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tinyitx

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So I tried using the site , can’t really get passed the check out where you have to put the shipping info ,

point me in the right direction for broker ?
Superbuy is used by many members here. I myself have not used their service before and cannot comment with personal experience though.
 

gagarin61

Chassis Packer
Jan 7, 2021
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Are there any passively cooled cases known on Taobao? Couldn't find any on the spreadsheet. Alternatively, how do you people find all those cases? I've tried searching using Bhiner and Superbuy but my queries seem to produce non accurate search results.
 

tinyitx

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Are there any passively cooled cases known on Taobao? Couldn't find any on the spreadsheet. Alternatively, how do you people find all those cases? I've tried searching using Bhiner and Superbuy but my queries seem to produce non accurate search results.
ZeroRPM:-

TrueMetal:-

When searching, use Google (eg ''fanless pc case taobao''). The key is having ''taobao'' in the search. This often produces good results. I usually use Baidu search engine to search stuff in the Chinese market because Baidu is more powerful/meaningful to search in Chinese. For either search engine, type in Chinese would be helpful. If you cannot type Chinese, translate it and then copy and paste.
 

digispa

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Mar 5, 2017
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Zen zone C1 just caught my eye. Seems to me like original take on the vertical layout. Along with the cheese grater knockoff design. It supports mATX boards, ATX PSU, 4-slot GPU, 240 rad. Although at 22l it's not so sff. But it looks somehow fresh. What do you think?




I came across this too not too long ago and think it looks really good. The layout is interesting, as most vertical orientation cases go for the cables to exit out the top. Not quite sff, in terms of volume, but the foot print is close enough to get by.

I'm thinking of buying a B6, but this is making me reconsider.
 

Qu1ckset

Average Stuffer
Feb 9, 2020
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For those of you that have used superbuy , was shipping your item from there warehouse to home reasonable ?
 
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Skripka

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For those of you that have used superbuy , was shipping you item from there warehouse to home reasonable ?

It entirely depends on what service you pay AKA speed/carrier, and what you call 'reasonable'. See my build log linked below, Post Two, where I go into the details.
 
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tinyitx

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Anyone know of a Taobao case with the cables (motherboard I/O, power, video, etc) coming out at the bottom?
ZZAW's C1
 

REVOCCASES

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Anyone know of a Taobao case with the cables (motherboard I/O, power, video, etc) coming out at the bottom?

Not (yet) on TaoBao but everything at the bottom:

 
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fongalv

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Jan 4, 2021
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Anyone know of a Taobao case with the cables (motherboard I/O, power, video, etc) coming out at the bottom?
Just out of curiosity, why would you want all cables(and heat) to face the bottom of the case/surface of the table?

I actually just ordered a darkflash DLH21(Aigo/Yogo S1) which is the total opposite of what you are looking for, ie. all mobo & VGA cables exiting from the top. I personally prefer this for more efficient exhaust of hot air from the top, and also makes accessing the I/O slightly less of a pain compared to the bottom?
 
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REVOCCASES

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Just out of curiosity, why would you want all cables(and heat) to face the bottom of the case/surface of the table?

I actually just ordered a darkflash DLH21(Aigo/Yogo S1) which is the total opposite of what you are looking for, ie. all mobo & VGA cables exiting from the top. I personally prefer this for more efficient exhaust of hot air from the top, and also makes accessing the I/O slightly less of a pain compared to the bottom?

Except you use a blower style GPU it makes sense to put the I/O at the bottom so you won't have anything interfering with the exhaust of hot air at the top. I like the DLH21 design but if they would have flipped the I/O to the bottom they could have used a larger exhaust fan on top which I guess would have been overall better thermal-wise (IMHO).

Concerning accessibility I agree the top I/O is more convenient but there are also workarounds for bottom facing I/Os.

Depends on personal priorities I guess.
 
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fongalv

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Except you use a blower style GPU it makes sense to put the I/O at the bottom so you won't have anything interfering with the exhaust of hot air at the top. I like the DLH21 design but if they would have flipped the I/O to the bottom they could have used a larger exhaust fan on top which I guess would have been overall better thermal-wise (IMHO).

Concerning accessibility I agree the top I/O is more convenient but there are also workarounds for bottom facing I/Os.

Depends on personal priorities I guess.

Ah, good point on the type of GPUs(I just googled it up haha!). I'm still getting myself familiar with the latest GPU tech(will be using my good ol 970gtx until the current 30x0 are more easily available). In fact, I kinda bought this case on a whim as my current mobo suddenly died last week. Since I was planning to replace with an ITX mobo really soon, and chanced upon a local seller who had stock of the DLH21(it was considerably cheaper than getting any of the other taobao cases that I have been eyeing for a while), but I thought I will use this as practice for my first SFF build until something smaller/better comes along.

For now, this case ticked all the right boxes for me, ie. smaller footprint, top/front I/O, dust filters, no need for any fancy risers, space for AIO(I'm gona try to see if my current 280mm can fit in it!).

I seem to remember seeing a review where they fitted a larger fan above the I/O compartment at the top, can't seem to find it now but I should be getting the actual case in a couple of days to see for myself.
 
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KevintheGuo

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Dec 7, 2020
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I've just got my space grey Acat X2 - it looks amazing, the difference in anodization color between front and side panels is nowhere near as severe as I anticipated. If anybody has any requests, I can help with that - in the meantime I'll be taking pictures and will post a small review soon!
 

tinyitx

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I took a bunch of pictures as well as writing my initial thoughts and posted them here:
What is the height of the supplied feet?
Edit:- sorry, I found in pic 7 about the supplied power plug cables. So, one is just an extension cable for you to connect a regular PSU cable while the other one is China-type plug cable (Type I ?)

Shipping cost is a little big for you but, thankfully, I reside in China and so I can save some money here...lol
 
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