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Antec Black Aluminum / Steel Fusion Remote Black Micro ATX Media Center / HTPC Case

  • Aluminum / Steel
  • Front Display Remote Control Module
  • 2 x 120mm side fans
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Build your next home theater PC with the sleek Black Fusion. This micro-ATX and mini-ITX media center is a beautiful enclosure with a minimalist style and durable build. The case is constructed from 0.8mm cold rolled steel and the contemporary brushed black metal finish will look great with any entertainment center.

The Black Fusion offers an innovative three-chamber design to prevent components from sharing heat. Large 120mm fans are mounted on the side to quietly vent heat and keep your system cool. Each fan can spin at three different speeds to match your viewing demands. For your convenience, the internal drive bays come with a drive cage for easy installation. Also, the rear panel provides four expansion slots for all of your media peripherals.

The front panel display features an IR receiver and LCD that works with media center applications. The receiver is compatible with Windows Media Center and Vista. Finally, the Black Fusion also comes with a 56-button remote control and iMEDIAN HD by iMON software to help you manage your media. Your next home theater PC is waiting for you. Build it today with the Antec Black Fusion!

  • newegg Media Center Chassis The Antec Fusion Remote features a clear LCD screen, large volume control knob and Windows MCE & Vista compatible IR receiver as well as remote control and iMEDIAN software for full control over all media center applications.
  • newegg Cool and Quiet Operation The Antec Fusion Remote features a triple chamber structure to separate heat and noise of the power supply, hard drives and motherboard. Two 120mm TriCool 3-speed fans and anti-vibration HDD silicone grommets are also featured for cooler and quieter operation.
  • newegg HTPC System with 3 Drive Bays Featuring one external 5.25" drive bay and two internal 3.5” drive bays, the Antec Fusion Remote provides sufficient expandability as a HTPC (Home Theatre PC) case.
  • newegg Convenient Front I/O Panel The Antec Fusion Remote features a convenient front I/O panel for easy access to two USB 2.0 ports, one IEEE 1394a port and two audio ports.

Learn more about the Antec Fusion Remote Black

General

Brand
Antec
Model
Fusion Remote Black

Spec

Type
Micro ATX Media Center / HTPC Case
Color
Black
Case Material
Aluminum / Steel
Motherboard Compatibility
Micro ATX /Mini ITX

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
1
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
2
Expansion Slots
4

Front Ports

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

Cooling System

120mm Fans
2 x 120mm side fans

Features

Features
Low profile desktop
Aluminum plate front bezel with Liquid Crystal Display and IR receiver
Triple chamber structure and Removable HDD brackets

Dimensions&Weight

Height
5.5"
Width
17.5"
Depth
16.3"
Weight
19 lbs.

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
3 years limited
Labor
3 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Brian D.
  • 12/28/2012 3:18:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice Case, LCD was a after thought

Pros: Looks sleek, layout inside is nice. their setup allows their IR receiver built into of the side of the LCD lets me fully power down my htpc and power it back up. Also with that I can set a MCE remote as my remote and put theirs into my drawer

Cons: LCD is junk, doesn't add any interesting info unless you want to check your email from the front display. But is needed to bee plugged in if you want to power off then power on

Other Thoughts: If you have this case, and have their usb for the lcd plugged in via their usb to usb header connector. Then you might have noticed if you powered down your HTPC the display might turn back on after shut down. The only way I got around this was to stretch their usb cable through the back of my case and plug it into one of my mobo's back usb slots

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  • Rene T.
  • 7/19/2012 5:12:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Rock solidly built. This is one VERY well thought out HTPC case, designed by Antec, and Mike Chin of Silent PC Review. But don't take MY word for it. Google the SPCR website (I can't mention the url here) and check out the detailed layout with the rationale for it in a 9 page article. Search the articles for Antec HTPC. The model numbers and aesthetics are different, but it's the same basic case.

Cons: My biggest "Con" is the software that comes with the LCD is hinky. I just uninstalled it. The other Con is the Antec 120mm fans are loud, but I knew they would be.

