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Written by Nate Swetland - Edited by Olin Coles   
Thursday, 08 October 2009
Table of Contents: Page Index
nMediaPC 6000B HTPC Computer Case
Closer Look: Exterior
Detailed Exterior Features
Closer Look: Interior
Detailed Interior Features
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

nMedia HTPC 6000B

More and more consumers these days seem to have some sort of home theater set up in which they incorporate a computer. Many people use a PC in their living room to watch slideshows of their photos, browse the web on their large HDTV displays, or use their pc as a fully functional Home Theater PC for movies, games, music, and etc. Along with this growing trend, the concept of using a HTPC style case for your living room computer is becoming more popular. People don't want some big ugly tower sitting in the middle of their living room, but would rather have a stylish looking case that can match the decor of their other home theater components, and offer many additional features useful to HTPC setups. Benchmark Reviews has the pleasure of checking out one of the HTPC cases offered by nMedia. This stylish and functional desktop ATX-style case boasts many features one would find useful in a HTPC setting such as a front LCD readout and front ports for things such as USB, Media Cards, Audio, eSATA, and Firewire, all in an attractive package that can easily match your other theater components.

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nMedia shows us that it is possible to provide a feature packed HTPC case that has the looks and functionality of many of the more expensive cases, while keeping the cost down and the quality high. I had a goal of finding a HTPC case within a price point of around or under $100, and nMedia's 6000 series cases proves that it can be done.

nMediaPC HTPC 6000B Case Features

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

6000B Specifications

Model

HTPC 6000B & HTPC 6000S

Color

Black and Silver

Dimension

Case: 17"(W) x 6.6"(H w/ feet) x 16.4"(D w/ panel)

Metal Chassis: 17"(W) x 6.3"(H) x 15.4" (D)

Material

Aluminum, Acrylic & Steel

Motherboard

Support ATX and Micro-ATX

Power Supply

Support ATX PSU (not included)

Drive Bays

External 5.25” Bay x 1

Internal 3.5” Bay x 6

Expansions

7 Slots / Full Size

Cooling

80mm Silent Case Fan x 2

120mm 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, not included)

20X2 Programmable LCD display module with Internal USB connector, support Windows, Media Center Edition 2005, Vista and Vista Media Center Edition operating system.

About nMedia Systems, Inc.

nMediaPC, or nMedia Systems, Inc. was founded in 2004 in Castro Valley of Northern California. They pride themselves in making high quality products aimed at the Home Theater market. They manufacture home theater products with simplicity and functionality in mind. They produce such products as HTPC cases like the 6000, and the HTPC 8000. They also produce a variety of media card readers, LCD readouts, and keyboards and mice aimed at the HTPC market.

"Our vision is to transform the total home theater experience by intelligently converging digital entertainment AV functions, computer and networking technologies. We commit to deliver strong value to a number of key technology and entertainment market segments, including PC system builder and distributors, home theater installer and home AV system retailers." (nmediapc.com)



 

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