Producing high end computer components is not an easy job, but it seems that Antec has mastered this difficult task. Particularly in the field of manufacturing computer cases and power supplies, Antec’s dexterity has been held in high regard by many. Besides your regular PC case, Antec has also brought out several admirable editions of Home Theatre Computer cases that have been quite well received. Antec Fusion Remote Max HTPC Case is another attempt by the company to enhance your home theater experience. Besides this quite obvious function, this case also allows you to play your favorite computer games.
 
The case that does it all Antec Fusion Remote Max HTPC Case
 
Antec Fusion Remote Max HTPC Case uses almost the same design that is found in P180 series by Antec; however, it is a modified version. It is bigger than the very popular mATX Fusion version. Fusion Remote Max will compete with similar cases from other companies like Siverstone and CoolMaster, but it seems to us that this product from Antec will have an upper hand because its price is lower than its counterparts
 
The case that does it all Antec Fusion Remote Max HTPC Case
 
Antec Fusion Remote Max HTPC Case is a large and heavy case made of aluminum and steel. Its measurements are 19.05cm (H) x 44.45cm (W) x 45.21cm (D) and it has a net weight of 8.9 kgs. But despite this huge size, this case stands out because of its sophisticated looks. The I/O panel of this case is concealed behind the door of the case. The I/O port contains 2 x USB, a single Firewire, one eSATA one microphone and one cable to give you the ultimate home theater experience. There are also two dust filter at the back of the door. The dust filters help in keeping your case squeaky clean easily.
 
The case that does it all Antec Fusion Remote Max HTPC Case
 
Apart from this, we can also see a 140mm fan at the side of the case and another 120mm fan at the rear to take care of the cooling. Like many other cases from Antec, this case too has the provision to regulate the speed of the fans with the relevant switches fixed just below the 120mm fan. By adding this property, Antec has done a commendable job and we can say that it is features like this one that separates an Antec product from regular cases available in the market. Besides this, there are also a number of openings located at convenient places to enhance air supply and thereby keep the system cool.
 
The case that does it all Antec Fusion Remote Max HTPC Case
 
Let us now move towards the interior of this computer case. We are not surprised to find that some really sophisticated components inside the case as Antec is known for using refined parts in their products. The interior is very smoothly done without any rough edges and this factor adds to the beauty of the product. The interior is neatly divided into three parts, one for the power supply the second one for the motherboard and the last one for the hard drives. This separation is quite useful as it prevents the heat generated by the power supply to inadvertently affect the other parts of the case.
 
The case that does it all Antec Fusion Remote Max HTPC Case
 
At the front center of this product we find that there is enough space for two hard drives. Behind it there is a vent to install the motherboard along with two exhaust fans. The motherboard that is compatible with this product is any StandardATX. There is a small partition to separate the HDD from the motherboard. However, there is a gap of about two inches at the top of the partition to alleviate the flow of air into the system.
 
This case has five drive bays-one external of 5.25 inches and four internal bays of 3.5 inches each. One unique property of Antec Fusion Remote Max HTPC Case is that it can support really long video cards, even those above 10” like the nVidia's GTX/580/570 and ATI's HD 6900 series. By removing the detachable divider part of the HDD you can create enough space to fit such long cards. This feature thus improves the viability of the product.
 
The case that does it all Antec Fusion Remote Max HTPC Case
 
Apart from these regular features, Antec Fusion Remote Max HTPC Case has also been supplied with an integrated MCE-compatible IR receiver and a large 56 button remote control to regulate the volume. You can also use this remote control to adjust your Windows Media Center Edition and iMEDIAN HD and even your radio and TV settings. This case even has a front display that shows RSS feed, world clock, weather and many other such features. By providing these additional features Antec has shown once again why it is way ahead of other companies in terms of computer components.
 
Let us now look at the cooling system. It is an important component of any computer case as it determines to a great extent the life span of the product. We have already mentioned the number and locations of exhaust fans. Besides these the many openings that have been made on this case that serve the same purpose. This case thus has an efficient cooling system which is not a feature that many HTPC would have. However, this does not astonish us as Antec products are known for their outstanding cooling mechanism.
 
The case that does it all Antec Fusion Remote Max HTPC Case
 
It does not come with a power supply. The choice is entirely yours. You can either use any standard power supply or go for Antec power supplies which are known for their performance and durability.
 
Thus we see that Antec Fusion Remote Max HTPC Case is a pretty cool case to have. Well we admit that it is rather large. But look at what it has to offer, then perhaps you will not mind its huge size.
 
Overall Antec Fusion Remote Max HTPC Case is an impressive HTPC with a stylish and solid body . The company also boats of its great quality and high performance. Apart from this, it also has a number of features that adequately support both video and gaming. This twin features is not present in many regular HTPC we find in the market. As it is cheaper than the other home theater cases we would say that this latest HTPC from the Antec family is worth a try.
 

 



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