- Feb 23, 2015
2021-12-31: *default Split Front Panel prototype done.
2021-12-12: A second poll on default Front Panel!In the rendering, from left to right, Split Front Panel, TG Front Panel, TwoTone Front Panel. Let's poll again!
2021-12-03: Default Front Panel Poll!The current T1 V2 default Front Panel is controversial to some people. Let's poll!
2021-11-26: Website open, T1 V2 Interest Check live!For T1 V2 Interest Check, click here!
For T1 V2 specification thread. click here!
We plan to split the current inventory, keeping some in Asia, and ship the rest to a regional warehouse in North America and Europe. Interest Check information will help us optimize shipping cost, transit time and taxes for the end customer.
- send review sample
- open T1 V2 Interest Check
- split inventory between Asia, North America and EU
- ship to first wave customer from Asia
- ship to more customers from Asia, North America and EU
2021-11-11: Preparing review units and website for launch!Preparing to send review units as we speak, and hoping for an epyc review .
For the website, priority people, and launch, we are working on the website now. Since we are in peak season (holidays), with ongoing global supply chain issues and shipping complications. We need to know which shipping *countries for launch so product arrive sooner. To that end:
- All configuration of T1 *available and planned for 2022 will be shown on the website.
- T1 V2 configuration comparison, optimization suggestions, and accessories will be discussed via official website blog post.
- Priority Customer registration through a *credit card authorization (will not charge) will be added to website
- Non-priority, or regular customer *credit card authorization (will not charge) will be added to website.
2021-10-19: Stock piling so it doesn't sell out immediately and enrage the internet.
- Aluminum Mesh Panels SHOCKINGLY good compare to the older Steel Mesh, even surprising for us.
- T1-Reference with Noctua C14S on AMD 5950X runs nice with FE3080.
- MSI Suprim X just not for SFF, not performance benefit over ROG, much longer, why MSI! why!
- HWL 280GTS is a really tight fit in both T1-Reference and T1-Sandwich, recommended only for nutters.
2021-09-16: Updating T1 V1.5 name to T1 V2.0, now has all of EVO's features excluding transformation.Too many updates to the new version, and it's nothing like previous version. So it's now officially T1 V2.
To those curious about how this update relates to T1 EVO (aka V2.0), this version is V2.0 because it has all of EVO's <10L features excluding transformation.
For the latest details, see our subreddit post here.
2021-09-16: T1V1.1 Black with Black Mesh Side Panel, Black with Silver Mesh Side Panel, Titanium with Silver Mesh Side Panel will open for orders on 2021-09-17 8AM Pacific Time (PT)!
Supply is still limited, so we will not be sending out reminder emails - just going to upset a bunch of people who can't buy in time.
Multiple orders not allowed! One per customer! We will check shipping address, violator's orders will be cancelled.
2020-10-12: E-White T1 Mesh Side Panel Poll URL
Curtesy to Navic for setting it up, this poll will help us finalize the Mesh Side Panel color for E-White T1.
Communication Update! - forum is no longer a good format, let's move to r/FormD first and SFFN second!
For those that feels this thread is hostile to questions, I feel sorry about the situation. For those that have been answering the same questions over and over, I also feel sorry about the situation. This forum thread is too big and congested to provide useful information for everyone, so let's just move for everyone's sake.
So going forward, we going communicate to Reddit first, SFFN second!
2020-07-30: Three updates!
1. Official Instagram Account @formdworks
Human malware really suck. Social distancing and working from home is making us lonely and stressed. So please follow us or give us a like on Instagram, we need all the positive energy we can get to keep moving forward.
2. Bigger batch = less preorder drama
The bad new is that our data suggest demand is still increasing, while our supply hasn't changed, which translates to preorder drama and dissapointment.
The good news is that we might have a solution. Our manufacturing limitation is largely due to CNC Machining doesn't scale like typical Sheetmetal cases, and CNC Machine Time Allocation. We have been fighting for more machine time allocation. Some time in September, we will open preorder for a larger batch shipping in October. For people that are tired of the panic of trying to get a T1 and not able to, don't stay up late or let preorders ruin your day, just check in with us September.
