VidaBox SLIMv3 vCase3 Premium mATX HTPC Case Review

Cases & PSU/Cases by petervandamned @ 2010-04-09

We take a closer look at one of the latest HTPC cases coming from the mainly USA known brand Vidabox. A leading manufacturer of digital entertainment and control systems and solutions. They offer now there vCase3 case for the ´build your own HTPC´ freaks among us. How does this stand in the world of the case builders? Let find out

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One Vidabox box at my doorstep.

Let's see what we have received

I wish to thank Vidabox for sending us a review sample.

As I already did meet them at the ISE 2010 show so I had a good idea what should be delivered. But why have couriers no respect for there parcels?

Luckily the Vidabox box is made very well with Styrofoam and thick layers of carton.

No harm was done to the case and I let the courier go free.

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As I already removed the protective wrap with the inspection, I was pleased to see the black case unharmed. Long trip from New York USA.

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Inside besides the lovely case we find the very unique mounting material. Nice screws with rubber; this gives an ultra shock free use of the HDD's and Optical reader. But i prefer a solid state drive for an Operating system. SSD's getting cheaper and more mainstream now. For data we will use normal hard disks. This mounting system is also used for the Optical drive. DVD or Blu Ray whatever you prefer. But let's show this further in the review.

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Besides the mounting screws we found some motherboard screws, black screws for the PSU and a few spares, just in case you lose some. Good thinking here! Very customer friendly as those will be hard to find.

A one page manual (available online too), small speaker, some spacers and the optical bezel.

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Let's call in my beauty full assistant and have a look at this case
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Comment from Gamer @ 2010/04/09
Great article PVD, good to see we have young reviewers on our side