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Item#: N82E16811117064

Eagle Tech Black Aluminum CA-EC1-K ATX Media Center / HTPC Case

  • Aluminum
  • Front Display Remote Control Module
  • Power Supply 2 x 60mm Rear Fans
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General

Brand
Eagle Tech
Model
CA-EC1-K

Spec

Type
ATX Media Center / HTPC Case
Color
Black
Case Material
Aluminum
Power Supply
450W
Motherboard Compatibility
ATX
Side Window
No

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
1
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
1

Front Ports

Front USB Ports
USB 2.0
Front FireWire Ports
Yes
Front Audio Ports
Yes
Remote Control Module
Yes
Front Display
multi media LCD display

Cooling System

60mm Fans
2 x 60mm Rear Fans
Side Air duct
No

Features

Features
Remote control
Soft Closing optical drive bay door

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  • Darin E.
  • 12/22/2007 9:37:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsdecent case but bad company

Pros: decent HTPC case for a good price

Cons: I purchased the case in August and still have not received the rebate. Newegg is a top notch company and this supplier is at other end of the spectrum. Beware if they offer rebates!

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/16/2007 10:11:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: The case looks cool

Cons: First off I had to flip the power supply so that the cords would reach the 4-pin ATX 12V power connector on the motherboard and was only able to get some of the screws to line backup. I order 2 of these cases and in the second one a wire had came undone inside the power supply and rubbed against the internal fan. I had to open up the power supply and rip tie it away from the fan. The instructions for setting up the LCD display are very poor and some of the wires you need to connect are not even in the instructions. The drivers do not come with LCD display or remote. I had to try 3 or 4 different drivers from different sites to get it to work.

Other Thoughts: The program (FrontView) that runs the LCD Display is not free you have to pay around $30 dollars for it.

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  • Wilfredo I.
  • 11/1/2007 9:29:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggsVFD/Remote support for usb

Pros: The case looks great and does a good job of keeping cool. Price was good for entry level HTPC.

Cons: As mentioned in some reviews my case came with the power plug off and I had to attach it myself which was a pain. The other problem I had was I have no parallel port and the usb plug doesn't seem to work. Because of this I have no screen display or remote control.

Other Thoughts: They should really give better instructions on how to set up the vfd. There was no installation disk that came with the unit contrary to what they say is included and the drivers from the website don't seem to work although I can tell if the unit is working to begin with. All I am getting is the fan speeds, temps, date and time. The display is showing nothing else. I am probably going to buy another remote with ir and call it a day. Shame though, wanted to use the included one. It's one of the reasons I bought it.

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  • Travis G.
  • 7/18/2007 10:34:18 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTerrible Case

Pros: The 20/24 pin connector for the motherboard comes pre-broken, so you don't have to fiddle with the pains of having just one main power connection. Many screws come pre-stripped so that you don't have to bother doing it yourself. It exhibits a lovely feeling of cramptness for such a large case. The flip-down DVD panel hides the giant gaps between the DVD drive, floppy drive and the case (bonus points: you know your 5 1/4 inch optical drive will fit in the 5 1/2 inch hole).

Cons: Everything about this case reeks of poor design. If it was 1/4 of an inch taller or the motherboard mounts were not almost an inch, it would be possible to fit a modern video card without modification. There is an 8x30 cm block of space, taken up by an air duct that is BOLTED to the bottom of the case and occupied by a single power cord and a fan. For some reason, the top of the case is attached to the body in four places and not physically locked in front, meaning that having thumbscrews in the back is pointless, as you'll have to get out a screwdriver to open the case anyway. Furthermore, this causes the front of the case to bow outwards.

Other Thoughts: Do not get this case. While putting it together, I had to waste countless time backtracking, asking myself: How in the hell? And after putting it all together, I realized the power supply was broken. Wow.

If you have made the mistake of getting this case and your computer will not get any power at all, the PSU might be turned off. Take off the left side panel (it takes 11 screws to remove this) and flip the switch on the back of the power supply.

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  • Chi A.
  • 3/8/2007 1:44:23 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

3 out of 5 eggsHuge!!!!

Pros: Good power supply. Fits both mATX as well as ATX boards. Room for 8800 GTS.

Cons: Cheaply built. Buttons are almost falling off. Panel doors won't open. VFD doesn't work with Vista. I tried the latest port95nt with lcd smartie as well as FrontView. I finally gave up.

Other Thoughts: You mind as well just get a standard desktop case, especially if you're going with Vista.

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  • Amos S.
  • 11/30/2006 7:12:27 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsPatients is a virtue I do not have….

Pros: Good case lay out inside. Was able to fit my full ATX MB inside, 7900gtx with no problems. Very good ventilation. Case feels durable overall.

Cons: LCD looks nice as long as you do not plan on using the buttons. Very very cheep designed LCD. Looks nice from a distance but do not use the buttons. If you would like to have a functional LCD display do not buy this case. Spent nearly 2 hours trouble shooting something so dumb that I’ll be kicking myself for months. There is a power button on the back…. but also be sure to check the power button located physically on the back of the included power supply buried inside the case under the auluminum shields… pain in the *** to get to and waisted so much of my time. Why would you install the power supply and have it turned of and them bury it. Front covers that cover the DVD drive and Audio jacks are kind of cheep.Why have separate pins for FireWire and USB connections.. they are all standard… I hate having to plug 10 wires in all separate to get one fire wire port working.

Other Thoughts: spend the extra.. do not be cheep like myself unless you have a full pack of cigs and some malt liquor to keep you from tossing it out the window.

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