Originally Posted by IT Diva
So today was "work on the S8S day" . . .
The S8S was the build I had originally came up with the front window mod for, as I wanted to show off the tandem heat exchangers it will have mounted transversely, being as it's going to be a hybrid chiller build with only a single 360 rad.
As it turns out, I think the S8S is absolutely the most aesthetically pleasing of the CL lineup. I'm super glad I got it, after not being all that thrilled with my S8 looking so much like a giant "Jack in the Box".
Although once the S5 gets the full window top, it'll be a real toss-up, they both just look really unique for what you usually see the Mercury series looking like
Anyway, I added the front window mod to the S8S, and cut the acrylic and frame rails for the midplate.
Have to polish the aluminum frame pieces and attach them to the chassis, but it's all cut and fitted, and have to repaint the edges of the front chassis pieces that were left bare from cutting the window spaces.
Now I'm really getting anxious for the rest of m CL orders to come . . . . some more white accent parts for this S5 and my white and black S5 . . .
As you can see with the S5, the big window takes away the power/reset switches and front panel USB/audio,
But fortunately, the CL flex bay to 3.5" adapter and the Silverstone front USB kit, (in CL white) lets me relocate everything to a flex bay, and the smaller vandal switches just squeeze in perfectly on either side so the power/reset buttons & lights are still in front.Spoiler! (Click to show)
Hope you guys like the CL S series, Diva Editions,