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Thermaltake Bach VB8000BNS Media LAB ATX/MicroATX Desktop PC

Thermaltake Bach VB8000BNS Media LAB ATX/MicroATX Desktop PC

Price: $114.99

 

Bach VB8000BNS Media LAB Chassis features gorgeous LED light, VFD window design, modern look best for using as HTPC, intake air vent for providing better air flow, push to open set, easy reach power & reset button, PSII power supply compliant, ventilation opening on top, stylish gold-plated foot stands, two bridges for strengthening case structure.

 

Main Features

  • Manufacturer: Thermaltake Technology Co., Ltd
  • Manufacturer Part Number: VB8000BNS
  • Manufacturer Website Address: www.thermaltakeusa.com
  • Product Type: System Cabinet
  • Motherboard Support: ATX, ??ATX
  • Number of External 5.25 Bays: 2
  • Number of External 3.5 Bays: 1
  • Number of Internal 3.5 Bays: 5
  • Number of Total Bays: 8
  • Number of Expansion Slots: 7
  • Front USB: Yes
  • Front FireWire: Yes
  • Interfaces/Ports: USB 2.0 USB Front, IEEE 1394 FireWire Front
  • Color: Black
  • Form Factor: Desktop
  • Dimensions: 6.69 Height x 16.93 Width x 17.72 Depth
  • Weight: 17.64 lb – Net 

    Thermaltake Bach VB8000BNS Media LAB ATX/MicroATX Desktop PC Case (Black)

    Features

    • USB 2.0, IEEE 1394 FireWire desktop PC case ideal for home theater
    • ATX and Micro ATX compatible
    • Rear dual 60-millimeter exhaust fans. front 80-millimeter intake fan
    • Includes gold-plated foot stands and aluminum front panel
    • 3-year limited warranty

    User Reviews

    It’s one of the better HTPC cases out there. It IS big, which is to be expected from a case that takes full size ATX motherboards and full height cards. It’s basically why I got it, I wanted to use an older ATX motherboard.

    If there is a complaint, it’s with the length of the internal cables, they are a bit long. I guess they would have been less of an issue if I had used a mATX board, but then I would have bought a different case. Anyhow, it’s not something that a couple zip-ties didn’t take care of. — Excellent build quality.

    I am normally not too picky about asthetics. But, I have sunk abou $25K into a home theater and I was looking for a HTPC case that would fit in. The Bach looked like it, on paper.

    The build quality is good. With five internal 3.5″ bays I thought I had a case for the dedicated OS drive and RAID 10 array I was looking for to store media, including HD video. Other reviews had noted the third external bay was unusable, this was OK for my application.

    So, how did it turn out? This case will be fine if you’re looking for a SD system with modest storage. The cage with two drive bays could not be installed with the ATI HD3870 video card in any of the three PCIEX16 slots on the Asus P53E Deluxe motherboard I had selected. Also, the cage with three drive bays interfered with the power supply plug to the motherboard. Since the drives are mounted vertically you’re simply SOL with even one drive. Also, the fourth DDR3 DIMM slot appears to be unusable if any drives are mounted in these bays.

    In short, this will be my first item ever returned to Amazon.com. — Good for SD Video and Audio. Otherwise…

    I never built a HTPC before ,but Thermaltakes case made sense right away. I can tell there are options that i did not buy with my case ,that i am missing all ready. I should have purchased the optional lcd that mounts inside the front cover ,giving status ,song info ,movie info ,or a spectrum analyzer.
    opening the unit reveals a well thought out case,with room for 2 5.25 drives ,and 4 hard drives. the wires for the case are clearly labeled and actually
    match the spelling on the asus mobo , (unlike some cases). The case fans are suprisingly quiet. I had reason to replace the power supply ,and ended up getting a thermaltake supply. It came with a rubber gasket to insulate it from rattling the pc case. Wow ! very little noise at all. I love my case. — A cheap alternative to the other HTPC cases

    I just built a new system, so, the “old” computer is going to the movie lounge.

    As a previous owner of a Thermaltake Xaser III owner, I liked the designs of this guys. And wanted to add a Media Center PC in my movie lounge.

    If you are looking for this kind of case, you know what kind of gear you are going to put in this. You are not going to put any cheap gear.

    There’s no space inside for cables (bad for airflow). You need to have short PCI cards, ’cause they’ll get in the way of the hard drive connectors.

    You can’t use more than 1 Optical Drive cause it will get in the way of the PSU-Motherboard cables.

    I’m going to try to get a picture upload so you can see what I’m talking about.

    Don’t buy this.

    My system is:
    Motherboard DFI: LanParty
    CPU: Intel P4HT 2.8Ghz
    RAM: 2GB Dual Channel
    2 120 HD’s Raid 1 for Software and Games
    2 120 HD’s Raid 1 for Audio and Video Files.
    1 Audigy 2Z Platinum
    1 Sony 8x DL DVD writer.
    1 AGP Ati Radeon 9800Pro

    I believe a nice setup for a Multimedia PC…..as this is my “old” PC.
    Don’t get into this.

     

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