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nMEDIAPC Black Aluminum / Acrylic / Steel HTPC 6000B ATX Media Center / HTPC Case

Item #: 9B-11-204-037  |  Mfr. Part #: HTPC 6000B  |  UNSPSC: 43201601
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  • Aluminum / Acrylic / Steel
  • Front Card Reader
  • 2 x 80mm Silent Case Fan 1 x 120mm Case Fan
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Great Value, Reasonable Quality

4 out of 5 eggs
-Great Case Layout
-Rubber Grommets on HDD chassis (Removes Vibration from the hard drives)
-Tons of HDD bays
-Plenty ...
— Mast3rL33 1/13/2009

Honest Review. I'm not very impressed but it isn't terrible.

3 out of 5 eggs
1. No sharp edges anywhere.

2. Good quality steel.

3. Good layout internally with fan locations.

4. ...
— Xav 1/10/2010


Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


 
HTPC 6000
 

The HTPC 6000 series was designed for one purpose: allowing users to build their dream HTPC system in a truly CE-looking chassis with all standard components. At first glance, the daring appearance of its exterior design looks and matches your other AV devices. On the other hand, the interior design of the HTPC 6000 is able to accommodate all standard HTPC components; and more importantly, it supports up to six hard drives to meet extended data storage needs. The HTPC 6000 series is one of the best-selling HTPC chassis in North America.

Combining silence, style, easy media access, and an affordable price, the HTPC 6000 series is a state-of-the-art media center. If that wasn't enough, the HTPC 6000 includes all the options for a 20 x 2 LCD Media Center Display. Combine that with our new HTPCKB-100 wireless Keyboard and IR Universal TV Remote set, and the complete build will no doubt provide the ultimate digital home solution.

Features:
  • Supports ATX power supply
  • Supports ATX; Micro-ATX; DTX and Mini-ITX motherboard
  • Six 3.5in. internal bays for media data
  • Easy upfront access digital connection interfaces (behind door)
  • HD Audio; SDHC 2.0 Card Reader; one USB 2.0 and one USB 3.0
  • Supports full height and length PCI cards up to 10in.
  • Stylish aluminum panel
  • Compact size and feel
  • Optional upgrade on 20 x 2 programmable MCE LCD module
  • Innovative architecture makes your installation easy
  • Quiet as ever
  • The best HTPC case, integrating size, functions, cost and simple design
 
HTPC 6000
 
Specifications:
  • Dimensions: (WxHxD)
    Case: 17in. x 6.6in. (w/ feet) x 16.4in. (w/ panel)
    Metal Chassis: 17in. x 6.3in. x 15.4in.
  • Material
    Aluminum, Acrylic and Steel
  • Motherboard
    Supports ATX; Micro-ATX; DTX and Mini-ITX
  • Power Supply
    Support ATX PSU (not included)
  • Drive Bays
    External 5.25in. Bays: One
    Internal 3.5in. Bays: Six
  • Expansions 7 Slots / Full Size
  • Cooling
    80mm Silent Case Fans: Two
    120mm Case Fans: One
  • Front Connection
    High Definition Audio: Two (AC 97 compliance)
    All-in-one Card Reader (SDHC 2.0 compliance - high capacity and speed)
    one USB 2.0; one USB 3.0
  • LCD Display
    (Optional, not included)
    Blue Text 20 x 2 Programmable LCD display module with Internal USB connector, support Windows, Media Center Edition 2005, Vista and Vista Media Center Edition operating system.
 
Selling Points:
  • Affordable and looks right in the entertainment room
  • Six hard drive bays to meet your media center PC data storage needs
  • Easy access front ports for instant sharing and burning of your digital media
  • Easy installation
 
Reasons for the New Design of The HTPC 6000
  • Aluminum panel with a clean look and behind-door connection ports
  • More hard drive spaces to meet increased data storage needs
  • Supports full height / length PCI devices and video graphic card, no wiser card needed, no blocking with optical drives or hard drives
  • Excellent air flow and quiet fans keep the noise and heat low
  • Presently maintains the compact size of previous chassis. Especially the depth (no need to dig a hole in the back of your rack!). 17in. wide is the standard AV box size, but it is an amazing thing to support all standard PC components in a 6.3in. (H) x 15.4in. (D) chassis
  • Easy Installation. Move the PSU back to the normal position. Intelligently designed architecture simplifies your installation - it's easy as 1-2-3.
 
Fully-Functional Front Media Input Module
We want to serve all your new digital media needs upfront (without having our end users turn the entire case around to find connection ports on the back). All our new models will offer you:
  • High Definition Audio Ports: Mic and Earphone (also AC 97 compliance)
  • All-in-One USB 2.0 Card Reader: Supports all high capacity and speed memory card (SDHC 2.0 compliance)
  • USB 2.0 Ports: X 2
 
Offering an Affordable, Stylish AV Case
Again, we achieve the best balance in size, functions, cost and simple design. It looks like an AV device, definitely not a PC - not even close.

