DAN A4-SFX: The smallest gaming case in the world

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I personally think it's a very easy choice for PSU - Corsair SF450, especially when you don't plan on putting a 6-8-10 core CPU and a Titan in - I got a SF450 myself, I might be biased...
I see that its modular. Does this create any problems..? (Modular means there's a lack of flexibility where the connector starts)
 

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Great. Overclockers just mailed me canceling my order. Apparently it sold out 5mins after 12 and the server just didnt update. After calling the dude he was very polite but stated i should have called 2mins after 12 to secure a case. Wtf. They cant handle traffic on their servers and now im without a case.

On a brighter note: gg Daniel for having such a desirable case.


What a Day...
 

_untitled

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I feel I'll be receiving that very email shortly also. I have 4 order confirmations and yet I only ordered one.... Waiting to see what they have to say.

Guess I'll be getting an Ncase, unless some kind soul wants to sell me a Black one....

EDIT: yes all cancelled. I ordered within a minute of them being available. ugggghhhhhhhh
 
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At what time did you order? My order has yet not been cancelled. :S

12:51 only, probably too late even though the silver ones were showing as available a while after that as well. I called CK and they were able to see that my payment is shown as failed which is why the order got cancelled, even though I got a successful payment notification from PayPal as usual and everything. The guy I spoke to said he'll check up with the financial people to make sure the payment's gone through and put me in line for a black unit in the batch instead of a refund and re-order hassle.

Would've been awesome to get the case now, but I've successfully replaced my previously failed desktop computer with an ultrabook for close to two years now so I can manage a few more months :)

Congrats to Dan by the way for the overwhelming success of the project, I'm pretty sure things got waaaay more intense that anyone could've anticipated even a year ago. Great accomplishment indeed! Can't wait this thread to turn into a build-showcase.
 

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I literally had the black case in my cart but I couldn't place the order from where I live.. Dan I must say good job on the distribution;)

Anyway.. I already got an Ncase on the way! Sure, It's a little bigger but I'm not gonna worry about temps, thermal throttling and noise anymore!

Maybe next time
 

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For those complaining about site load, most companies have this issue, even the big ones - it isn't feasible for companies to invest in systems for what would be a very short periods of time when the load will be too much. It would be nice if they could put things in place for things like this, but believe me, it costs time, money and staff and in the end, they lose a lot of money for very temporary benefit.
 

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Just picked up my case from OcUK. Just an hour drive home to go. Excited for the build tonight!

Guy was a bit shocked by the hype.

Apparently the website oversold by 50 and there are 100 on the waiting list.

They got 70. (I'm assuming this is just for the black one)
 

macken

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Anybody know how much Caseking.de oversold by? Got my order in 12:44 and an confirmation mail, but am starting to think I still was too late.
 
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David A4

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What complete bullshit! I started exactly on time and I could never get the basket or checkout function to load and by the time I tried the mobile site they were all sold out!

GOD DAMNIT I'd been waiting for this for months!
So glad I bought mine off another months ago for fear of this exact situation, and at price too.
 
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Okay, so I got my order in around 6:25 and got a shipping email, but I'm hearing that people who got their orders in before me are getting cancellation emails..If I got a shipping email do you guys think I should be good or is there still a possibility it can get canceled. This is off Overclockers btw.
 

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Got one! Ordered 12:03 GMT+1 on Overclockers :) And it has already shipped. Oh happy day :)
 

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From this thread it looks like there is demand for at least 1-2K more cases. Dan, how mamy cases will you order for the next batch?
By the way, thank you for my case, got it on Saturday, it's so awesome :D will participate in the HoF contest as soon as I put some LEDs in there!
Asus GTX 1080 Strix compatibility confirmed, it was even really easy to install except for PCIe power which has to be routed behind the front panel.
 

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Damn, I missed it today. The CK Site was down for over an hour :(.
Does anyone want to sell his case? Preferable black?
 

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From this thread it looks like there is demand for at least 1-2K more cases. Dan, how mamy cases will you order for the next batch?
By the way, thank you for my case, got it on Saturday, it's so awesome :D will participate in the HoF contest as soon as I put some LEDs in there!
Asus GTX 1080 Strix compatibility confirmed, it was even really easy to install except for PCIe power which has to be routed behind the front panel.
Can you post a picture? I'm using the 1060 Rog Strix and would like to see the clearance.
 

