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DIYPC Black Acrylic / Steel HTPC-KT28B Micro ATX Media Center / HTPC Case

  • Acrylic/Steel
  • USB 3.0 x 1; USB 2.0 x 1
  • 1 x 60mm fan
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HTPC-KT28B Micro ATX Media Center / HTPC Case
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  • Supports full height graphics cards
  • Exclusively supports micro-ATX power supplies
  • Easy to install and route cables
  • Positive air pressure design for excellent cooling, quietness, and dust-prevention
  • Can stand vertically as a tower or lay horizontally as a desktop
  • Incredible 15in. depth to fit comfortably inside a home theater cabinet
  • Support for 2.5in. hard drives or SSD
  • Stylish design with beautiful acrylic appearance
  • IR receiver installable
 

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Tower or Desktop Convertible

Presenting a stylish clean look, the HTPC-KT28B blends seamlessly with your house decoration and home theater system. It can be oriented horizontally or vertically to function as a tower or desktop chassis for the ultimate flexibility.
 
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Built for MicroATX Systems

With the support for MicroATX motherboards, 5.25in. optical drives, 3.5in. and 2.5in. hard drives, and Micro-ATX PSU, the HTPC-KT28B is a perfect choice for MicroATX systems.
 
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60mm Cooling Fan

A built-in 60mm rear fan with easy-to-route cables provides efficient ventilation and effective system cooling.
 
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Convenient Front I/O Panel

The HTPC-KT28B features a convenient front I/O panel for easy access to one USB 2.0, one USB 3.0, and two audio ports.
 

Learn more about the DIYPC HTPC-KT28B

General

Brand
DIYPC
Model
HTPC-KT28B

Spec

Type
Micro ATX Media Center / HTPC Case
Color
Black
Case Material
Acrylic / Steel
Power Supply
No
Motherboard Compatibility
Micro ATX
Side Window
No

Expansion

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

Front Ports

Front USB Ports
USB 2.0 x 1; USB 3.0 x 1
Front FireWire Ports
No
Front Audio Ports
Yes
Front eSATA Ports
No
Front Card Reader
No
Remote Control Module
No
Front Display
No

Cooling System

60mm Fans
1

Features

Features
Support full height graphic card

Only support Micro-ATX Power Supply

Easy to install and cable route

Positive air pressure design for excellent cooling/quietness and dust-prevention

Could be vertical stand up as a tower or horizontal desktop

Incredible 15" depth to fit comfortably inside home theater cabinet

Support 2.5" hard drive or SSD

Stylish design with beautiful acrylic appearance

IR Receiver Installable

Dimensions&Weight

Height
5.4"
Width
14"
Depth
15.2"
Weight
7.5 lbs.

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Jeff S.
  • 5/9/2014 1:40:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNeeds special Power Supply

Pros: Small

Cons: Too Small for my needs I needed a standard ATX power supply.

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  • Michael G.
  • 2/25/2014 1:25:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsPromptly put in trashcan

Pros: Not much, It will hold a mini ATX motherboard.

Cons: Nearly everything about this case is garbage. That is where I put it.

Other Thoughts: I hated this case so much, I simply threw it in the garbage. Not worth anything to me at all, not even a few bucks back in my pocket. Would rather no one else get this junk.

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  • Brian H.
  • 11/17/2013 2:10:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsET Case

Pros: Holds stuff in. It can hold a full size video card if the height does not go over the bracket.

Cons: Cramped but it is an ATX case. The Photo, Game, Movie, Music, and E-mail labels are just that labels. they are not buttons or lights. They are just deceptively there.

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  • Mr. S.
  • 11/8/2013 4:54:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsSteel HTPC

Pros: Well design look like AMP.

Cons: Power supply do not fit in it. Very cheap made. Only 1 Hard drive can fit. No instruction. No place for screws to hold down Hard drive and DVD drive.

Other Thoughts: If they increase 1 inch high it would fit power supply perfect.

