HDPLEX H5.TODD Fanless HTPC Case

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PHYSICAL DETAILS

The HDPLEX H5.TODD weighs 7.5 kg or 16 lb and the body measures 43.8 x 32.5 x 6.0 cm or 17.2 x 12.8 x 2.3 inches (L x D x H) with the faceplate adding an additional 2.2 x 1.5 x 1.0 cm to the overall dimensions. It's constructed of a heavy duty aluminum alloy with a black powder coat finish except for the optional brush silver faceplate.


An aluminum face is attached with adhesive to the optical drive to make it match the rest of the chassis. The native eject button is covered up, though still usable. Alternatively, you can use the interesting universal eject button which is connected via USB. On the far right is a single USB 3.0 port.


The fins at the sides vary in thickness, measuring 3.6 mm at the tip and 5.6 mm at the base. The average separation between them is 13 mm. The front bezel is also substantial, a solid 15 mm thick.


The top cover is 2.4 mm thick and secured to the frame using four hex screws. Ample ventilation is provided near the rear centered around the CPU and expansion slot area.


A full-sized riser card slot is located between the power outlet and the I/O shield with an air vent below.


A similar set of breathing holes is punched into the bottom. The case feet are quite short which doesn't really help with airflow. This should be taken into consideration if placed in a cabinet.


The holes on the case floor gives users the option of mounting a fan if a mini-ITX board is used; Our H5.S sample had such a configuration set up, a Noctua 120 mm fan attached with zip-ties to help cool a Ceton TV tuner. It's an interesting option but one that defeats the entire purpose of a passively cooled case.



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