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From this thread it looks like there is demand for at least 1-2K more cases. Dan, how mamy cases will you order for the next batch?
By the way, thank you for my case, got it on Saturday, it's so awesome :D will participate in the HoF contest as soon as I put some LEDs in there!
It does seem like there is still a large demand for the case. Is it possible for some kind of preorder system on OverclockersUK or some independent system? Waking up at 3AM just to come empty handed does not seem ideal and judging from the amount of US backers it would be 3-6AM for a large number of people.
I literally had the black case in my cart but I couldn't place the order from where I live.. Dan I must say good job on the distribution;)

Anyway.. I already got an Ncase on the way! Sure, It's a little bigger but I'm not gonna worry about temps, thermal throttling and noise anymore!

Maybe next time
No need for the condescending sarcasm, Dan is just one man. Not sure why you bothered to attempt to add to cart (which I'm not even sure you did) since there was a good amount of time you likely knew OCUK did not ship to Japan (you could have had a forwarding service like some users suggested, if so). But with that being said, Dan should look into other distributors that ship to and handles locations that OCUK/CK does not.
 
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As a Kickstarter backer, I'm pretty sad seeing people who ordered today get shipping notifications when I've gotten radio silence :(
I'm with you :( i thought that we will get the cases first than Overclockers but it doesn't seem that way. I'm really anxious to get it but i know i need to wait for my turn, and hope to keep seeing more pictures of Dan Builds :D
 
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Lian Li is wishing they had the rights to this design right about now...
I'd like to think it would be quicker to produce more as the equipment has already been made to produce them. I've not commented before, but have silently monitored this forum for months. I ordered from Overclockers at 12:12, Got my confirmation, then received a cancellation a few hours later telling me it would be June, until they got more in. This seems like a long time, assuming both DAN and Lian-Li agree to produce a ton more based on demand, why would production take so long?
 

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I'm with you :( i thought that we will get the cases first than Overclockers but it doesn't seem that way. I'm really anxious to get it but i know i need to wait for my turn, and hope to keep seeing more pictures of Dan Builds :D
Whats most frustrating is when dan kept saying his backers have top priority and now it feels like a kick in the stomach seeing others get shipping orders through from overclockers. even picking it up same day they went live.
 

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Hi guys, I'm from France and just recieved my tracking number, so you now where he's actually sending :)

I think I gonna paint my case in textured gunmetal or something like that :)
 

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Whats most frustrating is when dan kept saying his backers have top priority and now it feels like a kick in the stomach seeing others get shipping orders through from overclockers. even picking it up same day they went live.

Agree. We funded the possibility of the overclockers orders. :( Oh well. Looks like he's shipping soon. I still support Dan fully for bringing this product to light.
 

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Agree. We funded the possibility of the overclockers orders. :( Oh well. Looks like he's shipping soon. I still support Dan fully for bringing this product to light.

Look at it this way: if you are a US backer, we paid roughly $250 or so depending on exchange rate per case. Up thread someone said that for a US buyer from one of the resellers, it was $313 before shipping. That is assuming you were lucky enough to snag one in the 2 minutes they were available at whatever ungodly hour the sales went live. So we saved money on our cases sort of akin to an "investment" in a company (which is really what a kickstarter fund is), and we can sit back and relax and know we are getting our case.

Plus, we have bragging rights over all these n00bs who are saying they waited "months" to make their overclockers order. Ha. Months. ;)
 

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Hi guys, I'm from France and just recieved my tracking number, so you now where he's actually sending :)

I think I gonna paint my case in textured gunmetal or something like that :)


this is a automated send shipping confirmation. Your parcel is ready and will be transfered to DHL in the next days.
The parcel will be sent to the following address: ;)


Same for me. from france and just got my email, expecting to receive it by monday ;)

are you in Paris? curious to see how you paint it.
 

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Would you rather have him doing the actual shipping or answering every question and comment here..? :D
Of course we all want for him to ship, i would love help him if i could, but some Dan as always been there for us, i know he will come and give some great news :) If you are reading this Dan, could you just give a little update in which country you are right now?
 

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I'd like to think it would be quicker to produce more as the equipment has already been made to produce them. I've not commented before, but have silently monitored this forum for months. I ordered from Overclockers at 12:12, Got my confirmation, then received a cancellation a few hours later telling me it would be June, until they got more in. This seems like a long time, assuming both DAN and Lian-Li agree to produce a ton more based on demand, why would production take so long?
It's not just production time, but shipping time as well. Shipping by freight container from Taiwan to Europe takes 2-3 months.

