Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Fredericton, NB
Well, for an overall main HTPC/Server box, I would lean towards a tower case as a better solution but a recent announcement from Antec has changed that attitude.
Antec now has a case called the Fusion Max. It is basically an NSK2400 that is able to hold a full sized ATX board, 4 hard drives and an optical drive. It ships with a hefty power supply and because the case is chambered like the 2400, the rotating of the power supply on its end has now caused the case depth to be the same as if it is a tower turned on its side.
The 2400/fusion has been well reviewed and has good cooling design so the Fusion Max is going to simply be a nice size jump over the 2400/Fusion.
And for the record, I only own one HTPC case, a NSK2400 and it is used as the case for the client HTPC and has very little in it. The main HTPC is in a tower and my general server is also in a tower.