Originally Posted by bg92
Should look great, are going to use it anywhere else?
As of right now, I do not think so. This panel does three things.
1. Hide the LED in a more exclusive manor.
2. Hides the holes in the side for the HDD tray's.
3. Gives it a more robust look.
The SSD's will be sanded and polished and get the decal, plus there will be chromed parts in the custom loop, so bare metal will be part of the combined material selection, and a mixture of surfaces is okay. But of, chromed can look nice as well, so that is a good question.
Maybe it is a mistake to go for brushed... damned it, all the choices.
So, to sum it up: I have walnut veneer, dark leather, white & black, there will be some chromed parts (actually polished aluminum), the tube bends (custom loop) will be chromed and then there will be Ivory coloured cotton. I just got a feeling / hint that I should go for polished SS.
The Seagate NAS HDD will be located in the bottom slot, and I am considering wrapping it in the walnut veneer. I have enough left over to do so. I cant' leave it as is, that is too boring... he he