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Sam

Cable Smoosher
Jul 19, 2019
11
3
Another smaller M1 type.
Extra photos at this link;
 

renecop545

Average Stuffer
Jan 2, 2018
87
59
Another smaller M1 type.
Extra photos at this link;
Why is it so much cheaper in the 2nd link?
 

CC Ricers

Shrink Way Wielder
Nov 1, 2015
1,751
1,853
I found this video review of the SZ-A4S. I believe it's the first one on YouTube I've seen for such a case.

 

jamespaul112

Efficiency Noob
Aug 8, 2019
6
1
this one can be easily purchased at an english taobao agent: Panlishop.com as follow:
http://www.panlishop.com/product/detail/600326254848.html
Need Intel (1156) version of this CPU waterblock/DDC pump combo - https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=2013.1.20160405.9.2ac72949dXbA39&scm=1007.13066.127283.0&id=586474110542

Can't find it on tao. Will be grateful for help.
seems so heavy and high shipping cost from china. not suitable for international shipping.
 

tinyitx

King of Cable Management
Jan 25, 2018
874
792
I have no experience with either.
But I did a quick search in Chiphell on Ultra Civiliz and found that there are very few users of either the M1 or the A4 variants. This seller seems to have a very low volume turnover and so the production cycle is going to be long. Expect to wait longer than usual after ordering. Also, it is best to contact him to confirm the latest price (as it might be different from the listed one.)
Here is a build log of a special watercooling version. The attention to details might suggest this seller has the capability to build a quality case. BTW, this case won a prize in the (2018) 4th annual Chiphell competition (watercooling group).
 
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renecop545

Average Stuffer
Jan 2, 2018
87
59
I have no experience with either.
But I did a quick search in Chiphell on Ultra Civiliz and found that there are very few users of either the M1 or the A4 variants. This seller seems to have a very low volume turnover and so the production cycle is going to be long. Expect to wait longer than usual after ordering. Also, it is best to contact him to confirm the latest price (as it might be different from the listed one.)
Here is a build log of a special watercooling version. The attention to details might suggest this seller has the capability to build a quality case. BTW, this case won a prize in the (2018) 4th annual Chiphell competition (watercooling group).
Ditto on the long production cycle for Ultra Civiliz, there was a Reddit user who ordered from them in March and said that the seller had difficulty with QC, and thus his case wouldn't get shipped until September.

On a separate note, does anyone know if Taobao shipments to the US are being blocked now? This reddit user is saying that US customs blocked his K99 delivery :(
 
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chyll2

Airflow Optimizer
Jun 27, 2018
291
221
I have no experience with either.
But I did a quick search in Chiphell on Ultra Civiliz and found that there are very few users of either the M1 or the A4 variants. This seller seems to have a very low volume turnover and so the production cycle is going to be long. Expect to wait longer than usual after ordering. Also, it is best to contact him to confirm the latest price (as it might be different from the listed one.)
Here is a build log of a special watercooling version. The attention to details might suggest this seller has the capability to build a quality case. BTW, this case won a prize in the (2018) 4th annual Chiphell competition (watercooling group).
That is indeed a quality case made more awesome in that build.

I am particularly interested in the wire and angle adaptor he used for USB 3.0. If I have to nitpick, I really hate all the uber thick cables used the USB 3.0 in most (even I can say ALL?) ITX case I built in.
 

heckinwoofer

Average Stuffer
Dec 14, 2017
64
30
The vendor for the Seven-A4 replied my questions very promptly, but I am more concerned about their build quality since I've found zero reviews and impressions.
 

tinyitx

King of Cable Management
Jan 25, 2018
874
792
The vendor for the Seven-A4 replied my questions very promptly, but I am more concerned about their build quality since I've found zero reviews and impressions.
I have found a couple review/build for you. They are in Chinese but you can use Translate and the pics can speak for themselves.
1. https://www.chiphell.com/thread-1994809-2-1.html
page 2, post #41

2. https://www.chiphell.com/thread-2027256-1-1.html

And, of course, the Taobao page's buyers' reviews have more pics and very brief comments/feedbacks from buyers.
 
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tinyitx

King of Cable Management
Jan 25, 2018
874
792
On a separate note, does anyone know if Taobao shipments to the US are being blocked now? This reddit user is saying that US customs blocked his K99 delivery
I accidentally came upon some info that might be helpful for those in the US to buy stuff from China.
It seems that the US Customs allow an US$800 value per day import tax free. If applicable, make sure you take this advantage. BTW, the tariff product code for computer chassis is :- HTS code# 8473.30.5100
 

mtspark

Caliper Novice
Apr 18, 2018
26
10
so im trying to buy the metalfish s3 plus through superbuy and after ordering the cable by accident, i got the case ordered only to get this message.

