nMedia HTPC 1000-Series Case

Posted on March 27, 2009
Author: Sean Potter
Pages: 1 2 3 4
Tags: HTPC

Introduction

Home Theater PCs have come a long way since their inception years ago, and it should come as no surprise that HTPC cases have evolved as well. Much like the desktop computer, users are not longer stuck with the boring gray boxes of the past, nor are they stuck with cases that are meant for desktop use. Many companies have chosen to design HTPC cases that mimic or fit the stylings of modern home theater components such as DVD players and surround sound systems.

nMedia's HTPC 1000-series cases is a shining example of this design philosophy. The folks at nMedia were kind enough to send us an evaluation unit to try out. The 1000-series comes in either black or silver, and features a hidden optical bay, card readers, optional LCD output, and much more.

Features

  • Support ATX power supply & Micro ATX motherboard
  • 4 X 3.5" internal bays for media data
  • Easy upfront access digital connection interfaces (behind door)
  • e-SATA; HD Audio; SDHC 2.0 Card Reader; USB 2.0; IEEE 1394
  • Support full height & length PCI cards
  • Stylish aluminum panel
  • Compact size and feel
  • Optional upgrade on 20x2 programmable MCE LCD module
  • Innovated chassis architecture design makes your installation easy
  • Quiet as always.

Specifications

Model HTPC 1000B & HTPC 1000S
Color Black and Silver
Dimension Case: 17"(W) x 5.4"(H w/ feet) x 16.3"(D w/ panel)
Metal Chassis: 17"(W) x 5.1"(H) x 15.4" (D)
Material Aluminum Panel & Steel
Motherboard Support Micro-ATX
Power Supply Support ATX PSU (not included)
Drive Bays External 5.25? Bay x 1
Internal 3.5? Bay x 4
Expansions 4 Slots / Full Size
Cooling 60mm Silent Case Fan x 2
90mm Case Fan x 1
Front Connection eSATA x 1 for your external hard drive
High Definition Audio x 2 (AC 97 compliance)
All in one Card Reader (SDHC 2.0 compliance - high capacity & speed)
IEEE 1394 x 1 | USB 2.0 x 3
LCD Display (Optional, not included)
20X2 Programmable LCD display module with Internal USB connector, support Windows, Media Center Edition 2005, Vista and Vista Media Center Edition operating system.

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