Well, to be honest, I purchased a black wire grill. It was actually up to the wife.. I showed her what it would look like with the old Lian Li grill and the black wire grill. She said the Lian Li grill (so she was the deciding factor.. not me.. LOL). I even tried to paint it black and she said nope.. she liked the aluminum (she said it matched other bare aluminum parts inside the case). Ugh! ..Women! ..haha!