Author: Greg Baden
The nMEDIAPC HTPC 2000B could be mistake for a standard case if only looked at the sides. This is probably because it does support full size ATX motherboards and should fit into most stands. If you’re looking for a shorter unit nMEDIAPC also has the 1000 series HTPC cases which only support Micro ATX motherboards.
“Combining silence, style, easy media access convenience, and affordability. The new HTPC 2000 series is a state-of-art ATX media center HTPC case. When we design the case, we think what our end user is thinking. The right size for an AV looking case, build to place in home theater environment, user friendly, expandable data storage space and run quiet and cool. If that weren’t enough, the HTPC 2000 includes all the options for a 20×2 LCD Media Center display, and our award winning HTPCKB wireless Keyboard and Remote set for a complete HTPC solution. HTPC 2000 is superior in functionality, as well as in design.”
Getting a front view of the case shows the brushed aluminum front panel which is very similar to that of the Thermaltake Soprano Keyboard which I am currently using. The sleek black design should blend in with most home theatre setups.
Towards the left side of the front panel is a small nMEDIAPC logo with silver power and reset buttons and an HDD activity LED lay on an inch high black glass panel which extends across the front of the case. The words “Home Theater PC” are boxed right below these. On the right side of the glass is room for a 20 x 2 LCD Media Center Display, which is not included, but can be found here and will cost you about another $35. Underneath that are five tiny images to show this HTPC case is perfect for Photo, video, Movie, Music, and the Web.
The brushed aluminum above and below the glass actually hides two hidden panels. The top panel supports two 3.5″ external devices and one 5.25″ external device. The bottom panel reveals an All in one Card Reader with SDHC 2.0 compliance on the right side and HD audio, eSATA, 2 x USB and a Firewire port on the left side.
The case is also equipped with plenty of ventilation holes. On the left side of the case there is a ventilation hole for the 120mm fan that is inside the case. The right side of the case has four strips of ventilation holes which cover most of the side.