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I have a few easy requirements:

1) I have 8TBs of storage in my NAS. No need for many internal HDDs. I have a microatx mobo so lets keep it small: MicroATX!
2) I'd like an external 5" for a blu ray drive
3) I'd like an LCD screen to display info
4) I'd like a card reader

Any suggestions? The best I've found is the: http://www.nmediapc.com/htpc5000.htm but the reviews on it are pretty awful....
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Also would like to keep it under $200, under $150 would be nice...
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I have that case holding a HTPC in my spare bedroom, minus the LCD display. One complaint I have is that
the metal edges inside the case are sharp. Common with many imported cases. The other complaint is that the Esata
port is marginal

So if you know how to "deburr" edges using a common hand file, and either find a MOBO with a rear Esata (or don't worry 'bout it)
then go with your gut feelings on it and ignore the negative complaints.

Then again, there are Fractual Cases....
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I would have said my Lian Li PC-50 that I just bought until you said LCD screen. I personally think the LCD screen would be obnoxious to look at day to day. The extra blue LEDs on any of my units just further distracts the human eye, something that disrupts the viewing experience.

Good luck to you!
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The only one I can think of off-hand is this...

Antec Fusion Remote: http://store.antec.com/Product/enclosure-veris_media/fusion-remote-black/0-761345-15735-3.aspx

It's a discontinued product, however you may be able to find it elsewhere cheaper

Outside of that I think your looking at an nMedia.

If you can spend a little more, the Moneual cases occasionally go on sale from time to time.

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I have been looking at these cases for a while...Love the look and form factor.

http://www.ecosmartpc.com
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Amazon and newegg sell the Silverstone cases. There are three under $100
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Is there a deal here?

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