Choosing a media PC enclosure was not an easy choice at all especially as i've only ever seen 2 HTPC's in real life (well that i've taken any notice of anyway) - this Zalman HD160 and a Silverstone LC17 so not really qualified to say what makes a great media PC but what i can say is this has got to be one of the best quality cases i've come across. Soon as i opened the box i could see it was something special and the only thing i can see being a problem is how to squeeze watercooling in there Having said that there is a removable HD cage which takes up to 3 HD's and there is also room for one on top of the CD-ROM drive (all rubber mounted) so maybe that could be removed and the pump/res could fit there but the radiator will definitely have to be mounted externally which i'm not too bothered about though it would have been nice to get it all inside. It has a full aluminium chassis which is anodised inside and out making it nice and light but not flimsy in any way and on the front panel has a VFD with remote control and also a drop down door which houses USB, Firewire, Mic and Headphone sockets as well as various card readers. Anyway a few pictures to be going on with while i get a better look at where all things are going to fit and maybe fit it up air cooled first. Full spec >>here<< Oh i should of mentioned it came from Graeme at KustomPC and retails at £222 which is a whole chunk to fork out for a case but given the build quality i would say it was definitely worth it. Having said that it doesn't lend itself well to watercooling as i soon found doing the dry run on air. Had to drop the idea of 6800 Sli cards as the Asus board only has 3 PCI slots to start with and with Sli cards it would have only been 2 so ended up going for a single 7800GTX which leaves plenty space for network and TV card For sound im using the onboard sound through a Yamaha Pro Logic Surround amp which is nice and it doesn't look out of place below the HTPC and sounds crystal clear so not really thinking of adding a sound card tbh Anyway its all up and running on air and everything seems to be working well apart from the quality of the TV picture which is currently a 32" Panasonic and is perfect for watching films, media player or playing games like HL2 but just doesn't cut it when using the internet as the text is just that little bit too fuzzy so it looks like its bite the bullet time and upgrade to HDTV :S Its all tucked away under the TV so its not obtrusive at all and has to be said is really quiet on air but it will be getting filled with water soon which should bring temps down as well as the noise.