HTPC case considerations

Haven’t locked in to processor yet, but I assume it will be an AMD or Intel.  So looking at mini-ITX and micro-ATX form factors.

Optical Drive?  Haven’t committed yet, but I think at least a DVD is needed for the occasional install of a video game.  I don’t anticipate any playback of Bluray disks directly, as they will be stored on the NAS.

Updated 4/14/2013

 

ATX Form Factor

Fractal Design Node 605

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Micro-ATX Form Factor

Silverstone ML03B

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nMediapc HTPC 7000B

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Silverstone Grandia GD05

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Mini-ITX Form Factor

Fractal Design Node 304:

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It doesn’t provide a bay for an optical drive, so that may be a deciding factor.

 

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