The white looks pretty good the way it is , but if you were going to be painting it aI would get the black.
Weell for onr thing you could just buy this first case since it is a NZXT 410 and just go with it.
I think that the first one can be a bluprint of something to do and then add some green leds. If you look at the White 810 case and paint all of the black spots green and then add some green led fans with a fe green led spot lights.
Well i dont think it would help to get black, Im assuming the shell is painted which means he will have to sandblast or sand it down completely. Having black vs white primer affects the color, white is a better primer but usually limits how dark an overlapping coat will look. (aka making it look lighter compared to black primer)
I've built scale models when I was very young.. painting is a B*tch,...
Prep is the most important part, Ive seen videos on youtube where a guy said that If he didnt sandblast his case (took an hour) it would take him 6 or more hours to hand sand.
On top of that, if you get all the oil and dirt off (wiping with alcohol) then you can start painting. But painting is the hardest for me because it takes the most skill and concentration compared to plain labor for prep.
If you mix your paints, be careful of consistancies as it can cause orangepeel or flaking (paint too little or much diluted)
If you dont follow these steps... your paint job at best will rub away fairly easily. Although doing all this, my paint job on my controller with model paint rubbed away within months (could be cus of model paint... eh idk)
You can always prime your case with any color primer paint ... its super easy, just light mist coats.
@inzone thanks for the links checked it out
I have an idea what to do now
Thanks for the input I now prep is the most important next to the initial painting I have a friend in auto painting so I have no worries about that. I just need to sand blast it when i get it then do some hand sanding and remove the residue.