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  • Terence O.
  • 7/4/2013 2:54:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggsLooks

Pros: Look great, Not much bigger the My Elite receiver. Looks are about the only thing I like. Mine came with Power supply. (replaced with 600w) Like the vented sides and top.

Cons: Micro MB I wanted to install did not fit, case is flimsy, power supply is in the front so changing the FVD is a no go. Bought another Micro MB won't fit because of side fans. use of all the fans micro ITX is your best choice.

Other Thoughts: I paid over a C note for mine, careful not to brake off the posts, the case is cheap and won't fit a lager cooling tower. Keep in mind, its for low profile cards too

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  • Jeffery O.
  • 6/10/2013 2:21:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect

Pros: Looks great. Easy to install drives. Height is good enough for a standard gfx card. Looks good side-by-side my amp receiver.

Cons: none.

Other Thoughts: Comes with one small exhaust fan. The top cover gives you an option to install another 120mm fan and smaller. I think this is necessary if you have a gfx card that is heatsink only like mine.

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  • Erin M.
  • 5/15/2013 9:22:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsAlright

Pros: This Case is alright. The finish on the case is pretty nice looking on the metal, the front is lacking and doesnt match very well. The case is pretty small for a htpc case. My favorite part about this case is the ODD door cover and the integration, it is great and looks amazing! It is also pretty darn quite, but lacks fans that actually do anything...

Cons: Now to the cons....

The build quality is poor, the tolerances are awful, if you add a drive here and a drive there, you wont be able to put the mounting tray back in without stretching out the case sideways. If you have and ODD you cannot put a 120mm fan on the cover, it will hit the ODD and not close. Supports only SFX power supply, which is unfortunate becuase with the given power supply you will more than likely need a bigger one if you run 3 hdd's and an ODD like me. This case is hard to work in and there are lots of dead spaces that could have been used for more hdd brackets or fan slots. There is only 1 additional fan slot and there is no air movement by all the HDD's so you will need to create some air movement there. I think that is all to the inside.

Now to the outside.
The front cover look awful, it doesnt match the case coating at all. The hdd and power led are red and blue... and both on the power button and combine to make purple and look disgusting, i would rather see a separate led spot for the HDD's. Foot tabs are included and you have to install on your own and look awful on the case, i guess you wont be able to see once placed in a cabinet, but i wouldn't like to see them ever. The front also lights up in red in another spot, the color scheme should be the same throughout, but it isnt. The machining with the back of the case looks like it was done by hand with a drill, but you wont see it other than installing your components.

Also no manual so alot of guess and check when installing.

Other Thoughts: This is an alright case for the money, its not stellar and wasnt thought through well. I would not recommend it if you want a good looking case that will be cool for your components and will be easy to upgrade in the future. This is a great case to begin building in and to have for an older system that just sits around and would be good to just throw a system into. But i would not want to keep a new system that sits out in the open where people see it in this case, it looks awkward in a tv stand and out of place.

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  • Kevin C.
  • 5/6/2013 3:45:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice compact little case

Pros: This is the smallest MicroATX case that I've found that is capable of housing full-height expansion cards. If you're only using one hard drive, this box will also take a full-sized high-end video card. It's about the size of your typical home theater stereo reciever. It's more aesthetically pleasing then the pictures on newegg indicate; the front bezel has a nice mirrored finish and does not look brown, unlike the pictures here would indicate. This case is designed to be as compact as possible while still being able to hold full-sized cards; there is no motherboard tray; instead ther are raised pieces with low-profile brass standoffs already in place. A 60mm exaust fan is included and pre-mounted, as well as a couple of small zip-ties that you can use to try to control the wiring. The top of the case will also accomodate a larger 120mm case fan, though there isn't one included with this setup.

