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Hello there, I'm very interested in buying the SM5 but I have a couple of questions:

1. Case color: Primer Gray. Is it brushed gray like a Lian Li's finish or just a gray mate finish?

2. I need space for 4 HDDs + 1 SSD. Which accesory do I need?

3. I can't imagine how the disk cage will look like inside de case. Is there any picture that shows it?

Thanks in advance, Max.
post #2 of 9
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Originally Posted by Max BL View Post

Hello there, I'm very interested in buying the SM5 but I have a couple of questions:

1. Case color: Primer Gray. Is it brushed gray like a Lian Li's finish or just a gray mate finish?

2. I need space for 4 HDDs + 1 SSD. Which accesory do I need?

3. I can't imagine how the disk cage will look like inside de case. Is there any picture that shows it?

Thanks in advance, Max.

1. It is primer (as in powder), so no grain is visible

2. You would need to add one MAC-102 cage to house the additional drive. the SM5 has mounts for your SSD.

3. I can't seem to find anything but this old M8 prototype pic redface.gif but the idea is the same:


Thanks smile.gif
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Thanks!

Could you tell me the dimension and weight of the SM5 shipping box?

Thanks in advance, Max.
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It depends on how it's shipped (and what ships with it).

Assembled: 23" x 21" x 13" 28 lbs

Flat-Packed: 23" x 21" x 10" 33 lbs (more packing)

FedEx uses dimensional weight while USPS does not.
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Next week, I'm buying the Merlin SM5, MAC-322 and MAC-102.

I'm asking about the box you send me, what would be the box dimensions and weight then?

Thanks, Max.

PS: This is because I have to send it from a US Warehouse to my country, so I need to know exactly how much will it weight and the box dimensions.
Edited by Max BL - 5/24/13 at 7:58am
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For SM5 shipping to Europe:

USPS = Assembled and cheaper shipping

FedEx - Flat-packed, faster, better tracking

Your choice wink.gif
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I'm not from Europe frown.gif

I'm from Argentina.
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In that case, FedEx will be your only option. You can shoot Carla an email at Carla@CaseLabs.net for a shipping quote. Thanks smile.gif
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But I don't want you to send me directly to Argentina.

I want you to send it to my warehouse in United States, THEN I send it from there to Argentina.

That's why I want to know the exact shipping dimensions and weight of the box because it will be shipped by water and the cost is by cubic meter.

Could you give me that info please?

Thanks. Max.
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