Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




75 posts

Master Geek


Topic # 25611 27-Aug-2008 08:43
Send private message

Can anyone recommend a nice micro atx case for my bedroom htpc? Now I've got all the software working nicely I'd like to put the whole thing into a decent case (minimal lights on the front please, this is for the *Boudoir* )

Cheers!

Create new topic
Infrastructure Geek
4043 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 193

Trusted
Microsoft NZ
Subscriber

  Reply # 160072 27-Aug-2008 09:56
Send private message

you could start by taking a look at the selection available here:
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentlist.asp?parttypeid=38&t=5




Technical Evangelist
Microsoft NZ
about.me/nzregs
Twitter: @nzregs


217 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 160422 28-Aug-2008 11:59
Send private message

Antec do a nice range of HTPC cases for mATX boards. For the last three years I've used the Antec Aria in my lounge under the TV. You can disable the blue lights down the side - just don't plug them in. It's quiet and unobtrusive, it takes a standard mATX board with all card slots used and can still seat two hard drives and a DVD drive. It's sort of Shuttle-shaped in that it's slim and tall rather than short and wide.

Antec also do the Fusion which is a more typical HTPC case. Haven't used one of these myself, but it's under serious consideration as my next HTPC case. Having handled one it feels well built and sturdy. The Antec NSK-2400 is the same case without the knobs on the front, if you're looking for a less-flashy cheaper alternative.

I'd avoid the Silverstone cases. From my experience they are very average build quality and can be loud when running. If you have bottomless pockets, look at the Omaura TF11. Finding a distributor in the southen hemisphere for these has proved fruitless.

HTH
Buzzy

 
 
 
 


81 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 160601 29-Aug-2008 00:44
Send private message

Today I bought an Antec Minuet 350 for $150. Looks good but can't recommend it yet cos I haven't put a PC inside it yet.

-Matt

1273 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 263


  Reply # 160813 29-Aug-2008 22:03
Send private message

I know you are after a uATX case but... my 2cents

Ive a Silverstone (full size) case & I can highly recommend Silverstone cases. Built like a tank (seriously). Not cheap either.
It came without a Power supply, so I had no issues with the case being noisey.
Easy to work on. The power Led is pretty bright though.

Avoid thermaltake. I have one for my 'normal' PC. Looks great, very poor build quality.
You know somethings wrong when you have to remove the motherboard to install a power supply
in a full size-large case.

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

New Zealand hits peak broadband data
Posted 18-Jan-2018 12:21


Amazon Echo devices coming to New Zealand early February 2018
Posted 18-Jan-2018 10:53


$3.74 million for new electric vehicles in New Zealand
Posted 17-Jan-2018 11:27


Nova 2i: Value, not excitement from Huawei
Posted 17-Jan-2018 09:02


Less news in Facebook News Feed revamp
Posted 15-Jan-2018 13:15


Australian Government contract awarded to Datacom Connect
Posted 11-Jan-2018 08:37


Why New Zealand needs a chief technology officer
Posted 6-Jan-2018 13:59


Amazon release Silk Browser and Firefox for Fire TV
Posted 21-Dec-2017 13:42


New Chief Technology Officer role created
Posted 19-Dec-2017 22:18


All I want for Christmas is a new EV
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:54


How clever is this: AI will create 2.3 million jobs by 2020
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:52


NOW to deploy SD-WAN to regional councils
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:46


Mobile market competition issues ComCom should watch
Posted 18-Dec-2017 10:52


New Zealand government to create digital advisory group
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:47


Australia datum changes means whole country moving 1.8 metres north-east
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:39



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.