Thermaltake DH 104

When you think Thermaltake, most of us would think ‘Armour’ or ‘Xaser’ cases. It therefore may be quite a surprise to know that they also make HTPC chassis. This is going away from their normal line of ‘ultimate’ cooling and unique styling.
Thermaltake was formed in 1999 and has been growing ever since. Thermaltake’s main line of products are thermal solutions: CPU coolers, Chassis, water cooling, as well as a few storage related products. Here is a little extract taken from their website:
We live in a world where most things seem to move at the speed of light. At Thermaltake, we feel the same way and that is exactly how Thermaltake conducts itself to deliver innovative, reliable and customer-centric solutions to the worldwide market.

Since the beginning of Thermaltake in 1999, it has been at the forefront of creating new and exciting products at a time where most computer users were provided little to no choices for components that may seem irrelevant, but in reality crucial to the performance of a PC.

With its comprehensive line of products available, it enables Thermaltake’s core customers to enjoy a one-stop-shop experience, reduce product design-in evaluation period and most important of all, flawless integration process. Each of Thermaltake’s strengths enables its customer to focus on their core business while taking advantage of the skills and efficiency of a single thermal management solution partner.

Today we will be looking at the DH 104 case. This case is aimed at the Home Theatre PC Market (HTPC);  it has an impressive list of features, all aimed at making your living room a more pleasurable place. Here is the full specification taken from Thermaltake’s site:
Model: VH4001BNS
Case Type: Home Theater Media PC
Dimensions: (H x W x D) 211 x 464 x 430 (8.31 x 18.27 x 16.93 inch)
Net Weight: 10.8 kg / 23.78lb
Color: Black
Material: Panel Al / Body- SECC
Cooling System: Front– 120mm fan x 1, 1300rpm Rear– 120mm fan x 1, 1300rpm
Drive Bays: External 5.25” x 1 Internal – 3.5” x 5
Expansion Slots: 7
Motherboards: ATX & Micro ATX form factor
Media Kits: Built-in all new revolutionary 7” touch screen hot keys module
Front I/O: USB 2.0 x 2, IEEE 1394 Firewire, HD-Audio
The specs certainly look impressive, the 7″ touch screen being  the headline function. Head on over to the next few pages to find out our initial impressions.