Conclusion: I don't actually have anything bad to say about this case but I have to mention the lack of instructions. The looks are outstanding and internal design is as good as it gets, fans are silent and HDDs have vibration insulation. I can really recommend this case to everyone about to buy a HTPC case.
Summary: The Zalman HP160 is a reasonably successful first try at a quiet, high performance HTPC case. The styling is quite nice, as is the basic build quality. The provided remote system works fine with Windows XP Pro, and it is MCE (Windows Media Center Edition) compatible.
Summary: Today we would like to introduce to you a new HT PC case from Zalman. The case can be stuffed with quite an advanced configuration which could not only play media files, but also cope with the latest gaming titles which look much prettier on a big screen than on an ordinary PC monitor.
Summary: With the HD160 Zalman is expanding their product range, this HTPC enclosure is of high quality and aims to deliver a good balance between cooling and noise generation; it has support for full size ATX motherboards, and comes with a VFD display and Windows Media Center remote control.
Conclusion: Even though it seems the case should be warmer due to the lower speed don fans etc the case actually performs better with Zalmans own cooler compared to stock coolers. I have on both the GPU and CPU a couple of degrees lower temperatures compared to stock but still they are alot quieter.
Excerpt: I recently had a chance to review Zalman's Home Theatre PC Enclosure HD160. It motivated me to go ahead and turn my own personal PC into a "Media Cener" PC. The entire chassis is 100% brushed aluminum and it sits horizontally which allows it to blend right into the rest of your home theatre...
Excerpt: In typical Zalman fashion, the HD160 HTPC case comes to the market with impressive design elements, a rich feature set, outstanding materials and build quality, and the best cooling performance I've seen in this type of chassis.
Excerpt: Zalman er en forholds vis godt kendt producent, som blandt andet producere: CPU kølere, grafikkkorts kølere, passive køle produkter, PSU'er og meget mere. De har før lavet kabinetter men det har mere været rettet mod passiv køling. De er nu på markedet med et HTPC kabinet.