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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Playing with hardware

Child's Play or not?

Building a HTPC is 100% similar to building a PC. Maybe HTPC cases are a bit smaller compared to regular cases. But the most cases have sharp edges and sometimes hard to get hardware in.

Vidabox made a small case but with a very good design. Besides the lack of sharp edges, the unique mounting for HDD/ODD and the use of normal power supplies, it's still spacious enough.

For me it shouldn't be any problem to put in the hardware, as I did/do this for a living. But what about my little helper? That should be an ultimate test I guess. Under supervision of daddy.

Ready ?

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NO no electric screw drivers

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How easy can it be? So easy she lost interest already! No challenge here for now. Dad you wrap it up and close the case.

Well done job, for Vidabox and Anne!

So what do you need to make this?

- Low noise PSU
- mATX motherboard with cpu and memory
- Low noise CPU cooling
- Hard drive or drives (place for 3)
- Optical drive.
- Low profile add in cards.
- Operating system

Putting in the ODD. Mounts with the rubbered screws, placing it inside the case
and part one is done

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Using the DVD bezel gives a much better result

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If you use a Blu Ray player just add a extra BR sticker on the online order system. Here you can also order the Vidabox Premium Wireless ACC-KBLTB Keyboard .

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Comment from Gamer @ 2010/04/09
Great article PVD, good to see we have young reviewers on our side