Originally Posted by doyll
Time is money, and while it may not take much more time to do the cable and serial number sticker changes, it does take some. It also means changing the assembly line procedure .. and changes often create their own problems in assembly lines. Running cables through holes takes more time than using a zip-tie .. and may require moving case to do it .. more movement means more chances of damage. Case is setting on assembly line ready for boxing and serial number label is put on case and it's box. To put labels on back of case and box is quick. Putting label on bottom means moving case .. whichi takes more time and also increases the chance of possible case damage. Bottom line is the more efficient the assembly line is the lower the cost of assembly .. and lower cost to end user.
I'll say one last thing, and leave this discussion at that. It's starting to feel like this is turning into an argument, which was never my intent.
I'm super happy with this case. It was great to work with. Roomier than my much bigger HAF X, thanks to the lack of a drive cage. Very thoughtfully designed to be water cooling friendly, which was a huge plus for me. The aluminum panels are fantastic. Coupled with the glass... this is case looks so good I just want to lick it
I was just surprised by a couple of things that, to me - as a somewhat average system builder who only builds a new PC when he needs one and hasn't gone through a thousand cases - were a bit disappointing considering what I paid for the case.
I'd never even heard of Phanteks until I went to build this rig. I read nothing but positive stuff, and was really taken back by the classy, restrained look of the P400S. For the price, that case seemed like a winner. Had I gone with that one, and had these same complaints, I would've sucked it up. That case costs half of what the Evolv ATX TG costs. Alas, the P400S wasn't going to be roomy enough for what I wound up doing, and the Evolv ATX TG looked even better.
For $200, they could've put the sticker on the top of the frame, under the top cover. Easy to get to, not visible under normal conditions. Problem solved. If you're going to sit there and tell me that not doing that somehow would've saved me money, then I think you're just making excuses.
I'm not trying to talk anyone down from getting this case. Hell, I can't recommend it enough. I just wanted to point out a few things that surprised me, which I hadn't read or heard about anywhere. That's all.