Why make a HTPC case that looks like a PC on it's side?
SilverStone Grandia GD05 HTPC Case
A friend of mine put one together and the little square on button fell off within a couple days.
How do you not make it look like a PC on it's side without making it fit in with the standard dimensions of the rest of your audio equipment?
I think the cheap buttons and lack of a cover over the front ports is what makes that case look cheap.
That's got Dubai written all over it. I can see it sitting next to a magic lamp.
you guys are harsh! My first official HTPC case, which i got as a present, was the Silverstone LC-10M with the VFD display. It was really big, but i still liked it!!
For a long time it was hard to find quality HTPC cases other than Antec and Silverstone. While they both continue to make good products they haven't kept up in aesthetic value in my opinion which is a shame.
oh, i agree. Moneaul's is way slicker than the silverstones. I think the Antec Fusion is pretty aesthetically pleasing though still, especially given the price range/competition.
I still want one with a touchscreen on it though...just can't get past the price!
I have the Fusion Remote Max and the USB/FW ports (as well as filters) are behind a flip down door.
LCD/VFD displays and knobs are nice at first, but over time I have found them to be completely useless. At least they make the case look less like a PC.
I'll agree that a volume knob on the PC is about as useful as a volume knob on an AVR (not very), but I'd argue that you aren't using the right software if your VFD is useless.
Or, you have it in a closet where you don't look at the VFD very often. ;D