DAN C4-SFX

mechanicalturkey

What's an ITX?
Jul 28, 2019
1
0
Anyone that's been around since the kickstarter days knows that - for a Dan Case, it's always worth the wait.

Here is a tiny update to break the silence from my side. I am still working on the case. I am nearly done with the CAD work and after this i will show what i have. It will be possible to add some tiny wishes or make some tiny changes based on user feedback. Then i will order the prototype.

I learned from the last month that i can't pleased everyone and that it is important that i make a product that i am happy with. I will not rush therefor i will not offer a release date or make promises that i can't keep. So if you need a case now don't wait for this project.

Thank you for your support
Daniel
 
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Bomb4st1c

Cable Smoosher
Mar 1, 2018
10
3
Not to derail the thread, but what's your problem with SFFLab? I haven't heard any I issues.
Maybe he/she has no credit card or access to Apple Pay, to pay for the case through SFFLab. Like me.
I understand Paypal causes too many headaches for SFFLab to reconsider using, but I hope other payment options will eventually be implemented.
Or maybe just like Dan's A4 cases, sold through Caseking or Overclockers UK (?)
 

enome

Caliper Novice
May 18, 2018
28
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I was around since sometime early last year, but I still have not lost faith in this case. I still hope to see THE CASE I was looking forward to. THE CASE that can run dual 120 AIOs with only 10L.
 
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Dapoktan

Case Bender
Sep 18, 2019
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So what is the most recent/accurate state of this case? the image on pg94? or has there been significant changes since then and we are waiting on new renders?
 
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Brude27

Cable-Tie Ninja
Jun 21, 2018
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This case should get moved to stalled status as far as I'm concerned, as stalling is all @dondan has done with it for the past 6 months. I'm sure that if it ever gets done it'll truly be a thing of beauty and likely become one of the best options out there, but I'm over the whole "I'll have new renders by the end of the week" carrot dangled from a stick bs. It hasn't happened the last 3 times its been said, and I have no reason to believe him if he says it again. Time will tell, but I've already given him the benefit of the doubt on this project once already, and I don't tend to ever offer it a second time.
 

Brude27

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Jun 21, 2018
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They are not 100% full time on this and have to manage life as well. They never also took any money as form of commitment.
That can be said for nearly all of the cases being made on this site, and yet you don’t see people like J-Hack, Velkase, or the Zaber guys saying they’ll do things and then not have them follow through. Those guys are prompt, transparent, and the first two have several projects going on at once. The SFF world is competitive now, and its consumers don’t need to put up with this kind of lack of communication, especially with the premium we already pay for its products.
 

fatpolomanjr

Chassis Packer
Aug 20, 2019
20
29
None of us are consumers of this case yet, since none of us have paid anything for the work that's been done on it. It's not like a group buy or a kickstarter where the consumers have funded a project with a timeline. Dondan may have lost your "benefit of the doubt", and it doesn't seem he'll get it back since you apparently don't tend to offer it a second time, but that's infinitely better than him or any project runner squandering our money. Which is certainly not what is happening here.

This thread reads like the Kickstarter comments of a scam project. Last I checked no one has pledged so why bother being negative in general.
I guess this is what I'm trying to say.

Also, the last update from Dondan in June:

I learned from the last month that i can't pleased everyone and that it is important that i make a product that i am happy with. I I learned from the last month that i can't pleased everyone and that it is important that i make a product that i am happy with. I will not rush therefor i will not offer a release date or make promises that i can't keep. So if you need a case now don't wait for this project. not rush therefor i will not offer a release date or make promises that i can't keep. So if you need a case now don't wait for this project.
 
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Brude27

Cable-Tie Ninja
Jun 21, 2018
185
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...that's infinitely better than him or any project runner squandering our money. Which is certainly not what is happening here.
I completely agree, and feel it's necessary to add that comments like yours and worldtour's have nothing to do with the "complaints" being posted here. People are "complaining" b/c they/we were excited about this project at some point, and WANT Dan to do better with communication as he used to be known for. He's all but killed the possibility of this case being successful (in my opinion) were it to go to crowdfunding, and it's incredibly disappointing. I hope I'm wrong, and that what I said about it becoming one of the best options for SFF once/if it releases happens instead.

In the long run, if the consumer doesn't hold the producer/developer accountable, it's bad for the consumer. As a consumer in this case (no pun intended), I will offer suggestions, ask the hard questions, call out the bs, and congratulate/celebrate the successes throughout the process. If you search my account posts, you'll see I stay true to all of those things in the many threads I follow.
 
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schn1tt3r

SFF Lingo Aficionado
Sep 24, 2018
101
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While it is true no one spent money on this project, the moment we were asked and cooperated with filling forms entitles us to at least SOME form of communication. Two months ago the renders were almost done... Why no update? I wouldn't mind a "no longer doing this" or "postponed until 2020" just any communication would be nice.
 
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JDK

Average Stuffer
Sep 25, 2018
65
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You are entitled to your opinion - nothing else. Dondan is not obliged to tell you anything at this point, even though it might be better from a business perspective (hard to tell, since he already made it clear that "if you need a case now don't wait for this project ").