Other Thoughts: My Build:
Asus P8Z68-M motherboard w/ i5 2500K CPU
Seasonic 650 watt X-series p/s
Asus DVD Burner
128 Gig Intel SSD
Two Noctua 120mm fans, one PWM, one regular
One Noctua 92mm PWM fan on a Cooler Master heatsink

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  • mark c.
  • 2/16/2012 11:09:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Case

Pros: Awesome.... All software installed and runs smoothly.... had some volume issues, then I realized she needed an update... DOH! This thing is a beaut. Set up very well for appropriate and silent ventilation, KEY FOR HTPC. The volume knob is why I purchased it, all my drunk idiot friends think its an audio receiver and thus use it as one! Just walk over and crank up the jams. Blue LED's are classy!

Cons: The remote is awesome, not compatible with ALL things, but who would expect that.
I wish I could put a custom message on the LCD. And, after reading other reviews I GUESS it is slightly bright.... but at lowest contrast, not bad at all.
Firewire in the front? My kids will ask what that is someday and laugh when I tell them the data transfer rate that it produces lol

Other Thoughts: So darn happy with the looks and functionality of this case.
I through this Mobo in her:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131724
and this proc:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115077
.... CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP nice HTPC rig..
Thanks NEWEGG. You always please me!

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  • Sean D.
  • 1/10/2012 7:20:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsGreat case - a couple of things

Pros: Quiet and cool, great build quality, fits more drives than it says if you put SSD's (1 or 2) in space behind the LCD, looks nice

Cons: iMon software is still buggy for Windows users, though better than it used to be apparently, support for XBMC from iMon depends on another 3rd party plug-in available in the XBMC forums - Linux is supposed to be better, size- it's very deep for a piece of stereo equipment (which it is trying to look like)

Other Thoughts: There is space to mount a 5.25 drive behind the LCD but ventilation is poor in this area so they probably stopped reccomending you use it, even though it was clearly originally designed to accomodate another HD. Best solution is to combine a 5.25-3.5 bracket with a 3.5-2x2.5 drive bracket and stick up to two low heat SSD's in that spot. Save the fancy muffled hanging drive brackets for the 3.5 traditional HD's with actual moving parts (the drive muffling is pointless for SSD's anyway), coming to a total of 4, not 2 HD's, besides the optical under the LCD.

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  • Greg N.
  • 1/9/2012 6:56:31 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect HTPC

Pros: -Build Quality
-Layout
-Ventilation
-Features

Cons: -Contrast of LCD
-Only 2 hard drive slots

Other Thoughts: Prior to building this HTPC I had built several for other friends and several since. Prior to this I had always used my gaming rig as my HTPC but after redoing my living room my other half decided that we needed something to blend in. When looking for a case to build my HTPC, I wanted something that looked nearly identical to my audio receiver so it would blend. This case provided that!

I've built approximately 20-25 HTPC for co-workers, friends and family. I've dealt with many different budgets and used many different cases. This was BY FAR the most pleasurable case I've worked with.

The only negative things I can say about this case is the LCD on the front is very hard to read unless you're at the precises angle needed to view it. The other is that there are only 2 hard drive expansion bays. Since this is a HTPC case and the the use for it is HTPC, I wish they would make it so that you can fit more HD's for mass storage.

Overall this case is A+ but I'd buy without the LCD

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  • Brian D.
  • 12/10/2011 12:05:10 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBeatiful Case

Pros: Sharp looking case that will blend into your living room, nice separation of power supply that makes for a cool case inside

Cons: LCD is nice but usefullness of it limited and just to bright for when watching media with the lights off, the IR sensor on the front is not that quick I have better results with usb ir sensor and media center remote that i got with a cable tuner

Other Thoughts: even though the lcd doesnt add much of anthing instresting since if you use mce it wont show media playing on it or music better left disabled. Kinda of wish i could set it to teh time and not have it scroll showing the date and junk but of well

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  • Michael B.
  • 12/5/2011 11:45:21 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice HTPC Case

Pros: I find it is a nice looking case. Lower profile then a lot of others but have still fit regular profile video cards. I really like the mount for optical drives. The hard drive mounts are pretty good. Nice vibration reduction mounts. The variable speed case fans are definitely a plus. It's really nice to be able to control the speed and thereby the noise level. No sharp edges which is a real plus for me. Don't know how many times I've cut myself on a metal case edge. I also like the reusable tie wraps and their location on the case. Great for moving all the cables out of the way.

