Opinion needed on HTPC case - Pictures inside!

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by h2009, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. h2009 macrumors member

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    Hi there, im just looking for a case now for my new pc and i've narrowed the choice down to these cases:


    Silverstone LC16 in black
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    (problem is that it can only support graphics cards which are shorter than 225mm)

    Silverstone GD01MX
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    (picture doesnt really do the unit justice - http://www.silverstonetek.com/products/p_photo.php?pno=gd01&area=usa for more pictures. )

    Thermaltake VF7001BNS
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    (more pictures click here - http://www.thermaltake.com/product/Chassis/desktop/dh101/vf7001bns.asp Seems like the case would let in alot of dust - and not as much cooling as the other cases)

    Zalman HD160
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    (more pictures here - http://www.zalman.co.kr/eng/product/view.asp?idx=182&code=029 the problem with this case is, its very fiddly to put together)

    I really can't decide between them, so im leaving the choice in your hands!
     
  2. Rapmastac1 macrumors 65816

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    The GD01MX is the one I would get, it looks the best and seems to have good cooling...
     
  3. Xanis macrumors member

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  4. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    My HTPC is based on the Silverstone LC16M - your first listing. I didn't build it, but it is possible to put together a fairly silent system around it with some work.

    It depends on what you're looking for really. Nothing bothers me more in a living room PC than noise, especially when its main purpose was to play music - so big-ass graphics cards were out for a start.

    I started my HTPC build with the guy (from a small-scale PC company) who built it with not just a list of what it should be able to do, but a list of acoustic specifications. Completing the system involved quite a long period of back-and-forth shipping. I think any impression that they might have made a nice fat profit with the build fee they charged was severely eroded by the end of the build process :D
     
  5. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

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    The Thermaltake is in my opinion the nicest of the lot.
     
  6. Das Capitolin macrumors newbie

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    Thermaltake DH101 HTPC ATX Case VF7001BNS

    Hopefully I am not out of line suggesting this, but I have posted a full review of the DH101 that might help you with your decision.

    Thermaltake DH101 HTPC ATX Case VF7001BNS

    I welcome your feedback, and hope that you will enjoy the article.
     

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