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Moneual Silver Aluminum MonCaso 312S Micro ATX Media Center / HTPC Case

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The slim 100% aluminum Moneual 312 is the ideal living room solution for a fully-functional home media server without the bulk. Not only does it fit a full sized Motherboard, but also up to three Hard Disk Drives for expandable storage space. Intelligent ventilation throughout keeps your system cool and quiet while it does its job playing and storing your media.

  • newegg Stylish Aluminum Case With compact, slim profile and full aluminum construction, the MonCaso 312S HTPC case delivers exceptional thermal performance and stylish minimalistic aesthetics that matches and extends the elegance of your living room.
  • newegg The More Air Vents, the Better Ventilation Large area vent holes on top cover and side panel for graphics card ensure sufficient and fluent air flow for better system cooling.
  • newegg Large Volume Knob Easily and conveniently adjust the volume level with the large knob on front panel.
  • newegg Multimedia Card Readers & Essential Ports With various multimedia card readers, you can easily load your flash media card to share photos, footages and other content on the large format display with your families. Two USB ports, one FireWire port, one mic and one speaker jack on the front panel allow easy access to a wide range of peripherals.
  • newegg Windows 7 MCE Control The Windows 7 MCE compatible IR remote control allows you to take command of the media playback at any spot of your room.

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MonCaso 312S


Micro ATX Media Center / HTPC Case
Case Material
Power Supply
Motherboard Compatibility
Micro ATX
Side Window


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

Front Ports

Front USB Ports
USB 2.0
Front FireWire Ports
Front Audio Ports


6.7 lbs.

Manufacturer Warranty

1 year limited
1 year limited

Quick Info


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

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  • William T.
  • 3/10/2011 9:37:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNot So Happy Customer

Pros: Nice looking case. Love the low profile of the case, as this was the main reason for buying this product. Also having the built-in IR remote was also a selling point.

Cons: At the rear of the case where the motherboard's external connectors grounding plate goes was slightly to small to fit the plate in. Had to remove a small about of metal from the case with a dremel tool. Removed just enough for the plate to make a snug fit. Next after installing the motherboard and making connections and reinstalling drive bays. I went to install the rear case fans as they are not included. Bought correct size fans (40mmx40mm), but the supplied mounting screws and or silicon mounts do not fit through the fan mounting holes. The holes are too small. Had to remove all drive bays disconnect all connections to board, then pull the motherboard out in order to drill out the mounting holes to the correct size.

Other Thoughts: I do not recommend this product for anyone not having some tools to modify this case to make it usable.

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  • Matthew O.
  • 1/10/2011 6:56:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOver all, good unit for the money.

Pros: Great looking case. Plenty of drive space. LOTS of connections on the front space. The BluRay cover plate on the front is a nice touch.

Cons: Pain to get the CD Drive to work with the opening/button. It specifies and "external" 5.25 drive unit. Good luck finding one. I had to rig it with some weatherstrip to get the button to work right, but not a big deal. You may lose the use of some of your SATA connections on the MB. Depends on the board layout.

Other Thoughts: Make sure you get a ATX power supply. mini/micro ATX supplys wont work.

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  • James W.
  • 5/29/2010 5:02:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner


Pros: Sleek, feels (and is) solid, compact, small footprint, looks at home in living room, "I thought that was your blu-ray player" comments, very high quality craftsmanship, very lightweight (aluminum) compared to my thermaltake dh101 (steel), extremely efficient use of space available inside the case [see cons also].

Cons: This thing is tight! It is imperative when deciding if this case is for you, to check out the thread at search for moneaul 312 thread. Very useful + helpful info. You must meticuously plan this build! Components fitting or not fitting is seriously going to come down to a millimeter. This is not a beginner project. Modular PSU is required if you plan on utilizing hard drives on both sides + ODD. This should be given complete preparation and forethought before purchasing components.

Other Thoughts: This case is beautiful. It is everything I want for a HTPC, and the style and look is on time. It looks as if at home in any living room, and is smaller than some cable set top boxes. I added 3 40mm fans in the rear, and I am getting sub 100 degree f temperature readings. Modular PSU and order the correct length cabling or you might be disappointed. In short read, research, plan, execute and you will be satisfied with what may just be the ultimate HTPC case on the market today. The only other company I considered was Originae, and ultimately decided on Moneaul

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  • TONY L.
  • 7/15/2009 4:02:53 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsExcellent case

Pros: Small form factor - great look - excellent colors.

Cons: Don't get this case if your HTPC will be "cutting edge". Finding Half Height Low Profile cards is a PITA.

Other Thoughts: Avsforums has a seven page thread that covers multiple owners and the equipment that they built with the case - lots of photos and caveats where they found out certain items won't fit well. Also, but a modular PSU for this, you will need the space. I love mine, and I'm glad I got the last one on Newegg's shelf

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