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nMEDIAPC Black Aluminum / Acrylic / Steel HTPC 6000B ATX Media Center / HTPC Case
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Pros: This case has sturdy construction. It definitely doesn't feel light and flimsy. Very clean, eye appealing look to it. At first glance, it looks like it might be your home theater receiver, and not a HTPC.

Cons: As many have mentioned, cable management is a disaster. Cable for the chassis fan is only 3 pin, I have a 4 pin connector on my board. Same cable is also not long enough to reach the plug on my board, so I had to switch sides and move my hard drive around. Again, as many others have mentioned, the placement of holes for drives, particularly the optical drive, is terrible and may require you to do some drilling or modifications to get your screws securely into your drive. Another optical drive issue is that you may have to remove the door for it from the case so your tray will slide in and out properly, as I did.

Other Thoughts: This case is big. Like, as big as an audio receiver big. My fault for not paying attention to the dimensions. However, it does have a nice clean look to it. A little more documentation around the front panel connectors would be very beneficial for some, in regards to what plugs they go to on the board. I would imagine that one day nMEDIA will hire a QA person to work for them, which will result in terminations for a lot of people. All in all, this is a pretty decent case, especially if you can catch it on sale.

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Display Name: Matthew W.

Date Joined: 11/02/03

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  • First Review: 04/03/14
  • Last Review: 04/03/14
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