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A lot of PC cases and enclosures made from steel, aluminum, and acrylic pass by my test bench. The modding community has also used other materials like carbon fiber to create custom cases that met their specific needs. But, I can’t think of one vendor that creates production cases using wood until nMediaPC gave us a call about their HTPC 8000 case. nMediaPC dubs their HTPC 8000 as the world’s first wooden HTPC case, and to my knowledge I think they are right. Let’s see if this organic creation can start a new trend in the HTPC case market.

nMediaPC uncloaks world’s first production wood HTPC case

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A lot of PC cases and enclosures made from steel, aluminum, and acrylic pass by my test bench. The modding community has also used other materials like carbon fiber to create custom cases that met their specific needs. But, I can’t think of one vendor that creates production cases using wood until nMediaPC gave us a call about their HTPC 8000 case. nMediaPC dubs their HTPC 8000 as the world’s first wooden HTPC case, and to my knowledge I think they are right. At least when you are referring to cases that are mass produced.

 

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Courtesy of nMediaPC

The HTPC 8000 has a classic cherry wood finish and an old-fashioned look to the front panel that houses a DVD or Blu ray player. nMediaPC also included a multi-card reader, eSATA, USB 2.0, and firewire ports right on the front of the case for easy access. They also built in a spot on the front of the case for a 20×2 LCD module, but that must be purchased separately through nMediaPC.


nMediaPC HTPC 8000 Wood ATX Case Specifications (taken from nMediaPC’s website)

  • Support ATX power supply
  • Support ATX and  Micro ATX motherboard
  • 4 X 3.5″ internal bays for media data
  • Easy upfront access digital connection interfaces
  • e-SATA; HD Audio; SDHC 2.0 Card Reader; USB 2.0; IEEE 1394
  • Support full height & length PCI cards
  • Stylish antique red wood design box
  • Compact size and feel
  • Optional upgrade on 20×2 programmable MCE LCD module
  • Innovated architecture makes your installation easy
  • Quiet as always

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