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Hardware Zalman HD135 HTPC Enclosure

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 9 Jan 2007.

  1. Tim S

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  2. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    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.
     
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    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).
     
  4. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    It's designed for HTPC, if you're putting a 7950GX2 in it, it's no longer a HTPC.
     
  5. Prometheus

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    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?:)
     
  6. Tim S

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    Using a typo ;)
     
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    lol.

    It looks like a nice case, but as Doug said, shame about the price.
     
  8. Woodstock

    Woodstock So Say We All

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    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 :sigh:
     
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    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    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..
     
  11. Fly

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    That link appears dead.
     
  12. DougEdey

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    It was working earlier. I looked at it and thought he was a spammer since he linked to another site on his first post.
     
  13. Fly

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    shame, would be interesting to see the review.
     
  14. DougEdey

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  15. Fly

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    yeah, I can only find page one though. :(
     
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    Well that's odd. I hope that's just some temporary issue with a server or some update as SPCR is a good site...
     
  17. Woodstock

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    just thought id mention the spcr review is back up
     
  18. HandMadeAndroid

    HandMadeAndroid That's handy.

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    "a purist may be upset that his optical media of choice may be misrepresented."

    Gosh lets hope not!
     
  19. Fly

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    Some people would, they are going to be staring at a bezel that says DVD hiding their uber blu-ray drive!
     
  20. Fly

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    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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