Year’s best HTPC cases reviewed

Here’s a new one for the year-end wrapup list: AnandTech has an in-depth look at the best home-theater PC (HTPC) cases. Last year at this time we were pretty sure there weren’t enough PC cases that could be defined specifically as home-theater cases to warrant such a wrapup; there were just small desktop cases tricked out by modders to work with home-theater setups. Today, there’s a range of cases with features designed to make them fit in with any entertainment system, including text displays, conveniently placed audio and video ports, and quiet cooling systems. If you’ve wanted to build an HTPC but were afraid of the compromises you might have to make, it looks like your wait is over.

[Via Engadget]