Originally Posted by Xaeos
Anyone have advice (or pics) of a nice, refined setup for a Mercury S8? Since missing last month's cutoff, I've been pondering if I should go for my S8 in full black or full white, but two-tone sounds like it could be an excellent and unique aesthetic. The only question is how to go about deciding the pattern/location for each color?
I'm seeking a sophisticated, aesthetically pleasing setup that will work well with all kinds of hardware/components, as I'll be transplanting some current components not building an entirely new "planned from start, color matched" system. I assume i'll want the interior to be white, which will give the best opportunity for contrast with lighting, liquid cooling systems etc.. or anything else I add at a later date, but aside from that I'm not quite sure the best way to proceed. I know quite a few people here have put together black/white two-tones so input is welcome. Ideas?
There's a thread dedicated to two tone Caselabs cases here:
I ordered an a la carte two tone S8S earlier today with some extra mid chassis / mobo try support bits, and a few small items in both colors so I have some parts in both black and white to decide which I actually prefer.
I'm waiting on a shipping quote now for the two tone, black and white S5 I just ordered when I saw the Two Tone option come available on the color menu.
I went with black chassis panels, front, rear, bottom, mid and top, . . . with extra mid and mobo support in white, . . . so I can decide once I see it assembled, which looks nicer.
I went with all white outer panels, mobo tray, and drive cages.
Also ordered the stealth DDS/HDD mounts in both colors to be able to decide once it's assembled in front of me.
I'm not much for black, except as an accent color at most, so I went with white for the main visual exterior color.
Lighting will probably be most vivid with a white interior if you have RGB lighting, but white lighting looks great with both white and black case panels, as well as it highlights the color of your components clearly and evenly.