I would like to thank Chieftec for supplying the review sample.
Chieftec has been in the business of manufacturing and designing cases for a very long time. With over 17 years of experience under their belt, we have come to expect and cherish the relentless quality and innovative design of their products. In recent years the manufacturer has moved from just cases to other products like power supplies and other accessories as well. Such diversification is driven with the same outlook: to create quality products without a usuable and effective feature set.
We have the pleasure of taking a look at their newest offering for the HTPC market today. The so called Hi-Fi HM Series consists of three different enclosures to meet your needs in the living room. These cases range from very slim mATX, over a low profile version up to the full ATX variant. All with the same, clean, high quality design one would look for in a home theater PC. They are called HM-01, HM-02 and HM-03 respectively. We will be taking a look at the medium sized one, which can take a mATX board, but also allows for full height expansion cards.
|Model:||Chieftec Hi-Fi Series HM-02B|
|Case Type:||HTPC Case|
|Materials:||Aluminum Exterior, Steel Interior|
|Dimensions (D x W x H):||410mm x 440mm x 150mm|
|Color:||Black or Silver|
|Cooling System:||2 x 60 mm rear fans|
|Drive Bays:||5.25" External Drive Bay - 1|
3.5" Internal Drive Bay - 4
|Front I/O:||USB 2.0 x 2, IEEE1394a x 1, HD+AC97 Audio, Integrated Card Reader|
|Weight:||5,45 kg (~12 pounds)|