I wonder how much it would be and how easy it would be to simply drop in a negative white display from Soundgraph?
I actually considered that. This would be difficult if you want everything working including case buttons/volume knob. I contacted Soundgraph support about that. They told me they just ship LCDs, knobs, etc to OUE factories and the factories build the final product. In my case they could not offer me anything but to contact Moneual which I also did.
The closest OEM product that may fit is Thermaltake DH101 - it has the same case button configuration. But I guess Thermaltake is better be contacted in order to obtain iMON separately. I doubt they will bother with shipping just iMON. Plus I don't know the size of their PCB board and the location of IR sensor - some customization may be required.
Silverstone MFP-51 is the closest separate product with price ~$100. But if you use this you will lose case buttons/volume knob because Silverstone doesn't have connectors for them. Also Silverstone's PCB on which LCD is residing must be smaller than the one from Moncaso because FPM51 is 5.25" bay device, same as VL system so you probably will have to do what I did - extend its mounting.
iMON Ultra bay has different buttons so they won't work in Moncaso and its IR sensor is on the left side. PCB board will have to be shifted. Not sure if there will be room for that.
Also both Silverstone MFP-51 and Silverstone GD01 case seem to have LCD with brighter background than iMON Ultra bay and Zalman HD160 Plus. Don't know if their LCD is good enough for a dark room.
I also considered Matrix Orbital GX Typhoon LCD but it seems to be too bright on pictures.
Could not find any better solution than what I did. Omaura OLED kit should be better but where would I buy it?
Can anyone tell me if this case more resembles the Zalman HD135 with its lack of rear fans
You can install two 60mm exhaust fans on the back side above motherboard I/O ports.
The case comes with 1 80 mm intake fan located at the bottom panel, left front corner, under HDD cage. There is a place for the same fan in the right corner too.
I installed all these fans and also attached 1 intake fan to the left side, close to the back. There is a vent but no mounting for fan, I just stuck it with electrical tape. This allowed to lower video core temperature from ~71 to 64 deg C under heavy load.
This case doesn't allow to install powerful exhaust fan system. However my setup is pretty quiet. I put 2 SilenX 60x25 exhaust fans to the back and they are silent at full speed. It does not overheat with components I selected. I overclocked Xeon E3110 to 3.6 Ghz, and MSI 8800 GT is factory overclocked. I guess even 71 C core temp would not kill it but you may have a problem cooling 8800 Ultra in this case.
The most noisiest things in my setup are hard drives (even at idle). Two Caviar SE 16 AAKS which I believe are considered rather quiet. The thing is they are located just beside air vents. I didn't try Hitachi tool to make them quieter (switching AAS or AAM?) because the noise actually is not that loud and it doesn't bother from 6 feet at all.
You can see the internals of the case on this picture from newegg. Even back fan vents are visible but under very sharp angle.http://c1.neweggimages.com/NeweggIma...280-009-13.jpg
I can post more of my pictures later in the evening if anybody is interested.