DIY HD HTPC Extravaganza - Part 1: The Cases

CoolerMaster CM Media 250: Solid Workmanship

The 250 model is another steel case in the CM Media series from CoolerMaster. Two massive aluminium swing-out doors protect its matte-finished front panel. Beneath the upper door you'll find two 5.25" drive bays; beneath the lower door, there's room for a 3.5" drive and a smoked plastic window behind which an optional VFD may be installed. In the same area, you'll also find front connectors for USB, audio and Firewire connections.

Coolermaster CM Media 250
Manufacturer CoolerMaster
Pricing $90 (add $75 for VFD option)
Material Aluminium front panel, steel case
Weight 13.3 lbs / 6 kg
Dimensions 16.5" x 5.46" x 17.36" / 423 x 140 x 445 mm
Equipment Details
Motherboards supported (form factor) MicroATX, ITX
Total Slots 4
PSU Form Factor ATX
5.25" drive bays 2 x
3.5" drive bays 3 x
Front panel connectors 2 x USB, 1 x 1394, 2 x Audio
Accessories / Retail Packaging Optional VFD display with remote control