This case has been out there for 2+ years or more now, and there are almost no revews on it. That tells me to be careful because the HTPC geeks have not been hitting on this product. There must be a reason. My guess is first the price, and second the aluminum construction.
According to someone
who made a HTPC with it, it was new in October 2007, which makes it only a year old.
no reviews? There are a few, not many, but each of them positive. I am open to ideas for cases still and this is by no means a finalization.
The suspension dampened HDD cage should take care of the resonance from any HDD vibration.
A little on the high side for my tastes but I assume you want the six drive bays for increasing storage later?
Also, given they provision it for use with water cooling, (two grommeted holes at the back), it would look really cool with one of these
sitting next to it
Thats just it, there arent any really DECENT RCA connector speakers for use with these 5.1 systems. Heck, I can't find a set that does 7.1. Is there a way to convert standard red/black style connectors to RCA?
OK, I'm confused, the normal red/black connectors are RCA......or did you mean convert the normal computer style 3.5mm stereo connectors to RCA?
If you meant the latter then adapters are available almost everywhere, eg. RadioShack1/8" Right-Angle to Two RCA PlugsRadioShack Gold Series Audio Y-Adapter
For computer to speakers/amp you usually need 3.5mm stereo plug, (1/8" to the non-metricised), to male red and black, (could be red/white), RCA connectors.
Plus, you can always buy the connectors and roll your own - what I usually do.Addendum:
What would probably be better though, is choose a surround sound speaker system that can take SPDIFw
input and just use a single TOSLinkw
For example, the Logitech Z-5500
has both a S/PDIF optical and coaxial input so you'll only need one cable to connect to the HTPC.
I'm sure there will be comparable systems from Altec Lansing, JBL, etc.