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 Post subject: 9.5 cm High HTPC Case - Any suggestions?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:32 am 
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So I've decided to tidy up my lounge and replace the large PC case media server with something that blends in with the rest of the TV equipment.

There are two compartments on my tv stand, one is used for the DVD player and the other one is empty, the perfect place for a HTPC case. Unfortunately the height of the compartment is only 9.5 cm high which means my case options are very limited.

I'm also keen to try and reuse the HDD's that I already have, any case under 9.5 cm only seems to support one internal HDD.

So at the moment I'm looking for a case that is less than 9.5 cm high and can support 2 or more internal 3.5" HDDs.

I'm using mythtv with a combined frontend/backend. Separating the frontend from the backend might be an option but thats going to be a bit more complicated to setup and probably increase the costs.

Any advice would be appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: 9.5 cm High HTPC Case - Any suggestions?
PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:06 pm 
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Check HDPLEX H10.ODD, Height 60mm and can fit a 3.5 hdd.

If you want something cheaper, and willing to lose the 3.5 hdd, then also look into Antec 110, its a nice small case that comes with 90W brick/PSU, 78mm height (not the standing but laying down), and can fit 2x 2.5 hdds, maybe an a small ssd + mechancial 2.5 5400rpm drive.

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 Post subject: Re: 9.5 cm High HTPC Case - Any suggestions?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:54 am 
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What about a Streacom FC5? Expensive but it can be run passive.

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 Post subject: Re: 9.5 cm High HTPC Case - Any suggestions?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:25 am 
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The Streacom case looks perfect, now I just need to justify the cost.


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