nMedia Wood HTPC 8000 Case Review


Wood you?

Back in the day when computer modding was brand new, people came up with some of the most innovative PC cases. Some shoved their cases into custom steel cases, acrylic and even cases made from Legos. By far one of the most prestine-looking cases have been made from wood. I even did a case mod where I coated a regular steel case with wood-printed contact paper to emulate this effect.

Wood is much easier to work with than steel. With a few simple tools, you can create a very solid PC case, and if you use high quality wood then it can look very sophisticated when stained. But many people aren’t interested in modding today, and you can buy just about everything pre-modded… with the exception of the wood case.
nMedia has identified this niche and delivered a Home Theater PC made almost entirely out of wood, and has a classic look similar to many “retro” radio or audio consoles you see on QVC. Not only does this case have a classic look, but it is large enough to handle most PC hardware, and has all the connections and ports you need for a good home theater appliance.

nMediaPC is proud to introduce the first Wooden HTPC Case. The classic looking HTPC 8000 case not only will meet your HTPC needs, with its smart internal design, it can easily surpass any gamer’s expectations.
The new HTPC 8000 wooden case is a state-of-art ATX case for users in different interests. It supports full ATX motherboard; ATX PSU and all full length video card. It only built with one 140mm case fan to make your build a complete silent system. Direct air flow from front to back design improve the heat performance significantly. Not enough? Feel free to add two 92mm fans in the front behind the panel.

  • Support ATX power supply
  • Support ATX and Micro ATX motherboard
  • 4 X 3.5″ internal bays for media data
  • Easy upfront access digital connection interfaces
  • SATA; HD Audio; SDHC 2.0 Card Reader; USB 2.0; IEEE 1394
  • Support full height & length PCI cards
  • Stylish antique red wood design box
  • Compact size and feel
  • Optional upgrade on 20×2 programmable MCE LCD module
  • Innovated architecture makes your installation easy
  • Quiet as always

Beside the superior functions offered above, the unique classic style will capture all eyeballs and impress your guests with your one of the kind powerful HTPC system.

Model HTPC 8000
Color Red Wood
Dimension 19.3(W) x “14.3”(H) x 11″(D)
500mm(W) X 365mm(H) X 280mm(D)
Material Wood and Steel
Motherboard Supports ATX and Micro-ATX
Power Supply Supports ATX PSU (not included)
Drive Bays External 5.25″ Bay x1
Internal 3.5″ Bay x 4
Expansions 7 Slots / Full Size
Cooling 140mm Case Fan x 1
Front Connections eSATA x 1
High Definition Audio x2 (AC 97 compliance)
All in one Card Reader (SDHC 2.0 compliance)
IEEE 1394 x1
USB 2.0 x3
LCD Display (optional) 20×2 programmable LCD module with internal USB connector. Supports Windows MCE 2005, Vista Media Center


On the next page we take a closer look at its features and crack it open