OrigenAE X15e HTPC ATX Case
Published: 5th July 2006 | Source: OrigenAE | Price: |
Being significantly taller than its sibling the X10, some of us may have problems fitting the X15e under our TV stands along with other equipment such as Amplifiers or Satellite receivers. I'd strongly recommend that anybody considering the X15e should measure the available space in their TV units/stands to avoid disappointment.
Its great to see that the same high level of workmanship has gone into ensuring that the case lid fits perfectly with the rest of the case as previously seen on the X10.
The layout of the X15e is very similar to that of a standard PC tower case (just laid flat). This is a great bonus, as just about every component you can fit inside an ordinary PC case should also fit inside the X15e.
Improving on the noise dampening features of the X10, the X15e provides rubber grommets for all Hard Disk / DVD drive mounting bays and foam pads to further dampen the vibration of the hard disks.
In order to send the picture from your graphics card to the display, you need to use the included loop-back VGA cable, which connects directly between your graphics card VGA (D-Style) output and the input on the lower PCI bracket at the back of the case.
The quality of the display is excellent, running at a maximum resolution of 1024x768. All aspects of the display can be changed using the OCD (on screen display), accessible by simply pressing the relevant button on the front of the case.
Unfortunately, I was unable to test some of the more advanced features of the display (such as the touch screen and remote control) as these required for a working PC system to be installed inside the of the case.