nMediaPC HTPC 8000B Computer Case

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Expert Review

This computer case offers a unique, award winning design with an antique aesthetic meant to be proudly displayed in your media center. It's constructed of wood, plastic and steel to create a very pleasing appearance that looks right out of the thirties. As a concession to the size and appearance of this case, the drive and cooling options aren't up to the standards of some of the other cases in this line up, although they are adequate for all mainstream builds. The case is equipped with a single 140 millimeter fan that provides good cooling and quiet operation but lower profile CPU coolers must be used and there aren't accommodations for water-cooling although this isn't a huge factor for this sort of PC.

One external 5.25 inch and four 3.5 inch drive bay provide good SSD and hard drive flexibility, although, once again it isn't as robust as some of the other cases on this list. Also of note is that the LCD panel shown in the illustrations of this case is an option and will cost you a little extra. In the end, the strong point of this case is its striking appearance while providing good but not great flexibility in the choice of components you use. For that reason it take a well deserved place on our list.Rating: 4.75/5