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    Danger Den going out of business :-(

    www.dangerden.com

    75% off everything

    The end of an era.

    They were pioneers in the watercooling industry.

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    Oh no, not good

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    i was like OMG time for new fans .
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    Shame to see them go.


    I was going to grab one of those big radiator cases but $105 shipping to Canada.

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    it is sad to see them go, but they had not come out with anything for a while, and other than the fill ports i cannot think of anything that they really sell anymore.

    and i think we nuked their site.


    edit, their store is cleaned out, i was hoping for one of the double wide cases for about $100 but they had nothing left.
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    For nostalgia sake, it's sad....but (IMO) they've not raised their game in recent years.
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    Sad ...

    At the same time i hope its not a sign of a trend in watercooling buisness.
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    RIP

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    This stinks... DD holds a special place in our WC history... My first heater core had a custom DD fan shroud, all acrylic it was bad ass. I'll miss this company!!!
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    Still rockin DD waterblocks in my media center \m/

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    In the next two years, expect to be seeing a LOT more of this....

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    Oh no! Who is going to sell decent tubing now and boxgods designed products? Those were awesome and truly innovative in other non performance related aspects.

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    Truly sad to see them go. I was hoping they are going to up their game sometime or the other but the declining PC industry and newer players in the market kind of sealed their fate I guess. RIP
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    id rather see a merger then going away.

    no one company does it all perfectly, each has their strong points.
    back almost 10 years ago they were the best. i learned a little about WCing thanks to Koolance, but realized they were a joke compared to what DD offer.
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    RIP, they did an AMD... Stopped investing in developement in a business that lives from developement.

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    sad....
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    yes, it is expected though. the prices did not come down to keep up the demand in this new market.
    they really needed to move into the OEM business to keep afloat , or a giant merger with others. to lower shipping / taxation costs. one take eu, one take canada, one take usa. etc.
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    having many rivals did give great competition, for a while.

    but i think we hit the point where products perform quite well and the only need to upgrade is really just compatibility. and with sockets having very little differences for years now, it means most purchases are probably on the gpu side of things. and in that area you have alot of companies making many different variations of the same product. if the cost to design and manufacture are too high, total sales volume may not make that area very profitable. combine with needing to ship internationally, and cpu block sales probably quite low since old blocks work great, it seems almost expected that the water cooling business is one of the toughest.
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    "Servers are slammed" Damnit DD I want to get whatever's left!!!

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    everyone here cry for them, but you bought from them lately something? huh?

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    Very distrubing news. DD is as much a victim of blingpidity as they are of their own stagnation. Too few bling products over the years (to keep the "Ooo, shiny" crowd interested) with slow development on the newer hardware led them to becoming irrelevant. They did however have great CS and that will be greatly missed, especially with companies like EK that completely ignore, blame and crap on their customers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PedantOne View Post
    everyone here cry for them, but you bought from them lately something? huh?
    actually i have. got one of the monsoon reservoir's that had the mcp655 on the back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SKYMTL View Post
    In the next two years, expect to be seeing a LOT more of this....
    This is what I'm thinking as well... I know/suspect that several resellers are also on shaky ground.

    Despite not having worked with them as much as I would have liked (both before and after selling PTS), I've always viewed Danger Den as one of the cornerstones of the PC water cooling industry in the USA. While they may not have been at the top of the performance game, they did produce quality products (which generally incurred a fantastically low pressure drop), they were the primary importer and distributor of water cooling gear in the US (Black Ice products, Jingway pumps, all sorts of stuff), and they were nice folks to deal with.

    There is a part of me that's actually a little shaken by the departure of Danger Den...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PedantOne View Post
    everyone here cry for them, but you bought from them lately something? huh?
    i bought a fill port last time i bought stuff, but they did not make good cpu blocks and they were late on the GPU parts (not that i have bought any for years now.) i was always interested in the cases but they wanted to sell acrylic in the $400 range, for that much i could draw one up in solid works and take it to tap plastics if i wanted acrylic.

    Quote Originally Posted by Petra View Post
    This is what I'm thinking as well... I know/suspect that several resellers are also on shaky ground.

    Despite not having worked with them as much as I would have liked (both before and after selling PTS), I've always viewed Danger Den as one of the cornerstones of the PC water cooling industry in the USA. While they may not have been at the top of the performance game, they did produce quality products (which generally incurred a fantastically low pressure drop), they were the primary importer and distributor of water cooling gear in the US (Black Ice products, Jingway pumps, all sorts of stuff), and they were nice folks to deal with.

    There is a part of me that's actually a little shaken by the departure of Danger Den...
    i still get abit sad when i go by the international trade zone now that your shop is not there. i am just glad that we still SVC for a local shop as without them we have nothing as even micro center closed out here.
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