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Antec Micro Fusion Remote VERIS Media Center Case - With 350W PSU and Media Remote Control - £56.40 @ ebuyer
Antec Micro Fusion Remote VERIS Media Center Case - With 350W PSU and Media Remote Control - £56.40 @ ebuyer

Antec Micro Fusion Remote VERIS Media Center Case - With 350W PSU and Media Remote Control - £56.40 @ ebuyer

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Slim and elegant - the Antec Micro Fusion Media Center Case with Media Remote Control

The Antec Micro Fusion 350 is a compact and lightweight housing for your media center PC.
Featuring:
an aluminium front bezel, an LCD display and a built-in IR receiver with Media Center Remote Control, the Micro Fusion has the sleek and stylish look of a high-end home theatre component, all in one compact and low profile case. On top of that, with the Micro Fusion’s unique dual chamber design and its high-efficiency 80 PLUS® certified power supply, you’ll keep your components cool and lower your electrical bill. The Micro Fusion is the perfect addition to your home theatre setup.

Specifications:
Low profile desktop height fits in any environment. compatible with low profile PCI cards only.
Dual chambers structure for HDD and motherboard to separate heat and reduce noise
High quality aluminium plate front bezel with LCD display
IR receiver for compatibility with Windows MCE and Vista™
80 PLUS® Certified 350 Watt power supply directly draws fresh air in from outside the case to maximize quiet and cool operation
Universal Input and Active PFC
80 PLUS® Certified means increased energy efficiency without any reduction in performance and saving you money on your power bill
Removable HDD tray with extra soft silicone grommets in a separate chamber for maximum quiet and cool operation
2 Drive Bays
External 1 x 5.25"
Internal 1 x 3.5"
4 Expansion Slots
Cooling System:
2 x 80mm TriCool™ 3-speed fans in motherboard chamber (standard)
1 x 80mm TriCool™ 3-speed fan for HDD cage (standard)
Adjustable Air Guide directs cool external air through CPU
Motherboard: MicroATX Form Factor (9.6" x 9.6")
Front-mounted ports provide convenient connections:
2 x USB 2.0
1 x eSATA
Audio In/Out (HDA & AC?97)
Unit dimensions:
4.5"(H) x 15.1"(W) x 16.1"(D)
11,5cm(H) x 38,4cm(W) x 40,8cm(D)

29 Comments

"Slim and elegant"

Ha...it looks like an 80's video recorder!!

bleugh.

80mm Fans will be too noisy IMO for a decent mediacentre.

I have one of these, and this is a very good price for it, but there are a few things prospective buyers should know:

1. It can be quite loud, moreso the micro PSU fan than the 80mm case fans though.
2. PSU can't be replaced easily as it is smaller than standard ATX.
3. LCD is more irritating than useful - very bright, poor contrast.
4. Remote is poor, and tends not to work very often due to poor signal.
5. All cards used must be low profile.

Xcase have some nice htpc cases for decent prices.
xcase.co.uk/Hom…htm
http://www.xcase.co.uk/v/vspfiles/photos/X-Case-360B-2.jpg
http://www.xcase.co.uk/v/vspfiles/photos/A-Case-GL3-2.jpg

This one is under £20.
http://www.xcase.co.uk/v/vspfiles/photos/xc-x501R-2.jpg

Seems good for the price. But my next HTPC build will be one that takes full size cards after my last one annoyed me by requiring risers.

djfluff

80mm Fans will be too noisy IMO for a decent mediacentre.



Replace them with Noctua NF-R8's. I use one in my gaming rig as an exhaust (with low noise adaptor: 39 m³/h, 10dB). Not cheap mind you...

I was thinking of upgrading my mediacentre/big screen gaming PC to the Antec Fusion remote Max. It is 4u, and takes 120mm/140mm fans. Expensive though..
http://static.scan.co.uk/Images/Products/1122867-a.jpg
http://static.scan.co.uk/Images/Products/1122867-b.jpg

The Antecs use the Imon remote control software and LCD screen which are awful.

Any good alternitaves to the antec max?

So is it worth having a HTPC over something like the pocorn hour or WDTV(which I have).I mainly do want one just for movies and music.

I love mine. It gets used more than my other PC. Use it for surfing the web, iplayer, 4od, gaming, spotify, etc. I also have a satellite card in it for freesat (which works great. It only cost me £23 and even works with the HD content!)

djfluff

Any good alternitaves to the antec max?



I've always liked the look of the Silverstone range. How about the LC20B-M?
Not sure what the component restrictions are though.

http://static.scan.co.uk/Images/Products/383009-a.jpg

MBeeching

Replace them with Noctua NF-R8's. I use one in my gaming rig as an … Replace them with Noctua NF-R8's. I use one in my gaming rig as an exhaust (with low noise adaptor: 39 m³/h, 10dB). Not cheap mind you...



