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all this talk of delays and how long it takes to get one. are these made in China, then they order from factory in like small batches of 10 or what? almost feels like a drop shipper sort of situation, like they never have stock on hand.

yes I get that everyone feels they have great cases but by golly who is controlling the supply chain, sorta feels like they don't want to "get stuck with inventory on hand that they can't sell" and bet that is why they cost so much. run off a thousand of each part and stock those parts. order comes in pull the parts box them up order can ship in days not weeks.

what am I missing here? this just does not make sense. enlighten me. as I have already seen CL staff talk about costs of tooling being too high, there is no doubt they are clearly making money on these cases or they would not be being sold in the first place. ramp up production, put order in for higher numbers, hire more staff. it all seems just odd .
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all this talk of delays and how long it takes to get one. are these made in China, then they order from factory in like small batches of 10 or what? almost feels like a drop shipper sort of situation, like they never have stock on hand.

yes I get that everyone feels they have great cases but by golly who is controlling the supply chain, sorta feels like they don't want to "get stuck with inventory on hand that they can't sell" and bet that is why they cost so much. run off a thousand of each part and stock those parts. order comes in pull the parts box them up order can ship in days not weeks.

what am I missing here? this just does not make sense. enlighten me. as I have already seen CL staff talk about costs of tooling being too high, there is no doubt they are clearly making money on these cases or they would not be being sold in the first place. ramp up production, put order in for higher numbers, hire more staff. it all seems just odd .
They make everything themselves and have a large amount of orders. Nothing is ordered and this part of their business while veey important to them is a small part of it
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Yep. There are certain parts that are made en masse. Pedestals, SSD adapters, nuts, bolts etc. but the cases are made to order. I've worked fab with aluminum before and hated it. So easy to dent and ding. Mild steel, even thin sheet metal is a thousand times easier to work with.

The bulk metal comes in and the shear operator cuts down sheets of aluminum to length then width, then the pieces get marked for what notches need to be stamped out (very special tooling), then the parts go to the brake press and get all of their special bends. The way that the edges of two pieces being brought together is impressive. I cannot tell what their method is, if welds then they have an intense sanding process that makes it impossible to tell if welded or epoxied. Once that is done and all notches, holes, and threads are done it is off to get a sealing primer. Dings either get fixed at this point or the part (I assume) is rejected.

Based on the quality of the parts I have received from them their quality control and quality assurance processes must be pretty solid.

The production delays are unfortunate but the capital that has to go into increasing production beyond using more of the clock is pretty intense.

Rushing jobs or watering down the skill level of those fabricating would require much more attention to quality assurance than is worth it.

The delays are worth the end product. Demand is soaring.
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Stupid question, but what are the buttions on the front of the S5? I know one is for power, but what is the other for?
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all this talk of delays and how long it takes to get one. are these made in China, then they order from factory in like small batches of 10 or what? almost feels like a drop shipper sort of situation, like they never have stock on hand.

yes I get that everyone feels they have great cases but by golly who is controlling the supply chain, sorta feels like they don't want to "get stuck with inventory on hand that they can't sell" and bet that is why they cost so much. run off a thousand of each part and stock those parts. order comes in pull the parts box them up order can ship in days not weeks.

what am I missing here? this just does not make sense. enlighten me. as I have already seen CL staff talk about costs of tooling being too high, there is no doubt they are clearly making money on these cases or they would not be being sold in the first place. ramp up production, put order in for higher numbers, hire more staff. it all seems just odd .

wow another business major make sure to tell that to caselabs as they obviously need your input
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Hey guys, I've gote a question.
Would it be possible to put up a DDC with EK CSQ pump top up for display in the compartment for the SSD/HDD in the S3?

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So can anyone tell me how to utilise those back holes in the back of Mercury s3? Will they fit a passthrough, or are they just to let the tubes through? I was also thinking of Phobya Xtreme 1280 rad near my window, winters here are damn cold biggrin.gif
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edit: nevermind, found what I was looking for.
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They make everything themselves and have a large amount of orders. Nothing is ordered and this part of their business while veey important to them is a small part of it

thx for reply.

then they are quite fortunate to have buyers willing to wait 6 plus weeks to even have it shipped out. and if they could afford the machine's to make the parts they should be able to afford to add more for higher production volume. as again clearly they are making money selling these cases. but what do i know I'm just a consumer. but imagine how many more sales they would have would people have to wait only days not weeks, as I'm sure many who were considering at CL case just moved on not willing to wait.

speaking of ordering I actually was going to buy a CL s8 case, but the ordering page has WAY WAY WAY TO little info on all the different choices for this , that and the other part. one would have to have all the parts needed for a build and have it nailed down as to what layout they were going to use before they even ordered parts, and then the long wait to get it.
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wow another business major make sure to tell that to caselabs as they obviously need your input

thanks little monkey for your clever troll
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