I don't know recent development`in HTPC cases, it might have faded now. What I see here is not inspiring: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...E&PageSize=100
But, you probably can find some old cases in stock. I still think my old Moneual case from year 2008 looks classy: Horrible LCD in Moneual MonCaso 832 case
Only two problems, minor one - it's silver and it's hard to find good silver receiver in US (there were some silver European Onkyo models last time I looked). There were black Moneual case models, of course.
But the main problem is display. I think HTPC has to have a small display to show remaining time of the video, at least. I don't think HTPC should be like a black box. Even cheapest DVD players have a display.
I replaced that horrible Moneual LCD display with VFD, for aesthetic reasons, but for me VFD text is too small to read from 8 foot distance.
Now that Soundgraph seems to be out of business of HTPC LCDs, I bought Matrix Orbital GX Typhoon LCD for $100. It allows to print text big, visible from 8-10 feet. The problem is software - LCDStudio hasn't been updated for years. But, it still seems to work with Windows 8.1 x64 Media Center, although it's limited. It may also support Windows Media player and WinAmp but seting it up for multiple programs would be difficult.
I have almost set it up, and then the display died. I suspect USB-to-motherboard cable that they sent me. Not sure, I just got RMA number and will be replacing it. Will update the story some day - I will be shipping it to Canada, which probably will take long time.
What other HTPC case with reasonably large LCD display would you buy?