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Originally Posted by Apocalypse Maow View Post

I was really back and forth with the gray color. I really didn't want to wait the extra week mostly, but I also thought about monitors and almost everything else being black... Gets boring or in my case makes OCD (or whatever it is) go crazy. I thought about a grey case sitting next to the black on my desk and it bothered me...
I say go for grey just to have something different?

I want the primer grey to plan for a future powdercoat color I want. But I know when I get it, I'll have to do it immediately because the grey will drag on me.
But sending it to be powdercoated will increase my initial cost greatly and I could have bought more case, like a T/MH10 or something.

Right now I'm going to wait until the S5 is released. By then my plans will be much clearer.
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Congrats! Can't wait to see what you do with one.

I've got a few ideas floating around in my head that are starting to come together with a pretty interesting theme...definitely going to be my most intricate build yet...thumb.gif

here's the configuration I ordered:

Case ​Color​s: Black​ Matt​e
Top C​hassi​s Mou​nt: Drop-​in St​yle w​ith 1​20.2/​140.2​ univ​ersal​ moun​t ...
Top O​ption​s: Std. ​Venti​lated
Left ​Door ​Optio​ns: XL Wi​ndow ​(Clea​r )
Right​ Door​ Opti​ons: XL Wi​ndow ​(Clea​r )
I/O O​ption​s: USB 3​.0
Flex-​Bay O​ption​s: 120.2​ Fan ​Radia​tor M​ount

The case most likely won't stay black, but it was the safest choice for me...thumb.gif
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post #1023 of 1735
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I've got a few ideas floating around in my head that are starting to come together with a pretty interesting theme...definitely going to be my most intricate build yet...thumb.gif

Awesome!
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The case most likely won't stay black, but it was the safest choice for me...thumb.gif

Yeah I ordered black on my M8 because I figured anything else I might eventually get tired of, and you really don't wanna get tired of a $500 case. thumb.gif My plan is to use the Corsair SP120 fans, that way if I ever want to change color themes (b/c of some particular motherboard I get), it'll be really easy just to paint those fan rings and change out tubes or coolant.
 
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post #1024 of 1735
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Awesome!
Yeah I ordered black on my M8 because I figured anything else I might eventually get tired of, and you really don't wanna get tired of a $500 case. thumb.gif My plan is to use the Corsair SP120 fans, that way if I ever want to change color themes (b/c of some particular motherboard I get), it'll be really easy just to paint those fan rings and change out tubes or coolant.

I agree with you on this.
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post #1025 of 1735
I have to say though...it was really difficult not to go white...that just looks great with this case! thumb.gif
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post #1026 of 1735
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I have to say though...it was really difficult not to go white...that just looks great with this case! thumb.gif

Yeah I was really wanting to order a white S3. I think someone needs to do a blue one with a nice build log though smile.gif
 
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Speaking of colors... I will have S3 pictures in the new colors within this coming week.



From left to right - Black Matte, Navy Blue Matte, Dark Gray Matte and White Matte. Primer Gray is on the top.

So since you'll have the powdercoat on hand... I'm guessing this means that in time we should be able to get panels for existing product lines in these colors as well? thinking.gif

Because, although it would make me cry a little to consider the loss (or I could write it off as 'spare' panels) if the cost was similar - ordering a top, 2 doors, and front for my M8 in that nice dark gray has me thinking. Unfortunately I'm thinking it might be a wash cost-wise over just having my panels re-coated locally, but at least I could guarantee they would be a similar finish. biggrin.gif
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So since you'll have the powdercoat on hand... I'm guessing this means that in time we should be able to get panels for existing product lines in these colors as well? thinking.gif

Because, although it would make me cry a little to consider the loss (or I could write it off as 'spare' panels) if the cost was similar - ordering a top, 2 doors, and front for my M8 in that nice dark gray has me thinking. Unfortunately I'm thinking it might be a wash cost-wise over just having my panels re-coated locally, but at least I could guarantee they would be a similar finish. biggrin.gif

For now the blue and dark gray are limited to the S3. Before we commit to these colors across the board (if ever), we want to see how it affects production in a real world setting.
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Are you guys still on track for the 10th?
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It will come down to a couple of key suppliers if we'll actually make the 10th or not, but we'll definitely be shipping this week thumb.gif
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