|nMediaPC 6000B HTPC Computer Case|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases|
|Written by Nate Swetland - Edited by Olin Coles|
|Thursday, 08 October 2009|
Page 2 of 6
Closer Look: Exterior
As you can see, the exterior on this case looks amazing. They did a great job with the minor details to make sure that it is cosmetically appeasing, as well as allowing it to fit in seamlessly with a variety of home theater equipment.
The mirrored finish on this case is quite impressive. The mirror finish is only on the front, but that is really all most people will ever see. You can see the reflection of my phone in this picture showing off just how reflective it is.
We see here the front panel opened. It boasts a variety of inputs from USB, Audio, Firewire, e-SATA, and a variety of media cards. The reset button is also hidden here. HTPC cases often are used for displaying photos, and this front port gives you just about every option you could need for doing that.
Dual 80mm fans offer good air circulation. They pull the warm air from the CPU and exhaust it out the back.
This is the left side of the case. As you can see, there is a large fan drawing in outside air to blow across the hard drive cage. There is also a top vent for additional fresh air flow to the CPU.
This is the right side of the case. You cant tell from the grate (or lack of), but there is another spot where an additional side fan can be mounted for additional air flow across the hard drives.
This is a shot of the bottom of the case. Rubber feet are practically a must on any HTPC case. They don't only look nice, they serve a useful purpose. You can see just how much of a fingerprint magnet the case is, even though the sides and bottom are not mirrored or glossy at all.