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nMediaPC HTPC 8000 Wood ATX Case Review

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nMediaPC uncloaks world's first production wood HTPC case



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A lot of PC cases and enclosures made from steel, aluminum, and acrylic pass by my test bench. The modding community has also used other materials like carbon fiber to create custom cases that met their specific needs. But, I can't think of one vendor that creates production cases using wood until nMediaPC gave us a call about their HTPC 8000 case. nMediaPC dubs their HTPC 8000 as the world's first wooden HTPC case, and to my knowledge I think they are right. At least when you are referring to cases that are mass produced.

 



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The HTPC 8000 has a classic cherry wood finish and an old-fashioned look to the front panel that houses a DVD or Blu ray player. nMediaPC also included a multi-card reader, eSATA, USB 2.0, and firewire ports right on the front of the case for easy access. They also built in a spot on the front of the case for a 20x2 LCD module, but that must be purchased separately through nMediaPC.

nMediaPC HTPC 8000 Wood ATX Case Specifications (taken from nMediaPC's website)

  • Support ATX power supply
  • Support ATX and  Micro ATX motherboard
  • 4 X 3.5" internal bays for media data
  • Easy upfront access digital connection interfaces
  • e-SATA; HD Audio; SDHC 2.0 Card Reader; USB 2.0; IEEE 1394
  • Support full height & length PCI cards
  • Stylish antique red wood design box
  • Compact size and feel
  • Optional upgrade on 20x2 programmable MCE LCD module
  • Innovated architecture makes your installation easy
  • Quiet as always

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December 14, 2011 | 02:49 PM - Posted by BigDumbRedneck (not verified)

Now at NewEgg for 89 bucks! This is a fantastic HTPC case, the build quility is very impressive! Installation was a breeze, I didn't have to remove the front panel, I just intalled the DVD drive in the holes and it lined up perfect. I would suggest buying the blue LCD module, it is well worth the 30 bucks and is very customizable. For 120$ for the case and LCD, you cant go wrong! I highly reccomend it, especially if you want something thats furniture-quality that no-one else has...

BDR

March 12, 2012 | 04:05 AM - Posted by johnbgood (not verified)

Can't honestly say I'd want that in my HT system. It looks like those cheap Crosley all-in-one stereos.

February 10, 2013 | 11:10 AM - Posted by THOMAS MORASH (not verified)

CASE HAS POTENTIAL BUT THE FRONT PANEL DESIGN RUINS IT. IT MAKES IT LIKE JOHNBGOOD DESCRIBES.. MAKE THE FRONT PANEL SIMPLER OR HAVE A COVER TO HIDE AWAY EVERYTHING. AS IS IT IS THE FRONT PANEL LOOKS LIKE IT WAS DESIGNED IN THE 80S

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