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General

Brand
nMEDIAPC
Model
HTPC 6000B

Spec

Type
ATX Media Center / HTPC Case
Color
Black
Case Material
Aluminum / Acrylic / Steel
Power Supply
No
Motherboard Compatibility
ATX, Micro ATX

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
1
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
5
Expansion Slots
7

Front Ports

Front USB Ports
USB 2.0 x 2
Front Audio Ports
High Definition Audio x 2 (support AC 97)
Front Card Reader
All in one Card Reader (SDHC 2.0 compliance - high capacity & speed)

Cooling System

80mm Fans
2 x 80mm Silent Case Fan
120mm Fans
1 x 120mm Case Fan

Features

Features
Affordable and look right in the entertainment room

6 Hard Drive bays to meet your Media Center PC data storage needs

Easy access front ports for instant sharing and burning of your digital media

Easy installation

Dimensions&Weight

Height
6.6"
Width
17"
Depth
16.4"

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

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  • Anonymous
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs nMEDIAPC 6000B

Pros: This case has sturdy construction. It definitely doesn't feel light and flimsy. Very clean, eye appealing look to it. At first glance, it looks like it might be your home theater receiver, and not a HTPC.

Cons: As many have mentioned, cable management is a disaster. Cable for the chassis fan is only 3 pin, I have a 4 pin connector on my board. Same cable is also not long enough to reach the plug on my board, so I had to switch sides and move my hard drive around. Again, as many others have mentioned, the placement of holes for drives, particularly the optical drive, is terrible and may require you to do some drilling or modifications to get your screws securely into your drive. Another optical drive issue is that you may have to remove the door for it from the case so your tray will slide in and out properly, as I did.

Bottom Line: This case is big. Like, as big as an audio receiver big. My fault for not paying attention to the dimensions. However, it does have a nice clean look to it. A little more documentation around the front panel connectors would be very beneficial for some, in regards to what plugs they go to on the board. I would imagine that one day nMEDIA will hire a QA person to work for them, which will result in terminations for a lot of people. All in all, this is a pretty decent case, especially if you can catch it on sale.

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  • LoganG
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4 out of 5 eggs Decent budget HTPC case

Pros: This is a nice budget HTPC case that has room for several hard drives, a full size disc drive, a standard PSU and full ATX motherboards. Of course with all of the room necessary for the afore mentioned items, the case is on the large size. The case looks nice when positioned with the rest of the home theater equipment .

Cons: Build quality is a little low on this case, there are some loose or poorly fitted pieces, the screw holes for the disc drive do not line up with the holes on the drive itself, it can be a bit tricky to get the drive to line up and open without getting hung up. The fans that come with the case are a little loud considering the small amount of air they seem to move. Now a few extra minutes of tinkering and some new fans are all it took to get this case the way I wanted it, but some people may not want to do any work to a brand new case.

Bottom Line: I chose this case because it looks nice and as if it belongs in a home theater setup, it can fit all standard size components and it was a good price at the time of purchase. There is an older version with only USB 2.0 on the front panel but the new version has one USB 2.0 and one USB 3.0. This case does not come with the LCD panel for the front, but it would be really nice if it did. I don't think it would be worth the extra $35 but it may make this case a little more appealing to others.

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  • C0yote51
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs Better than expected

Pros: Ok I gambled on this case. I was wanting to buy a more expensive case but just didn't have the money. This case came as a total surprise. Nice looking, lots of room, easy to configure.

Cons: Only con I can really think of is the power button. It is made to look like a volume control. It is very large and feels a little cheap.

Bottom Line: I changed out the 120MM fan in front to Fractal design silent and added a seconded Fractal design silent fan. In the back I replaced the 80MM because they were molex pins and I wanted 3/4 pin connectors for my motherboard. I am still waiting on a new CPU cooler I broke my old one when changing cases. My system is an old gaming rig that I am repurposing for a HTPC
XFX 790i
Intel Q9550 OC to 3.4ghz
ARCTIC Freezer 7 Pro Rev. 2, CPU Cooler
Kingston HyperX 1600mhz 8gb Ram
Asus DVD drive
OCZ 120GB Vertex 2
Seagate 500gb drive

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  • Wyon
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs Pretty but aggravating

Pros: The case has clean lines and a great look especially when paired with the matching lcd info screen. It also has decent air flow and is rather quiet.

Cons: The removable drive bay rack can be a pain to work with. Cable management needs to be well thought out, and be prepared to fine tune the placement of the DVD drive.

