[USER-REVIEW] MS-Tech CI70 (Case)

  Thread Rating:
  • 0 Votes - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Post Reply
regnets Offline
Senior Member
Posts: 197
Joined: Feb 2011
Reputation: 1
Location: Ratingen, Germany
Post: #1
Hi everyone,

Amelandbor asked me to do a little review about the CI70 Case from MS-Tech

At first a little background:
I'm using 3 Apple TVs 2G in my apartment and i wanted to get "ambilight" (aka boblight aka adalight aka atmolight) behind my tv. Sadly the ATV2 has no usb host support, so i needed a new Media Center PC.

I searched the forums and i choosed the AMD Fusion as my intended Plattform.

I also wanted to get a picopsu and no fans, so there is no noise.

At next i needed a small as possible case. I search mini-box.com for cases, had a looked at the Origin M10 and nohting seems to fit my requirements or my wallet. At last i walked to my local pc store and there i found the MS-Tech CI70.

It was quite amazing. Full Aluminium chassis, inbuilt power supply, nice design and that for 60 bucks (€Wink. I purchased it.

At home i found out that it's really good hadled. The whole chassis consists of 3 mm (i think) aluminium and it is really heavy for its size.

After fitting all components (just the mini itx mainboard) in the case i hooked everything to my tv and started the pc with a kill-a-watt. It uses 21 Watt in Idle. I think the power brick or the internal psu are not the efficient parts, but it is ok.

I made some pictures for you. I hope they are ok, if anybody needs better or larger pictures, i could take some at day Wink.

[Image: imagergy.th.jpg]
[Image: imageoagv.th.jpg]
[Image: imagepka.th.jpg]
[Image: imageayr.th.jpg]
[Image: imagezxc.th.jpg]
(This post was last modified: 2012-01-09 13:20 by regnets.)
find quote
regnets Offline
Senior Member
Posts: 197
Joined: Feb 2011
Reputation: 1
Location: Ratingen, Germany
Post: #2
Here some others:

[Image: imagezuv.th.jpg]
[Image: imagetpw.th.jpg]
[Image: imagexjy.th.jpg]
[Image: imageqcy.th.jpg]
find quote
eskro Offline
Posting Freak
Posts: 8,479
Joined: Nov 2010
Reputation: 197
Post: #3
nice case specially for the price!
thanks for sharing!
find quote
Amelandbor Offline
Fan
Posts: 331
Joined: Oct 2009
Reputation: 9
Location: Netherlands
Post: #4
Thanks a lot, I think this is the case I'll be using soon.
find quote
mathijs Offline
Junior Member
Posts: 1
Joined: Mar 2012
Reputation: 0
Post: #5
I got a question about the case, do you think it is good enough for a completely passive system with an asus E45M1-I DELUXE for instance? combined with an ssd it will be a very good htpc and yes i know this thread is 2 months old
(This post was last modified: 2012-03-29 15:18 by mathijs.)
find quote
pike Offline
Project Manager
Posts: 4,835
Joined: Sep 2003
Reputation: 29
Location: Sweden
Post: #6
nice case but I'm looking for a taller one, so that I can fit a 140mm slow rpm fan inside to move the air around.
This is for a passively cooled board, the Zotac Fusion350-A-E

Always read the XBMC online-manual, FAQ and search the forum before posting.
Do not e-mail XBMC-Team members directly asking for support. Read/follow the forum rules.
For troubleshooting and bug reporting please make sure you read this first.


[Image: badge.gif]
find quote
Dougie Fresh Offline
Donor
Posts: 3,562
Joined: Feb 2009
Reputation: 85
Location: New Hampshire
Post: #7
This seems to be "all the cases I've been looking at lately" day on these forums.

The USA dealer for these cases (the manufacturer in China is 'Iwill') is here and they are in the process of getting stock:
http://www.ecosmartpc.com/

They don't have the littlest one that's reviewed here (HT60 it's called) but they have the next two sizes up (HT80 and HT100), both of which have ODD slots. I have the HT80 as my bedroom HTPC and I love it.
(This post was last modified: 2012-04-09 18:39 by Dougie Fresh.)
find quote
pike Offline
Project Manager
Posts: 4,835
Joined: Sep 2003
Reputation: 29
Location: Sweden
Post: #8
I wonder if they will have dust filters ? the one with 80mm fan support could work for me

Always read the XBMC online-manual, FAQ and search the forum before posting.
Do not e-mail XBMC-Team members directly asking for support. Read/follow the forum rules.
For troubleshooting and bug reporting please make sure you read this first.


[Image: badge.gif]
find quote
ferd Offline
Junior Member
Posts: 18
Joined: Apr 2012
Reputation: 0
Post: #9
it is possible to fit a 3,5" hard drive?
find quote
Dougie Fresh Offline
Donor
Posts: 3,562
Joined: Feb 2009
Reputation: 85
Location: New Hampshire
Post: #10
(2012-04-13 11:31)pike Wrote:  I wonder if they will have dust filters ? the one with 80mm fan support could work for me

No, they do not come with dust filters and if you're referring to the HT100 it's a 60mm fan.

(2012-04-15 16:41)ferd Wrote:  it is possible to fit a 3,5" hard drive?

Not in the HT60 nor HT80, however the HT100 can fit a 3.5" hard drive. See here: http://outsidethestb.blogspot.com/2012/0...5-hdd.html.
find quote
pike Offline
Project Manager
Posts: 4,835
Joined: Sep 2003
Reputation: 29
Location: Sweden
Post: #11
I'm reffering to the upcoming E17 model, says it supports 80mm fan, it's a little taller also

No dustfilters, a real oversight today if you ask me Sad

Always read the XBMC online-manual, FAQ and search the forum before posting.
Do not e-mail XBMC-Team members directly asking for support. Read/follow the forum rules.
For troubleshooting and bug reporting please make sure you read this first.


[Image: badge.gif]
find quote
Dougie Fresh Offline
Donor
Posts: 3,562
Joined: Feb 2009
Reputation: 85
Location: New Hampshire
Post: #12
(2012-04-17 12:47)pike Wrote:  I'm reffering to the upcoming E17 model, says it supports 80mm fan, it's a little taller also

No dustfilters, a real oversight today if you ask me Sad

Yeah, it's too bad none of those cases come with one but it's pretty cheap and easy to add after-the-fact: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6811988016
find quote
solamnic Offline
Posting Freak
Posts: 903
Joined: Jul 2009
Reputation: 4
Post: #13
Does this case comes with a remote?
find quote
Nimo Offline
Senior Member
Posts: 224
Joined: Nov 2011
Reputation: 3
Location: Germany
Post: #14
no hole, no remote technical data (pdf)

A/V: Sony KDL52W5500|Yamaha RX-V471|Elac Cinema XL Center|4x Elac Cinema 2 Sat|REL Strata II|Elac Sub 101 ESP
HTPC: Realan E-Q8|ASRock Z77E-ITX|iMon inside mod|i3-3225+HD4k|8GB 2133 RAM|60GB Vertex3|120W Pico PSU|Harmony 650|p8 USB-CEC|Win7 x64|XBMC 12alpha|Skin CE v2 SVN
Server: Raid 5 - 8x 2TB WD AV-GP|Win7 x64|HighPoint 2680
find quote
solamnic Offline
Posting Freak
Posts: 903
Joined: Jul 2009
Reputation: 4
Post: #15
The 80 one does...( which has also hole for slim dvd)...
(This post was last modified: 2012-09-12 07:45 by solamnic.)
find quote
Post Reply