What is the most beautiful HTPC case?

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publicENEMY Offline
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What is the most beautiful HTPC case? Do disregard other factor other than looks(mini psu, useless vfd, runs hot, extremely high price).

In my opinion, Moneual 320 is the most beautiful HTPC case.
Others (sorted in rank)

Moneual 312
Origen AE H6
Origen AE M10
Lian Li PC-C36
Silverstone LC-02

What do you think is the most beautiful HTPC case.

Thanks.
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I like my Nmedia HTPC-8000

[Image: 41910_l.jpg]

I also have a Silverstone LC-10 from a previous build kicking around

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Origen AE H6 Vs Moneual 320 is a head to head for my liking. Perhaps the origen wins because there is more room for ventilation.
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lucv13 Wrote:I like my Nmedia HTPC-8000
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That is utterly hideous! Laugh

This thread is moderately useless without pics though, so well done for saving us the effort googling Smile

I suppose you could easily mod any piece of furniture to house a HTPC so it's a good idea.

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Current system: TV unit, 37PFL5405H, Microserver N40L (as HTPC), Xbox360, BDP-S370, FoxsatHD, Azur 540Rv2, Keysonic 540RF, Harmony 300
Planned W7x64 AMD mATX (HT)PC build: Case, PSU, RAM, Mobo, CPU Total £240 + IR + HSF? + SSD?
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Designing & building your own is undoubtedly the most beautiful possibility as then you will be sure it is aesthetically pleasing to YOU.

I have a friend with a wood lathe and my wife is a mechanical engineer with access to various metal lathes and milling machines, so I will at some point make use of their skills and build my own case. For now I'm sticking to cheap crappy looking ones Wink

Not beautiful, exactly, but it could be. http://www.silentpcreview.com/article644-page1.html

baldmosher™
Trying to save his marriage with a HTPC
Current system: TV unit, 37PFL5405H, Microserver N40L (as HTPC), Xbox360, BDP-S370, FoxsatHD, Azur 540Rv2, Keysonic 540RF, Harmony 300
Planned W7x64 AMD mATX (HT)PC build: Case, PSU, RAM, Mobo, CPU Total £240 + IR + HSF? + SSD?
(This post was last modified: 2011-12-23 13:06 by baldmosher.)
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baldmosher Wrote:That is utterly hideous! Laugh

[Image: lol-bond-513.gif] I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder, cause I think it's [Image: cool-3854.gif]
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baldmosher Offline
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I am not a fan of gold or rosewood or Elvis Wink

PS that LoL smiley looks like a yoyo.... the mind boggles

baldmosher™
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Current system: TV unit, 37PFL5405H, Microserver N40L (as HTPC), Xbox360, BDP-S370, FoxsatHD, Azur 540Rv2, Keysonic 540RF, Harmony 300
Planned W7x64 AMD mATX (HT)PC build: Case, PSU, RAM, Mobo, CPU Total £240 + IR + HSF? + SSD?
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I'm personally into the industrial look, and really like the simple, small mini-box case.

[Image: M350-Universal-Mini-ITX-enclosure-b2.jpg]
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lucv13 Wrote:I like my Nmedia HTPC-8000

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Beautiful! Smile

>Alienware X51- do it all HTPC
>Simplify XBMC configurations
>HOW-TO Bitstreaming using XBMC
I refused to watch movie without bitstreaming HD audio!
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>Alienware X51- do it all HTPC
>Simplify XBMC configurations
>HOW-TO Bitstreaming using XBMC
I refused to watch movie without bitstreaming HD audio!
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baldmosher Wrote:That is utterly hideous! Laugh

I happen to agree. That would fit nowhere around my place, nor would i want it to. Tongue

my vote goes to the Origen's, especially the M10. Makes me want to build a Mini-ITX.

I'm really surprised there's no Thermaltake chasis's on that list though.
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eskro Wrote:[Image: lLAJD.jpg]
Is that a foot heater? Laugh

>Alienware X51- do it all HTPC
>Simplify XBMC configurations
>HOW-TO Bitstreaming using XBMC
I refused to watch movie without bitstreaming HD audio!
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[Image: htpc_shot1.jpg]

or the mini version

[Image: m10_shot2.jpg]
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bluray Wrote:Is that a foot heater? Laugh

Oo
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