SFF Lingo Aficionado
- Oct 28, 2021
Store is LIVE! www.densium.net
May 8th (2022) Update:
At last, the Z39 coolers are on it's way to the warehouse - And we're able to fulfill the last of your orders!
Sorry for all the waiting and the troublesome launch, thanks to everyone for your patience and support.
I guess now is the time to announce that there will be a 2nd batch of the Densium 4, but with a much needed revised design.
The new design will include a lot of improvements and new features, based on requests from people here at the forum!
I've already ordered a prototype for validation - And it's in production as we speak!
I'll make a 'mega-update' here at the thread when the last pieces of the puzzle are in place!
All questions welcome!
April 29th (2022) Update:
Firstly, let me apologize for not being active the last week, but I'm currently at work - with 12 hours shifts, so I've got minimal spare time.
This post is to inform about the damaged cases, Z39 coolers, Miswired Powerbuttons and when I'll resume selling the D4.
As you know, there was a huge portion of cases that were shipped without cardboard boxes and a lot of you have recieved damaged cases. I'm determined to give you all free replacements, as you deserve - But I'm getting more and more anxious my stock will not hold, even though I paused the sale. I'll have to update you all about this moving forward.
Regarding the miswired power buttons: It seems like the power button supplier had miswired every single switch from the 1st batch. I'm just as shocked as you are - But the good news is that I was swift in getting replacements, and they're already at the warehouse, ready to ship. Only thing remaining is establishing a page where you can claim it! The new power buttons also have longer cables, so it'll not be necessary with extensions cables for MSI motherboards. You'll all get a mail once the product page is ready.
The Z39 coolers: Sigh... I'm doing my very best to get them to you as quickly as possible. This particular supplier has been outrageously unreliable, and have given a lot of false promises. To put things in perspective, they assured me they'd be delivered within March 10th, and you all know what date it is today. I won't elaborate any further, but please understand that I care about my customers, and never intended to extend the delivery time.
As it stands now, I'll keep the sale on hold until all my current customers have recieved an undamaged unit of the Densium 4/4+. Since I won't have much stock left after the replacements, I suspect there will be no more sales from batch 1, and any interested buyers must wait until the next batch. Good news is - I've got a new and improved design in the works, and I'm currently working on getting a prototype so I can initiate batch 2 as quickly as possible. I'll make a big update with renders and change notes some time soon! Hope you're as excited as me!
Big thanks for your understanding, and have a nice weekend!
Take care all
April 21st (2022) Update:
Quick update: We have now recieved the new packaging materials and shipping will resume! Because the shipping details have had trouble updating automatically, you might recieve the tracking No. a few days after they have shipped, since I'll be doing it manually.
Z39 update: The factory had run out of AMD brackets during manufacturing, so there is still a handful of coolers still with the supplier, but we'll fulfill them ASAP.
April 11th (2022) Update:
So I've had to make a difficult decision. Due to overestimating the shipping agents ability, there have been a lot of damaged products until now, so I have to pause the fulfillment for a couple days to source some protective boxes that will make sure your products are not damaged during transit. To everyone who recieve damaged products: You'll recieve a replacement of course.
I'll keep you all updated!
Some more dunnage for the packaging is on it's way. Also there have been reports of wrongly wired power buttons, so there are replacements buttons coming, and will be included in every shipment from here on.
April 9th (2022) Update:
Shipping tracking numbers have not been sent out automatically, I will now start sending them to you 1 by 1.
Also, my shipping agent have been using very poor packaging for the units sent. It's being handled, but I expect a fair amount of you to recieve damaged goods. Therefore I have decided to put the sale of my cases on hold, to make sure I have replacement units for those. Might be an over-reaction, but you can never be too careful.
Take care everyone.
April 4th (2022) Update:
All units have now finally arrived at the warehouse. The warehouse staff are working hard to fulfill all the orders, it might take a couple days!
Thanks for staying patient!
March 31th (2022) Update:
Hey guys! Great news (for some), the first units have arrived at the warehouse and will be shipped today/tomorrow! The rest of the cases will be coming tomorrow, but might not ship until next week, we'll see!
For those who have the Z39 cooler; The supplier hasn't been available for whatever reason - But the coolers should be finished by now, I'd be stumped if they didn't arrive at the warehouse by next week...
Take care all!
