Nice looking HCPC case...

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    Nice looking case,

    The price will be the killer though, with shipping, Viciously Added Tax (VAT) and Customs Duty, the price soon adds up.

    I have mailed for a price.

    Does look very nice.

    Someone here in England should manufacture something similar.

    Mark G.
     
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    Yep - looks good
    I like the fact that it's not too small.
    There's enough room for everything to breathe!

    Let us know if you get a price.

    Cheers for the heads-up
    Alex
     
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    Eh, yeah - I call that nice.

    I dont read kanji, so can you tell me if the case you pointed out comes in black ?

    BTW, intro price is $199 and they will ship worldwide, althought I don't know how much shipping will cost.

    BJ
     
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    I like the top case, tis very nice...

    I've had enough of over priced casing...

    I wonder who we can get to make one for us, a job lot pheraps...

    What kind of tradesman would I be looking for, iron monger?
     
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    I'd say a sheet metal fabrication company. They should work in most things such as aluminum, stainless, titainium if you want to be flash (and light!)

    I doubt they'd be that cheap, cost of materials, plus man hours etc. If you went to one of the automated places there'd be a minimum number so you'd need to be sure of selling them on. It's not worth setting up machines to do the manufaturing for just a handfull.

    See how you go, ring round and get some prices. There might even be companies whp already make custom PC cases.

    There's a lot of server cases that are stainless and aluminium.
     
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    Actually I have a friend who has made a few alu brackets for my motorbike and has a fair number of machines.

    Any idea how hard it would be to design a case (espacially the inside for PSU, MB, cards etc.) ?

    How much would you pay for one ?

    BJ
     
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    No idea of cost. You could find a similar sized desktop case and take the layout from that I suppose.

    Price wise it might be worth setting up a thread with a vote for various price bands. Get a rough idea of who would pay what!
     
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    Just thought I'd throw my two penneth in.....

    I, like loads of others are looking for a black htpc case, in the uk.

    I've just about given up on it, theres no uk suppliers I can find, and it costs a lot of money to import a case.

    So I've decided to buy a desktop PC Case, the Suntek Viper Desktop,
    http://www.suntek.co.uk/en/viper/overview.html

    and either paint the cover and front, or make a replacement cover & front, from aluminium sheeting. Shouldn't be too difficult, although there's always the possibility it'll look crap.

    I just wondered if we could identify a base desktop case, and then get someone to sort out a new cover for it, it would help keep the cost down.

    Personally I wouldn't want to spend more than £150 on the perfect case.
     
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    Got an email back from the guy in the States. Case is $199 and he reckons shipping should be $45 - $244 = £173 delivered !

    Am I supposed to pay import suty or something on this ? - can he label it "product sample" or such ? ;-)

    BJ
     

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