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Written by Olin Coles   
Thursday, 13 August 2009
Table of Contents: Page Index
nMediaPC HTPC 8000 Wooden Media Center Case
Features and Specifications
Closer Look: nMediaPC HTPC 8000
Wood Media Center Case Features
HTPC 8000 Interior Features
HTPC Case Final Thoughts
nMediaPC HTPC 8000 Conclusion

nMediaPC Case Features

nMediaPC is proud to introduce the first Wooden HTPC Case. The classic looking HTPC 8000 case not only will meet your HTPC needs, with its smart internal design, it can easily surpass any gamer's expectations.

The new HTPC 8000 wooden case is a state-of-art ATX case for users in different interests. It supports full ATX motherboard; ATX PSU and all full length video card. It only built with one 140mm case fan to make your build a complete silent system. Direct air flow from front to back design improve the heat performance significantly. Not enough? Feel free to add two 92mm fans in the front behind the panel.

  • Support ATX power supply
  • Support ATX and Micro ATX motherboard
  • 4 X 3.5" internal bays for media data
  • Easy upfront access digital connection interfaces
  • e-SATA; HD Audio; SDHC 2.0 Card Reader; USB 2.0; IEEE 1394
  • Support full height & length PCI cards
  • Stylish antique red wood design box
  • Compact size and feel
  • Optional upgrade on 20x2 programmable MCE LCD module
  • Innovated architecture makes your installation easy
  • Quiet as always

Beside the superior functions offered above, the unique classic style will capture all eyeballs and impress your guests with your one of the kind powerful HTPC system.

HTPC 8000 Specifications

  • Model: HTPC 8000
  • Color: Red Wood
  • Dimension: 19.3(W) x "14.3"(H) x 11"(D) / 500mm(W) X 365mm(H) X 280mm(D)
  • Material: Wood & Steel
  • Motherboard: Support ATX and Micro-ATX
  • Power Supply: Support ATX PSU (not included)
  • Drive Bays:
    • 5.25" Bay: x1
    • 3.5" Bay: x4
  • Expansions: 7 Slots / Full Size
  • Cooling: 140mm Case Fan x 1
  • Front Connection:
    • eSATA x 1 for your external hard drive
    • High Definition Audio x 2 (AC 97 compliance)
    • All in one Card Reader (SDHC 2.0 compliance - high capacity & speed)
    • IEEE 1394 x 1
    • USB 2.0 x 3
  • LCD Display: (Optional) 20X2 Programmable LCD display module with Internal USB connector, support Windows, Media Center Edition 2005, Vista and Vista Media Center Edition operating system.



 

Comments 

 
# Wow.Martin van Buren 2010-04-04 11:59
Most pretentious piece of hardware EVER.
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# RE: nMediaPC HTPC 8000 Wooden Media Center CaseBest HTPC 2011-01-05 08:07
This is an amazing piece of hardware. Your comment is pretentious, and lends nothing to the discussion.
Good things:
1) Air Flow / Cooling - Amazing for what it is, high-end components with NOT overheat. Comes with a 140mm fan, you can also add 2x 92mm fans
2) Noise - Wooden case, plus lots of silicone/rubber gromments that come with it
3) Full ATX - allows for FULL ATX MB/Power Supply
4) Room - Roomy enough for all full-sized graphics cards
5) Price - easily competes with other HTPC cases. You can find this for under $100.
6) It's not PVC/Plywood. It's REAL FREAKIN WOOD.
7) It has STEEL. Not cheap aluminum.

Cons:
1) DVD drive alignment - Easily fixed with a 1/8" shim
2) DVD faceplate says DVD instead of Bluray
3) Power Knob doesn't act as a dual-purpose power/volume knob. Could be accomplished via USB volume controls. Sad that it's not.

If you are looking for a "retro" case for HTPC, this is your ready-made guy. You can build one yourself, but for it's price, just buy this one unless you have specific custom applications and hardware.
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# Very CoolJeff DeWitt 2011-05-14 21:03
Considering all the crazy, expensive cases out there, some of which look like they fell off a UFO this is a refreshing change.

First time I read about this case I knew it's just what I needed for my new HTPC. The case should be here next week and I'm looking forward to building my new PC!
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