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Pros: This is a great, cheap card, good for use in HTPC type builds as it can output HD video without a problem comes with the low profile bracket and is passively cooled which cuts down noise.
Cons: Wasn't Free
Other Thoughts: I currently have this in an NMediaPC case and it doesn't get above 52C with only 2 80mm exhaust fans doing the cooling for the whole case.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: This is a decent cheap PSU that offers modular cabling. This is not the most efficient, nor is it the highest quality PSU out on the market, but for the price (I paid $24 after mail in rebate) it can't be beat. It is currently doing duty in my new HTPC build and has no problems what so ever.
Cons: This thing doesn't come with the largest assortment of cables but again, for the price.
Other Thoughts: This has been reviewed in several places, JonnyGuru for one, and they have found that they use lower quality capacitors than some other brands, however for the price it is a capable powersupply.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: nMEDIAPC Black Aluminum / Acrylic / Steel HTPC 6000B ATX Media Center / HTPC Case
Pros: This is a nice budget HTPC case that has room for several hard drives, a full size disc drive, a standard PSU and full ATX motherboards. Of course with all of the room necessary for the afore mentioned items, the case is on the large size. The case looks nice when positioned with the rest of the home theater equipment .
Cons: Build quality is a little low on this case, there are some loose or poorly fitted pieces, the screw holes for the disc drive do not line up with the holes on the drive itself, it can be a bit tricky to get the drive to line up and open without getting hung up. The fans that come with the case are a little loud considering the small amount of air they seem to move. Now a few extra minutes of tinkering and some new fans are all it took to get this case the way I wanted it, but some people may not want to do any work to a brand new case.
Other Thoughts: I chose this case because it looks nice and as if it belongs in a home theater setup, it can fit all standard size components and it was a good price at the time of purchase. There is an older version with only USB 2.0 on the front panel but the new version has one USB 2.0 and one USB 3.0. This case does not come with the LCD panel for the front, but it would be really nice if it did. I don't think it would be worth the extra $35 but it may make this case a little more appealing to others.READ FULL REVIEW