[geeks] Nice HTPC case for sale at Frys.com
lionel4287 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 25 12:02:20 CDT 2008
On Jun 25, 2008, at 12:08 PM, Joshua Boyd <jdboyd at jdboyd.net> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 11:48:33AM -0400, Lionel Peterson wrote:
>> The thing about this case/chassis is that it was designed to be seen
>> in an entertainment center - not to be put in a rack somewhere...
>> There are plenty of rackmount chassis, even some that are made to be
>> quiet (for production studios). Antec is (I assume) going for retail,
>> not commercial, sales...
> Each of those would be retail use, would they not be? At least, they
> aren't exactly commercial usage.
What? They are better equiped than many small-town theaters...
These are people that are spending significant coin on commercial-
grade equipment at home. These are not commodity applications by any
stretch of the imagination...
I simply pointed out a good deal on a mainstream HTPC chassis, and
your initial (published, anyway) reaction was "what, no rack ears?"
Then, when I point out there are other chassis better suited to you
imagined use, you (essentially) attack my characterzation of a chassis
I can get at a local big-box retailer...
I know high-end equipment exists, I've even seen rackmount cases with
integral TFT screens, but that isn't what I was talking about.
I wish it took more than two internal HDs, but it doesn't. I wish it
accepted MBs larger than mATX, but it doesn't. I wish it included a
VFD, but it doesn't. I'd also like a redundant PS, but that isn't an
option - for this case.
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