Three tones that went on to define a new dimension in chassis aesthetic dynamics.
Loving the three powder coat colors coexisting in simulcast. If anyone is interested; two-tone powder coat is a $35 upcharge (everybody knows that), tri-tone is a $50 upcharge, so the third color is only $15 more, worth every penny, especially if you’re on your third CaseLabs case and wanting a new and altogether different appearance, I’ve had a black rear panel, a white rear panel and now a gunmetal rear panel, keeping things interesting.
In earlier photos, I had not installed the front I/O since the S8S originally arrived with the exposed red and bright yellow (and black) power and reset cabling. Was extremely disappointed, since the last CaseLabs a Mercury S8 of August 2014 arrived with the beautifully finished all-black end to end wiring. So customer service was great about the whole thing, and was able to swap out the shocking red/yellow wiring for the pristinely professional looking all-black wiring, thank you KC, mia miamo brosephioso.
From what I understand the wiring ships out randomly from supply, so if frequent modders of the front LEDs and switches want the multicolored wiring for easy lead/terminal identification understood, the all-black are clearly labeled at the motherboard ends, the switch ends are identified with + and - tagged labels, ideal for someone like me who will never mod the switches or LEDs and wish the mobo wiring through the left side window to look its best, maybe a drop-down selection when ordering a chassis would work so the customer receives what’s best for his/her situation.
Ron of Ronsanut just got this TH-10A chassis delivered and he received the all-black wiring.
Here’s Ron’s amazingly detailed new TH-10A overview:
Also arrived from CaseLabs, an S8/S8S side radiator mount in beautifully finished gunmetal and I now have both the ATX and SSI-EEB motherboard trays in matte white. Still in the planning stage of the hard tubing bends and routing, can use either motherboard tray with an ASUS E-ATX board, but will most likely move four large diameter Monsoon acrylic tubes, two IN and two OUT of the CaseLabs SSI-EEB tray rubber grommeted cable pass-thrus from the upper chamber down into the lower two chambers feeding two radiators, and I read the most curious article on liquid - pressure and vacuum efficiency, that stated if using two radiators of the exact same size and internal volumetric dimensions it’s better to balance one directly on either side of the pump/reservoir assembly, instead of pushing OR pulling the liquid through both rads on the same side with the CPU block and GPU block(s). The increased efficiency is most likely negligible but this is a science build so why not add a little to the design, and it just so happens the best physical placement for both my 240mm x 56mm rads is one on either side of the D5 pump/reservoir so I’ll give it a try, and hope for some amazing temps.
Anyone who hasn’t seen the new 2015 memory modules from Klevv, here they are ready to compliment any industrial server-grade luxury CaseLabs build, an ideal aesthetic match with the Asus X99 WS board, looks like the top edges of the CRAS DDR4 modules glow white.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsR_jAiVTq0Edited by iBruce - 3/10/15 at 4:43pm