  • Hello, remind you that the goods you ordered (such as: the weapon model, the value of the goods is high) are subject to the customs policy of the destination country, and there may be a small chance of customs return, penalty, inspection, destruction, etc. The risk of taxation involves customs policy. After arriving in the destination country, the recipient must complete the customs clearance procedures themselves. The specific time limit is subject to the customs policy. If you agree to accept the above risks, please reply to the instructions and we will handle them for you as soon as possible. If you do not reply within 72 hours, we will refund you first. If you still need this item, please resubmit the order and make a note. The ultimate service, wholeheartedly for you.
that just means i could be charged a customs fee correct?
 

Arboreal

Master of Cramming
Silver Supporter
Oct 11, 2015
398
436
so im trying to buy the metalfish s3 plus through superbuy and after ordering the cable by accident, i got the case ordered only to get this message.

  • Hello, remind you that the goods you ordered (such as: the weapon model, the value of the goods is high) are subject to the customs policy of the destination country, and there may be a small chance of customs return, penalty, inspection, destruction, etc. The risk of taxation involves customs policy. After arriving in the destination country, the recipient must complete the customs clearance procedures themselves. The specific time limit is subject to the customs policy. If you agree to accept the above risks, please reply to the instructions and we will handle them for you as soon as possible. If you do not reply within 72 hours, we will refund you first. If you still need this item, please resubmit the order and make a note. The ultimate service, wholeheartedly for you.
that just means i could be charged a customs fee correct?
I don't know where you're based, but most countries will charge a customs fee on imports. I'm interested to hear how you are doing, as I am interested in the S3 Plus and was looking into Superbuy as an agent.

In the UK (like many other places), we pay import duty based on what the goods are and what the % level is on that item. There will be VAT (sales tax) on top and sometimes a handling fee for paperwork processing from the shipping company.
In the UK, Royal Mail / Parcelforce charge an 8 GBP admin fee in addition to any other customs fees, just to kick you in the wallet!
Small items will go under the radar, but bigger / more expensive stuff may get caught.
The seller and shipping company have no control over this, it's all down to Customs.
 

dacamel

Efficiency Noob
Jun 27, 2019
5
5
Today my sunmilo T03 A4 arrived :-)
Short facts: Payed about 140 € for Case and 60 € for shipping.
Production of the case took about 25 days i think
Shipping from China to Germany took about 13 days (I used tabao tax free, so it takes longer, because its going first to the UK)
Quality: Man i never saw such a good quality on a case.
I used Superbuy: Perfect Service you can also add extra protection for the case like i did.


Long Story:
I looked first on Tabao which cases are nice and how long is normaly the cycle for production.
I found the Sunmilo T03 A4 very nice, but didnt like the colors and drilled holes, but i also saw in the pictures of other customers the same case with other colors and drill holes.
Than i opend an account on Superbuy, and ordered the case with one side alu, and the other glass. I sent than the superbuy Agent a picture how the "custom" case should look like. He could not understand me, but told me to contact sunmilo for direct support, which thankfully my chinese girlfriend did for me. Sunmilo just told me to tell the superbuy agent that everything is okay and tell my name of the order again, so they know who ordered it. I also added in the order to take one picture of the case, so i would know the order was right done.

Paying was also easy by credit card, but beware you will always pay more, you have to pay in CNY and you cant use (if you have) your credit cards free exchange rate.

After that, i waited about 20 days (Depends when you order). The case was than sent to Superbuy Warehouse, i got a photo of the case, and it looked good.
For the package i recommed for germany the Tabao Tax Free option and also pay for additional protection (EPE Loose FillingCN ¥11.38; Edge boardCN ¥18.96)



Nothing more to say, here some pictures for you, wishing the rest of you good luck for your order :-)























 

smitty2k1

Master of Cramming
Dec 3, 2016
572
276
Thanks for the detailed writeup! Dang that ends up being one expensive case with all the fees and everything else. Looks nice though, and it would look even nicer if there was a shot not covered in bubblewrap ;)
 
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mtspark

Caliper Novice
Apr 18, 2018
26
10
It looks like USA has up to $800 so a $60 case should float through. Chose EMS shipping. Inspection pictures looked good, fingers crossed
 

chyll2

Airflow Optimizer
Jun 27, 2018
291
221
so im trying to buy the metalfish s3 plus through superbuy and after ordering the cable by accident, i got the case ordered only to get this message.

  • Hello, remind you that the goods you ordered (such as: the weapon model, the value of the goods is high) are subject to the customs policy of the destination country, and there may be a small chance of customs return, penalty, inspection, destruction, etc. The risk of taxation involves customs policy. After arriving in the destination country, the recipient must complete the customs clearance procedures themselves. The specific time limit is subject to the customs policy. If you agree to accept the above risks, please reply to the instructions and we will handle them for you as soon as possible. If you do not reply within 72 hours, we will refund you first. If you still need this item, please resubmit the order and make a note. The ultimate service, wholeheartedly for you.
that just means i could be charged a customs fee correct?
This is a standard communication that what they offer you is a product plus shipping. For most of the countries other than US, it means every one gets custom duties and additional tax. So it is not a small chance for mostl but as you noted on your recent post, US has big limit on the amount that they can import so you are not much affected.