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Designer Notes

Reasons for the new design of HTPC 1000 & 5000

Based on the success of older version HTPC 200, 280 & 288, we want to combined all the great features into the new generation model, which include:

  • Aluminum panel with a clean look and behind door connection ports

  • More hard drive spaces (4) to meet the increased data storage needs

  • Support full height / length PCI devices and video graphic card, no wiser card needed, no blocking with optical drive or hard drive

  • Excellent air flow design and quiet fans to keep the noise and heat low

  • At the mean time, maintain the compact size of the chassis. Especially the depth (no digging hole on the back of your rack). 17" wide is the standard AV box size, but it is an amazing thing to support all standard PC components in a 5.1" (H) and 15.4" (D) chassis

  • Easy Installation. Intelligent design of architecture to simplify your installation as easy as 1-2-3. Click on the user guide for more detail.

Note: HTPC 1000 & 5000 chassis infrastructures are the same except the front panel design and material

  • HTPC 1000B & S Black and Silver full aluminum panel

  • HTPC 5000B & S Black and Silver acrylic and aluminum door

Full functions front media input module

We want to serve all your new digital media needs upfront (without having our end users to turn around the entire case to find connection ports on the back). All our new models will offer you:

  • High Definition Audio Ports: Mic & Earphone (also AC 97 compliance)

  • All-In-One USB 2.0 Card Reader: Support all high capacity and speed memory card (SDHC 2.0 compliance)

  • USB 2.0 Ports: X 2

Offer an affordable stylish AV looking case

Again, we achieve the best balances on size, functions, cost and simple design. It looks like a AV device, definitely not a PC, not even close.

 

FAQ

  • Why the acrylic panel in the front panel looks old and scratchy?

There is a protected film cover on the surface of the black acrylic face, use nail to tear off the film cover, you will see the glassy acrylic face

  • Why the HDD light is so dim?

Most of the HTPC users will feel annoying if the light is bright and flashing in the entertainment room (which is normally dark). So, we dim the light with some paint on the panel.

  • What is the maximum clearance on the CPU heatsink and Video Card Length?

    • CPU Heatsink height is <4.9"

    • Video Card Length is < 10"

      Limitations exist for some cards that required PCI E connection and customized heatpipe. See sample below.

       

  • Is the big button on the HTPC 5000 a volume control?

No. It is the main power button. It is just a cosmetic design to make the case look like an A/V box.

Installation Guide

Motherboard

Supported Form Factor: Micro-ATX

To fully utilize the front connection ports, your motherboard should provide the below onboard ports for connection:

  • USB Port X 2 ANd All-in-one Card Reader  (2 headers onboard port)

  • HD (High Definition) Audio Port: 1

  • Also support AC 97 Audio Port: 1

Power Supply

Supported Form Factor: Full ATX

LCD Module

Support the new generation programmable 20 x 2 LCD module

DOES NOT come in the case, need to be purchased separately as an option.  Easy installation from inside the case. No need to take off the front panel

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