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post #1 of 8
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Hey, getting ready to build for haswell got some questions.

1) Primer gray, I understand its not a "cosemetic finish) but does do you guys have any pics of it on a completed case? Will the finish look uniform?



I found this picture, and quite honestly love the way it looks..but i was curious how it looks under some other types of light. And if I went ahead with primer gray is the color is the finish going to hold up as well as matte white or matte white? I know it sounds weird, but I really actually like the look of it, grey/silver is my favorite color and would think it would still look great.

2) Flex bay covers
If i order them vented do they all come vented?
post #2 of 8
The primer is a smooth light gray finish. It doesn't look bad actually - kind of utilitarian smile.gif It's epoxy based, so it should hold up just fine.

If you order the ventilated Flex-bay option, all of the the covers will be ventilated.
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Do you have any other photo's of it? Indoors? I would really appreciate it if you could find me a pic or two. I've searched google and only found that one image. Any of the cases would do.
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I'm afraid we don't because it's not a "finish" color. If I can find find one in production archive, I'll post it.

EDIT: There is a youtube video of a primer S3 if that helps
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thanks for that post, if you can find one i'd love it! I understand its probably rarely ordered
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You could always have the primer finished in a matte clear coat. It will give it protection from staining and still keep the same look.
 
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post #7 of 8
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I don't think caselabs would do that though frown.gif

I really like the dark grey matte color just found this..would love to be able to actually purchase for a sm5 but i understand that caselabs it would slow down there entire work flow painting just one case dark grey out of the others that are mostly black.


Edited by JAM3S121 - 6/12/13 at 4:50pm
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I was meaning painting the clear yourself or having a shop do it for you.
 
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