Anyway, I understand some of you guys are upset, but really, you need to give Dan a break. It's a massive undertaking for one person, and especially the first time doing it there's going to be some parts of the process you can't predict. Be happy that he's making a good faith effort to deliver his amazing product to all of you.
 
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It's not just production time, but shipping time as well. Shipping by freight container from Taiwan to Europe takes 2-3 months.

Anyway, I understand some of you guys are upset, but really, you need to give Dan a break. It's a massive undertaking for one person, and especially the first time doing it there's going to be some parts of the process you can't predict. Be happy that he's making a good faith effort to deliver his amazing product to all of you.

I agree, Dan deserves alot of credit, But Lian-Li are a big company and there is money just sitting on the table right now. It should only take one call from Dan and they should be able to start production (yes i know contracts are more complicated than that but you get what i mean) This case could easily shift several thousand units. Its not just this forum, its everywhere, Reddit, LTT etc. I believe many more would have ordered had they know about the release date.

I know most of us are just being impatient, but I'd just love to see a more streamlined production, even if that meant DAN handing a bit of control over to Lian-li (QC mainly, not rights) June just seems so far off..............:cry:
 

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i had the same issue with overclockers, went to pay and it just jammed, called them on the phone, made the order, gave em my card details.
10 mins later got the confirmation email.

My power supply arrived today and so did my GTX1080 classified.

Just literally got the delivery confirmation that the case is coming tomorrow :)
 
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Ordered my case from OCuk. Since everyone has been asking
Time Stamp on Order: 11:11am
Delivery Date: 02/02.......tomorrow.....

Tried to order off two different computers using Chrome/Internet Explorer. Even though it was in my basket wouldn't let me go to checkout or would crash. Tried to pay directly and through amazon option.
Finally worked on my mobile I think it was.

I ordered the silver - the brushed metal effect seems to stand out more.
On a side note I kept track of the quantity and rough times of sell out were
BLACK sold out at 11:16
SILVER sold out at 11:42
 

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Agree. We funded the possibility of the overclockers orders. :( Oh well. Looks like he's shipping soon. I still support Dan fully for bringing this product to light.

On the bright side, we can see where people went right and wrong with their choice of parts if you haven't gotten any yet - like me :)

Edit: And I also got the automated shipping message on the 23rd Jan. It has been a standstill at 'The instruction data for this shipment have been provided by the sender to DHL electronically' since :(
 

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this is a automated send shipping confirmation. Your parcel is ready and will be transfered to DHL in the next days.
The parcel will be sent to the following address: ;)


Same for me. from france and just got my email, expecting to receive it by monday ;)

are you in Paris? curious to see how you paint it.


Non Marseille. Mais je mettrai éventuellement quelques photos.
 

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congratulations to dan, selling out is a big deal. for a small business like him there is no way to know if you will still be in business tomorrow. a butterfly could flap its wings and these stores could have a bunch of cases nobody wants. it's very good fortune for him that everyone wants DAN A4-SFX!
 

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I agree, Dan deserves alot of credit, But Lian-Li are a big company and there is money just sitting on the table right now. It should only take one call from Dan and they should be able to start production (yes i know contracts are more complicated than that but you get what i mean) This case could easily shift several thousand units. Its not just this forum, its everywhere, Reddit, LTT etc. I believe many more would have ordered had they know about the release date.

I know most of us are just being impatient, but I'd just love to see a more streamlined production, even if that meant DAN handing a bit of control over to Lian-li (QC mainly, not rights) June just seems so far off..............:cry:
Everyone is different, some are okay with packages being sent after third party released theirs, others like me are not, which are people who takes promises to heart.

As a person I understand its a difficult undertaking for a single individual to ship out 1600+ units.

However as a consumer, im disappointed that the company Dan-Cases didnt follow up with customer expectations that backers would get their shipments sent out first.

I would say this about any other company as well, be it apple, microsoft, msi, acer, asus. It could have been more clearly stated as well with an announcement that pre-order availability would be delayed a week or 2 until backers shipments went through, and if thats not possible because of third party distribution contracts, then that could have been explained clearly as well.

Im not trying to be a insensitive, I respect and appreciate that Dan the person has gone this far and so many people are happy this case exists. But David the consumer is upset the priorities he was told he would have have not been given.
 

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CaseKing doesn't have the set of internal dust filters but does have them both seperately. Greedy bastards...
 

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Ordered my DAN A4-SFX in black from Overclockers at 12:04pm, order confirmation at 12:15pm, then order canceled by them 5 hours later... :/
 
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