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Don't care about size. Well, I do, the smaller the better, but size isn't a problem. I want one that lays on its side. (Wide and deep, but really short height wise). Being able to use a standard ATX case is a HUGE plus. Being able to use ATX is nice as well, but no biggie if it can't. Only need on 5.25 bay, a 3.5 bay would be ncie but I doubt I'd use it. Included PSU is nice as well, but if it wouldn't be able to power a basic HTPC, I mind as well get one without. (Celeron 356, basic ECS mobo, X1300, 512MB RAM - OCing as far as I can get with the mobo).

$120 + shipping max.

Don't care about color - solid black or two tone with black and silver would be best though. Long as it isn't some funky lime green color.

Looking at this right now:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811204005

Just trying to keep my options open.
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post #2 of 16
Does it *need* to be an HTPC case?

This is a nice desktop case I think, including a 450W Smartpower PSU:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129162
    
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post #3 of 16
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As long as it would fit on a shelf about 8 - 10 inches high, it's fine. Width really isn't a problem, just under a 1ft /1ft and a half.

That case seems to have a quick-dying PSU...and loud.
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post #4 of 16
did you check that antec... it's only about 5.3" high...
    
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post #5 of 16
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Yeah - but there seems to be lots of problems with the PSU + it being loud.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129014

Thats the mATX version of it I think...reviews don't seem to say anything about the PSU though, but I think its the same thing.
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It's a different PSU I think. Not sure if it is a smartpower in the mATX version.
    
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post #7 of 16
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Wish they'd show rails.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811204003

Think that PSU would hold up? Like the case too.
(300W - 12V1 = 8A ; 12V2 = 14.5A)
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post #8 of 16
If you take it easy on the video card, and you don't get a D805, then that PSU might actually do the trick.

The mATX Antec does not have a smartpower (Antec does not make a 380W Smartpower). I think this is the PSU in that one:
http://www.antec.com/us/productDetails.php?ProdID=27380
    
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post #9 of 16
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So no dual X1600's or X1300's with it assuming they kick in the folding scene anytime soon? Figured they used next to no power.

Seems the PSU you linked up to has 17A on each rail. Really would like to keep the options open to run dual X1600's, but with a mATX board only, that doesn't seem very likely anyway.

Thanks again Chozart.
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post #10 of 16
i found a few, not too sure if they come with a PSU or not.
http://xoxide.com/hometheater.html
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