- Oct 28, 2021
Store is LIVE! www.densium.net
January 21st (2022) Update:
It's now confirmed: The Densium 4 Plus (220mm) will be manufactured concurrently with the Original Densium 4, meaning It'll be shipped at roughly the same time.
The prototype is still en route for approval and photos, but I've put it up for sale anyway as the design is pretty much tested [It's the same as D4].
Here is the link: Densium4+
January 19th (2022) Update:
So after confirming with my manufacturers, production time is estimated ~6 weeks, but due to chinese new year, the production will not be initiated before February 8th. That means we're looking at shipping around march!
Hope the wait isn't unbearable for you!
Regarding the extended version: The prototype has been shipped, and will be immediately put up on the website as soon as I recieve it. This time will not affect the wait, as i hope to manufacture this together with the regular Densium 4 - Though this isn't confirmed yet.
January 17th (2022) Update:
Well, i did not expect this...
As some of you may have seen, I lowered the goal from 60 units to 50 units, which then placed us at 48% funded.
I was hoping this would make it easier for people to commit.
I then made a little more informative website, and took some better photos to go along with it.
As a "cherry on top" i offered Free shipping for 48 hours, to hopefully boost sales a bit.
Well it sure did - We plowed our way from 48% to 88% in just 2 days, so i made a decision.
Since we did so incredibly well, and we only have a few units left to go, I don't see any point in letting you guys wait any longer!
Therefore I've decided to cover the rest of the cost myself, and order production! Well, i still haven't recieved the prototype for the much improved front panel design, so I'll have to approve this design first! I'll recieve this in about a week or so.
Thanks to everyone who ordered! I'm super excited, and i hope you are too! And a special thanks to everyone who helped me get the word around and share with friends and family.
Well, I'm ordering more units than we've sold - And there is nothing stopping me from ordering more, so keep spreading the word!
Until now, I've not said anything about production times, but to not leave you guys completely in the dark, I'll inquire the manufacturer about it, and update this post in a few days regarding this (Keep in mind: Chinese new year is around the corner, and the factory will have a 2 week holiday, starting at the end of january)
For those of you who wants the extended version - I'll ask my manufacturer to produce this along with the Densium 4, since the manufacturing process is essentially identical - assuming the prototype will be approved.
Again, a big thanks to everyone who've ordered.
As always, all questions are welcome here!
January 12th (2022) update:
Hello guys, update from manufacturer.
Our new dark walnut panel is now awaiting surface finish, after which it will be immediately shipped to me.
The 220mm version prototype production line has been started, and will be sent to me around next week.
If anyone has been on the website lately, maybe you've noticed that I've added some new photos for the D4.
I'm currently working daily to make the website a little more "digestable" for new people, hoping this will help sales better for my next promo. Expect to see a new product page, and possibly also a new homepage in the coming days.
For my next promo i will make also make a great offer, so I'll expect to get a little further with my funding goal.
Thanks for being so patient guys, you're the best!
January 7th (2022) update:
I haven't updated the post for a week so i thought i should give you a status update and plan moving forward.
About a week ago i placed an order for a new, much improved front panel design (mounting solution, aesthetically same.)
It will also be made out of Dark Walnut, a much darker variant of the walnut front panel.
Along with this i also placed an order for a extended version, specifically the 220mm gpu support version, after a post on r/SFFPC the majority of feedback wanted this version more than the 200mm version.
Meanwhile I'll work on the website, i recently bought some extra photo equipment that'll help me out immensly - Therefore I'll take some better, more demonstrative and illustrative photos, and make a more informative website. I'll also make an assembly video that'll act as an 'user manual.' Thought behind this is to run a new 'promo' campaign, and hopefully better media and information will generate more sales. Hopefully - if this campaign goes well, I'm able to order production. I am also comfortable with covering a part of the cost myself, so we don't need to wait for exactly 100%, might even bring the goal down, to hopefully make commitment easier for potential new customers.
While i work on the website, I'll also spend some time reaching out to influencers, youtubers, reviewers etc. If you have any suggestions, please reply to this thread!
Alternatively you can ask your favorite reviewers if they want to review the case! Just tell them to E-mail me at email@example.com. NO reviewer is too small! Once we have some stock I will not be shy handing out free samples to reviewers!
I'll be available every day to answer questions, do not hesitate to ask - No question is too stupid!!
December 30th (2021) update:
I need your opinion! Which one of the 2 extended versions below would you be most interested in and why? Reply to this thread with your answer [More info below picture]
Due to requests from people wanting to fit some 'longer' hardware in the Densium 4, I am considering making an extended version. The numbers above each case is referring to their internal lenght, and also translates directly into GPU lenght supported. The extended version will be identical to the orignal Densium 4, only the length differs.
Only one of the extended versions will be made.
|The original Densium 4 [180mm]||Densium 4+ [200mm]||Densium 4++ [220mm]|
|Dimensions and volume||220x190x98mm, 4L||220x~210x98mm ~4.5L||220x~230x98mm ~5L|
December 25th (2021) update:
Merry Christmas to all!
Our 72h promo went very well, and I have some good news!
We did get 20 pre-orders for the Densium 4, but that's not the best part!
Due to us getting 20 sales in ~72h, our manufacturer has agreed to follow through with production of a smaller Quantity.
This means we're able to cut our funding goal almost IN HALF, as a result of a lowered funding goal, we have officially plowed through 1/3 of our new goal! [In 72 hours!!] It's looking bright!
Our plan moving forward is to create a better, more informatory and more convincing product page - Then combine this with a new campaign in early-mid January. Then maybe, Just maybe - we're able to reach our goal!
A giant thanks to everyone who've ordered!
Pre-Launch Content below:
[AR Links at the bottom of the post]
An introduction: We are Densium, and we'll attempt to open a new store, made by- and for SFFPC Enthusiasts.
We are not here to talk about ourself, but our first project - You can read more about us at Densium.net.
Because we've been learning along the way, we have not been confident enough to share our project with the community before now.
We wanted to keep the uncertainty regarding waiting times, prototyping and launch to a minimum, to spare potential buyers of staying up at night waiting for an update.
(And trust us, you would have been waiting for a long time by now)
We now have our first prototype on hand, but we have another prototype with improved design being quoted at the time of posting.
Case Specs (V1)
- 4 liters in volume
- Height 222mm
- Width 98mm
- Depth 183mm
- 1.2mm powdercoated steel
- 5mm waxed Rosewood front panel.
- Acetal (PCIe bracket mount, and glued to front panel for screwing into front panel.)
- White illuminated powerbutton.
- 39mm CPU Cooler height
- ITX GPU (175mm)
- Flex-ATX power supply (Mounted below motherboard)
- 2.5inch 7mm thick SSD will fit snuggly between side panel and PSU on CPU side.
- 185mm ADT-Link riser cable.
- Ram Clearance approx. 45mm
- ITX Motherboards only.
We now have now recieved our second protoype. This time we made sure to order a white unit, to see if our manufacturer could handle it well. Good news, they look amazing.
Here are some pictures with components:
VIEW IN AR: White/Rosewood Black/Walnut
PROTIP: Open on your phone to view it on your desk