Thermaltake DH 104

Bundle & Internals

Bundle & Internals
As expected, the bundle with the DH 104 looks fairly impressive. However, whilst it may look like you get a lot more than you would with a normal case, all of the bundled kit is pretty essential for a HTPC.
DH104 Bundle DH104 Remote
Going from left to right, top to bottom we have: the user guide/manual, Screws/Stand-offs for installation, 5.25" Drive Bay Adapter, Software Installation CD, Batteries and a Remote. As you can see, the remote has quite a range of buttons, all for various functions, which should be very useful.
DH104 Internals
DH104 Internals Dh104 Internals
Unlike a lot of HTPC chassis, the DH 104 has a full ATX interior. This means you can use pretty much any system you want inside the case, apart from E-ATX or extra large motherboards like Asus's new Rampage II. However, building something of that caliber in something so small would be pretty moronic. At the front you have all the drive mounts, with room for three 5.25" drives, although only one is accessible from outside the case. Round the back we have the 120mm fan, PSU slot/hole, PCI slots, and the external VGA pass-through for the touch screen.
DH104 PSU DH104 LCD rear
On the left we have the PSU 'bay'. Thermaltake have sensibly padded this out with foam, which will reduce the amount of vibrations coming from the PSU reaching the case. Then on the right we have the back of the front panel buttons. They restrict some room on the 5.25" bays below the top bay. However, as these aren't accessible from the front anyway, their uses are limited.
DH104 HDD tray DH104 Cabling
Above we have the HDD cage and connector cables. The hard drive cage can take up to 5 hard disks, and once again measures have been taken to reduce vibrations. The rubber grommets should mean the hard drives are much quieter, and special screws are provided for attaching hard drives to them. On the right we have all the motherboard connection leads, which include a PSU jump cable for remote power-ons and a USB connection for the front panel.
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Most Recent Comments

27-11-2008, 11:34:02

Today we took a look at the DH104 from Thermaltake, after a while with the case we have been left with mixed feeling.

Read the Full review here.Quote

27-11-2008, 12:26:28

very nice looking case i must say

but £300 ...phew...bit much aint it

200 would be a better price point for it

especially in this credit crunch, people want cheep and cheerfulQuote

27-11-2008, 12:34:02

Originally Posted by name='ionicle'
very nice looking case i must say

but £300 ...phew...bit much aint it

200 would be a better price point for it

especially in this credit crunch, people want cheep and cheerful
Yup, thats exactly what I fealt.. I think the Non LCD VFD based case will be a lot cheaper, and thats the one to buy!Quote

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