[mythtv-users] ITX Based Frontend Case
two.bits.11 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 17 18:14:47 UTC 2011
On Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 2:07 PM, Tom Bongiorno <two.bits.11 at gmail.com>wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 1:41 PM, Jay Foster <jayf0ster at sbcglobal.net>wrote:
>> I'm looking into building a frontend only system based on an ITX
>> motherboard. The issue I'm stumbling around with is which case to use.
>> I'd like one with provisions for an IR receiver for use with a remote
>> control. The cases that I have looked at have no provisions for this,
>> except hanging an external one on the outside (not desirable).
>> The one case that comes close is the OrigenAE M10, but it has an optical
>> drive slot that I don't need, and is a bit pricey $329.00 (back
>> ordered). Other cases I've considered: Antec ISK-300, Minibox M350,
>> Thermaltake SD100, Apex MI-008, Apevia X-Fit-200, Compucase ITX200A.
>> Any recommendations?
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>> mythtv-users at mythtv.org
> I would first say, make sure your heat sink and fan clears the top of the
> If you are passively cooling you HTPC, then you cannot beat
> the ventilation of the Mini-box M350. I use it on all my frontends. You
> can also hide an IR receiver in the front grill.
> If you want the high gloss black look or don't like the look of the M350,
> then I would consider the Apex MI-008. It will give you some extra
> clearance above the CPU to draw the heat, and it does not have a much larger
Nix the Apex MI-008. I didn't realize that the PSU is directly above the
If you are not using the included PSU, it may work. How are you powering
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