Originally Posted by wermad
I think i saw blue and gold colored Enzotech fittings before Bitspower. So, should bitspower invest in creating a new color to avoid competing with enzotech? Oh wait, they just launched similar colors...
About 90% of computer stuff is similar as you can't really skin a cat a billion different ways and still make a profit. Caselabs didn't invent the cube case and yet any new cube case comes out and everyone yells it copied Caselabs. From memory, Mountain Mods had their cube U2UFO case released in 2006 and besides atx style (like the M8), they did a horizontal layout called "horizon" (as like the S8 did for CL). Continuing from memory, CL launched their consumer cases in 2010-11. And those unique designs in the industry, some hardly sell (see the V10 cooler, Zalman tube coolers, Lian li spyder chasis, Lucid hydra multi-gpu motherboards, etc.). So it makes sense to follow the leaders if you plan to make a buck. Its called business, and your righteous moral feelings (though valid) are not what a business follows in their compass. Also, a business must take steps to protect their stuff even they just sit around and just linger (see Asetek).
If you're going to come in this thread and complain about Barrow design, please take it to the off-topic section. It doesn't help us who don't care about that and prefer to keep the topics productive and beneficial.
I am not hatting on barrow. or particular defending BP.
I am criticizing whoever makes a statement of "Luxury watercooling components are too expensive, so buying rip offs are totally fine."
If the Enzotech/BP is the case, then yes, BP is copying their idea.
Everyone defines ripping off to a different degree but please to at least to have the balls to admit that we don't care about it...
I am stating a fact that this isn't about barrow makes good product and how market segmentation. It is just ppl dont care so their business runs really well. In fact barrow does make original design....fyi