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But it restricted our ability to use an alternative such as the Antec Phantom fanless power supply. Good time to buy computers and vd parts: To show you another option, we decided to build an identical system using an Antec SLKBQE—a budget case designed to make as little noise as possible. For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome.
Hi All, I finally decided to instal the ahanix vfd to my D.
A small tower case was an option but would have had to be placed in a corner to ahanic unobtrusive. This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. This newsletter may contain advertising, deals, or affiliate links.
If you haven’t tried CFC, I suggest you download it free from their site. For example, they supplied a matching bezel cover for the DVD drive, to avoid a color mismatch without using doors. Both cases worked well in the end, but the D5 was noisier than we liked, particularly when recording an HDTV stream. AVS Forum articles Contests.
LCD smartie is very buggy for most. Its flip-down doors, though, make easy access to the ahankx bays a bit problematic.
That way you can compare for yourself. I don’t use MCE.
Build Your Own Windows Media Center PC
I have a D5. Building a system with this great looking case will garner oohs and aahs from your friends, but it could be quieter. Any suggestions will appreciated. Remove Advertisements Sponsored Links. Vine case htpc and have some questions on whats the best drivers and stuff to ahamix the most out of this thing.
Originally Posted by miketech Crystal Control Smartie. It’s very stable and integrated well into MCE. You may unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. But we yanked out its Antec SmartPower power supply and replaced that with the fanless Phantom, rated at W.
While not as quiet as we would have liked, it gets high marks for esthetics. This case uses a slow-turning 12cm fan in the rear. But our choice of graphics card forced us in the PCIe direction.
Ahanix D5 Media Centre Enclosure (Silver)
In the end, we settled on the Ahanix D5 Media Center case. The designers at Ahanix clearly thought about the appearance issue. One ahanic the Antec Overture, but the Overture is getting a bit long in the tooth.
This W power supply should suffice for all but the most performance-oriented users. It’s free at their site and much better than LCD smartie.