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Merlin owners club - get added - http://www.overclock.net/t/1354199/merlin-sm5-sm8-sm8-x-st10-st10-x-case-owners-club

A Caselabs Clique+ but whats an SM10?!?
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Yeah, I figure you would only really be able to see a tiny bit of the mobo's green to be honest. So no big deal there. I figure I can get the mayhems pastel green to get pretty close with some of his dyes, too. I've seen a few people that have done it on forums over the last coupe of month, so I'm not worried. Even if I wanted to have the mobo match with the greens, I could always use the paracord and keep the mayhems the way it is, and the fans would just a bit more vibrant (which still looks nice, I compared those colors with the fan after I painted it too, for good measure thumb.gif).


I was actually licensed to breed large constrictors back home, and had been doing it as a hobby for a long time. Believe it or not though, Hawaii actually has zero indigenous species of snakes. There are a couple of small house gecko and skink species, but that is it. They are very strict about animal control laws and bringing in things that could potentially make the island end up like Guam with the brown tree snake or Florida with large pythons and boas. Sucks I couldn't continue with it here, but I understand their concern for their ecosystem and stuff.

Yeah the Brown Tree Snakes here are a problem.. but not as much as the press makes it out to be....
I've seen some very large ones and some itty bitty ones.. Snakes freak me out at first but over time it gets okay.. like when I first saw the picture I was like.. EH..
It's always good to have a hobby for living things....
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An idea for the GTX backplate is all white with an off centered black racing stripe running down it (inch thick or something, then a 1/4" gap and a small green stripe. Just an idea.
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Nice job on the paint, Addiction. thumb.gif

I love snakes. For target practice. wink.gif Well, mostly rattlesnakes, I don't bother the others. We have quite an assortment around here. Used to be a 8 or 9 foot blue indigo in the area until my stupid neighbor shot him (they aren't poisonous).
But I will shoot a rattler in a heartbeat.
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I must say this is coming along great! smile.gif

Love the snake, I've always wanted to get a baby Corn Snake. I had a Bearded Dragon a few years ago, may get a snake or one of them again when I splash the rest of my cash on my new PC! tongue.gif
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Nice job on the paint, Addiction. thumb.gif

I love snakes. For target practice. wink.gif Well, mostly rattlesnakes, I don't bother the others. We have quite an assortment around here. Used to be a 8 or 9 foot blue indigo in the area until my stupid neighbor shot him (they aren't poisonous).
But I will shoot a rattler in a heartbeat.

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I must say this is coming along great! smile.gif

Love the snake, I've always wanted to get a baby Corn Snake. I had a Bearded Dragon a few years ago, may get a snake or one of them again when I splash the rest of my cash on my new PC! tongue.gif


Thanks guys! biggrin.gif I wish I had taken of my breeder racks and stackable cages. They were truly works of art (the CaseLabs of the herpetoculture husbandry if you will! tongue.gif).


Now on to the more relevant stuff. Which fans would you all go with, knowing what else I may end up painting white? I have pictures to show you what 2 paint schemes I went with, but I would also like to know if you would match the sleeving color to the frame color or inverse it? I think the inverse way would look nicely, since it would encompass all 3 colors of the scheme on each fan. I am really leaning towards the black frame/green blade/white sleeve myself, but let me know what you think!


Mandrix, if you read this, I did paint the black frames with a matte black paint for uniformity and I think it looks WAY better. Thanks for mentioning it, as I was tossing it up but you saying something made me just try it out. thumb.gif


Mind you these are test fans, and the stickers would end up being custom as well (black and white, with possibly green writing). Also remember that the green paint shows up darker and the sleeving shows up lighter for some reason in the pictures, and it is a way closer match in color in person (especially with LED lighting) than it is in the pictures!












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Black frame, green blades, white sleeve for sure
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I don't know now.
If the casing on your rads is going to be white and the fins are black, I'm starting to think that the white fan frames will look sweet.
I'm thinking it might look like the fans are spinning in mid air. Like hoovering over the rads if you go with white fan frames.
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Hmmmh! thinking.gif

I think you may need both; White frame for those fans that can be seen from the outside - depending on dust filters . And black frames for the inside.

Nice shots by the way. thumb.gif
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Hmmmh! thinking.gif

I think you may need both; White frame for those fans that can be seen from the outside - depending on dust filters . And black frames for the inside.

Nice shots by the way. thumb.gif


Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. White frames for the 2 push fans on the 240 rad (that are in the front of the case in the flex bay) and black for all the others. Good eye though, AVictorD! thumb.gif
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