Summary: This is a good case in most regards, perhaps the best factor being the awesome appearance, and I think I made the right choice among the options available to me, but a few comments... The outside case/shell is kind of flimsy compared to the rest of the unit. I suppose I won't be taking it off too often, but definitely took away a little from the first impression... the front is solid as a rock.
Summary: The Thermaltake DH 202 is an extremely nice case. Very sturdy construction and meets my dimension requirements. I used the Thermaltake ISGC-400 CPU cooler and it fit perfectly and keeps my overclocked Q8400 at full prime load down to 54C. Silent operation and sufficient cooling to keep most high end video cards cool during gaming. Be sure to check the video card length and CPU cooler height limitations on Thermaletake's website before purchasing.
Get the low tier version. "extras" are not worth the $$$
M. J. Civello, Amazon
1 February 2011
Summary: First off... The case itself is great. Big space, simple to assemble, good routing and airflow. But this version of the DH202 has a few extras beyond the faceless box low tier version, which led me to spend the extra cash to get this model. Nearly all of them failed and will be replaced or avoided in my system. - Front panel - awful software, lousy viewing angles. For general info for example, you can let it show "CPU info".
Case looks great; motherboard mounting (these are custom) and other screws were not included
Peter Katz, Amazon
2 February 2010
Summary: The case looks great. We started building out the HTPC system yesterday and will have to wait for Thermaltake to send out the bag of hardware that was not included with the case. Thermaltake has a difficult policy to obtain these pieces in that you first have to obtain an eRMA number and then also submit a receipt proving you purchased the item. However, you have to wait for Thermaltake to contact you for the receipt before being able to submit it.
Summary: I purchased this for a full ITX MB and it fit great. The case is big, but no bigger than a typical AVR. Cooling is ample and the front display "IMON" is a really cool feature. It displays whatever you want it too and comes with software to easily customize. I will scrool your movie title, PC specs etc..The built in IR worked out of the box with my Logitech Harmony One remote. My only gripe is that the retention brackets for PCi and PCI E cards are cheapo!
Summary: First off i would like to comment on Daniel E Lee's review of this case. I do agree that its not as great as the Zalman HTPC case, but obviously the reason it was purchased was because of the price point. The DH-202 is a sweet spot without the case getting too cheap like NMedia cases or any other generic case. and second why would you complain about fitting two GTX 260's?
Summary: I wanted to build an Intel i7 system for my living room and I wanted to have the computer fit seamlessly into my stereo component rack. I looked all around for a full size HTPC case to accommodate a full size graphics card, namely the Nvidia GTX 260. I initially saw the Thermaltake DH101 on Amazon, but when I checked it out at the local brick and mortar store, the case looked absolutely horrible. That was when I saw the DH202.