It's called sandtex finish. It's textured to hide fingerprints and stuff.Is it matte or satin?
@Shatrod - love the design! As for the powder situation, I know each fabricator I've worked with has their own supplier for the powders. The one @Poblopuablo linked for you is called Cardinal Grey - but I don't know the manufacturer. The light gray is more polarizing than the textured dark gray/black as feedback I've received has love/hate. I can say for myself that I like it because it's unique, but I've found myself wishing I'd gone with the anodized silver again like on my S400. Also, don't forget that choosing color(s) will mean hardware color might also have to change. I get a better deal on larger quantities of hardware if I purchase the exact same SKU. Not sure what your supplier offers but keep that in mind. If you ever want someone to bounce ideas off - feel free to contact me. Good luck!Maybe it's just the lighting. It looks very flat and matte(on my phone, albeit it's got a good screen lol). But it might look better in person.
I believe a darker gray would look better. Something like the "space grey" of apple. The only issue is that you are powder coating and powder coating will never be able to achieve the smooth metallic sheen of Apple's space grey. It would be awesome to see. I know @grsychckn is prototyping his s402 is a nice dark grey, and I think he is powder coating too, perhaps he can help you narrow down to the same/similar color to see if it is more you your liking.
Hi, I'm still hesitating between a lot of cases for a build I would make in january, If I'm looking for something easily transportable in a medium / large backpack for frequent flight travels would you recommend a s401 or a s402 (or is the 401 never going to be produced again?) I'm scared the...smallformfactor.net
I believe this is the Cardinal color. Perhaps @grsychckn can confirm? https://smallformfactor.net/forum/t...9l-steel-console-style-case.10939/post-182130
Do you have a render to see how that might look?What is the general consensus on the look of rivets?
I'm running into trouble fitting the wood to the sheet metal due to tolerance issues. If this ever gets mass produced the assembly needs to be simplified. The simplest way would be to have the top and bottom also made out of aluminum and rivited to the frame with the wood just glued on top as a decorative element, not a structural one. But then you would be able to see rivets around the perimeter on the top and bottom
If you throw a D5 pump in there instead of a 60mm fan, you will need to route a molex cable somehow back into the case. That rectangular hole is molex sizedwhat is the hole at the back(right above the PSU) for?
Also that small plate above the GPU IO cover/plate/retention bracket thing for?
Sure I can do that. Is CPU cooler clearance measured between the side panel and the CPU, or between side panel and motherboard? I imagine it's the first oneNow that you have a prototype can you double check CPU cooler Clearence? I'm really hoping it's 110mm for a tower cooler, then use a 240mm on my GPU.
The top of the CPU to the inside of the side panel. (If you measure from the top of the motherboard PCB then you have to subtract about 7-8mm. (That is how much the CPU sticks out from the PCB)Sure I can do that. Is CPU cooler clearance measured between the side panel and the CPU, or between side panel and motherboard? I imagine it's the first one