nMedia 1000B Home Theater Case Review


HTPC for cheap bastards

More people are trading in their complicated rack of home theater equipment in exchange for an Home Theater PC.  Most HTPCs are all-in-one appliances that can easily replace a DVD player, BluRay player (or burner), DVR, MP3 player, and can do many other entertainment tasks like gaming.

If you’ve made the decision to upgrade your life to include a Home Theater PC, then one of the biggest decisions you can make is the case you choose.  Within the past few years there have been many cases vying for your living room, and their features vary as much as the internal builds.

One case that looks like a worthy contender is nMedia PC’s 1000B HTPC Case.  Not only does this case have a ton of media features, but it has also been selected as the standard case for several HTPC OEMs like AMD’s Maui HTPC.

We appreciate customer’s feedback to help us to launch the new generation of HTPC 1000 Series. Combining silence, style, easy media access convenience, and affordability. The new HTPC 1000 series is a state-of-art media center HTPC case. When we design the case, we think what our end user is thinking. The right size for an AV looking case, build to place in home theater environment, user friendly, expandable data storage space and run quiet and cool. If that weren’t enough, the HTPC 1000 includes all the options for a 20×2 LCD Media Center display, and our award wining HTPCKB wireless Keyboard and Remote set for a complete HTPC solution. HTPC 1000 is superior in functionality, as well as in design.

  • Support ATX power supply & Micro ATX motherboard
  • 4 X 3.5″ internal bays for media data
  • Easy upfront access digital connection interfaces (behind door)
  • e-SATA; HD Audio; SDHC 2.0 Card Reader; USB 2.0; IEEE 1394
  • Support full height & length PCI cards
  • Stylish aluminum panel
  • Compact size and feel
  • Optional upgrade on 20×2 programmable MCE LCD module
  • Innovated chassis architecture design makes your installation easy
  • Quiet as always. Not convince by the small case fan, check our 100 model performance report

We did it again to achieve the best balances on size, functions, cost and simple design.

HTPC 1000B & HTPC 1000S
Black and Silver
Case: 17″(W) x 5.4″(H w/ feet) x 16.3″(D w/ panel)
Metal Chassis: 17″(W) x 5.1″(H) x 15.4″ (D)
Aluminum Panel & Steel
Support Micro-ATX
Power Supply
Support ATX PSU (not included)
Drive Bays
External 5.25” Bay x 1
Internal 3.5” Bay x 4
4 Slots / Full Size
60mm Silent Case Fan x 2
90mm Case Fan x 1
Front Connection
eSATA x 1 for your external hard drive

High Definition Audio x 2 (AC 97 compliance)

All in one Card Reader (SDHC 2.0 compliance – high capacity & speed)

IEEE 1394 x 1 | USB 2.0 x 3
LCD Display
(Optional, not included)
20X2 Programmable LCD display module with Internal USB connector, support Windows, Media Center Edition 2005, Vista and Vista Media Center Edition operating system.