Cooler Master CM Media 280 Convertible HTPC Case
My Coolermaster experience of years gone by has left a VERY sour taste in my mouth. In fact, anything with proprietary PSUs have been scratched of my possible list of purchases. The 280 seems to do away with a lot of my old gripes with large fans, standard PSU and a MCE compatible remote system.
From the article:
This case looks right at home in my home theater rack, and there is not
much more I can ask for in a home theater PC case. While my use of it
is for a home theater system, that should not stop you from using the
CM Media 280 as a normal system case! If you want to place this on the
floor, the mid-tower configuration works as well as the HTPC
configuration, and the display could be used to provide business
related information during those "work" sessions.
There are a few minor issues with the software and the case. The
software could simply do with some refinements, and perhaps Cooler
Master will provide updates to keep the software up to date and fully
functional. The biggest issue I have with the case is that the optical
and floppy drive bay doors scrape when you open them. Not a big deal,
and this could be related to the pre-production nature of the sample,
but the front USB and dual 5.25" drive bay covers do not scrape at all.