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nMEDIAPC Black Steel (1.0mm SECC) HTPC 1800B Mini ITX Media Center / HTPC Case

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Learn more about the NMEDIAPC HTPC 1800B

General

Brand
nMEDIAPC
Model
HTPC 1800B

Spec

Type
Mini ITX Media Center / HTPC Case
Color
Black
Case Material
Steel (1.0mm SECC)
Power Supply
No
Motherboard Compatibility
Mini ITX

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
1
Internal 2.5" Drive Bays
2

Front Ports

Front USB Ports
2 x USB 2.0
Front Audio Ports
High Definition Audio x 2 (AC 97 compliance)

Features

Features
Support Mini-ITX motherboard

Support Mini iTX power supply or the 1080iP DC-ATX PSU

Support 2 X 2.5" SSD or Notebook drive

Support 80mm (8015) Case Fan x 1 (not included)

Front Input Ports: USB 2.0 X 2 and HD Audios

Stylish and compact Blu-Ray AV looking Chassis

Innovated architecture design makes your installation easy.

Dimensions&Weight

Height
2.36"
Width
17"
Depth
9.06"

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • James V.
  • 2/16/2015 5:18:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBlends with A/V at low Cost

Pros: 1. Cost. All HTPC cases are overpriced. Given that reality, this enclosure was priced lower and generally fits in decently well with other A/V equipment. The front panel is plastic, but not too cheap looking.
2. Thin. Nice and thin, spaced to allow 1 full 5.25" bay. I put a bracket in that bay that allows a slim slot loading Blu-Ray player and a full 3.5" HD for storage. I hide an SSD underneath it and it all fits without too much trouble.
3. has an IR mount at the front of the case for those who want to wire this up using IR remotes.

Cons: 1. The display on the front has a marquee that doesn't change and is kinda bland. I understand that at this price point I can't complain, but it is more tacky than nice looking.
2. 5.25" Bay has a plastic door. The door is cheap and could easily snap off if not handled gently. I am happy they used a magnet instead of latch (plastic latches always break), but the door is still not that great.

Other Thoughts: Overall I really like what I got for the price. I highly recommend this case for HTPC builds that are cost conscious and don't want to compromise appearance/size for cost. I removed one egg just because the slight cheapness of the front panel, but otherwise great case.

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  • rafal l.
  • 1/22/2015 4:06:03 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggslooks like 600 dollar AV item

Pros: low profile, Nice legs, well designed, rubber hdd mounts, optical 5.25 slot, nice power/sign, not a high-beam hdd led, USB/OD cove/flap, well designed inside and out,

Cons: not a standard PSU (i elected to use the PICO-PSU) low profile (but that is what i wanted), no USB-3.0, some vibration when DVD/BD drive spins up! (i used the rubber grommets on DVD instead of SSD as the ssd does not vibrate)

Other Thoughts: this is by far the best HTPC case for the money (if you chose to use the PICO PSU) you can fit a small Micro-ATX MOBO.
i used this case for celeron 1820T and just bought another for my I-3 2100T setup using ECS MOBO's (they have the best fan control) SSD and Samsung 2TB 2.5" drives and BD writers !

those using rosewill low profile HSF run (not quiet !!!) but dead silent with CPU's never exceeding temps of 49 deg C.

wiring management if using something other than PICO PSU's can be a pain but well worth it!!!!

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  • Mark T.
  • 12/31/2014 7:42:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggswarm... very warm

Pros: The form factor is perfect for fitting in with a component stereo system or other home electronics. Not bad to build.

Cons: I was building this up to function as a home audio component (running mpd) so I really wasn't planning on having fan noise in my listening area. Unforunately, even with an atom cpu/mb combo intended to operate without fans, the case gets too hot - like seriously hot to the touch. Getting a silent case fat that will actually fit between the CPU heat sink and the top of the case has proven to be a challenge.

Also, I purchased this with nmedia's little PSU hoping to avoid another source of fan noise. I ended up having to do some significant modifications to the case with my dremel tool just to be able to mount the PSU in a location that doesn't conflict with the motherboard and leave the PSU cable just hanging out the gaping hole in the back. I'm very unimpressed on this count.

Other Thoughts: This case has the potential to be great, but the heat issue has been very frustrating.

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  • Hasmatallie K.
  • 11/26/2014 1:10:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery good HTPC case.

Pros: 1. Seems to have a lot more space in there than it looks like it should have! Must be magic. I have two 2.5" drives and one full-size DVD drive installed and still has lots of space to work and to route wires properly. It helps that I'm using a picoPSU so there's no internal power supply.

2. Window on front for internally mounted IR receiver. How can anyone make an HTPC case without one???

3. Additional air vent on side of case.

Cons: 1. Inflexible fan vent area on top cover. (- half an egg). Since the CPU is not positioned in exactly the same spot on different motherboards, it would be nice if the area with holes was a bit larger to allow a proper exhaust are for more motherboards. I don't think anyone will mount a fan there since it's just about over the CPU and it's hard enough getting a CPU HSF to fit. With my MB and using an i3 cpu with stock fan, (a) the fan just about touches the top of the case and (b) almost half of the fan is covered by the case. A lower profile fan/HS than stock will probably help the circulation a bit. I'm running about 15 degrees cooler with the case cover off.

