Sunbeamtech Acrylic HTPC Case

Packaging and A Closer Look

Packaging
 
The Sunbeamtech Acrylic HTPC Case comes packaged in the now familiar black cardboard box. The front of the packaging has an image of the HTPC case itself, and that the box comes with 4 included fans.
 
HTPC box_front HTPC box_rear
 
On the rear and sides of the packaging Sunbeamtech has included the Acrylic HTPC case's specifications and features. Opening up the box you are greeted by another inner box secured with nylon strapping.
 
Inner box Box of goodies
 
All the goodies contained within the box are all individually wrapped in thin styrofoam-like material, and the extremities of the box are well protected by walls of foam. Nothing's getting damaged in there!!!
 
Along with the assortment of individual case panels Sunbeamtech has supplied all the accessories that you'll need to get the Acrylic HTPC Case up and running in no time.
 
Screws, screws and more screws.
 
Included in the Sunbeamtech Acrylic HTPC Case' packaging is:
* Chassis (in pieces)
* Motherboard backplane
* Case Feet
* Corner reinforcers
* Power/Reset switch
* All screws necessary for the construction
* 2 x screwdrivers (long and short shaft)
* 1 x Case speaker
* 1 x Pair of cotton gloves
 
A Closer Look

The On/Off button assembly features 2 x USB 2.0 ports and speaker/mic ports. The buttons feel really nice and easy to push, and have a quality feel about them. You will also notice the assembly has 2 x LED's present; one for power and one for HDD activity.
 
On/Off Assembly

The supplied 80mm fans are a little bit of a mystery as I couldn't find the exact fan on the Sunbeamtech website. I do believe though that they are an SLF Silent LED variety with a noise output of 21dbA and a rotational speed of 1200RPM. I have included their specifications below:

Size: 80* 80 *25mm / 120* 120 *25mm

Rated Voltage: 12V DC

Bearing Type: Sleeve

Rotation Speed: 1800 RPM±10% / 1200 RPM±10%

Air flow: 21.45 CFM / 45.21 CFM

Air Pressure: 1.98 mmH2O / 1.21 mmH2O

Noise Level: 21.45 dB(A) / 21.75 dB(A)

Input Current: 0.15 A±10% / 0.16 A±10%

Power Consumption: 1.8 W±10% / 1.92 W±10%

Speed Sensor: Yes

Cable Length: 600mm

Life Expectance: 30000 hours
 
80mm fan
 
As with the Sunbeamtech UFO Acrylic Cube Case that I reviewed previously, the HTPC case is simply screwed together using thumb screws and the screw holes present in the panels. However, the Sunbeamtech HTPC Case is considerably more rigid thanks to some additional reinforcement.
 
Corner reinforcement Side reinforcement
 
The motherboard stand-off's have even received an upgrade in the Sunbeamtech HTPC Case. The beatuy of the newer ones is that they are screwed from underneath the chassis using an actual screw, instead of being threaded into the Acrylic where they have the potential to strip the thread.
 
Motherboard Stand-off's
 
The increased height of the motherboard stand-off's over the older type should make cable routing under the motherboard itself a little easier too.
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