Originally Posted by Elohim
Probably the same OEM. The Switch is ugly though
Both these chassis were designed in-house, no shared OEM.
Originally Posted by sid123
I understand this, but i am the type of customer who will pay that premium for something like an aluminum case, look at the TJ 11 fantastic case and honestly my only choice as i hate case labs box designs
NZXT designs looks even better but the quality of the case is no were near comparable.
if only there was a aluminum phantom (not such a fan of the switch), price can be in the same ballpark as case labs or tj 11/07, I would happily pay 500 to 600 for a product like this but i can understand why you wouldn't make this eg BOM and market size
but at least make it some sort of metal eg steel just please no glossy cheeky plastic
Phanteks and Corsair at least use aluminum plastic combination but still the boring box design, its not great but its something, not to mention the reasonable prices
Without going into it too deeply, getting a "Phantom made out of Aluminum" would basically be impossible to produce. It would need to be diecast aluminum, which would be about 4x more expensive to develop than say the 900D. The technique used to produce Caselabs and Silverstone cases is called extruded Aluminum, which basically limits your parts to a 2D design. This is why today's steel cases tend to be more intricate in their design.
Beyond the hurtles of getting such a case developed would be getting it into the customers homes. This case would essentially be our entire R&D budget for 4 years, would cost around $300, and would need to sell by the thousands every month. It just isn't feasible for us to do this.
However you can see we recognize the importance of material and finish quality, with the H630 we made this our top priority and I assure you, there will be more to follow... soon.