Summary: Very well done case with one major flaw - no built-in card reader. Another quirk is the front panel power connector that piggy-backs the main motherboard power connector. Overall, this is a very nice case for a high-end HTPC.
Summary: This HTPC Case is very well designed, unlike others it has enough room for putting together a decent computer and is extremely elegant. It is possible to fit a 10.5" long video card and keep the HDD cage with two hard drives. It also comes with two internal 5.25" drive bays, if you have a mATX motherboard you can adapt those to fit two hard drives more, if your motherboard is an ATX you would be able to adapt just one.
Summary: So having been an IT consultant for 15 years (and successfully avoiding PCs - I don't want to look at computers on my own time), I finally plunged into the HTPC market. It was time with my 40GB of music and other media. I decided to go moderately high-end on pretty much everything so that I could build the computer and not touch it for at least a few years.
Summary: I thought this was just a case when I first saw it; I guess technically it is, but its out-of-the-box capabilities go far beyond a typical computer case. Besides the heavy-duty construction, and not to mention the way air just simply flows through this "case" keeping everything cool, this component with its included remote control and flat-out superb style sets it far apart from any computer case I have ever seen.
Summary: Great HTPC case. Nice and roomy. Easy to build out. The front LCD is nearly impossible to read and the software that controls it is pretty much useless. In Vista/Win7 I was unable to get the front buttons working, and the volume never worked while using the built-in IR receiver. If I was buying this again I would get the one without the front LCD. Front USB door and CD door are solid construction and work well. Good air flow and built like a tank.
Summary: Everything is working very well. Case has a solid foundation. Very easy to work with. User Manual is pretty simple and vivid explanation. Design is awesome. Got a lot of compliment from friends. Only thing not working so well is power button doesn't light up after connecting the PWRLED to motherboard. Don't know why. Other than that, case is pretty amazing. Worth the money to buy it. I recommend the product.
Summary: The silver edge on the bottom includes a flip-down portion in the middle to access sound, usb, etc. Great. Problem is that the color of that portion (about 3" long in the center) is very different from the rest of that silver strip, making it very unattractive. Most of the stip is a dark steel color, while the flip color is light grey. You can't tell this from the picture on Amazon or from the pictures on the manufacturer's web site.
Summary: l really like the case. back 69 mm fans kind of loud. i don't use them as cpu exhaust seems to exit directly out on its own. the imon software is decent, not hard to get working, but i only useit to control the screen. i use media center for everything else. the fit/finish of this case is great, just not sureif it warrants theprice tag or not.
Gebruikersreview - Thermaltake DH101 review door phizzie
8 July 2009
Excerpt: Algemeen: Een mooie HTPC kast die ook van de dames veel thumbs up heeft gekregen. Gebruiksgemak en versatiliteit in een eenwoudig uiterlijk. Degelijkheid met 3 jaar carry-in garantie erg fijn! Bouwkwaliteit: Een massief aluminium frontpanel met het standaard plaatstaal als behuizing. Erg chique verwerkt en ook de knop voor volume of navigatie is van massief aluminium. De afmetingen zijn wat forser dan ik had verwacht, de diepte is echt wel een meubelbreker.
Summary: Hallo werte Ciao-Gemeinde Ich bin ein sehr ordnungsliebender Mensch. Im Haus soll's immer recht aufgeräumt sein, gegen Dekoration habe ich zwar nichts, nur sollte diese in begrenztem Ausmaß vorhanden sein - wer will schon unnütze Staubfänger haben ? Vor kurzem saß ich abends beim Fernsehen, da fielen mir die unzähligen Geräte auf, welche unter dem Fernseher ein Plätzchen im TV Schrank gefunden hatten: Neben dem Verstärker für den entsprechenden Sound finden sich noch ein...
Pros: Wertigkeit, Qualität, Aussehen, Größe
Cons: hochglänzende Lackierung sorgt für Fingerabdrücke