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    Headlines - CHIEFTEC adds three additions to its HTPC-orientated Hi-Fi Series

    CHIEFTEC has expanded its HTPC range with the launch of three Hi-Fi Series chassis. These ought to blend right in with your AV equipment.
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    Re: Headlines - CHIEFTEC adds three additions to its HTPC-orientated Hi-Fi Series

    Nice! Lokks like they will be expensive though...

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    Re: Headlines - CHIEFTEC adds three additions to its HTPC-orientated Hi-Fi Series

    now that is a htpc case for the living room. Havent seen many cases from chieftec but i have an old case of theirs which is either eatx or atx size, huge and VERY solid. The build quality of chieftec are very high from my experience and although i like the cm690 i feel its astep down in quality but a step up in thermal control. This will be expensive i recon as they are not cheap normally.
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    Re: Headlines - CHIEFTEC adds three additions to its HTPC-orientated Hi-Fi Series

    None offer anything that hasn't been out for a couple of year though. Look at the Silverstone and Antec ranges.

    My perfect idea of an HTPC chassis is ideally full-height but MATX, takes 120mm fans (don't care if they're included - they'll be swapped out), will either take a standard ATX PSU or comes with a decent silent one (the pit-fall of the Elonex Artisan that I could otherwise live happily with). I don't want silly LED displays or built-in LCD screens... I'm going to be hooking it up to a monitor or TV.

    I'd pay money for that. What I don't need is an LCD display that will tell me the volume I've just adjusted. I can sit 10 metre away and see one on the screen thank you. Can I have my £40 back now?

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    Re: Headlines - CHIEFTEC adds three additions to its HTPC-orientated Hi-Fi Series

    Article updated with pricing:
    the HM-01B, HM-02B and HM-03B will be available in Europe as of next week, priced at £199, £169 and £149, respectively.

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    Re: Headlines - CHIEFTEC adds three additions to its HTPC-orientated Hi-Fi Series

    Quote Originally Posted by Parm View Post
    the HM-01B, HM-02B and HM-03B will be available in Europe as of next week, priced at £199, £169 and £149, respectively.
    Seriously how much does it cost them to make those cases? I reckon 200 or 300% markup on cost at least.

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    Re: Headlines - CHIEFTEC adds three additions to its HTPC-orientated Hi-Fi Series

    Quote Originally Posted by this_is_gav View Post
    My perfect idea of an HTPC chassis is ideally full-height but MATX, takes 120mm fans (don't care if they're included - they'll be swapped out), will either take a standard ATX PSU or comes with a decent silent one (the pit-fall of the Elonex Artisan that I could otherwise live happily with). I don't want silly LED displays or built-in LCD screens... I'm going to be hooking it up to a monitor or TV.
    idem. Except that I would not go for a proprietary PSU... If you ever find that gem, let me know!

    Update: What about Antec's NSK2480?
    Last edited by cythraul; 25-08-2008 at 08:24 PM.

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