Sunbeamtech Acrylic HTPC Case

Installation

Installation
 
The installation of my chosen hardware into the Sunbeamtech HTPC Case was an absolute breeze. The extra room that the HTPC Case affords makes wire routing and connecting hardware so much easier. It was nice being able to install the power supply and motherboard without having to become a contortionist around the HDD cages.
 
Front fascia Alternative top/front view
 
One thing to remember when using an Acrylic case is that there is absolutely nowhere to hide cabling than under the motherboard itself. So plan your install carefully.
 
I'm happy to report that the increased height of the motherboard stand-off's made cable routing under the motherboard a very simple process, and helped alleviate extraneous cabling from reducing airflow inside the case.
 
Top view Alternate top view
 
 With all the hardware that I managed to pack into the Sunbeamtech HTPC Case it feels very solid structurally; thanks no-doubt to the increased reinforcement that Sunbeamtech has incorporated into the chassis. Not that you probably would...but I have no concerns whatsoever about it being transported regularly and not maintaining its structural integrity.
 
I also took the liberty of checking to see if the Sunbeamtech Acrylic HTPC Case would be able to handle the increased length of last/current generation of graphics card, and I am happy to report that it happily accommodated my ASUS NV8800GTS 640MB graphics card with room to spare.
 
Night shot -front Night shot-top view
 
With hardware installed and the and the power connected, we're ready to rock! For the lovers of all things 'Bling' this case will be right up your alley. However, I must say that the LED's on the included fans are extremely bright and can become a distraction. But it wouldn't take too much effort to purchase yourself some of your favourite 80mm variety and replace them if you too find them a distraction.
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