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omg B-Negative ... go back to your build !! and make some new renders! ( with that thing i sent you )

i would like to know how this "outsourcing" works , is there a site where you just send a design and they say yes/no , im scared that they steal the design or something fishy ( they make your case , and then they sell the design or make a new company and make the case for themselves and sell it in the Asian / indian market and you will never know ) , did you signed a NDA or something ?

i know some people over at CNCzone.com that got some small businesses that could help you make stuff , you should post there in the RFQ (Request for quote) area and see what pops up

I am just finalizing the design now Yoi,had to make substantial changes to it.

This is not the thread to discuss that however.
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omg B-Negative ... go back to your build !! and make some new renders! ( with that thing i sent you )

i would like to know how this "outsourcing" works , is there a site where you just send a design and they say yes/no , im scared that they steal the design or something fishy ( they make your case , and then they sell the design or make a new company and make the case for themselves and sell it in the Asian / indian market and you will never know ) , did you signed a NDA or something ?

i know some people over at CNCzone.com that got some small businesses that could help you make stuff , you should post there in the RFQ (Request for quote) area and see what pops up

I found some database type sites (alibaba.com/made-in-china.com) that have Chinese manufactures you can get in contact with. General consensus seems to be similar to eBay. All the quotes I've received seem pretty legit so far and I'm going to contact PayPal tomorrow and make sure I'm protected if I pay with PayPal so I'm covered worst case scenario.

Talking with the engineers they seem pretty knowledgable which is encouraging. Language isn't really a barrier either so thats good. But most importantly the price is less than half compared to the cheapest quote I got locally.

I'm going to keep looking, researching and am in contact with some people that specialise with this thing locally to check the validility of this and hopefully they can get me in contact with legitimate companies over there if they don't think what I've done so far is a good idea.

One I'm looking at using is: http://www.yixinprecision.en.alibaba.com/

But so far they've been pretty similar to deal with compared to domestic companies. All prefer different file formats like .DXF, .IGS, .X_T, .STEP etc. They just aren't snobs.

Not bothered by them having the potential to steal my design and resell it. Could care less, we all know the truth with who came up with it.
    
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It's not revolutionary but subtly really nice. I like the design.
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any updates on the Chinese guys ? or a new render ?
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any updates on the Chinese guys ? or a new render ?

No new renders. The last one posted is the final revision.

Just currently in talks with the manufacturer, finalising the design and making sure every detail is being covered. I'm currently discussing flat packing and postage. PayPal assures me I'm covered if the quality of the item is bad or not to spec so I'll probably make the payment in the next day or so and hopefully will have it a week or so after.

Still trying to get my head around this is actually happening and its about to be made. I'll wait until I have it in my hands and is 100% accurate of the design before I get real excited but is going well so far. Hopefully this china thing pays off.

My motherboard is sold, PC is torn down and ready for the incoming case, ASUS RIVE and another GTX Titan, maybe two if I can afford it at the end.
    
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post #46 of 120
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Payment made, material ordered. Current estimated time of completion is July 30th.

Looking forward to receiving pictures of the completed panels and mock up assembly before flat packing and sending.
    
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jesus .... im gonna bash my Deathadder on the floor >.>

Seems like there's a lot of us angry Death Adder owners...

Subbed. I love seeing functional test benches.
    
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Seems like there's a lot of us angry Death Adder owners...

Subbed. I love seeing functional test benches.

I've had x1 Death Adder which broke and did the double click all the time, x3 Mamba 2012s that broke in similar areas. x2 the lasers broke and x1 wasn't flat and would rock side to side out of the box.

May as well give an update.

Was going to be cut from 8mm acetal sheet but the manufacturer didn't want to sand the surface to make it smooth on the un-machined areas, since raw acetal sheet is pretty rough in appearance. So instead they are just going to cut the panels from 10mm acetal sheet so every surface is smooth.

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Ordered an i7 4770k, Gigabyte Z87 OC board, another rad and some other stuff for the build because I'm sick of not having a PC and want something to play with. So I'm going to delid it, do a die mount and setup a ghetto temporary water loop on the motherboard box this week when they come in the mail to amuse myself. If I don't hate Haswell and I can get it to 5GHZ I'll run it until Ivy-e.
    
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Alright an update.

Got some pictures from the manufacturer and at first glance I got excited because it looks pretty good but the manufacturer has informed me of some deformation in the sheets and they got 1-2 holes/threads wrong on the top sheet so just addressing that with them now. Hopefully it can be easily addressed and hopefully they don't think they can charge me extra for more material to correct their mistakes.

They cut them from 10mm acetal sheet and the thickness is 7.89mm after the machining. So they have a nice machined look to them.








Also got the build for the case up and running just need the case so I can transfer the mess sitting next to me into the case.



So it's coming along slowly.
    
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