Cons: The instructions are pretty useless. It look me a while to figure out where the power switch connector was. It should have been with the other case connectors. I would have preferred a 3.5" SSD mount rather then under the optical drive mount. The Front display on the case really does suck. I much prefer the one on my Silverstone HTPC case. Wish there was a way to adjust the contrast on it.

Other Thoughts: Overall it is a nice case. I think a better front display would turn it from a good HTPC case to a great case.

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  • mike k.
  • 12/1/2011 3:25:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsQuiet, solid, nice looking case

Pros: Adjustable fan speed provides good airflow while keeping noise to a minimum. Nice Anti-vibration HD mounts. Machined aluminum front panel looks nicer than average.

Cons: The display was more trouble than it as worth so I disconnected it. It would have been nice if I could have used that area for a second component but the display seems to be permanent. Power cables kind of get in the way of expansion cards but case form factor is mostly to blame.

Other Thoughts: I have been very pleased with this case and improved it by switching to a modular power supply which greatly reduced cable clutter.

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  • Brian G.
  • 11/30/2011 1:05:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOverall Great

Pros: - High quality construction.
- No edge gaps for light to seap out of.
- Light weight.
- Good price for the product you receive.
- No sharp edges.
- Intuitive placement of PSU and SSD.
- Optical drive cover fit my ASUS Blu-Ray drive perfectly.
- Can remove case cover with a thumb screw.
- Rubber grip bottom.
- Sleek look and design.

Cons: - The larger video cards won't fit without modifying the case a bit. I had to use a pair of steel sheers to cut away an inch and a half of the seperator that seperates the HDD bay from the motherboard bay. I then used duct tape to hide the sharp edges. After the modification it will fit any size card of standard height.
- LCD screen definately shouldn't have been added to the case in the state that it's in. The backlight remains on even when the system is powered down. I've read that there are fixes for this but after fixing mine it randomly stopped turning off and now remains on even while the system is off. Also the software doesn't accurately read any of my system specs (CPU, RAM, HDD Usage, etc.) on Windows 7 64-bit. Reads that I only have 4GB total RAM and shows 0MB used. I simply have it display the date but unfortunately it scrolls.
- LCD refresh rate is terrible. Scrolling text is hard to read.
- Volume knob doesn't work at all but looks nice. Not worth taking an egg.

Other Thoughts: Despite the minor issues with the case it is very attractive looking and looks nicer than my receiver. It really hides my HTPC.

System Specs:
- ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z LGA 1155 Intel Z68 Motherboard
- EVGA 03G-P3-1584-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 3072MB
- SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ATX12V Modular PSU
- Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost)
- CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600
- Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2CCA 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive
- Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s HDD
- ASUS Black Blu-ray Drive SATA Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM

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  • Monte C.
  • 10/2/2011 10:05:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood but for the LCD

Pros: Sleek black case. Good interior design and runs cool. iMon software is actually very good with the most recent download. It works perfectly with my MCE programmed Harmony remote.

Cons: As other have said the LCD is not very good. The issue is that the screen is not polarized from the factory. This leads to writing that looks blurry and cheap. The LEDs for the power button and the HDD LED are blue. The original Fusion case had white and for my purposes it looked better. The LCD is way too bright even turned to its lowest setting.

Other Thoughts: This case was bought as a replacement for an original Fusion silver case with the VFD. The VFD was not as "modern", but it looked better because it had the same light blue writing as every receiver out there. To make this case what I wanted I took the white LEDs from my old case and replaced them on this case. I also took the old plastic polarized cover off that case and put it behind the display area on this case. Now it looks more like the case it replaced, but it is black so it matches the rest of my equipment and the LCD only shows the time and nothing else. There is really no and I mean NO excuse for this $hLtti LCD from Antec. From a standpoint of how it looks it is absolutely horrible out of the case. The software is good, but the only fixes for the display are to get an aftermarket polarizing film or do what I did, which most people will not be able to do. One egg off for the horrible looking LCD. It really makes an otherwise very sleek case look tacky as H.E. LL

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