Sunbeamtech Acrylic HTPC Case
A Closer Look continued....
Published: 29th February 2008 | Source: Sunbeamtech | Price: US$79.00 |
A Closer Look (continued)
The Sunbeamtech HTPC Case features an adjustable internal fan that can be used to provide increased airflow over your hardware. A passively cooled graphics card or chipset cooler would certainly benefit from the additional airflow provided. The addition of an accompanying fan grill to prevent injury from fan attack is also welcome.
The HTPC Case features 2 x 4-bay 3.5" HDD cages. These are easy to remove from the chassis once constructed, as they are mounted onto the chassis floor courtesy of 4 screws. Nice touch Sunbeamtech!
The interior of the Sunbeamtech HTPC Case is a little compartmentalised, which is either a blessing or a curse. On the one hand it does help keep everything in its place, and each wall or compartment is well ventilated. But if you are going to be digging around with a lot of upgrades or oversized power-supplies you might feel a little cramped. Your mileage may vary.
You will notice that the 3 case fans are all provided with fan grills. Whilst this does prevent injury to the curious, the lack of filtering does mean that dust will be able to readily make in-roads into your chassis.
The 5.25" bay allows for 2 devices to be installed. The mandatory DVD burner and perhaps a nice LCD panel would compliment the front fascia quite nicely. Just above the 5.25" bay area you can see the provision for including a floppy drive if you so wish.