The idea of moving a computer into the living room is not a new one. Video-out, surround sound, and DVD drives make the PC a versatile multimedia component, and this did not go overlooked by tech savvy users. Adventurous case modders turned old stereo equipment into computer cases, while manufacturers released a variety of colored enclosures to meet this emerging market segment.
My first attempt at home theater PC was a simple black ATX case that was concealed inside my entertainment center. While this setup worked, it was not the cleanest solution to the problem, and in the end it still looked like a PC in the entertainment center. I had seen case mods that converted stereo equipment into PC enclosures, but for a guy with a full time job, family, and no Dremel skills, this was not an option.
Antec’s Overture Piano Black Quiet Media Case is part of the Lifestyles Series, and has been designed to integrate perfectly into a home theater system, providing PC enthusiasts with an off-the-shelf solution for that multimedia PC project. Using a sleek black desktop design, the Overture combines Antec’s superb build quality, full-size ATX capability, and a noise reducing features, resulting in a PC enclosure that blends into the home theater system or living room. The specs for this case read pretty much like any other ATX case on the market, but as you will see, the Overture is far from average.
TruePower 380Watt ATX12V power supply features a single-fan design for ultra-quiet operation.
Front mounted USB & IEEE1394 (FireWire) ports
Front Audio ports
7 Drive Bays:
- 2 x 5.25″ external drive bays
- 2 x 3.5″ external drive bays
- 3 x 3.5″ internal drive bays with rubber grommets to absorb hard drive vibrations
Motherboards: Standard ATX
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