Joined on 04/03/02
Great Budget HTPC Case
Pros: -Simple, attractive exterior design -Solid build -Easy to work in -Very quiet when running -Screwless 5.25" bay works well
Cons: -Power LED consumes a molex connector without pass through -Routing IDE cables to the external 5.25" bay might be challenging for some mobo layouts -No front firewire
Overall Review: As with other Antec cases I’ve used, the design of the NSK2400 was thoughtful and complete. In past desktop form factor cases I’ve built for, getting the external drive fronts to be flush with the case was challenging, frequently involving rails. Antec’s solution to this with a screwless lift out cage was an unexpected refinement. I am using this box for a diskless HTPC font end and even with the PSU fan, CPU fan and two 120mm case fans (running at "low") the machine is very quiet. This case is much cheaper than others suited for HTPC use (partly due to the lack of any display or volume controls on the face) and for me offers the best value over other cases in this category.
Just as good as name brand
Comments: This battery lasts just as long as my Motorola battery (when it was new) and easily outlasts my aging Motorola battery. Even at $6 shipping this a great deal (Nextel offers free shipping after charging $59, not to mention that Newegg is better than Nextel for online shopping any day).