Official PHT thread
October 29, 2013 at 4:08 pm #26814
I think that it would be a good idea to have one place where I (and eventually others) can answer questions about PHT chassis.
Instead of answering individually questions by e-mail – I will answer all questions here.
No other brands here, please.
RegardsNovember 11, 2013 at 2:12 pm #33295PHT
How do you like this chassis?
Full aluminum. Dim.: 197x197x80mm.November 11, 2013 at 4:49 pm #33297babgvant
I like it.
Am I seeing it correctly that the lid “floats” above the chassis to allow for vertical convection?November 11, 2013 at 10:44 pm #33300PHT
Correct.November 19, 2013 at 8:01 pm #33314PHT
I received TC3 today. First impression: Top quality.
I will test it during the weekend. I am wonder how is going to work without chassis fans. I let you know.
Set of pictures is [URL=http://techsupport.perfecthometheater.com//Pictures-7.htm]here[/URL]November 29, 2013 at 11:20 pm #33336PHT
I tested this chassis for many hours today.
Mobo: ASRock H81M-ITX
CPU: Intel G3220 3.0GHz
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB F3-12800CL8D-4GBRM
150W Pico PSU
I installed WIN7/32 bit and Prime 95/32 bit and started stress test.
Ambient temperature – 20 ºC (68 ºF)
CPU temp. – 76 ºC
Motherboard temp. – 51 ºC
CPU Fan – 2340 rpmDecember 5, 2013 at 3:29 pm #33348PHT
Hi Guys. What do you think about medium width chassis?
326 x 290 x 100mm (13 7/8 x 11 1/2 x 4″)
Short pipes available. More pictures are here.December 6, 2013 at 9:59 am #33349babgvant
Is that just ITX (read-good)? I like the look of it, full-size PCIe option (would be a good place to put a Ceton ITV PCIe; heat would rise straight out of the case), potential for dual width dGPU (for those inclined) and the passive HSF. Very clean.
Does it fit a 3.5″ drive?December 6, 2013 at 11:11 am #33350PHT
Motherboard Support: Mini ITX and micro ATX
Hard Drive Bays: 3*2.5′ or 1*2.5’+2*3.5′
Optical Drive Bays: 1*Slim slot loading.December 6, 2013 at 1:32 pm #33351babgvant
Do you know why they design cases like this that support mATX (does the market research support it)? You can’t get the full value out of mATX in a chassis like this, and there are intrinsic compromises for designing for both board sizes that ITX users must now live with.March 8, 2014 at 1:05 pm #33410PHT
Guys, how do you like this design?
I call this bookshelf computer. You can put it between books because vents are on the top and on the bottom.
Material: All Aluminum
Motherboard Support: Mini ITX
Hard Drive Bays: 1*3.5’+1*2.5′
Optical Drive Bays: 1*Slim slot loading
Available Color: Silver/Black or Customize, Sandblasted finish
USB Ports: 2*USB3.0March 10, 2014 at 9:56 am #33412babgvant
It’s an interesting case for “desktop”, or light server use. Don’t think I’d want to use it as a HTPC though.March 12, 2014 at 1:07 am #33416PHT
I agree with you. I call this “bookshelf”, but some people may like it as HTPC as well.
RegardsMarch 12, 2014 at 1:09 am #33417PHT
HP4-97 arrived yesterday, so I grabbed FC5, installed ASRock H81M-ITX and checked how new pipes will fit. Look at pictures. CPU socket can be 4÷5 mm closer to wall and it still will be OK. I don’t have ASROCK Z87E-ITX, but looking at pictures it looks to me, that socket on ASROCK Z87E-ITX is closer to motherboard edge, but just a little, so it should be OK – I think. HP4-97 are compatible with FLS-3, FLS-4, FLS-7 and FLS-8.
Just look at pictures, please.March 12, 2014 at 1:10 am #33418PHT
I moved bottom plate close to wall ~6mm (total distance 32mm) and still could put upper bracket with no problem. I think that I can assure you that 33mm from wall is safe. So if the edge of CPU mount is at least 14mm from Motherboard edge – you are OK. (It is 19mm from the Motherboard edge on H81M-ITX)
I hope that my info and pictures are helpful.
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