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Topic # 25611 27-Aug-2008 08:43
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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* )

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  Reply # 160072 27-Aug-2008 09:56
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you could start by taking a look at the selection available here:
http://www.computerlounge.co.nz/components/componentlist.asp?parttypeid=38&t=5




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  Reply # 160422 28-Aug-2008 11:59
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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.

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  Reply # 160601 29-Aug-2008 00:44
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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.

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  Reply # 160813 29-Aug-2008 22:03
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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.

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