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  • Anonymous
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs Wasn't expecting much but still was disappointed

Pros: * Relatively low price
* Comes with a card-reader
* More bays than most HTPC cases

Cons: * Case arrived with a loose front-panel (I just re-glued it).
* Needed to file down the opening of the 5.25in drive in * order for my drive to eject.
* The chassis for the mounts are not ideal (Be aware you will be hard-pressed to mount six 3.5in drives in the case, more like four)
* Feels cheaply made
* Expansion slots poorly line up with a uATX board (despite stating compatibility)
* I/O front panel is defective (the brushed aluminum front panel has a hinged door that should based on a pressure lock-mine is defective but I am going to try and fix or mod it)

Bottom Line: I bought this realizing that it was not going to be a high-end case. That being said, I am still thoroughly disappointed. Several defects right out the box. Difficult time mounting drives due to the less than ideal placement of screw holes in the chassis (see Cons for specific details)

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  • Dave
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs My HTPC build

Pros: Great look,
Very functional,
Good quality

Cons: not much room of a cooling radiator

Bottom Line: I love this case. Looks really great and all components fit really easy. Very well designed with heaps of room inside for all drives. Add extra fans as needed.

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  • ejoshmo
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs Case has been updated

Pros: First off, this case has been updated since Newegg has posted their pictures and before some of the negative reviews. Most of these negatives have been addressed in this update from nMediaPC. First, DVD is no longer displayed on the drive tray opening, and instead it has been replaced with the BluRay logo (finally). Also, the "sharp edges" problem must have been resolved as well because all of the edges have been rolled and don't present any problem whatsoever for me. Additionally, the usb ports have been updated, where there used to be 2 usb 2.0 ports in the front, there is now 1 2.0 port and 1 3.0 port. Finally, the drive cage has been updated to allow the installation of around 6 3.5" drives and 1 2.5" drive, as well as the same optical drive position. All in all, this update makes this case well worth the money and it has been a pleasure to work with.

Cons: Airflow could be better & the fans need replacing because they are just too loud for an htpc case. They aren't so loud they take over other HT components, but they are loud enough that I didn't think twice about replacing them. Since this seems to be a problem with just about every htpc case, I didn't knock off an egg.

Bottom Line: There was another reviewer who complained that Newegg has the dimensions recorded wrong. All of the dimensions are correct except for the depth, which is actually just shy of 17" at the longest point. Not as much as the other reviewer claimed, but enough that I thought it warranted noting to others that are concerned with the size.

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  • Anonymous
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5 out of 5 eggs Good HTPC case

Pros: Drive tray comes out completely to make mounting much easier. Dont cut up your fingers trying to finagle a drive in like I did...just take out the whole thing and it will be super fast!

Front flip door worried me at first, but it is actually of good quality. Nice to hide some of the plugs not normally used.

Cons: No real cable management options other than stuffing everything under the drive framework.

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  • Tungs10
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs Newegg failed to deliver, never received case

Pros: Excellent review from others but did not get a chance to review do to new egg failure to deliver product.

Cons: Never received the case, cannot comment on case but only comment on Newegg refund process. Case # 28528647 was ordered with MB, Memory, CPU, etc.. 2 separate shipments. Everything came except for the case. This is a 3 days shipment. Waited for a week. Checked tracking number, all it said was, 'In transit' but there wasn't any location showing. Finally called UPS, automated system said they have never received the product. Called NewEgg customer service.. waited 30 minutes. Finally spoken to a rep, she said the product was never left the warehouse, it will take 3-7 days to get my refund since it has to go thru the process. I Insisted that she can send out the same product overnight since I can't build my PC without the case. She said, 'you'll have to order it again and go thru the process of ordering.
Here is my problem. If I messed up any order, I would atone it by doing everything right to compensate for what wasn't done correctly to my customer. There wasn't any sign that she was interested in making customer happy but she was more concern with just the process of refund. It took a week before I did receive an email that I was finally refunded. It was obvious that new egg failed to not only deliver the product purchased but failed to satisfy a customer. New egg did not even attempted to make up for their failure to deliver.

I have been a customer for a long time and I did give new egg the benefit of the doubt but when something has gone wrong, new egg failed to amend the process and instead making customer waited even twice as long to complete the refund process.
The simplest solution was to just send out a case overnight and everything is fine.. instead it was a reverse process where it takes twice as long.. not fun.

Bottom Line: Have never provide feedback this is the first. This has nothing to do with the product purchase but just new egg itself. Thanks

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  • Anonymous
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs eh......

Pros: Good enough to fit everything you need. Nothing special. I thought it would be better quality for this price. I can buy a better quality mid tower for about $20 cheaper.

Cons: Very tight fit. Had to wrestle with everything. Especially the PSU next to the fans. Ventilation is sub par.

Bottom Line: Only get this if you lack space in your entertainment center.

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