What's on Taobao

BorG

Chassis Packer
Feb 6, 2019
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www.radiocity.si
Just a side note. Taobao can be a mixed experience. Superbuy is a great way to circumvent that, to a degree. I had good experience ordering Lz-a4 itx mini T31, it is such a well machined case. But ordering Formula 2 or Loli2s case was a complete nightmare. Took more than 6 months to finaly give up on that. Seller was telling the Superbuy agent month after month that the case is in production and at the end just told him that it will never be made. All while the item is still on sale on Taobao. Pffft.
 
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Salulu

Efficiency Noob
New User
Dec 13, 2019
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If anyones in the same boat as me and looking for a decent MATX case I found this a while ago https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z0d.6639537.1997196601.37.71e07484KBlTKZ&id=602050349082

Supports SFX and a 3.5" HDD/120mm AIO in about an 11.3L form factor for $30.
Don't think theres anything smaller for MATX than this that doesn't make compromises in PSU and HDD sizes.
Only compromise is the CPU clearance, but it fits something like an AXP90 so I don't think there's much problem there.
 
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ChrisMCP

Trash Compacter
Jun 16, 2018
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Anyone has seen any takes on the Dune Pro case but in itx?

Can't belive there are no clones but in smaller size
 

OnionFromOrion

Cable Smoosher
Nov 23, 2019
12
11
3D models of the warhead design alphs for those interested. Inverted tower style layout, ATX PSU support, 12.2L. Ordered one myself. Expected to ship during March.
Taobao link:
 
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tinyitx

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Jan 25, 2018
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Anyone has seen any takes on the Dune Pro case but in itx?

Can't belive there are no clones but in smaller size
Check out the B2 by zzaw.

And, of course, the 'classic' G5 Plus by metalfish.

Not sure if these are considered 'clone' enough though, not definitely in the same spirit.
 
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Nanop

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Jan 20, 2020
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Hello,
here for some advices ^^ , do you have any idea about the build quality of

https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=611803897758

or


I am looking for a new case, classic layout and if possible with some place for AIO (but not necessary) i ve seen the Sunmilo C01 and C01s which look pretty well constructed.
 

prayogahs

Average Stuffer
Apr 21, 2019
58
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Hello,
here for some advices ^^ , do you have any idea about the build quality of

https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=611803897758

or


I am looking for a new case, classic layout and if possible with some place for AIO (but not necessary) i ve seen the Sunmilo C01 and C01s which look pretty well constructed.
No idea on the quality of Ultra Civilz M1 as doesnt seem to be reviewed by users. Not sure whether its still selling or not. Alphs is still on prototyping/preorder so cant comment on quality. But based on Warheads other cases, it should have decent quality for the price but may not be as good as Sunmilo or Deng cases. Some choices are Mechanic Master C26, Deng F12 or F15 Pro. Deng cases have really good quality and have support for AIOs.
 

Nanop

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New User
Jan 20, 2020
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No idea on the quality of Ultra Civilz M1 as doesnt seem to be reviewed by users. Not sure whether its still selling or not. Alphs is still on prototyping/preorder so cant comment on quality. But based on Warheads other cases, it should have decent quality for the price but may not be as good as Sunmilo or Deng cases. Some choices are Mechanic Master C26, Deng F12 or F15 Pro. Deng cases have really good quality and have support for AIOs.
Thank you, I love the master C26 but asked an agent on superbuy and they told me that it s not in production anymore, the F15 pro is 'big' and in that case i would go with the Lian li TU 150 which is a pretty nice case even if it doesn't support AIO but it can fit the biggest of tower cooler which is pretty nice, and concerning the F12 thanks to @tinyitx i know that Deng have a very well built cases but i don't know what to think about the lack of connectors on the front.
 

tinyitx

SFF Guru
Jan 25, 2018
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I am looking for a new case, classic layout and if possible with some place for AIO (but not necessary) i ve seen the Sunmilo C01 and C01s which look pretty well constructed.
Ultra Civiliz M1 's title says ''現貨氧化 三天可發'' which I take it to mean their current stock begins to have oxidation and the seller is eager to sell as quickly as possible and can deliver within 3 days.
How little or how bad is the oxidation is unknown. If you go this route, contact the seller to confirm. The case is supposed to be mostly Aluminum and so....

