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nMEDIAPC Black Aluminum Panel & Steel (1.0mm SECC) HTPC 2800B ATX Media Center / HTPC Case

  • Aluminum Panel & Steel (1.0mm SECC)
  • 120mm Silent Case Fan x 2

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
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  • Scott S.
  • 8/16/2015 11:58:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPoor internal layout - Extremely noisey

Pros: Nice brush front plate. USB3 front port. Included LCD module isn't overwhelming bright. Spacious

Cons: This case has an extremely poor internal layout and is disastrous for vibrations. When the motherboard is installed it sits right against the included side case fan. So forget about having any room. The PCIe slots on a mATX motherboard don't line up correctly with the case slots so forget about using PCIe cards with this case. There is no isolation so even the quietest PSU and case fans will case annoying buzz/drone noises (Not good for a HTPC case). There is no way for this case to support a standard 120mm liquid cooler with radiator. A ton of internal space and yet because the M/B sits against the side fan you cannot attach the radiator. Possible solution is to mount the radiator fan to the outside of the case. This increases noise since the fan is intaking air and blowing it through case perforations as well as transmits more vibrations. Had to stick a needle between the front panel and the case body to elminate just 1 of the many rattles/vibrations. The 2.5" mount on the drive cage is useless since you have to mount the drive upside down and now standard right angle PSU connector will bend that way. With all that this case's cost is WAY too high. I could go on and on but you get the picture. Stay clear of this case!

Other Thoughts: While this case would be ok for a machine room, its lack of vibration isolation make it useless as a HTPC case. I can see why this case is no longer available. I only wish I would have waited a couple weeks more to buy my components so that this case would not be an option.

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  • ZACHARY A.
  • 8/7/2015 1:17:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAvoid

Pros: A lot of room. Could fit a decent sized graphics card.

Cons: Came defective with a super cheap USB to mobo cable that was cut open. I looked into getting the right replacement but it's a weird design that I could only find from sketchy sites from China. The front I/O parts will be hard to find replacements for because if the design so upgrades might be hard. Just do yourself a favor and get a normal case.

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  • gordon h.
  • 7/8/2015 12:19:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice HTPC case

Pros: Small enough to look like a classy high end receiver , yet big enough for full size atx mobo, ps, and graphics card (check card dimensions against case reported max)

Cons: Have to buy a slim external usb dvd/cd laptop drive for the optical bay on the inside. Seems strange to me i mean makes sense to save room but it's a usb drive deffinately need to be a little savvy to pull a work around for that. Back of the case was flimsy my power supply moves around quite a bit with 4 screws in it flexing the whole case. Also pulls on the graphics card stressing it in the pci-e slot since i wasn't sucsessful bending it in enough to line up with the screw holes..... For 100$ it's reasonably priced yet at the same time for 100$ warrents better construction on the rear panel.

Other Thoughts: Saw a complaint or other thought about having to buy a custom lcd read out because this one is static saying " Home Theater PC" Honestly for this price i'm happy it lights up and says anything at all !!

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  • Richard d.
  • 2/15/2015 7:31:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat MPC Case

Pros: This is a great case. Lots of HD room. Holds 4 Standard HD's and 1 SSD Drive. The fans that came with this case are ultra quiet.

Cons: IF you happen to purchase the upgraded PRO-LCD for this case then there is a few problems.

After installing the PRO-LCD, the Hard Drive Rack pushes up against the PRO-LCD and makes contact with the circuit board so I had to cover the board with non-metallic tape. Also, you will need to use some force to get the rack in place for the screw holes to align.

The alignment issue also causes a problem if you install the Slim CD drive because the front of the drive now is not flush with the front of the case. To correct this problem, I used 1 screw to hold the drive in place since 3 out of 4 screw holes are static holes and 1 is a slot style. I also used double sided foam tape to help hold the slim CD drive in place.

One last thing, DO NOT USE THE CD SCREWS THAT COME WITH THIS CASE. They are too long and may damage the drive or at least prevent it from working correctly. Use shorter screws, hopefully some that come with the CD drive you order.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/14/2015 7:37:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsSuper clean, Super Nice

Pros: easy to get into. I like it better than my Antec 900 it replaced. Running the BT30N drive for 3D Bluray. ( -8

Cons: Tight case

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  • Nicholas T.
  • 1/18/2015 11:39:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood HTPC case

Pros: -Decent about of room for a cpu cooler. Avoid a cooler that utilizes the space about the memory slots.
-Room for a full size graphics card. And possibly enough room for an sli/crossfire setup, but you will lose 2 hdd slots after you cut the bracket.
-Wire management is not the worst. Some planning and splicing will give you enough room for adequate air flow. Remove those extra power supply rails!
-Lots of hdd space, however I'm using 1 4tb hss and 2 120gb ssds in raid with a dual 2.5 to 3.5 adapter so I only require the two hdd slots below the slim disc drive.

