Sunbeamtech Acrylic HTPC Case
Published: 29th February 2008 | Source: Sunbeamtech | Price: US$79.00 |
So how well did the Sunbeamtech Acrylic HTPC Case perform in todays review?
The Sunbeamtech Acrylic HTPC Case has surpassed any of the former models of Acrylic based chassis' manufactured by Sunbeamtech in my opinion. The HTPC Case just feels more structurally sound than any I have owned before. Furthermore, the extra room that it provides when installing your chosen hardware is a bonus. It is also reassuring that the Sunbeamtech Acrylic HTPC Case can accommodate larger VGA cards like the GeForce 88** Series.
Admittedly, the included 80mm fans aren't as quiet as they perhaps should be for HTPC duties, and the bright light that they emit also tends to be a distraction. All things considered though, it is a fairly simple process to purchase your own favourite 80mm brand and replace them.
Pricing for the Sunbeamtech Acrylic HTPC Case is equally attractive; Sunbeamtech suggest that the unit will be available at US$79.00 MRRP.
In conclusion, there isn't a hell of a lot to dislike about the Sunbeamtech Acrylic HTPC Case. A couple of things to take notice of though are: the likelyhood of increased cleaning due to non-filtered fans; the chassis itself attracts greasy fingerprints like the 'dickens', and the bright and slightly noisy fan issue I highlighted earlier. Cosmetic issues aside, I think the Sunbeamtech Acrylic HTPC Case is a great product that provides solid performance at an excellent price. Stellar effort Sunbeamtech!
• Exceptional value for money;
• Excellent Cooling performance;
• Structurally sound, and
• Enough depth for longer VGA cards
• Increased likelyhood of dust;
• The design and/or lighting sceme may not appeal to all
• Zip, zilch, nix and nada
Overclock3D would like to thank Sunbeamtech for providing us with the review sample
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