[Video] Easy Small Form Factor Build? No.


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  1. This is YJ from SpyLabs.
    I have seen many comments in the past few hours and would like to explain a few decisions we made and some clarifications regarding QC and support.

    1. Janky Power Cable.
    I would like to clarify that we DO NOT ship modified power cables.
    LTT bought the case from a reseller and to our knowledge, the power cable was modified by them.
    We do not ship modified power cables or anything carrying lethal amounts of electricity.

    There is also no stock issues regarding the power cable. Every case will come with a working, non-modified power cable.

    There is also no need to modify the power cable to fit large air coolers, frankly, that is a bit ridiculous to expect anyone to do.

    As such the case has various cutouts and tie-down points to run the power cable as a pigtail.

    We note that the instruction manual is not clear about this and will improve on it for future batches.

    2. QC issues.
    We take full responsibility for the various build quality issues, namely, the untapped screw hole, broken screw, rusty screws and glued GPU Mount.

    In any case, rusty screws, untapped components, glued together parts are definitely not what we aspire for.

    However, due to a small team with not a lot of experience selling similar products, some issues does make it past us.

    We are learning from the process via customer feedback, and we thank LTT for making this video and bringing some of the issues to light.

    We remain committed as always to provide full support to customers facing any QC issues and will ship out the affected components FOC worldwide.

    3. Why is the case flat-packed?

    Simply, to reduce shipping costs. It costs 3-4X as much to ship the case fully assembled.
    Next, the easiest way of doing a build in the JOAT is to assemble the case along with the PC components.
    Do check out a video on my channel where this process is filmed.
    We will improve this and make clearer instructions on the build process.

    We welcome anyone who has any questions to email us and we will reply promptly.

    Thanks for taking your time to read this.

    -YJ

  2. SFF builds are certainly more difficult and require more planning than your typical mid-tower build, but I've always found the end result to be far more satisfying. Although, I've never had a case come with so many oddities 😅

  3. What the point of a SFF case that ugly? I mean aesthetic is a big part of the appeal. NCASE M1 not that more expensive but million time more pleasing to the eye.

  4. J.O.A.T

    Jankiest
    Of
    All
    Time

    I would never spend the money on it. Also this statement from Spylabs is crap

    "2. QC issues.
    We take full responsibility for the various build quality issues, namely, the untapped screw hole, broken screw, rusty screws and glued GPU Mount.
    In any case, rusty screws, untapped components, glued together parts are definitely not what we aspire for.
    However, due to a small team with not a lot of experience selling similar products, some issues does make it past us.
    We are learning from the process via customer feedback, and we thank LTT for making this video and bringing some of the issues to light. "

    If they proper QC processes in place this would have never got out, and leaving it to customers is crap too. Hire a quality person to check this before they are packed.

  5. I honestly don't understand why front panel headers aren't standardized so that the case connectors could be condensed into a single connector and be much easier to plug in.

  6. It pains me to watch Linus build anything that’s requires DIY skills. Sure he can put together a normal PC but when it comes to thinking outside the box, the box’s usually wins. That said he’s getting better at it!

  7. Cool that spylabs got on here and owned up to their mistakes. With that said, I can't see why one would ever buy this in lieu of other SFF cases. It just looks really cheap imo.

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