March 26th (2022) Update:
I made an assembly guide for my cases! It's attached below. Let me know what you think As some of you may know, I'm a sailor, not a videographer so please go easy on me!
Also, the first cases will be shipped to the warehouse the coming week, at which time It'll be shipped ASAP. My shipping agent will need some time to 'build' the inventory, but I'll urge them to do it as quickly as possible. They're still trying to catch up after the lockdown, so we'll have to see how it goes!
March 21st (2022) Update:
Good news; Most of my suppliers are back to work!
Some of their staff are still required to stay home, so they're not at full capacity yet - But at least the worst part is over.
They have assured me they're continuing to work on the Densium products to have them shipped ASAP!
Big thanks to all for being so patient!!
March 18th (2022) Update:
I've talked with my suppliers, and there are rumors spreading that the government might open up for some workers in the beginning of next week.
It's still Just a rumor, but we'll see how the situation unfolds.
When the lockdown is finally lifted, my suppliers and warehouse staff will have to catch up with a lot of work, so I kindly ask you to be prepared for the possibility of a longer delay.
March 14th (2022) Update:
As of today this morning, the city of Shenzen, CN have been commanded into lockdown by the authorities. As this is where all my suppliers and warehouse is located - this will put all my shipments and manufacturing on hold.
The lockdown will last until the end of this week, and will then optionally be extended 1 week. I'll be monitoring the situation closely, and post any updated information here.
I'll be here to answer any questions, as always.
March 11th (2022) Update:
All the cases are now in the process of being assembled. Estimated time of shipping will still be the same, by the end of march.
Also for your information. The front panels will be assembled to the 'base' of the case in the warehouse right before shipping. Since there is no way for me to predict which front panel is being sent with which 'base,' each front panel will have 2 of each screw color (Steel and Black). This is so you can chose which screw color goes on top, since the bottom ones will not be visible when fully assembled and standing upright on the desk. Just to be sure, I'll order extra screws and keep them in my warehouse - so if there are any mistakes I can quickly ship replacement screws.
Hope people are OK with this solution.
Take care all.
March 4th (2022) Update:
Hello everyone, thought I'd post an update for everyone!
There really isn't much to tell, as It have been going fairly smooth thus far! All our products are on schedule for now. That being said, the Covid19 situation in Shenzen have taken a turn for the worse the last couple of days. The outcome of this is hard to predict, but I kindly ask you to be understanding if any delays might occur. Hopefully we're able to ship by the end of March anyway! This applies to all my products!
Gen4 riser update; I've been in contact with ADT-Link. They've recently made a new riser cable, said to have better compatibility than their previous model. I've ordered a batch of this instead of their previous model - But the price is a little higher, so I'll have to increase the price a tiny bit, but people who've already ordered get the original price!
Thanks for staying patient!
February 8th (2022) Update:
It’s the big day today, production has started! Estimated production time is 6 weeks! If any irregularities occur, I’ll post it here!
I’ll also put in some orders for my accessory products.
For those who have ordered the Z39 CPU cooler: The electroplating factory is still on holiday, so i might not recieve the products at the same time as the Densium cases - but I’ve arranged for separate shipping of your order if production time is vastly different.
February 2nd (2022) Update:
The latest update: The final files have been sent to the manufacturer and the production line has been established for fastest initiation of production on Feb 8th.
Help wanted: I'm looking to have my website translated into chinese, I've hired a translator but have a few arrangements to make before i can commit to this service. The plan is still very new, and won't take effect immediately. If there are any chinese residents here with knowledge about chinese SFFPC communities, please contact me here on SFF.Network or send me a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks.
January 27th (2022) Update:
Unfortunately the Densium 4+ prototype was not shipped when promised, and in addition there is a delay at the DHL terminal in Shenzen.
I'm leaving to work for 4 weeks the coming tuesday, so there is a chance i wont recieve the prototype before then - Meaning there won't be real photos until I'm coming home early march.
I'm very annoyed, but there is not really anything i can do about it - So I'll not spend any more time mourning over it, just thought you guys should know.
I'll be available to answer questions even though I'm working!
January 24th (2022) Update:
Gen4 risers are now available for purchase in my shop. They're significantly more expensive to source - the price tag says it all.
But I'm selling to enthusiasts - So now my customers at least have the choice!
Take care everyone!
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: