Originally Posted by sgbroimp
Clever idea, but where do I find a "glass blower" to make that front panel in glass?
I'd imagine you'd want the glass water cut, if it's complex with all those openings. If you don't need to make use of all those features
of the case, then I'd simply take a piece of MDF cut to the size of the face, and give it many coats of gloss black spray paint, wet sanded
in between coats, until you have a mirror like piano finish. Then add the glass faceplate. You could also mimick the McIntosh look quite
closely with wrapping the glass edges, with suitable aluminum channel.
Way back in 2004-2005, early htpcs used the Antec 780B desktop case as a donor case. AVS'er Power did a run of black anodized face plates that
replaced the plastic 300B bezel. The new bezel attached to the front of the 780B from the inside of the case. Mine was a one off, with five
control buttons, 4 line vfd display and ir receiver, slot load dvd, and power button.
If you don't need or use all the case features, a glass shop could cut the glass and drill round openings to match new switches to pass through the glass