So I was at my friend’s house, chillin’ on the couch when he all of a sudden reaches out for the remote to activate his Home Theatre with Microsoft Media Centre running the show. I liked what I saw – record two TV shows at once, clean user interface, ease of use. I’m now inspired to start building my own.
At the foundation of any good PC Home Theatre system is a quality case. He used the Antec Fusion 430. The three main things I liked especially about this case were the sleek silver finish which blended in with the rest of his system; it was deadly quiet; and the connectivity options on front and back.
For anyone looking to start putting their own PC Home Theatre together, I would recommend the Antec Fusion 430.
Features of the Antec Fusion 430 Home Theatre Case:
- Aluminum plate front bezel with Vacuum Fluorescent Display (VFD) and Volume Control to work with media center applications.
- Windows MCE & VISTAÂ® compatible IR receiver included for use with remote control
- Triple chamber structure to separate heat and noise of power supply, hard drives and motherboard for cooler and quieter operation
- Quiet high-efficiency 430 Watt ATX12V v2.0 power supply with universal input and active PFC
- Removable HDD brackets with extra soft silicone grommets to reduce vibrational noise
- Advanced cooling system:
– 2 x sidemounted 120mm TriCool 3-speed fans
- Low profile desktop height to fit in any environment
- 3 Drive Bays
– Front Accessible: 1 x 5.25″
– Internal 2 x 3.5″
- 4 Expansion Slots
- Motherboard: Micro ATX form factor (9.6″ x 9.6″)
- Front-mounted ports for easy multimedia connections
– 2 x USB 2.0
– 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWireÂ® i.LinkÂ®
– Audio In and Out
- Durable 0.8mm cold rolled steel construction
- Unit Dimensions:
– 5.75″ (H) x 17.5″ (W) x 16.3″ (D)
– 14.6cm (H) x 44.5cm (W) x 41.4cm (D)
- Package dimensions:
– 19.5 ” (H) x 8.1″ (W) x 20.1″ (D)
– 49.5cm (H) x 20.5cm (W) x 51cm (D)
– Net: 18.7lb / 8.5kg
– Gross: 21.6lb / 9.8kg