This case does support AIO. See this build log:- (use google translate or whatever)
Build quality should be quite OK but not as good as MK3s or SmallestOne, so said by the builder.

Sunmilo cases are usually well made and of good quality. If you like the look and the internal layout, consider them by all means.
 
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def

Case Bender
New User
Feb 12, 2020
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I have ordered the Ultra Civiliz M1 end of last year via superbuy. The communication is very very slow and hard with this seller. I requested some modifications.
At the moment I am still waiting for an answer.. :D
 
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Nov 23, 2019
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pseudobacon

Trash Compacter
Jan 9, 2018
46
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Warhead design has several cases out already, it's probably best to look at actual pictures from buyers of their other cases to get a rough idea of the quality to expect from them
I've got a Warhead Sans. It's not good quality. I think it comes down to the construction method. Other designers will use thick sheets of metal that has been machined to create all the panels, external and internal. Warhead seems to use a lot of thin steel panels, which you can see in the renders of that link
 

tinyitx

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Jan 25, 2018
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I've got a Warhead Sans. It's not good quality. I think it comes down to the construction method. Other designers will use thick sheets of metal that has been machined to create all the panels, external and internal. Warhead seems to use a lot of thin steel panels, which you can see in the renders of that link
Maybe this new case Alphs is different?
It is ''1.5mm Aluminum sheet bending (for internal frame) + 3mm CNC external frame''.
But this is completely new and so there is no actual user's report. It is quite 'cheap' at 599 RMB.
One thing I cannot figure out is the airflow of this case, particularly how fresh outside air gets into the case for the CPU air cooler. From the pics, it looks like air will enter through the bottom panel (assisted with a 12015 intake fan), which looks quite 'restrictive'.
 

prayogahs

Average Stuffer
Apr 21, 2019
58
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Just a heads up for the coronavirus situation might affect orders.

Bought the 12.8L Seven M1 case before CNY and whole virus situation got out of control and the seller told me it will ship end of Feb. They just messaged me yesterday that the case delivery will be delayed till end of March.

 

pseudobacon

Trash Compacter
Jan 9, 2018
46
56
Maybe this new case Alphs is different?
It is ''1.5mm Aluminum sheet bending (for internal frame) + 3mm CNC external frame''.
But this is completely new and so there is no actual user's report. It is quite 'cheap' at 599 RMB.
One thing I cannot figure out is the airflow of this case, particularly how fresh outside air gets into the case for the CPU air cooler. From the pics, it looks like air will enter through the bottom panel (assisted with a 12015 intake fan), which looks quite 'restrictive'.
Maybe. But its essentially a horizontal version of the Dual Cool and you can see that the panels are thin on that as well. For example:



The black sheet of metal has been bent to form the corners. If we look at something that has been assembled from panels:



Each piece has been crafted from a much thicker piece of material. Corners are made by screwing panels together. This is probably why Warhead's cases are very cheap, the materials are less expensive.



I'm willing to bet that those sheets are much thicker than 1.5mm.

According to the renders it appears that its not a sandwich case, but something like the Deng series:



It looks like theres an intake fan at the bottom, 2x exhaust fans at the rear, and also another fan directly above where the CPU heatsink would be. That explains the bigger set of air vents on the right hand side of the case, as opposed to the left which only has a vent for the power supply.



Graphics card sits on top, with fresh air through the vented panel at the top. Could be quite good from an airflow perspective. What's different is that usually the graphics card is positioned on the bottom, so this is a pretty cool innovation.
 

pseudobacon

Trash Compacter
Jan 9, 2018
46
56
Recent updates from my browsing:

Mechanical Master has a new vertical case on presale, the T12-TG



Supports 240mm watercooling, with total height of 60mm for radiator and fans

Overall dimensions: 24.7x13.7x37cm = 12.5L
CPU heatsink height: 65 mm
Maximum GPU length: 300 mm, 320 mm for 50 mm wide cards
2.5 inch drives: 3x15mm + 1x10mm

New case from 浪险电竞. I'm going to call them Langfang E-Sports. It's apparently just called the A4



Overall dimensions: 32.2x14.5x23cm = 10.7L
CPU heatsink height: 67 mm
Maximum GPU length: 290 mm

CP-3 from 临界机箱 / Critical Cases



Supports 240mm water cooling

Overall dimensions: 32.2x15.7x24.6cm = 12.4L
CPU heatsink height: 138 mm
Maximum GPU length: 317 mm, 60mm thickness
Disk support: 2x 3.5" + 1x 2.5" or 7x 2.5"

WDEAN DORA R1S



Haven't checked what is different between this and the D1S, but its another Ghost S1 clone. There's apparently a comparison video and/or chart on the QQ chat group, but I couldn't find it with my limited Chinese skills.

