RSS  Facebook   Twitter  Digg

The ideal passive media-center?

A pretty interesting and totally silent HTPC case…

The Japanese company ASKTech presented today a brand new HTPC-oriented case that will not produce a single sound in the living room with a look of an old satellite receiver. Side measurements, it has 29.5 x 27 x 7.6 cm to 3.2 kg weight, not bad! It’s name? NT-TX3000, less sexy now, but it is covered with aluminum for a simple reason, the case itself will act as a heatsink with large fins on the sides to collect up to 65W TDP . The manufacturer indicates that this is not its system that is limiting, but the 100W power, which is outsourced.

Inside, there is a mini-ITX motherboard with the limitations that we know, but for a media-center, it should not be a problem. There are still two USB 2.0 ports on the back in addition to those offered by the board and an infrared receiver on the front, with an optional remote control that is only recognized by Windows. ASKTech indicates in the data sheet the possibility of adding a low-profile PCI Express, but the heat pipe cooling system covers the slot, making it unusable. To see if it passes over the card, which is difficult to predict…

No price announced yet, but its little brother the NT-TX2000 is trading at around $400.

comment closed

© 2010 · HTPC Reviews, Home Theater, Media PC Guide · All Rights Reserved · Posts · Comments