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post #11 of 56
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Small update: my Pedestal24 went out from Mountain Mods today along with my replacement panels: I paid up front for the replacement panels and will hopefully get the money back from UPS before the end of next week. There are some changes to the case I want to make--i.e. extra HDD mounts, Lampoon black front switches, some different screws, etc.--so I'll probably burn through the money they'll be forking over (~$272.00).

Hopefully these two shipments arrive w/o any drama!

In the meantime, I'm sourcing the rest of the equipment/supplies I need to finish this case off. Now if only EKWB would restock their water blocks (chipset and RAM) and EVGA would restock their video cards...sigh.
Edited by scubadiver59 - 1/17/12 at 6:16pm
   
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post #12 of 56
It sucks when parts you want aren't in stock - been there, done that - it gets old!
   
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UPS did the same garbage to me before. I really hate dealing with them... Seems like they play kickball with your packages in the offloading yard lol.
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post #14 of 56
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Got some good news and some bad news...

First off, the good news. Both of my packages from MM will arrive tomorrow instead of one tomorrow and one on Thursday (19th). If all goes well, I'll have my replacement panels for the Extended Ascension and the Pedestal24 by 1500 tomorrow. Let's see if UPS can deliver these two w/o ruining either one.

Bad news was that UPS apparently didn't feel like covering my shipping costs for the re-shipment of the damaged panels. I had MM send them 3-day select, which was a little over the top, but hey...they damaged them, not me, and I shouldn't have to wait. Poor business practice in my book--they damaged my property through their negligence, not mine, and I think they should get the shipment here ASAP and pay the shipping charges. If there is any way to avoid using them in the future, I will.

Also ordered my EKWB Maximus4 chipset and Dominator4 memory blocks. EKWB was supposed to let me know that they were back in stock but they didn't; luckily I looked on their website today.

Now, if only EVGA will get the 580 Ultra Classified H2O's back in stock I'll be good to go...except for all the radiators, hoses, and connectors I need to buy...sigh. Oh, and EVGA has dropped the price down $50...I wonder if that's in preparation for the new boards that should be along shortly? The 580s will be fine for me for a while...three of them in SLI should keep me happy for some time.

Until later...
   
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This post was post edited following a discussion with MM (I was a bit mad and probably over reacted a bit...i.e. name calling, etc)

Things couldn't get any worse, right? Wrong!!!!!! mad.gif

Replacement Panels:
The box was slightly cut on corner edge between the bottom and one of the sides, otherwise the box looked good; however, upon opening the box, both of them (one inside another), ALL FOUR TABS for the bottom panel were bent just like the last panel. Only this time, two of the corners are bent back on themselves and and two are bent inward towards the main part of the panel. MM said they taped the bottom panel to the cardboard inside the box, but when I opened the box, it wasn't taped to the sides nor to the cardboard divider: there was tape on the bag the panel came in, but it wasn't attached to the box. The side panels made it through beautifully....not a scratch, bend, or anything.

Pedestal 24:
No damage, but the shipment came in with a few discrepancies, one of which is the only one I will have to have rectified. I had changed my order so I would receive quad 120 side panels but I got the triple 120 panels instead. I guess the changes didn't make it to the order on the floor; however, this works out better for me since the quads wouldn't have allowed a triple panel due to the orientation of the holes. The front panel was just fine cosmetically except for a single silver lug that was pressed in vice a black lug; no matter, it will be hidden, and if I get anal enough, I will paint it somehow. The one piece that will have to be replaced is the glossy black optical bay that I received vice a anodized bay...I guess it was hard to distinguish through the plastic.

Sigh...this is REALLY getting old fast.

Pics coming soon...

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Still trying to contact MM...no answer yet. Called UPS and put in a complaint about the shipping.

Oh well, time to play a game and kill something before I blow a gasket.
Edited by scubadiver59 - 1/18/12 at 1:31pm
   
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Wow - seriously bad news on the second delivery. mad.gif Strange that the panels got bent so badly. They do almost look like someone bent them before they were packed. Hope you get some good news here soon.
   
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Finally got a hold of MM...they were busy in another shop. Vented my displeasure over the phone regarding the shipment, blamed UPS, the weather, terrorists, etc and how they were conspiring to make my life a living hell. Had a few words about who was to blame--funny how it works both ways--but settled on the fact that I will get a new bottom panel and optical bay and they will be shipped via FedEx this time. I only hope that the guy that delivered the LCD monitor, the one that was filmed tossing it over the fence, isn't still working for FedEx.

In the meantime, I put the two cases together as much as I could, just to see how things fit. Once I get the bottom panel, I will put the bottom on with the casters and start putting things in the case as they come in. And yes, there are still fingerprints all over the place...the anodized surface scrubs off skin cells and leaves streaks all over the place until you wipe them off.

Total height: 35.25 inches (33" for case and 2.25" for casters)
Width: 18 inches
Depth: 24 inches

700
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And a dark case does not photograph well in a dimly lit house at night. I'll try for some pics in the daylight this weekend.
Edited by scubadiver59 - 1/19/12 at 2:01pm
   
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Big sucker! thumb.gif
   
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Sorry to hear about your bad luck, but it looks like it will be worth it in the end. thumb.gif
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