2. That silly VFD display. (- another half egg).
If you're gonna put an LCD display on the case why not make it functional and not just a static display? Or at least make it removable and offer an optional functional display that will fit in the space. As it is, it just gets in the way (to some degree) of mounting an IR receiver.

3. Could use better case screws, but not a big deal.

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  • CHAD H.
  • 10/11/2014 2:19:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice Case

Pros: Looks great in the cabinet, smaller than my cable box from TWC. Holds my 2.5" SSD along with my DVD drive.

Cons: When the DVD drive spins up - I get a lot of noise from the case. I'll be looking to try and dampen the vibrations.

Other Thoughts: I sure wish the case would allow for a PCI expansion slot, but I realize with this thin of a form factor it's not going to happen.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/19/2014 7:53:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgreat form for htpc

Pros: great form factor fits right in to any home theater setup. room for 2 2.5 and dvd.

Cons: build quality a little low, feels a little cheap.

Other Thoughts: really the only option for this type of form factor i have found, good fit for a low tdp processor.

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  • Thomas F.
  • 5/18/2014 6:26:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat For AM1

Pros: Perfect For A ASRock AM1H-ITX AM1 Build with a external Power supply. Running with the new AM1 5350 quadcore.
The dc plugmeans you can use a laptop ps.

Cons: Cooling could be a bit better. If it was 1/2 inch higher the options would be perfect

Other Thoughts: I would and will buy another. I wouldn't build a 65 watt system in this. The cooling options are very limited.

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  • Kurt S.
  • 5/16/2014 7:06:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Case

Pros: AsRock ITX mobo with AMD Athlon 5350 Cpu and stock heatsink and fan just fits. One could not use any lower case than this without spending more money on the components.

Cons: No cover for the Blu-Ray 5.5" compartment. I am not planning on installing a Blu-Ray or DVD drive and that leaves a big gaping hole behind the front door. You can see this from the pics, which I knew about, yet I have to find a solution. Old covers/push outs from other cases don't fit the opening.

Other Thoughts: This was the lowest form factor case I could find without going to a low profile motherboard/ram/heatsink. I've currently only using an AsRock AM1H-ITX with an AMD Athlon 5305 CPU and stock heatsink and fan, with a 2.5" 1 TB Seagate HD. For power the AsRock lets us use an external 19V laptop power supply. This leaves only the CPU fan inside the case.

The case includes an LCD display with a fixed message that I'm not using. It's totally not needed by me. I do intend to hack an IR receiver and the case does include a nice place to put it.

Without a Power Supply and using only the MOBO and a single HD there is plenty of room for wiring. We would have an issue trying to mount two 2.5" drives as the power supply cable from the AsRock MOBO to the hard drives would not be long enough to get to the furthest one. For two drives we would probably put in a power supply and then this wouldn't be a problem.

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  • Michael T.
  • 5/1/2014 10:57:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove It!

Pros: This is an absolutely superb HTPC case. Plenty of room for my mini ITX MOBO. Two slots for 2.5" drives with rubber mounts included. Using an external PSU on my ASRock MOBO so the only heat generated in this case is my 25 W AM1 CPU. This thing runs so quiet I'm not even sure it's running half the time. Very nice looking case aesthetically as well. LED readout is a nice touch IMO. Very clean and sturdy build. I will be buying another for sure.

Cons: No room for a 3.5" storage drive but no biggie. I added a network drive to keep all my videos and pictures stored there.

Other Thoughts: Build:
ASRock AM1H-ITX
AM1 AMD Athlon 5350 Kabini 2.05GHz Socket AM1 25W
Corsair Force LS Series CSSD-F60GBLS 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
LG Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Drive Model UH12NS30
External 90 Watt PSU

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  • John S.
  • 4/4/2014 9:38:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSmall form factor HTPC case

Pros: Small form factor. IR receiver window. HTPC appearance vs computer case. I can use a full size BD drive vs a slim drive. Black finish inside and out. Cheaper ones are usually bare metal inside.

Cons: I haven't used it since I don't have the PSU for it yet, so I don't know. It would have been nice if it came with the IR reciever, but the price is an unbelievable bargain, so it's not a complaint. It's difficult to find an HTPC case that looks nice, but not the size of my pre-processor. The steel construction worries me because I have have cases like this that resonate noise, and that's no good for an HTPC, but I store my movies on a media server, so the only noise I may have is from the BD ROM drive. I won't know until I use it.

Other Thoughts: I was concerned with what material the face plate is, and it's acrylic, which is acceptable to me. I was hoping for aluminum, but there isn't one with all the factors I was looking for and not less than $100. I have OpenElec on an mSATA SSD, and I will use a 500GB 2.5" drive for local media. I like to use O Rings when mounting my drives to reduce vibration noise, and there are rubber grommets where the drives mount to the chassis. I think that is a well thought out design. I see reviews complaining about height and just enough clearance for the CPU cooling fan which makes me wonder if they paid attention to the case dimensions. I'm using a Zotac D2550ITXS, and there's plenty of room for it. I am satisfied with my first appearance of it while unboxing it. This is about as close to perfect for me.

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