Pure Luxury – Origen AE’s HTPC with a 12.1“ Touch Screen

A Tour of the Case - Outside

OrigenAE S21T HTPCOrigenAE S21T HTPC

Taking a closer look at the case, we can’t help but notice its superior build quality and the smoothed edges. The 12.1” display takes up more than ¾ of the case’s front.

OrigenAE S21T HTPCOrigenAE S21T HTPC

The lid is held in place using thumbscrews, which are easy enough to remove even tools. A simple look inside is enough to convince us that the good build quality extends to the interior as well. Three pre-installed fans (2x 80mm, 1x 120mm) handle the ventilation of the case.

OrigenAE S21T HTPC

To equip the case with hardware, this HTPC enclosure offers a slide-out tray. The idea is both simple and effective. Remove the tray to install the hardware, slide it into the case when you’re done. This simplifies assembly quite a bit, as the case itself, its braces or edges can never get in the way.

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  • martinsykes
    Hmmm, there are several HTPC cases that 'support' (a subjective word)1080 HD, but using a cloned output from a high-end GC to simultaneously drive both a large Plasma/CRT/LCD TV and a 7/12 inch display seems to run into problems when the small LCD uses a VGA rather than a DVI connector due to the missing HDCP handshake on one output. I have just ordered a Blue-ray drive and HD Fury2 emulator and would be interested to know if anyone out there has successfully achieved a seemless cloned output, i.e, without resorting to manual scaling adjustments or a partial scrolling display (Origen S21T). I would appreciate your advice/comments as I am looking to purchase a new HTPC case within the next 2 weeks.
  • jalyst
    Silverstone CW02 is a far better mix of features/quality/price IMO
    I don't get these massive LCD touch-screens.
    I can use my mimo monitor, handheld, Dinovo Edge, & URC.