Hello all. I've been looking into building a HTPC for awhile now and I have a few questions.
I want to put something together that looks like it belongs in a home entertainment system, not a computer desk. After looking and looking I found something I liked, but obviously nothing is that simple. The case I ran across and really liked was a D-Vine MCE 303 in black. Unfortunately, I can't find it for sale anywhere and it appears that Ahanix is no longer in business. Is there anything wrong with these cases? And where can I get one if they are still for sale?
Also, in my search for Ahanix cases I ran across a company named Moneual whom suspiciously made cases much like Ahanix or vice versa perhaps. I can find the Moneual cases, but the older case that I liked I can't find. Model Moneual 301 B.
My searches on the usual suspects IE Newegg, Amazon, CompUSA, and so on have not netted desirable results.
Is there anything wrong with these cases? If not then kindly point me in a direction to acquire one.
If I am not going to be able to obtain one of these or if it's a poor case, I was thinking about a Moneual 320SB, but I noticed it has a volume control on it. Why would you want a volume control on a HTPC? I would think that most folks would just push the audio from the unit into a typical theater receiver. The onboard sound couldn't possibly have the ability to properly power most home theater speakers correct? Please enlighten me.