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Wow super jelly of that lol

I am really hoping he sends them out Monday if he doesn't I will be extremely upset it will be 6 weeks behind on Wednesday. And I understand that custom work, personal things and what ever take time but 6 weeks behind?
The occasional update from the builder would be better than being left in the dark, no one like being left in the dark.
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The occasional update from the builder would be better than being left in the dark, no one like being left in the dark.

Agreed if I at least knew what was going on that would be alot better than having no idea =/
    
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being left in the dark, no one like being left in the dark.
I sleep with the lights out lachen.gif okay okay, that wasn't good to rub salt on burnt skin...however I'm wondering this myself - some sort of notification would be nice as I'm eager to see them cases smile.gif most of you's got 1 or 2 max, I got 4 so both my clients are also worried on the cases wheraabouts redface.gif I'm just trying to keep calm and ...wait for the Splashes

nb14 - wisk is the expert on the subject regarding the SFX pSu fans - in fact I =was reading about the fan being the extra headroom for the unit to churn a good amount of power...really close to its rated 450W ceiling.

kennah - how'd you get a $30 st45sf psu? is that the gold rated one?

tovik - regarding the carbon black fittings purchase off of bitspowers site ;http://www.overclock.net/t/1244661/bitspower-carbon-black/0_100

erm is anyone thinking of spray painting their fittings? or if anyone isn't dya guys think its a good idea to even think about it? smile.gif

@ mod - sorry thought the post would've gone unnoticed, thas why I double posted frown.gif
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regarding the carbon black fittings purchase off of bitspowers site http://www.overclock.net/t/1244661/bitspower-carbon-black/0_100

Thanks for the link. The white ones are so damn nice!
    
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kennah - how'd you get a $30 st45sf psu? is that the gold rated one?

It's a Bronze non-modular. I bought an SG05 that had a 2600K, GA-H61N, 8gig Kingston Blu, H40 and the SFX PSU in it for $400. I sold the CPU, board, ram and cooler for $350 and the case to a buddy for $20. I kinda regret getting rid of the i7, so am currently trying to find a 3770K for ~200 to make myself feel better.
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Agreed if I at least knew what was going on that would be alot better than having no idea =/

Knowing that Dwood is young, has a family and a regular 9-5 job and does the work after-hours in his father's shop, and Compact Splash is not his only project. I think an extended lead-time could be expected, but perhaps wasn't clear to all of us when we made our orders.

The reason SLE went with Dwood for production is clear however: his understanding of the specifications, the quality of his work, having completed two prototypes, and also the low price. Compare with NCase M1 which is a similar sized custom case that will be manufactured by Lian Li. Their pricing will be $200, that's with a minimum of 200 ordered from a factory which is entirely set-up for mass-producing cases. Or compare with the CaseLabs S3 which is semi-custom and costs $275 if you would have similar options as Compact Splash. I think you'll see that for one guy hand-making 50 cases on his own, we are getting a good deal on the price. Perhaps too good.

I'm not trying to excuse Dwood's lack of communication, but trying to clarify the situation as I understand it.

So some/most of us are now a bit bothered about the overshoot of the planning timeline. I want to say that even if things don't work out with Dwood as originally intended, I trust SLE to come up with a satisfactory solution.
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I completely agree. That's why I've been patient this long. It's the not knowing and lack of communication that's frustrating.
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Knowing that Dwood is young, has a family and a regular 9-5 job and does the work after-hours in his father's shop, and Compact Splash is not his only project. I think an extended lead-time could be expected, but perhaps wasn't clear to all of us when we made our orders.

The reason SLE went with Dwood for production is clear however: his understanding of the specifications, the quality of his work, having completed two prototypes, and also the low price. Compare with NCase M1 which is a similar sized custom case that will be manufactured by Lian Li. Their pricing will be $200, that's with a minimum of 200 ordered from a factory which is entirely set-up for mass-producing cases. Or compare with the CaseLabs S3 which is semi-custom and costs $275 if you would have similar options as Compact Splash. I think you'll see that for one guy hand-making 50 cases on his own, we are getting a good deal on the price. Perhaps too good.

I'm not trying to excuse Dwood's lack of communication, but trying to clarify the situation as I understand it.

So some/most of us are now a bit bothered about the overshoot of the planning timeline. I want to say that even if things don't work out with Dwood as originally intended, I trust SLE to come up with a satisfactory solution.

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I completely agree. That's why I've been patient this long. It's the not knowing and lack of communication that's frustrating.

I agree with both and I really do understand all the terms of his workings and timing, and I kinda of thought it would take longer than originally planned as well. I think I can speak for everyone here when I say that we are all still willing to be patient and willing to wait but we just want to know what is going on that's all. thumb.gif
    
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I agree with both and I really do understand all the terms of his workings and timing, and I kinda of thought it would take longer than originally planned as well. I think I can speak for everyone here when I say that we are all still willing to be patient and willing to wait but we just want to know what is going on that's all. thumb.gif

well if it means anything, he hasn't even been online in 4 days. I know he doesn't work weekends. But hopefully he's just buckling down. Ignoring the forums and just getting his work done. To many distractions here! Keep up the good work Dwood
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well if it means anything, he hasn't even been online in 4 days. I know he doesn't work weekends. But hopefully he's just buckling down. Ignoring the forums and just getting his work done. To many distractions here! Keep up the good work Dwood

Hopefully biggrin.gifgrouphug.gif < Group Hug for Dwood and his work
    
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