Opinion needed on HTPC case - Pictures inside!

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

  1. h2009 macrumors member

    Oct 13, 2007
    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
    (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
    (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
    (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


    Aug 5, 2006
    In the Depths of the SLC!
    The GD01MX is the one I would get, it looks the best and seems to have good cooling...
  3. Xanis macrumors member

    Oct 18, 2007
  4. Sesshi macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2006
    One Nation Under Gordon
    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


    Nov 7, 2004
    The Thermaltake is in my opinion the nicest of the lot.
  6. Das Capitolin macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2007
    Reno, NV, USA
    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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