Origen-ae's mini-ITX aluminium chassis is a sleek and subtle thing of beauty, but it'll cost you!
Introduced by our friends at Zotac, Origen-ae has a long history of gorgeous HTPC cases often too expensive for many of us to buy. The designs are exquisite and the quality is truly second to none.
At $200 this little puppy isn't cheap, but if you want one of the most beautiful mini-ITX cases money can buy for your new Zotac 9300-mini ITX or Ion motherboard, then this has to be it.
With a front LCD screen and built in 150W PSU, it's got a great set of features and superb internal placements for the hardware: the DC-DC compnent is bolted to one side - the 2.5" hard drive/SSD spot is on the other, and even though the slimline optical drive is above the motherboard and cooling-wise there's enough space for them both.
It has two holes for some very thin 80mm fans to draw the airflow though and the two pieces of U-shaped 5mm thick aluminium that make up the chassis outsides are curved into a simply gorgeous shape. Inside the aluminium continues, but is now a more standardised 2-3mm thickness to save cost and weight, but it's not as flimsy as the sheets often used on some case side panels.
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