday afternoon. I heard that region got slammed with a BIG storm Saturday night...
thanks for the comments!
the graphics card outputs will probably get relocated once i get a newer, and better card to murder.
apparently Google failed me..
for the weather, i don't remember any of it being real bad, i know it stormed some, though, i was involved in a loud lan party till about 11:00, so the weather didn't matter