Good Looks, Terrible Workmanship - 4 Barebone Cases Compared

Test Setup

HTPC Barebone

To determine how each of these cases would fare under real-world conditions, we equipped them with standard hardware. Specifically we used:

HTPC Barebone

Hardware
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-8I945GMH-RH
CPU Intel P4/2,6 GHz
CPU Fan Cooler Master CM12V
Memory ExceleRAM EX2-2800Ps, 2x 1 GByte, DDR2
Hard Drive Maxtor Diamond MAX 10, SATA-II, 300 GByte
Optical Drive Gigabyte GO-D1600D (DVD)
PSU Hiper High Power 560 Watt
Graphics Gigabyte GV-RX30128D

HTPC Barebone

HTPC BareboneHTPC Barebone

Create a new thread in the UK Article comments forum about this subject
This thread is closed for comments
2 comments
Comment from the forums
    Your comment
  • weeboll
    reading that makes me pleased i went for an Antec NSX 1300. more compact, good cooling, better looks, very solidly built - its down side is the nonstandard psu and lack of front facing 3.5" bay for a card reader but i'd reccommend it over any of the reviewed cases!
  • nafurahi
    I will be building a micro-atx based box soon Lian-Li v300 for the same price as these looks like much better value