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> Looking for a good ITX case for a HTPC, Looking for a good ITX case for a HTPC
mgreen
Posted: Nov 8 2009, 04:27 AM
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I've spent hours looking online for a good ITX case for an HTPC and have found negative reviews for every case. For example:

1. Size is too small, component fit is too tight, 5.25" ODD won't fit in bay, CPU fan sink won't fit, etc.
2. Power supply is too small, noisy, or inefficient
3. Case fan is too noisy
4. System overheats due to inadequate case cooling, venting, airflow, fans, power supply fan blowing on CPU, etc.
5. Requires a slim ODD which doubles the cost.
6. Flimsy construction causes noisy rattles
etc. etc.

Can anyone recommend a good ITX case with the following features?
1. Accommodates 5.25" ODD and at least one 3.5" HDD
2. At least 200W PS with at least 80% efficiency
3. Half-height PCI Express slot or full height PCI slot for TV tuner card
4. Quiet PS fan and quiet case fan
5. Costs less than $100

Thanks!
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achr
Posted: Nov 9 2009, 11:24 AM
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it would be better to find a case without a psu and then choose a quality one to use. I have a couple cases in mind but you will have to raise your budget a little bit. check out these two:

http://www.silverstonetek.com/products/p_c...ts.php?pno=lc02

http://www.silverstonetek.com/products/p_c...ts.php?pno=lc20

i am a silverstone fan as you can see; they are very quality cases.

i could suggest some more if you like, but for less than $100...
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