I chose a keyboard with the proper layout and also one which was relatively unyellowed. I could of course retrobright any keyboard, but the results don't necessarily last. A keyboard that has lasted (more or less) white this long, should do so in the future. I also chose the case the same way - it is slightly yellowed but probably will never get worse than it is now.
I wanted a way to see when the hard drive was accessed. The accelerator board has a header for an LED, and also the CF adapter has a tiny LED of its own. I didn't want a nasty 5mm LED just botched onto the case, so what I did was separate the two LEDs that comprise the floppy indicator light. One still indicates the floppy activity, and the other hard drive activity. Here is how it works.
At this point the system was pretty much complete. Doesn't look like much on the outside does it
I did a quick Workbench install and tried the system out with a little test display I have. WHDLoad and other goodies to follow.
And here is the obligatory Sysinfo shot.
Pretty nice for an A500, I'm happy with the end result