DIY HD HTPC Extravaganza - Part 1: The Cases

Side And Interior Views

Two aluminium front panel doors protect the components on the front of this case. Because of its low profile, the CM Media 260 can only accommodate a small amount of hardware. A single 5.25" drive is situated somewhat atypically on the left side of the interior and there is room for three 3.5" drives too. One of the 3.5" bays is accessible from the case exterior, so that it can accommodate a floppy drive or fan controller.

Case with front panel doors open

Here's where you can install the optional VFD front display

Rear view of the CM Media 260

Despite cramped quarters, this case will accommodate four drives