Are they expensive now? Harsh, that. I grabbed four of these three years ago for £5 a pop from an eBay seller, LNA and rubber fixing grommets and all!

Just looked and they are like double the price now! I guess 80mm is being phased out slowly?

I actually have a Silverstone at the moment (not that one, a more basic model) .
It accoumidates quite a bit, allthough it is a tight fit, unfortunatly I need to have the 80mm fans on or it overheats, and they produce a lot of noise..
http://www.silverstonetek.com/images/products/gd01/GD01B-3-4.jpg
http://www.silverstonetek.com/images/products/gd01/GD01B-Back.jpg

Edited by: "djfluff" 13th Aug 2010

I might get a couple of those NF-R8's though if they are worth £10 a go ...

Slim and elegant !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what a joke.
get a shuttle :-)
uk.shuttle.com/

Is there one that would support a 5850 graphics card?

djfluff

I might get a couple of those NF-R8's though if they are worth £10 a go … I might get a couple of those NF-R8's though if they are worth £10 a go ...



I have a full set of Noctua's in my Lian Li case: 1x 80mm, 2 x 120mm and 2 x 92mm on the Noctua heatsink. Rather an expensive effort but very pleased.

weemee002

Slim and elegant !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what a joke.get a shuttle … Slim and elegant !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what a joke.get a shuttle :-)



Shuttle's are nice I agree. I gave up waiting for a P55 compatible unit.

djfluff

Is there one that would support a 5850 graphics card?



Have you seen the Sugo SG07? It's tiny but incredibly it can even house a 5970. Just wish it looked a little nicer.

Wow that is pig ugly!
http://static.scan.co.uk/Images/Products/1212442-a.jpg
Reminds me of something... oh yeah :
http://www.anothergeek.biz/blog/images/cylon.png

Those of you building an HTPC with high-end graphics ... are you really building an HTPC, or a gaming PC for under the TV? Because I was in this dilemma and figured most mid-range cards were fine at 1080p for a 40" panel - something like a 5970 is plain overkill!

Not my business of course But strikes me as a little odd. Then again, I have a genuine HTPC (for HTPC use only) in the Acer Revo, which plays 1080p files flawlessly. Just doesn't do games :lol:

But if you want something slim and sleek, the Silverstone LC19 is nice. Well, I think so

http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/acatalog/1231.jpg

http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/acatalog/1232.jpg

X-Case ITX Atomic Cube - Red/Black Ltd Edition. Looks nice imo.
xcase.co.uk/v/v…jpg

DE4L3R

X-Case ITX Atomic Cube - Red/Black Ltd Edition. Looks nice … X-Case ITX Atomic Cube - Red/Black Ltd Edition. Looks nice imo.http://www.xcase.co.uk/v/vspfiles/photos/Case-X-Case-Atomic-Cube-RED-1.jpg



Really? It's not really my cup of tea ... not really a great HTPC colour for most setups!

http://www.xcase.co.uk/v/vspfiles/photos/Case-X-Case-Atomic-Cube-RED-2.jpg

Specialtech have quite a nice looking HTPC enclosure on sale at the mo (£99! reduced from £170..)
http://specialtech.co.uk/spshop/files/detail/hm-03_03.jpg

Original Poster

Can anyone show me where they can get this cheaper than £56.40 please. It reviews very well and is a nice HTPC case so there's no reason for it to be so cold (especially when most of the other big hitters are still selling it for £80 or more).

If you want a few quiet fans but don't know which to get, quietpc is the place to go. They give a list of each fans noise, speed and air flow etc, so you see what you are buying for your money. You can see here their list for 80mm fans QuietPC

I bought the X-Case S002 Slim Desktop from eBuyer and have been very pleased with the results. The included fans are not too bad, but they can just be heard so I replaced them with a few Xilence Red Wing 80mm fans from QuietPC (along with 4 chrome case feet) and now I can only hear the PSU fan, so that's the next job on my list!

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Pepp77

Can anyone show me where they can get this cheaper than £56.40 please. It … Can anyone show me where they can get this cheaper than £56.40 please. It reviews very well and is a nice HTPC case so there's no reason for it to be so cold (especially when most of the other big hitters are still selling it for £80 or more).


Sometimes I think it's about more than just the price.
That thing looks nasty, and though I haven't voted myself, I'm sure several people would have voted cold purely for the aesthetics.

Original Poster

LOL - just noticed this has now gone upto £140 lol - think I'll hit expire.
Edited by: "Pepp77" 28th Dec 2010
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