Overall dimensions: 31x18x18.4cm = 7.9L
CPU heatsink height: 68 mm
Maximum GPU length: 306 mm, 48mm thickness

Acat Acat1 (Air Cooling Version)



The fact that this one is marked as the air cooled model and the title mentions water cooling makes me assume that there will be a water cooled version of this case.

Overall dimensions: 30x12.9x18cm = 7L
CPU heatsink height: 59 mm
Maximum GPU length: 300 mm, 50 mm thickness

Acat Acat3 (Air Cooling Version)



Overall dimensions: 27.8x15.3x21.5cm = 9.1L
CPU heatsink height: 59 mm
Maximum GPU length: 271 mm, 45 mm thickness
 

prayogahs

Average Stuffer
Apr 21, 2019
58
55
Recent updates from my browsing:

Mechanical Master has a new vertical case on presale, the T12-TG



Supports 240mm watercooling, with total height of 60mm for radiator and fans

Overall dimensions: 24.7x13.7x37cm = 12.5L
CPU heatsink height: 65 mm
Maximum GPU length: 300 mm, 320 mm for 50 mm wide cards
2.5 inch drives: 3x15mm + 1x10mm

New case from 浪险电竞. I'm going to call them Langfang E-Sports. It's apparently just called the A4



Overall dimensions: 32.2x14.5x23cm = 10.7L
CPU heatsink height: 67 mm
Maximum GPU length: 290 mm

CP-3 from 临界机箱 / Critical Cases



Supports 240mm water cooling

Overall dimensions: 32.2x15.7x24.6cm = 12.4L
CPU heatsink height: 138 mm
Maximum GPU length: 317 mm, 60mm thickness
Disk support: 2x 3.5" + 1x 2.5" or 7x 2.5"

WDEAN DORA R1S



Haven't checked what is different between this and the D1S, but its another Ghost S1 clone. There's apparently a comparison video and/or chart on the QQ chat group, but I couldn't find it with my limited Chinese skills.

Overall dimensions: 31x18x18.4cm = 7.9L
CPU heatsink height: 68 mm
Maximum GPU length: 306 mm, 48mm thickness

Acat Acat1 (Air Cooling Version)



The fact that this one is marked as the air cooled model and the title mentions water cooling makes me assume that there will be a water cooled version of this case.

Overall dimensions: 30x12.9x18cm = 7L
CPU heatsink height: 59 mm
Maximum GPU length: 300 mm, 50 mm thickness

Acat Acat3 (Air Cooling Version)



Overall dimensions: 27.8x15.3x21.5cm = 9.1L
CPU heatsink height: 59 mm
Maximum GPU length: 271 mm, 45 mm thickness
Thanks for the findings man! I added them all into the case list.

For Acat3, do you understand the price configurations with different side panels? I am a bit confused about it.

Standard ¥439 = double acrylic side panels with aluminium panels? Choose one of them? Or one acrylic and/or aluminium?
Package 1 ¥597 = tempered glass and aluminium?
Package 2 ¥699 = ?
+¥100 for one aluminium side panel
+¥30 for RGB switch
 

Monfy

Cable Smoosher
Jan 16, 2020
11
3
Just a heads up for the coronavirus situation might affect orders.

Bought the 12.8L Seven M1 case before CNY and whole virus situation got out of control and the seller told me it will ship end of Feb. They just messaged me yesterday that the case delivery will be delayed till end of March.

my ZS A4v2 is stuck in my warehouse because of the Coronavirus until end of March?! I just got my black ridge today as well... I hope everyone over in China is okay and things resolve smoothly. 😔
 

prayogahs

Average Stuffer
Apr 21, 2019
58
55
my ZS A4v2 is stuck in my warehouse because of the Coronavirus until end of March?! I just got my black ridge today as well... I hope everyone over in China is okay and things resolve smoothly. 😔
You already got your case delivered to the warehouse? It should be much faster as they just need to ship it. Mine was told to be end of March as they havent even start making my case lol. Hopefully everything can resolved soon enough.