Been a while since posting on SPCR - after having a P180 case way back when & then moving to an iMac, SPCR seemed the natural place to start when building an HTPC.
There weren't many posts featuring the PC-C50 case, once of the few cases which would fit inside out home entertainment unit. The doors must remain closed due to a crawling child, so I needed a small depth with 120mm fans. Cabling is relativly simple using tried and tested SPCR methods for keeping those pesky cables out of sight. I've also added makeshift air filters on the PSU inlet as well as the other 120mm case inlet. The fans are configured in a push \ pull way with hot air exiting around the CPU chamber and fresh air being pulled from the PSU and fan near the optical drive bay. (hard to capture these in pics due to the drive cages above)
In addition to WMC7, the rig would also have to run iRacing & F12011 at 1080p with as many details turned on as possible. So here are the specs:
Intel i3 2100 (stock cooler)
Asus GTX560 OC
Seasonic 530watt modular PSU
4GB DDR3 RAM
2x 2TB WD EARX SATA drives
1x Kingston 64GB SSD
Pasasonic 50" Plasma connected with mini HDMI
It's 25C ambient today & the doors on the entertainment unit are closed with an exhaust vent cut out at the rear.