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Zalman HD135 HTPC Enclosure

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DougEdey 9th January 2007, 08:50 Quote
Shame about the price on that. And that remote is fugly as, surprised it doesn't appear to be a WMC one.

I do however like the MPlay software. I need to code some new controller software for mine and that looks like a good source of ideas.
ralph.pickering 9th January 2007, 10:30 Quote
Nice to see the case fits a standard ATX power supply - the D-Vine case I bought to build my HTPC in only takes micro-ATX units, which is a bit limiting on my choice of CPU / GPU as there aren't many above mATX PSUs above 300W. If I wanted to go for a 7950GX2 for example, I'd either need to go for an external supply, or break out my modding skillz (which is a bit scary on a £200 case).
DougEdey 9th January 2007, 10:31 Quote
It's designed for HTPC, if you're putting a 7950GX2 in it, it's no longer a HTPC.
Prometheus 9th January 2007, 10:37 Quote
Case looks good with some good features although the price difference between the UK and USA is abit unfair. I also agree the remote looks a little disapointing.

Also 1 quick point, how did you fit a 350Gb file on to a 120Gb HD?:)
Tim S 9th January 2007, 10:41 Quote
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Originally Posted by Prometheus
Also 1 quick point, how did you fit a 350Gb file on to a 120Gb HD?:)
Using a typo ;)
Mankz 9th January 2007, 11:51 Quote
lol.

It looks like a nice case, but as Doug said, shame about the price.
Woodstock 9th January 2007, 12:37 Quote
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Originally Posted by Tim S
Using a typo ;)

At least someone admits there mistakes, i quite like the case though think id happily squeeze one under the tv, dont know if the bank account will agree and dont think it will be available hear for a while :(
Andune 9th January 2007, 15:41 Quote
Looks like a nice case but after reading a review from SilentPCReview i ask myself if it really is that good.
Heres their review:
Zalman's HD135 HTPC case: Gasping for air
Jipa 9th January 2007, 17:49 Quote
After all the hastle with the HD160's software, VFD and remore, I really appreciated the HD135's MPlay.. I kinda did like the HD160 more because of it's size, but the software was just a total nightmare. Some sort of combination of those two cases would be optimal for me..
Fly 9th January 2007, 18:10 Quote
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Originally Posted by Andune
Looks like a nice case but after reading a review from SilentPCReview i ask myself if it really is that good.
Heres their review:
Zalman's HD135 HTPC case: Gasping for air

That link appears dead.
DougEdey 9th January 2007, 18:14 Quote
It was working earlier. I looked at it and thought he was a spammer since he linked to another site on his first post.
Fly 9th January 2007, 18:17 Quote
shame, would be interesting to see the review.
DougEdey 9th January 2007, 18:19 Quote
Sites dead, Google Cache
Fly 9th January 2007, 18:21 Quote
yeah, I can only find page one though. :(
Jipa 9th January 2007, 19:48 Quote
Well that's odd. I hope that's just some temporary issue with a server or some update as SPCR is a good site...
Woodstock 10th January 2007, 01:02 Quote
just thought id mention the spcr review is back up
HandMadeAndroid 10th January 2007, 01:11 Quote
"a purist may be upset that his optical media of choice may be misrepresented."

Gosh lets hope not!
Fly 10th January 2007, 08:16 Quote
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Originally Posted by HandMadeAndroid
"a purist may be upset that his optical media of choice may be misrepresented."

Gosh lets hope not!

Some people would, they are going to be staring at a bezel that says DVD hiding their uber blu-ray drive!
Fly 10th January 2007, 09:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by Andune
Looks like a nice case but after reading a review from SilentPCReview i ask myself if it really is that good.
Heres their review:
Zalman's HD135 HTPC case: Gasping for air

Interesting read, shame they are only concentrating on one element of the case; the cooling. On top of the poor choice of hardware they stuck inside. As i said in the review, this case is picky with what you put inside of it.
Andune 12th January 2007, 17:17 Quote
First of all, no im not a spammer.
Have been around for about 1-2 years only never taken me the time to register an account.
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Originally Posted by Fly
Interesting read, shame they are only concentrating on one element of the case; the cooling. On top of the poor choice of hardware they stuck inside. As i said in the review, this case is picky with what you put inside of it.

Well it is SilentPCReview and they see things from their point of view.
But i have to agree with them that the vents fells a bit too restricted.
I like Zalman and this is a goodlooking case but it feels like hey dont allways think about quiet cooling as much as they should.
faCe™ 14th February 2007, 17:25 Quote
Is there anyway to make the Microsoft MCE keybord to work with the remote sensor on HD135?

Would really like that to work but i cant find any apps for that.. :(
crazybob 19th April 2007, 20:03 Quote
Sorry to bump this topic, but I've been looking a bit at HTPC cases and had a question.

Zalman claims, as you mention in your review, that CPU coolers must be 69mm or less to work in this case. Does that appear to be the limit before the cooler hits the top of the case, or the limit before the cooler hits the little plastic fan funnel? In the latter case, how much taller can the cooler be once the fan shroud is removed?
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