Originally Posted by CorsairGeorge
I understand the frustration guys, but I won't budge on this. I'm not going to give a date before I'm 100% confident that date can be hit. I might be 98% confident today, but I've been burned in the past on that 2% and I won't do it.
Think how you'd feel if I said "This thing will ship on December 31st" and then we had a production issue that required re-tooling to January 30th, or delaying it a month. What if it was two months? Three? Four?
I won't be releasing any dates until I am 100% confident that units will be moving out doors.
I will say this, though:
We're very, very close to completion.
We'll be announcing a LOT of the details at CES - including pricing, specs, etc. That's about 3 weeks away.
If you need your system built today, by all means, buy yourself a different chassis. I wouldn't tell you to forego a month or two or whatever of enjoyment for our product. If you're happy with the specs of the Switch 810 of Phantom 820, then you probably won't buy this case anyway, as it's a completely different product aimed at a completely different market.
While those case are both full towers, this takes that definition to another place. This is more akin to a Super Tower style chassis.
To give you an idea, here are the dimensions:
1. Box shipping dimensions O/D SIZE (L x W x H) 755mm*360mm*800mm
2. Box weight 1.4KG (empty)
3. Unit dimensions SIZE : (L x W x H) 649.6mm*252mm*691.6mm
4. Unit weight 18.6KG
This case is unlike anything any other major manufacturer has done. It's big (but smaller than Cosmos II), it is optimized for watercooling AND aircooling, and all the money that it costs to build it was spent on function. We didn't add a fan controller or LED lighting. We didn't add a card reader. That stuff may make it into some of our other cases, but this case is designed with high quality materials, excellent build quality, and ridiculous levels of flexibility for cooling guys and hdd locations.
Undoubtedly, this is not the product for everyone. Most people will think it's too big, and too expensive.
This product was designed for the guy who looked at the 800D and went "It'd be nice if it was a bit bigger and had better cooling."
If you got rid of your 800D because it was too big or too heavy, this isn't the case for you. Other products on our roadmap will be more to your liking, but this one is a big, elegant piece of steel and aluminum furniture you build a computer in.