Cons: There was no instruction manual, which would have been helpful in removing the drive cage. Fit and finish is a mixed bag; the outside of my case looked fine, except for the USB 2.0 port which for some reason is more deeply recessed than the other port or the audio ports. Inside, the drive cage and back bezel both have dangerous sharp edges that will cut you if your are not careful. Even though it's a handsome case, the front bezel has tacky decals that cannot be removed. The "Welcome to AV Station" emblem glows bright red in glorious Engrish, however the plug for this is optional, and you can leave it disconnected if so desired. The case comes with little rubber feet; however these are just cheap 3M adhesive circular pad standoffs. The case contains no indicators as to where these pads should be place for proper alignment. A tiny case speaker was included, and an attempt to insulate the back with silicone was made, however on mine there is metal still exposed, and the wires are not long enough to mount it anywhere, so it's basically a piece of trash.

Other Thoughts: For the price I paid,, this is a good case. It's the perfect size for a HTPC with a micro-ATX board. It's been stated in other reviews, but this case ONLY supports MicroATX PSUs (it's basically how they keep the height so small while supporting full-height cards). That being said, I wouldn't pay a full retail price for this box. It's too cheaply made to warrant a $60-$80 price tag unless you absolutely have to have a case with these kinds of dimensions. I would give this 3.5 eggs if Newegg supported half-eggs. It's not mediocre enough to warrant 3 eggs, but not good enough to really earn 4.

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  • William D.
  • 4/12/2013 5:56:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice Little mATX

Pros: Fits my stereo stand perfectly. The PSU that was included with my purchase was a perfect fit. Really fast delivery!

Cons: As was noted on a previous review, the logo stuff on the faceplate is a bit kitschy, but no big deal, not really noticeable from 15' away.

Other Thoughts: Nice to have a unit that fits in with my amp, cable box and the other components. I was using a mid size tower set down horizontally (wife hated inserting DVDs sideways and having the computer sticking out so far). This is my 1st mATX build, looking forward to getting the board and CPU on Monday or Tuesday. Usually I use Gigabyte boards, but the MSI FM2 board was cheap and has a HDMI port. I know AMD ain't for gaming but this will be utilized for mainly Netflix streaming to TV.

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  • Andrew W.
  • 4/10/2013 1:21:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsUnique, clean, well-crafted. Looks better than the pics.

Pros: Fine construction. Another reviewer mentioned cutting his finger. The drive cage is a tad sharp, but I emerged unscathed. This case does not weigh much, also.

This thing looks pretty good sitting in my TV stand. It's only 15" deep so it's just the right depth (most of these HTPC cases seem to run 17" deep or more).

Screw holes, panels and brackets all line up just fine. This was a wild card to me given the bad Newegg user reviews of other DIYPC products and the low price, but I was very pleasantly surprised.

The front USB and audio ports are on the side, which gives a clean look. The case overall looks better than the photos, IMO. Power button is big, slightly cheap feeling, but is fine. I don't have an optical drive installed yet, so I can't comment on the drive door functionality, but it looks nice and clean.

Overall, this case is unique and a very good value (I got it for $40 after rebate).

Cons: Minus one egg for lack of documentation or remotely detailed list of specs. Also, the HD cage confounded me. I used the Rosewill SSD bracket w/fan and I could only fit it on in any proper fashion with one screw hole. Is that right? Is it wrong? Can I fit more than one HD in this thing? No idea.

Also, it took me a few minutes to figure out how to remove the drive cage. Could have been simple as pie if I had some kind of diagram. DIYPC means what it says - do it yourself, including figuring out how things work! By no means a deal breaker, but a little bit of documentation would have gone a long way.

Other Thoughts: I like the lights on the front, even though it is a bit Engrishy. "Welcome to AV Station" lights up in bright red (if you choose to attach the light connector to your mobo). The power light is red as well, and flickers blue for HD activity.

I thought maybe the Welcome to AV Station and all of the little logos were on the protective plastic and not the case itself, but they are indeed printed on the case. Could be a pro or a con depending on your taste. I'm fine with it, personally. It looks a bit techy and nerdy.

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