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post #21 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-18-2020, 04:28 PM
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Quote: Originally Posted by Gilles3000 View Post
So what are you suggestinging? That everyone just starts doing copy/paste ripoffs like this NEO Qube? Fun times when everyone is selling the exact same things, while being stuck in a perpetual circle of lowering cost/quality.

There are only so many ways to design a box, yet its still extremely obvious when something is a straight ripoff.

There's a big difference between copying some features and/or taking inspiration vs just ripping of a complete design.

Copying design has always been a thing. Just seems that you need to get used to it.




I like CL's design, but equally like the price competition that TT brought to them.


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Quote: Originally Posted by Section31 View Post
Assuming caselabs only had the issue with Tariff, then its parent company wouldn't have gone under at the same time. Thermaltake doesn't produce server frame racks for US government and the B2b's. It's parent company was around for much longer and was making server frames for government and b2bs. Some users here did some digging about it through the california legal system and found out more what actually caused caselabs to go under. It wasn't 100% related to the tariffs but were small part of it. It's closure was quite odd, they didn't go the normal bankruptcy route. It's like they went the route they wanted to close down the business permanently and not pay outstanding liabilities.



So what caused it exactly? Some kind of reverse lawsuit / legal pressure from TT?

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post #22 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-18-2020, 04:42 PM
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Something along the line of parent company borrowing too much money for expansion(both it and caselabs) and then running into financial hardship and deciding to close up shop. The thermaltake lawsuit,clone was never going to cause caselabs to go under. As long as the parent company was still financially healthy, caselabs would have survived. If you look at other small case manufacturers in the US like sliger, its all similar, they make there bread and butter off server chasis for b2b and government/public sector related contracts. The pc case enthusiast is just an small part of there business. If you look at the european niche pc case makers (hexgear, etc), they are really silent (almost no activity) and everything is out of stock almost for long ti

Caselabs was never really profitable imo as considering the time it took them to ship out cases(weeks to months). Only way for it to make money if the parent company already was making server racks (custom) as it main line of business so the equipment was largely the parent company and it got lower material pricing because they were buying for california manufacturing and caselabs. I think caselabs could come out with cases on timely basis if was not for fact, the priority of the business was always the server chassis. Server Chassis, larger than expected orders for caselabs, too many side projects (bullet,etc) resulted in overload and long delays in bringing out its Gemini cases.

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i'd bet there's an issue with the line hardware itself too, thus why no one's bought it up and started cranking stuff out.

there was definitely a healthy dose of mismanagement (not just by the parent company) don't care what they say. Denial is a strong trait in those in charge.

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Quote: Originally Posted by Section31 View Post
Something along the line of parent company borrowing too much money for expansion(both it and caselabs) and then running into financial hardship and deciding to close up shop. The thermaltake lawsuit,clone was never going to cause caselabs to go under. As long as the parent company was still financially healthy, caselabs would have survived. If you look at other small case manufacturers in the US like sliger, its all similar, they make there bread and butter off server chasis for b2b and government/public sector related contracts. The pc case enthusiast is just an small part of there business. If you look at the european niche pc case makers (hexgear, etc), they are really silent (almost no activity) and everything is out of stock almost for long ti

Caselabs was never really profitable imo as considering the time it took them to ship out cases(weeks to months). Only way for it to make money if the parent company already was making server racks (custom) as it main line of business so the equipment was largely the parent company and it got lower material pricing because they were buying for california manufacturing and caselabs. I think caselabs could come out with cases on timely basis if was not for fact, the priority of the business was always the server chassis. Server Chassis, larger than expected orders for caselabs, too many side projects (bullet,etc) resulted in overload and long delays in bringing out its Gemini cases.

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