3. Official T1 Build Guide is in the works
Some of you are having issues with building the T1 using current T1 Instruction Manual. So @gwertheim and I are working on a build guide this weekend, hopefully something to show next week.
In the meantime, here is an animation to help you visualize T1 assembly.
Preorder Update! - Preorders start Friday, July 3rd, 9AM PST via www.formdworks.com
The first date will be 2020-07-03 and the shipping date will be 2020-07-24. There are too few T1s for the 2020-07-03 drop (shipping 2020-07-24). So we don't want to email all subscribers just so they can get mad not being able to get one. We will email subscirbers once we have a bigger batch coming in.
Two colors will be available: 1) Black + Black Mesh and 2) Black Silver + Black Mesh (aka two tone). No other colors at this time, no *extra accessories, and no ETA on these atm. T1 without Riser and T1 + Riser will both be offered. We don't have quantity estimates, because machine time, quality control and anodizing hard to predict.
Shipping prices changes frequently, so just add item to cart to see the exact shipping price. We can *ONLY ship to these countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Vietnam.
T1V1.1 (June 2020 Batch) Updates:
- T1V1.0 sold out! (China only due to shipping limitations)
- T1 preorder is scheduled to drops every Friday
- T1 will be manufactured continuously , so most people that wants one should be able to get one in 2020 ?
- We will try and ship to more countries for each weekly drops
Other Important Infos:
- Top & Bottom Panel vents gap changed to 105mm for radiators to mount directly to panel
- Added 4mm diameter by 3mm deep magnet holes to the sides of the case frame, to better hold mesh panels in place when Top or Bottom Panels are removed during dissembly (magnets cannot be included due to air shipping limitations)
- Added cutout to SFX bracket for better cable routing when using a 25mm thick fan adjacent to SFX
- 2.5" Drive Bracket moved up for better cable clearance
- 2-Slot & 3-Slot GPU Sheetmetal Bracket lowered by 1.5mm for easier mounting
- Changed Power Button to 19mm Anti-Vandal Switch (from 16mm)
2020-05-06 Update: EK-AIO 240 barely fits, not easy to install, not recommended for beginners
- To minimize congestion, read FAQ and Useful Links before you ask redundant questions
- Can't keep up with so many new posts. Created r/FormD. Upvoting and downvoting feature will helps us prioritize response to questions and issues
- changed brand name due to banking reasons - Sidearmd was flagged b/c it's close to firearms?
2020-04-12 Update: Distro Plate for DDC, SPC / P5 Pumps
Update 2020-03-13 : Instruction Manual Draft 2 (WIP)!
Update 2020-03-10 : Test Shipping Candidates, please fill out this Survey! Orders will open *after Test Shipping Candidates receive their T1s and provide feedback!
Australia, Wyd4, Austria, Cyberratchet Canada, johannbl, Denmark, fabio, Finland, Benihana, France, Vaux, Germany, theexplainer, Japan, hengster, South Korea, ahs8225, Italy, Metroversal, Malaysia, chinyang, Netherlands, Floris, New Zealand, tyen, Norway, Stigth, Poland, bynio, Portugal, nulio, Saudi Arabia, darky122, Singapore, heckinwoofer, Spain, prava, Sweden, hardly, Taiwan, Thermo, Turkey, cablez, Ukraine, denys_349, United Kingdom, Goatee, USA - California, bpark919, USA - NYC/CT/MA, Kundahli, USA - Texas, Navic
USA - Texas, DrHudacris *special consideration, many posts thread
USA - Other, PBJ *special consideration, many posts thread
USA - Other, Brude27 *special consideration, many posts on thread
USA - Other, pslate *special consideration, custom cables for T1
Uzbekistan, Basriy *shipping to Uzbekistan is exotic to me
Update 2020-02-18 : Alpahcool LT240 fits, but 240 AIO is not officially support! 9900K on 120 AIO can out perform 240 AIO (see review), so 240 AIO is unnecessary for *most people!
