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as title say i was wondering if htpc can have all gaming components inside?? i think u know what i mean by gaming components..
i have look yesturday in case galery beautiful home theatre pc ,but as the name say that is only that it is..,a home teathre pc..
i cant seem to find some great hptc case that have good airflow or that it can hold up biger components!! anyone know some beautifull htpc cases??
 
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I couldn't name any of hand but I've seen some around here on TPU what look damn amazing for HTPC "gaming" chassis.

I'll see if I can find any, I'll post back if I do. :)

EDIT: I found this on AVForums which may help you out a lot.

Welcome to my build log where I will be documenting the build of my gaming HTPC to perform the following functions:•Multi-region playback of Blu-rays and DVDs from the original disc with HD audio bit streamed over HDMI to my Denon amp
•Playback of ripped Blu-rays, DVDs and downloaded content from my NAS using XBMC as the front-end and the streaming of online media e.g. YouTube, iPlayer
•Playing PC racing games at the native resolution (1920 x 1080) of my 50” Pioneer plasma with all graphics options set to maximum quality

In planning my build I found the following threads to be an excellent source of advice and guidance, and I would recommend that anyone planning to build a gaming HTPC reads these threads before starting their own build:•The Gaming HTPC Thread (Part 3 with updated info 2011)
•The HTPC FAQ - Building and configuration of your HTPC
•Kav’s i5-2500k Gaming HTPC Build aka The Idiot’s Guide to Building a Gaming HTPC
•Balforth's i5-2500k Gaming HTPC
•Grangey's i5 760 Gaming HTPC Build
•Wolvers Water Cooled HTPC

I also came across this series of time lapse videos on YouTube showing a HTPC build in a Silvestone LC13-E case which make interesting viewing:
YouTube - SilverStone Lascala LC13-E (Part 1)

YouTube - SilverStone Lascala LC13-E (Part 2)
 
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Most of the newer HTPC cases that look like stereo receivers will have enough room for a decent sized cooler and full sized GPUs.
 
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The silverstone ones can get very pricey though.
 
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What's your budget?
 

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The 11.5" GPU is easy but a HS and fan is another story. Most have the Optical drive over the CPU so and after market HS is a challenge. But really what is your budget cause they get expensive

Check mine out below in my sig. It will hold a large GPU but its tight. It has great airflow
 

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the fractal design case looks nice. i would recommend it too. it came out new and i like it.
 
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I just bought the Zalman HD503 for a HTPC build and love it. Looks great....

 
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I just bought the Zalman HD503 for a HTPC build and love it. Looks great....

http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq77/AAdeath/HD503_m.jpg
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sry guys i feel a sleep last night...,and today totaly forgot about my thread!!!and yes drdeath that is what i was thinking about...,so full gaming setup set inside??
watercooler(h70),hd7950,atx or m-atx mainborad..,can u post few pic of ur setup in there??
:respect:
edit: woow that is expensive!!and any htpc case that i like is expensive...,i think 200€ tops!! before i was thinking about htpc i had in mind zalman z11 plus case witch is great and greatly cheap!!
 
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The 11.5" GPU is easy but a HS and fan is another story. Most have the Optical drive over the CPU so and after market HS is a challenge. But really what is your budget cause they get expensive

Check mine out below in my sig. It will hold a large GPU but its tight. It has great airflow
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i love ur build too!! i see there is room for watercooler...,and big gpu!!thnx for ur post!!:respect: