Originally Posted by surfbumb;15105052
that's the canadian website...I'm guessing they will update the US one soon.
The US version of ncix.com is open (you have to click the American flag for the US site.)
For whatever reason, Fractal stuff has gotten a tad hard to get lately:
- Define XL and R3 (in black) are out of stock at Newegg (OK, the SKUs are actually "deactivated" but I gotta think they'll be back)
- The Mini is out of stock.
- NCIX only has some cases as kits with kinda funky PSUs
- The USB 3.0 upgrade kit is available at NCIX Canada, but there's no real way for an American to order it now that their American site is up (I tried and the checkout page redirected me to the US site where the SKU is invalid.)
I'm just being patient and waiting to see what's up, but Fractal hasn't responded to my inquiry about the upgrade kit in the US. If you want the R3 in a color other than black or some of their other cases you're good from Newegg, otherwise get in the boat with me.
I just got off the phone with Fractal Designs technical support. I got frustrated about getting the run-around on availability of the upgrade kit from both NCIX (talking to a live person there takes an act of God and they apparently don't read or respond to their e-mails), and the Newegg was just useless (as far a they were concerned, there was no such thing as an upgrade kit and any cases that were out of stock were never coming back.)
The guy I talked to at Fractal was just about as frustrated. He indicated that Newegg has the kits and some new cases with USB 3.0 support build in. Everyone is just waiting for Newegg to get on the ball and get the SKUs in their system. His estimate was another two calendar weeks (meaning 14 days.) We'll see. I'm not going to hold my breath, but I'm going to have to be patient.Edited by Florida_Dan - 9/29/11 at 10:34am