Update 2020-02-06 : Preorder on hold until virus situation settles in China.
1. the virus has created a huge backlog and uncertainty for shipping, I don't want to take orders with this much uncertainty around shipping.
2. I have requested more T1s to be made, so delay preorders = the gap between availability will be days / weeks instead months.
3. more T1 availability = less anger and fighting on the forum, less disappointment.
So many ideas, so little time
T1 Black + Mesh Side Panels Availability: formdworks.com
T1 Black + Mesh Side Panels Price: USD 200, excluding shipping (depends on shipping speed and country)
T1 Black + Mesh Side Panels Specifications:
Material: CNC machined from 15mm 6061 Aluminum + 1.5mm steel SFX and Fan brackets
Side panels: ultra-fine mesh side panels (also functions as dust filters)
Colors: Sand Blasted + Anodized Black Aluminum chassis, Powder Coated PSU and Fan brackets.
Dimensions (W x H x D): 133 x 217 x 330, 9.5L
Graphic cards support: 312mm long, 2 or 3 Slot GPU (39.2 or 59.2mm from Side Panel to GPU PCB, including 1.6mm GPU PCB)
Motherboard support: Mini-ITX
Power Supply support: SFX
CPU Heatsink support: 70mm height (Noctua L12S recommended) using 2 Slot GPU or 50mm height using 3 slot GPU
Water cooling support: 120mm AIO at 35mm thick
Drives: 1 x 2.5" HDD/SSD
PCIe Riser: Included
Update 2019-10-25 : production case looks stunning, but anodizing is bad, need to be redone ?.
Some days you just want to cry, need to send most panels back because the anodizing has problems.
Update 2019-09-09 : https://www.sfflab.com/products/sidearmd_t1, click "NOTIFY ME WHEN RESTOCKED" on this product page to be emailed when we release (review video should be out before release)
Update 2019-07-18 : USB-C and SD Card Front I/O for those so curious
Update 2019-06-18 : Prototype 2 in hand for testing (good news), but I might have broken my motherboard (bad news), a cap next to the M.2 fell off.
Update 2019-06-14 : Barrowch Chameleon Fish 240mm modular radiator added to the Open Bench Test
Look like Alphacool LT240 (25mm thick) is still the best choice for this case, and performs better than other 30mm thick 240mm AIOs, so 240x30mm thick radiator is not worth the extra size increase.
* CPU (i9-9900K) NOT Delided
Update 2019-03-31 : CPU Cooler Open Bench Test Result
1. Alphacool LT240 shows near identical performance to XSPC TX240
2. 2x Noctua A12x25 fans vs. Noctua A12x25 + A12x15 makes little difference.
3. Koolance HX-CU420V (120mm Radiator, Copper) is 3°C from the Alphacool LT240 (240mm Radiator, Copper), which is equal or better than most 240mm (Aluminum) AIOs, like Corsair H100i Pro, NZXT X52.
* CPU (i9-9900K) NOT Delided
Asus Z390-I 160W OC Settings
Asus Z390-I 240W OC Settings
AIJIA 120 Custom Radiator
AIJIA 240 Custom Radiator
Corsair H60 2018
Noctua NH-D15 (2x NF-A14 PWM on one fan Y Splitter cable)
Given the NH-D15 results, I don't see the need to test NH-L12S, 9900K OC at 200W+ is just way over the intended use. 120 AIO is the better choice imo.
Update 2019-01-19 : Noctua L12S fit verified, all 70mm of it (2 GPU Slot mode)
Update 2019-01-14 : Prototype 1, need to work on lighting
Update 2019-01-05 : Space Gray, Black and Silver prototypes for CES 2019
After the initial project stalled, https://smallformfactor.net/forum/threads/ncase-project-sidearm.1525, I couldn't give up.
Necere for letting me use the name and the layout
dondan for giving me some tips about spacing
guryhwa for helping I/O and PCIe riser