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Any photos of other cases with the primer finish?
I will powder the case myself.

I've only seen one I think and I'm having difficulty finding it
     
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I'm finding the SM8 conceptually interesting, since the board I'd be putting in is a dual-processor EATX board. Always good to see EATX support. smile.gif
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post #393 of 884
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Any photos of other cases with the primer finish?
I will powder the case myself.


Just a quick comparison shot of all three colors side by side. (White/Gray Primer/Black)


The primer also has a smooth finish almost satin looking as apposed to the textured white and black powder.
post #394 of 884
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Originally Posted by WorldExclusive View Post

Any photos of other cases with the primer finish?
I will powder the case myself.


Just a quick comparison shot of all three colors side by side. (White/Gray Primer/Black)
700

The primer also has a smooth finish almost satin looking as apposed to the textured white and black powder.

 

Is it a matte white or a gloss white?

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As I recall (but don't quote me on that) the white is flat. My case is black and it't flat too. I guess if you really want a glossy finish, you could put on (or have someone put on) a clear coat. I would trust myself with a can of rustoleum clear coat, but that's me.

I prefer flat by far, gloss is tacky as far as I'm concerned.
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Is it a matte white or a gloss white?

Its the current matte white. The white gloss was discontinued with the exception of customers who have a gloss white case and need/want accessories.
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Just a quick comparison shot of all three colors side by side. (White/Gray Primer/Black)

The primer also has a smooth finish almost satin looking as apposed to the textured white and black powder.

Thanks!
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A few more SM8 specs:
Approx Size: 22.56"H x 11.18"W x 22.38"D (573mm x 284mm x 568mm)
No of Flex-Bays (5.25" bays) : 11

Can you say if the SM8 has the same internal type of layout as the STH10 / SMH10 (with the different compartments, much like the 800D) or more open like each side in all your other cases? It's size seems pretty much perfect for a case very similar to the SMH10 but a bit smaller (no HPTX / XL-ATX support). If that is indeed the case (pun kind of intended), it's pretty much perfect for me. My only gripe with the SMH10 is that I don't think it looks right with an ATX-board on a XL-ATX tray. That, and it's a bit on the deep side. Would be hard to avoid a large empty space towards the front. Anyway, I must admit my excitement about the Merlin cases smile.gif You guys make the coolest stuff thumb.gif
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Can you say if the SM8 has the same internal type of layout as the STH10 / SMH10 (with the different compartments, much like the 800D) or more open like each side in all your other cases? It's size seems pretty much perfect for a case very similar to the SMH10 but a bit smaller (no HPTX / XL-ATX support). If that is indeed the case (pun kind of intended), it's pretty much perfect for me. My only gripe with the SMH10 is that I don't think it looks right with an ATX-board on a XL-ATX tray. That, and it's a bit on the deep side. Would be hard to avoid a large empty space towards the front. Anyway, I must admit my excitement about the Merlin cases smile.gif You guys make the coolest stuff thumb.gif

The SM8 is actually quite a bit smaller then the SMH10. The design mandate for the STH10/SMH10 was they they could accommodate HPTX boards and 560 radiators. There are very few cases that can do both. The SM8 will be an open compartment, partly because of the smaller amount of space available, but to also allow more flexibility in build layout (our mantra). Plus, it allows another cool feature - which I'll disclose later... wink.gif It is possible to "create" compartments by using horizontal accessory mounts and plate attachments.
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I currently have an M8. I am now considering a build on the SM5 - mATX as its "baby brother!" biggrin.gif

I don't recall buying ANY product (electronic or otherwise) in my lifetime which matches the craftsmanship of my Case Labs M8. If I had more friends who built PC's I would somehow force them to buy a CaseLabs case just for their own good. tongue.gif

As Jim mentioned some posts before, he doesn't want to compromise the Case Labs brand. Hearing statements like that is reassuring nowadays with big business' cutting corners for the fast buck.
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