Thermaltake DH102 Home Theater PC Case Review



Home Theater PCs have grown in popularity over the past decade.  At first these were nice items built by nerds to experience cutting-edge home theater technology.  Since that time there have been new home theater appliances that are now mainstream: digital DVRs (also known as Tivos), upscaling DVD players, DVD recorders, MP3 players, and the list keeps on growing.  Building a Home Theater PC (HTPC) is one way to consolodate all of these seperate appliances into one sleek box that will have your neighbors drooling.

Manufacturers are working hard to make these new PC cases look like traditional Home Theater equipment.  The cases are built with anodized aluminum, come with authentic HT feet, and are adorned with volume knobs, media controls, stealthed DVD bays, and display readouts.  One of the latest (and coolest) display readouts is a large LCD touchscreen that allows the user to operate the PC completely without a remote control.

The DH-102 Home Theater Case is Thermaltake’s flagship case that comes with a large 7″ touchscreen LCD, media controls and knobs, and is certainly worthy of being included in any elite home theater rack.


  • Piano mirror coating with aluminum front panel design
  • Buil-in all revolutionay 7″ touch screen with hot keys modulate:
  • Dual monitor display and 7″ touch screen function control
  • 10 Functional hot key buttons
  • Volume Control Knob
  • Applicatoin CD and remote control
  • Compatible with Windows Vista, MCE remote and keyboard
  • Brushed aluminum surface with polishing process
  • Supports ATX PS2 power supply
  • High efficiency ventilation: 12cm silent fan in front & dual 6cm fans in rear


Material SECC
Front Bezel Material Aluminum
Color Black
Side Panel Solid
Motherboard Support ATX,
Micro ATX form factor
Motherboard Tray
5.25″ Drive Bay 1
Ext. 3.5″ Drive Bay No
Int. 3.5″ Drive Bay 3
Expansion Slots 7
Front I/O Ports USB 2.0 x 2,
IEEE 1394 Firewire,
HD Audio
Cooling System – Front :
120 mm fan x 1, 1500 rpm
– Rear :
60 mm fan x 2, 1800 rpm
Liquid Cooling Capable No
Liquid Cooling Embedded No
Power Supply Supported Standard ATX PSII
Power Supply Included No
Dimension (H*W*D) 16.8 x 17.1 x 6.0 in
426.5 x 435 x 153.5 mm
Net Weight 16.5 lbs
7.5 kg
Security Lock
Warranty 3 Years