Who might have some black PC cases?

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  1. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    I'm looking for a black PC case that is desktop style (long and short, as opposed to tall and thin/tower style).

    I want to build a PC to add to my entertainment center so I can capture things off the DVR and also use it as a HTPC for watching HD DVD's, etc. I want the box to be pretty plain and as small as I can get it.

    Anyone know of a site or two that may offer what I'm looking for? I really haven't been able to find much, and I don't want to spend an ungodly amount of money.. as I said, it's not going to do much but capture and transfer video and play DVD's. It'll hold two PCI devices (wireless card, capture card), and 1 AGP video card.
     
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    Well I found some..

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=1507

    Pretty expensive. Maybe I should reword my question as "Anyone know where I can get "CHEAPER" black or alum cases?" :big grin:
     
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    Silverstone LC-03... /thread.
     
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    This is the Cooler Master I used to build my HTPS or Media Center about a year ago. Works great and has exactly the same front demensions as my Yamaha Receiver. Goes with the other components great.

    http://www.directron.com/atc620.html

    They have alot of others that you could use also but the Cooler Master seemed to be the best bang for the buck.

    Some others listed here... http://www.directron.com/desktop.html
     
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    Those aren't bad either.. although I wish it were alum..
     
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    Uhmm... The description is listed as "Cooler Master Black Aluminum Case" ?????

    The structure is your regular old metal I think but that is going in the Entertainment Center right? For all solid Aluminum like a Lian Li or similar, you are probably looking at 200+... Not worth it in my opinion. I love my HTPC case and it works great, fits perfect...
     
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    You could always try those little square-ish micro ATX cases. They're basically designed to be used to control a home theater system.

    Aluminum is going to cost you a bit more, but I do have an aluminum lian-li mid-tower that I love.
     
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    I never understood that. A square is pointless for home theater. I know that's what the companies intended, but it just doesn't work. A HTPC should fit in your A/V rack like any other component. It should be transparent to the casual eye. Color, styling, noise levels, all must blend with the atmosphere.
     
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    that one is nice... but it requires a reiser if I'm not mistaken... with a max of 1 agp and 1 pci card.
     
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    reiser?
     
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    sorry, my spelling is pretty poor.

    "PCI Riser Card"

    >>> [​IMG]

    I believe it comes with one, but you're limited to 1 PCI and 1 AGP.
     

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