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hec Black 0.7mm Thickness SECC 7K09 Micro ATX Media Center / HTPC Case with 270W FLEX Power Supply

  • 0.7mm Thickness SECC
  • Power Supply 1 x 80mm front fan
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HEC has designed this compact case specifically for building a Home Theater PC (HTPC) that will run cool and quietly, and blend in with the other components in your entertainment center. The case’s built-in 270-watt power supply will easily meet all your power demands. The front-mounted 80mm fan keeps the air quietly moving and your system cool, and side and top vents passively exhaust heat from the power supply.

The motherboard tray supports Micro ATX boards, and the case is designed with 1 external 5.25" drive bay, 1 external 3.5" drive bays, 1 internal 3.5" drive bays, and 4 expansion slots. Front I/O panel gives you easy access to 2 USB ports and audio jacks. The classic black design makes the 7K09 case a sure fit for your media center.

  • newegg Solid Construction The HEC 7K09 is made from 0.7mm thick SECC steel, providing a solid foundation for your MicroATX system. The included stands allow for vertical placement to save precious space.
  • newegg HTPC System with 3 Drive Bays Featuring one external 5.25" drive bays and two 3.5" drive bays (one internal and one external), the HEC 7K09 provides sufficient expandability as an HTPC (Home Theatre PC) case.
  • newegg Efficient Ventilation The HEC 7K09 features an 80mm front fan, as well as side and top vents for efficient ventilation and effective system cooling.
  • newegg Convenient Front I/O Panel The HEC 7K09 features a convenient front I/O panel for easy access to two USB 2.0, and two audio ports.
  • newegg HEC-270FNRX PSU Included The HEC 7K09 comes with a 270W HEC-270FNRX flex power supply unit to handle all your power needs for a media center system.

Learn more about the Compucase 7K09

General

Brand
hec
Model
7K09

Spec

Type
Micro ATX Media Center / HTPC Case
Color
Black
Case Material
0.7mm Thickness SECC
Power Supply
270W FLEX Power Supply
Motherboard Compatibility
Micro ATX
Side Window
No

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
1
External 3.5" Drive Bays
1
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
1
Expansion Slots
4

Front Ports

Front USB Ports
USB 2.0
Front FireWire Ports
Yes
Front Audio Ports
Yes

Cooling System

80mm Fans
1 x 80mm front fan
Side Air duct
No

Features

Features
One-side-screw-mounted for 5.25" and 3.5" devices
Thumb screws kit for 5.25" & 3.5" devices and upper cover
Thumb screws kit for add-on card installation
Key-lock ring and Kensington lock hole supported
Latch kits on back cover
Intrusion switch supported
Could be vertical stand up as a tower or horizontal desktop
Ready for HEC-270W TFX Power Supply

Dimensions&Weight

Height
3.9"
Width
14.4"
Depth
15" with Front Panel

13.8" without Front Panel

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
90 days limited
Labor
90 days limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days


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  • Craig D.
  • 7/17/2010 6:46:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect HTPC Case for the $

Pros: This case is perfect for HTPC. It is as around the same size of a DVR cable box and fits perfectly with outer home theater equipment. Note: This case is NOT loud. If you were sitting in a dead quiet room, you can hear the PSU, but it is no way loud. It is a tight fit, but you can definitely fit enough components in here. I have a dual TV tuner card, Radeon HD5450, dual-core CPU, Micro-ATX mobo, 4X Blu-Ray drive, 2GB RAM, and 1TB harddrive.

I will be adding a 2nd harddrive (2TB) and then eventually a 3rd (the front 3.5" bay area has enough room for 3 harddrives).

This case also looks better than it does in the picture. It does not look cheap at all and has a nice gloss black finish on it.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Cons: Space is a little tight, but nothing you can't work with.

Also, no door cover to hide front USB ports, etc.

Other Thoughts: Don't waste your money on anything "fancier". It's just a case, and a great one for the price. My whole build was to keep it under budget (below $500).

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  • Kevin K.
  • 7/4/2010 12:19:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEggcellent!

Pros: still works flawlessly after 6 months. Though I shelved the Power supply...

Cons: Had to modify the area that houses the power supply, for a 300 watt seasonic bought here from newegg :D All it required was simply cutting out the bubbled area there. (if you look, you'll know what I mean).
The stock fan CAN be noisy.

Other Thoughts: I never trust power supplies that are included with a case. They simply make the deal look a little better. Google it, power supplies are the most critical component. Heart of a system ;) Besides, I added a video card. There's no way that the HEC PSU could handle the pounding.
I'll probably be modifying the top of the case, to allow even more air flow. Now the owner wants to do some moderate gaming, which will heat things up...

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  • matthew u.
  • 6/24/2010 5:47:03 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsLooks cool, but is unreliable

Pros: Looks great as an HTPC case, can be oriented vertical or horizontal.

Cons: Had many problems with this case
- From the start, using any of the front-panel USB ports would cause a short, causing an immediate shutdown of the computer
- After a few months, front panel fan went unbalanced causing a loud buzz every time it turned on. This fan is also very difficult to access and replace.
- After a few more months (6?) the entire system would shut down randomly. I suspect the cheap power supply had gone bad. All in all this case was probably pretty torturous to the rest of my hardware inside, which fortunately still works.

Other Thoughts: All of the aforementioned issues were immediately corrected when I purchased another case, so I do not think it is attributed to user error or bad installation on my part.

