Thermaltake LAN Box HT Micro ATX Case
Posted by: Rchiilleea on: 09.04.2007 01:00:00 [ Print | 0 comment(s) ]
When I pulled the case out of the box I was pleasantly surprised as it looks a lot better in the flesh, the front panel is finished off Xtremely (excuse the pun) well. The first thing I really notice is the mirrored display panel for the media labís VFD, this adds a bit of class to the case.
As you can see the mirrored display reflects everything, also you can see bellow the display window we have a FF, RR, Stop, Play/Pause, Mute, Volume up and a Volume down button, for me this is a nice addition as it allows you to use any setup in the case as a jukebox with out the need for a screen to be on to see what you are doing.
Either side of the display and media buttons we have the power and reset switches (and of course the HDD light and power light) on the right of the case and the Outbreak panel on the left, This includes 4x USB 2 ports, 1x firewire and of course a mic and headphone jack, the only thing I did not like here was the red LED here as blue looks so much better, With the red it just stood out on the case like a sore thumb.
Both sides of the case are identical, they have half the lower section grilled out to insure the case gets a good airflow going through it. Not a bad idea but it will increase the noise level a bit. You may have also noticed from the pictures above how well the case is finished. Apart from being almost mirror like the case has been painted with some kind of metal flake paint, which gives it a quality look.
The top is also meshed around the rear of the case in the area just above were the PSU sits, as you can see from the above photo, this looks like it is made this way so the PSU sits upside down in the case,
The rear pretty much gives the case layout away and with a completely removable motherboard tray, I am glad to see all the thumbscrews Thermaltake have placed back here.† There are 3 for the lid and 6 for the motherboard tray, the other one is to open up access to the PCI plates screws at the rear. One thing that was noticeable about the case was the length, it was nearly as long depth wise as a full tower. The bottom of the case is fitted with sound absorbing rubber feet that should aid in the noise levels. Time to get this case open and take a look at the internals shall we?
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