Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 9 Jan 2007.
Shame about the price on that. And that remote is fugly as, surprised it doesn't appear to be a WMC one.
I do however like the MPlay software. I need to code some new controller software for mine and that looks like a good source of ideas.
Nice to see the case fits a standard ATX power supply - the D-Vine case I bought to build my HTPC in only takes micro-ATX units, which is a bit limiting on my choice of CPU / GPU as there aren't many above mATX PSUs above 300W. If I wanted to go for a 7950GX2 for example, I'd either need to go for an external supply, or break out my modding skillz (which is a bit scary on a £200 case).
It's designed for HTPC, if you're putting a 7950GX2 in it, it's no longer a HTPC.
Case looks good with some good features although the price difference between the UK and USA is abit unfair. I also agree the remote looks a little disapointing.
Also 1 quick point, how did you fit a 350Gb file on to a 120Gb HD?
Using a typo
It looks like a nice case, but as Doug said, shame about the price.
At least someone admits there mistakes, i quite like the case though think id happily squeeze one under the tv, dont know if the bank account will agree and dont think it will be available hear for a while
Looks like a nice case but after reading a review from SilentPCReview i ask myself if it really is that good.
Heres their review:
Zalman's HD135 HTPC case: Gasping for air
After all the hastle with the HD160's software, VFD and remore, I really appreciated the HD135's MPlay.. I kinda did like the HD160 more because of it's size, but the software was just a total nightmare. Some sort of combination of those two cases would be optimal for me..
That link appears dead.
It was working earlier. I looked at it and thought he was a spammer since he linked to another site on his first post.
shame, would be interesting to see the review.
Sites dead, Google Cache
yeah, I can only find page one though.
Well that's odd. I hope that's just some temporary issue with a server or some update as SPCR is a good site...
just thought id mention the spcr review is back up
"a purist may be upset that his optical media of choice may be misrepresented."
Gosh lets hope not!
Some people would, they are going to be staring at a bezel that says DVD hiding their uber blu-ray drive!
Interesting read, shame they are only concentrating on one element of the case; the cooling. On top of the poor choice of hardware they stuck inside. As i said in the review, this case is picky with what you put inside of it.
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