Discussion in 'Reviews' started by Darksaber, Mar 26, 2007.
To read this review go to: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/3RSystem/HT-4000/
i was excited about this case until i realized it probably gets very hot in there. plus it isnt screwless.
1. It does not get hot at all, the two fans do a great job, as does the air duct. The CPU cooler user in this case is a standard one, and we have seen temperature drops of a few degrees after moving the hardware into the new case. Also do not forget, that the air duct can be replaced with a fan!
2. While I agree, that a screw-less system would have been nice, there are certain things to consider:
The HDDs need direct and solid contact with the heatsinks, thus a rail system or clip system cannot be used! The implementation for the hard drives is actually one of the best i have ever seen - period.
The only place where screw-less may have been a viable options are the two optical drives, but the rails still help when installing them, as they only need to be secured by 4 screws instead of 8 and the plastic should absorb a lot of the vibration.
Even though the PCI slots are not using a screw less design, I welcome the traditional implementation of the HT-4000, as this case is very solid, a screwless and thus plastic design would have been ill placed.
I can by all means recommend this case! It is the one and only real mid tower, LCD based HTPC case with the quality I know of.
I hope this helped!
wow. thanks for that. so it is being marketed as an HTPC but its a mid tower?
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