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Old 02-26-04, 01:31 PM
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Help me find a desktop case.

I need a desktop-style, full-ATX case. This is going in the A/V rack; it'll be one of those new-fangled HTPCs. Any recommendations?

So, ideally it should be black. It needs to hold 2 hard drives, a DVD-ROM, and I'll probably need a floppy, too. Quiet, too.

The Antec Overture seems to be the obvious choice, but all the talk of heat dissipation problems makes me a little uneasy. Those Silverstone and D.Vine cases look great, but they're out of my budget range. (Err, willingness to spend, anyway!)

Your thoughts?
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Old 02-26-04, 01:55 PM
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Not sure if you have considered this or not but how about a small form factor along the lines of a shuttle xpc, biostar ideq, etc, if you don't already have a motherboard you want to use. If those don't appeal/won't work for you and you are set on atx or similar variant I would suggest checking out www.sudhian.com and their forums where they have a small form factor forum with a subsection devoted entirely to htpc's. Here is a link to a case list they have in the forum, seems to be what you are looking for.

http://forums.sudhian.com/messagevie...threadid=30132
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Old 02-26-04, 02:11 PM
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I've already got a fully functional MythTV system. The problem is it's in an old, loud, giant, SuperMicro SC750A case. So I really just want a new case.

The sudhian thread/forum was interesting, but they're all MATX/FlexATX/ITX people--bah!
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Old 02-26-04, 07:01 PM
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http://www.colorcase.com/22579.html

http://www.colorcase.com/22580.html

http://www.colorcase.com/22367.html

http://www.colorcase.com/22369.html
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