Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Computer Cases › Home Theatre Pc Case
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Home Theatre Pc Case

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
I am looking for a cheap (100 - 200$) home theatre pc case.

It needs to be black (very important)

Parts from a normal desktop need to fit, but you can still propose "low profil" arrangement, as I can simply cut my video card.

http://www.ahanix.com/products/mce/mce_302.php


Thank you All!
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardPower
Intel 2.8 Ghz Prescott Abit AI7 480W 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardPower
Intel 2.8 Ghz Prescott Abit AI7 480W 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 13
Nmedia HTPC 200BA needs a mATX board. Cut your video card? Yeah...you shouldn't be doing that, if you want it to work.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 860 Asus Maximus III Formula ASUS 5870 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 2000 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
X25-M 80GB, 1TB WD Black Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Asus VW246H Saitek Eclipse 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair HX620 Antec 300 G5 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 860 Asus Maximus III Formula ASUS 5870 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 2000 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
X25-M 80GB, 1TB WD Black Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Asus VW246H Saitek Eclipse 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair HX620 Antec 300 G5 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 13
He meant removing it from the build plans, not physically cutting it. I hope.

Get a Lian-Li PC-C30B case, normally goes for around $160, and it's a Lian-Li, so you know it's good.
Macbook
(17 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel P8600 @ 2.4Ghz Geforce 9400M 6GB Crucial DDR3-1066 OCZ Vertex 2 128GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSOS
External 1TB Broken and Making Funny Noises OS X Lion Windows 8 Preview 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
13.3" 1280x800 Dell 2407WFP-HC Backlit Lithium-Polymer Battery 
CaseMouseAudio
Unibody Multi-Touch Trackpad JVC Marshmallow's 
  hide details  
Reply
Macbook
(17 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel P8600 @ 2.4Ghz Geforce 9400M 6GB Crucial DDR3-1066 OCZ Vertex 2 128GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSOS
External 1TB Broken and Making Funny Noises OS X Lion Windows 8 Preview 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
13.3" 1280x800 Dell 2407WFP-HC Backlit Lithium-Polymer Battery 
CaseMouseAudio
Unibody Multi-Touch Trackpad JVC Marshmallow's 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 13
If you were using a mini itx, or if you could find one large enough for a microATX, I'd just mod it into an old DVD player so it fits perfectly with other components... or hide it in something else...

Otherwise, just search the Egg or PriceWatch for HTPC cases...
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium D - 915 @ 2.8gHz Intel D946GZis GeForce 9500GT 1gb DDR2 
Optical DriveOSCase
DVD/RW WinXP Home SP3 Rosewill Cheapie 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium D - 915 @ 2.8gHz Intel D946GZis GeForce 9500GT 1gb DDR2 
Optical DriveOSCase
DVD/RW WinXP Home SP3 Rosewill Cheapie 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 13
good idea NullWolf. I love the idea of modding old A/V components into computer cases.
My AcerPower 1000
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athalon 64 3800+ AM2 (940) FC51PVG nVIDIA GeForce 6150 (VGA/DVI) 1gb pc2-5300 DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250gb int, 500 & 160g ext 8x DL DVD-RAM XP (MCE) Acer 19" WS 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Std. Keyboard (USB) 90 watts Ultra Small Form Factor Std. with Computer 
Mouse Pad
Freebie from years ago, from where my Sis works. 
  hide details  
Reply
My AcerPower 1000
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Athalon 64 3800+ AM2 (940) FC51PVG nVIDIA GeForce 6150 (VGA/DVI) 1gb pc2-5300 DDR2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250gb int, 500 & 160g ext 8x DL DVD-RAM XP (MCE) Acer 19" WS 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Std. Keyboard (USB) 90 watts Ultra Small Form Factor Std. with Computer 
Mouse Pad
Freebie from years ago, from where my Sis works. 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 13
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X4 965 ASUS M4A79 Deluxe 9800GTx2 2x2G OCZ Reapers 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500G WD Black LiteOn CD/DVD R/W Win7 64 22'' ws Acer AL2223W 
KeyboardPowerMouse
MS KU462 Natural SS DA750 MS 5 button 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X4 965 ASUS M4A79 Deluxe 9800GTx2 2x2G OCZ Reapers 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500G WD Black LiteOn CD/DVD R/W Win7 64 22'' ws Acer AL2223W 
KeyboardPowerMouse
MS KU462 Natural SS DA750 MS 5 button 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
haha

yes, I meant physiccaly cut the metal side of my video card so that it fits in the case. Let me explain:

I have an old radeon 9200se just like the one in this picture.


Some home theatre cases are using a low profil arrangement and this makes a normal video card unable to fit in those cases because of its height.

Now, what I will do if I need to is simply cut the extra metal that does not affect the card of course.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardPower
Intel 2.8 Ghz Prescott Abit AI7 480W 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardPower
Intel 2.8 Ghz Prescott Abit AI7 480W 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 13
Link is no good...
If it's a short card, just mod the bracket, if it's a tall card, I think I know where your going but that would be your call to mod the case to allow clearance for the card... just don't see how your going to retain the card.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X4 965 ASUS M4A79 Deluxe 9800GTx2 2x2G OCZ Reapers 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500G WD Black LiteOn CD/DVD R/W Win7 64 22'' ws Acer AL2223W 
KeyboardPowerMouse
MS KU462 Natural SS DA750 MS 5 button 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X4 965 ASUS M4A79 Deluxe 9800GTx2 2x2G OCZ Reapers 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500G WD Black LiteOn CD/DVD R/W Win7 64 22'' ws Acer AL2223W 
KeyboardPowerMouse
MS KU462 Natural SS DA750 MS 5 button 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 
edit^
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardPower
Intel 2.8 Ghz Prescott Abit AI7 480W 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardPower
Intel 2.8 Ghz Prescott Abit AI7 480W 
  hide details  
Reply
post #10 of 13
Or get a 90 degree riser card...

Something like this:
http://www.servercase.com/miva/miva?...%2F8X-SAGP


Here's 2 links for DVD Player mods btw:
http://www.byopvr.com/Sections+index...11-page-1.html
http://www.extensiontech.net/articles/mods/jb/dvdmod/

The first is from 2004, I think the 2nd is newer.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium D - 915 @ 2.8gHz Intel D946GZis GeForce 9500GT 1gb DDR2 
Optical DriveOSCase
DVD/RW WinXP Home SP3 Rosewill Cheapie 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium D - 915 @ 2.8gHz Intel D946GZis GeForce 9500GT 1gb DDR2 
Optical DriveOSCase
DVD/RW WinXP Home SP3 Rosewill Cheapie 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Computer Cases
Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Computer Cases › Home Theatre Pc Case