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  • David W.
  • 6/9/2010 6:05:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDO NOT BUY - Terrible Service

Pros: Nice case. Cramped, but that happens with small cases.

Cons: The power supply was DOA. I decided to RMA to the manufacturer so I wouldn't have to pull everything out of the case to return to Newegg. Filed RMA form, didn't get an email until I called to inquire. Sent the power supply back, didn't hear back for a week until I called (the second day, the first day the RMA guy wasn't working) and then the power supply was (coincidentally!) being shipped out that day, 8 days after they received the return. They shipped it Fedex Ground so, assuming this power supply works, I'll finally be able to use this computer, a full month after I received it.

This is a company that does not give any impression of caring about their customers.

Other Thoughts: Cannot fit a hard drive in the external 3.5" drive bay with the faceplate on it.

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  • Hector R.
  • 6/7/2010 2:56:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsTight fit but thats the

Pros: I had this case for about a month have it running my HTPC. have it with windows 7 Micro atx GIGABYTE QUAD CORE Radeon HD 4650 512MB Runs great so far. nice feel to it Slim is a gret thing.

Cons: There is third bay fo an HDD that I had to cut the front port so it can run the my second drive since I have a SD card reader in the front.

Other Thoughts: Like other reviews say make sure you take off the power supply and front cover to have room to work with

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  • Nicholas R.
  • 6/7/2010 2:26:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTerribad.

Pros: Small HTPC case.

Cons: 1. The power supply is terrible. Worked for less then a day. Claimed to be 270w, but does not perform anywhere near that. It is also a very odd size which makes replacing it impossible. STAY AWAY FROM THIS CASE/PSU combo.

Other Thoughts: The case is amzaing, however if you can only use their odd shaped, weak, completely unreliable power sources because nothing else fits the case... I hope you pre-order at least 5 extra power sources... that should get you through at least a week of internet browsing with 1gig of ram, single core processing, on board video, stock CPU cooling, no case fans, and about enough power leftover to open a second firefox tab... if you are lucky.

Manufacturer Response:

You can get a replacement PSU via www.hecgroupusa.com and fill out the RMA form under download section.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/3/2010 5:54:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsLooks great, gets hot!

Pros: Looks great.
Case seems well made.
Lightweight.

Cons: Get's insanely hot.
Components really crammed on top of each other. HD/CD drives really mash some of the cables.
Unknown quality PSU

Other Thoughts: This is a nice looking Media Center case, but unless you plan on having this out with a lot of airflow, I'd look elsewhere. There's a single fan on the front faceplate and the PSU exhaust fan and that's it.

Components are crammed in really tight and the little bit of airflow is seriously hindered. My machine gets so hot that you almost can't touch the case.

I've got a Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H Mobo, AMD Athlon II X2 245 CPU, 4x1GB DDR3 Crucial Memory, AverMedia AverTVHD Duet Tuner (A188), SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB HD, running Windows 7 Media Center.

Since the machine runs 24x7, I'm worried about heat issues and the longevity of the PSU. I'm leaning towards getting a new/bigger case and PSU and swapping the whole thing out.

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  • Brian C.
  • 5/29/2010 12:00:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Matx

Pros: Very Compact, Doesnt take up to much desk sapce, takes as much as a HD cable box,

Cons: None it is great for space savers.

Other Thoughts: Some say its to tight of a fit but thats the design to save as much sapce as possible. It could actualy be smaller if they didnt put a fan in the middle. I did have to play with the wires for the componets to fit, again thats what makes it good.

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  • Kyle P.
  • 5/26/2010 1:52:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI like it!

Pros: Looks good. Compact. Relatively quiet.

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: Purchased this to build up an HTPC. Using a Core i3 Processor and Gigabyte motherboard, this little case works fine. I have a blu-ray drive and have no issues with the heat sink interfering with the power or data connections. The case fan and power supply are quiet - with the loudest thing in the case being the stock Intel CPU cooler fan. The case looks nice, was easy to build using the feedback on this site (remove the power supply, remove the front panel, put the DVD drive in last, etc). I'm quite please with it.

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  • Brian A.
  • 5/15/2010 12:04:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsOK case for a low budget HTPC build

Pros: Smallest mATX case i could find. About the size of my AV receiver so it fits nicely on my AV rack. Design is nice and blends in w/ other components. Included power supply and case fan, lots of screws.

Cons: Build is a bit tight as noted but nothing that will frustrate any experienced builder. no space to mount any additional fans or replace the included fan w/ a larger one. Seems like it would be hard to run a water cool set up as well if u wanted a truly silent set up. Had to mount the CPU fan after i had installed the board in the case since it would not slide in w/ the heatsink already mounted. Power supply only has 1 sata connection, rest are molex. Documentation doesnt explain removing front panel which you need to do at some point. I almost broke off some unseen tabs while doing it the first time. has a connection for reset switch, but no reset button the face. Wish the power LED was blue instead of green.

Other Thoughts: In the end you get a case and PS that look nice and and do the job for a low to mid budget HTPC set up. Case allows the use of mATX boards so you have more features available than smaller mITX set ups, but w/o eating up a lot of space in my AV rack. Only takes low profile expansion cards but since i was looking for case that wasnt going to take too much space i cant really list that as a con. Some have stated the PS fan and case fan are too loud for some HTPC set ups but in mine, along w/ a freezer 7 lp for the cpu, it sounds about as loud as my xbox 360 (newer model, not the older jet engine fan noise models). I can definitely see upgrading to a better case as my HTPC needs evolve, but for now, this does the job just fine.

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