Cons: -Air flow is a challenge. Adding a large enough graphics card literally creates a barrier in the case. Proper placement of fans designated as inlet and exhaust can dramatically help. Also pay attention to large clusters of wires around the psu, as they will restrict air flow.
-The power button. The power button sticks when pushed in certain directions, and can cause the system to hard reset in post. Can be an issue for overclockers as a hard reset can reset your overclock settings and lead to... headaches.
-front display. More hardware must be purchased to get this to display anything other than the stock display. From what i've read, the software has a huge lack of support.
-test fitting. This is a very tight case. Test fitting and relacing components becomes a huge hassle as everything must be removed, and in a specific order.
-slim drive. I had issues aligning the slim drive, and getting it to seat flush.

Other Thoughts: Good sturdy case that will house all your HTPC needs.

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  • Jonathan P.
  • 11/7/2014 8:46:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPhenomenal cosmic powers...

Pros: Great depth for fitting inside my entertainment center, great amount of HDD space.

Cons: ...Itty bitty living space. There is not a ton of room for cables or extra stuff, which can make installation interesting.

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  • PATRICIA V.
  • 10/13/2014 9:23:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLove everything but the power button

Pros: Just about everything is working perfectly on this. Front USB ports are great, there's plenty of space (even for a larger GPU -- fit an EVGA 560 TI without it bumping into the hard drive cage). It does take a little bit of strategic thinking to get the cable management in a good spot as my full ATX case and PSU are right up next to each other, but I've also got 2x 2.5" drives and 2x 3.5" drives humming away nicely in it without issue. It looks beautiful in my entertainment center--most people don't even realize it's a full-on gaming computer sitting right next to my stereo receiver. Really love that I can plug my Xbox 360 controllers into the two front USB ports and use it like a console when I'm in the mood. Good fans pre-installed on the left and right--they're pretty quiet. Seems like they spin up briefly when I flick the PSU on before I hit the power button, but I've experienced that on most any computer so I assume that's normal.

Cons: Disappointed in the build quality of the front Power button--seems to be getting stuck in place every now and then and I have to mess with it a bit to get it to pop back out. This, of course, requires shutting off the computer and the PSU so I can mess with it without turning it off and on again. I think my wife may be pushing the button too hard, but it SHOULD be able to take withstand slightly above average strength presses IMO.

Only other disappointment was the fake LCD, which, as one previous reviewer noted, just says Home Theater PC or something kind of randomly (I think it only displays when it's turned off...? I dunno. Sometimes it's there and sometimes it's not). I believe their intention is to get you to buy the accessory piece to program whatever you want that to say, but I guess I don't see any value in that.

Sometimes it's a little tricky to get the drive cage to sit in there just write with the Power/Reset/HDD LED/Front USB cables all protruding in the same space--just have to be careful not to squish them too much or risk bending a pin or something.

Other Thoughts: Overall, a great case. Good fans/airflow (I'm not OC'ing anything, so it's probably not a big deal). Works very well for a gaming HTPC.

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  • Ana B.
  • 8/25/2014 5:10:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat case

Pros: Great case ..roomy with good air flow.Like how you can add a good size graphics card without issues. Shipping was very quick.

Cons: Fans don't move much air ..recommend upgrade for improved air flow

Other Thoughts: Overall I recommend this case. It fits well in entertainment center and looks great.

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  • Kyle-Rhys H.
  • 8/5/2014 7:36:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome HTPC Case

Pros: This case is pretty awesome! I had previously a Lian-li upright case, but I could not fit it sideways into my entertainment center. The computer previously had 5 regular hard drives; 1 was the operating system and the other 4 are a RAID5. I replaced one drive with an SSD and amazingly it all fits into this rather small case. The motherboard is a regular ATX (7 expansion slots) and the power supply is regular sized as well. There is even room after installation to hide some of your excess power supply wires, which is nice, but I would recommend a modular PSU. The hard drives fit in at different angles. Two are horizontal, two are vertical, but the horizontal ones seem too close together. You also have to rotate them so the 'chip' sides face each other. It's not the best for air flow, but you can position the fans next to all the drives which is nice. From what I can tell, the sides are intakes and the powersupply (if you rotate it that way) and the back of the case is for exhaust. You can choose to make the power supply suck in air from outside of the case by turning it 180 degrees. Finally, there is a 'hole' to install an IR receiver inside the case if you choose to.

I am not using a crazy video card or after market CPU heat sync, so I didn't have any issues with everything fitting. You may have to sacrifice two hard drives if you have a very long graphics card.

Cons: Does not come with an optical notebook drive.
The supplied fans are mediocre
The power LED is actually a fake display that says 'HOME THEATER PC'. To get a programmable/customizable one you have to shell out more $.
Fan filters would have been nice.

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