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post #1 of 7 Old 11-05-2007, 11:49 AM - Thread Starter
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My Question is about the Case. I am still in the search for a good one. I'm comming across the Cases with and LCD display. I really like the thermaltake DH102. But then i question the Usefullness of the LCD display. Is it really work the extra money? What can this display do that wouldn't appear on the regular TV.



I'm looking for a case that will last a good while and for 500.00 I hope that this case would do it. I also plan on watercooling my case to prevent uncessary fan noise.


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I have one and its really not worth it, unless your sitting 3 feet away from your HTPC you will never see it.
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It is good for people that use projectors and don't want to turn it on to access other functions, like music for example. I have no use for one, but many forum members do. The fact that you are asking the question leads me to believe you have no need for one.
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That is a neat feature if I can acess playlists and music without turning on the tv....hmmmm


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I run mediaportal and the silverstone mpc (imon lcd). I also use it to listen to music "blind" and for the benefit of stock/news/weather tickers. I find that from a distance of 10 feet from the couch, I can see the display just fine (the case sits almost on the floor)

To each his own though.
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I'm going to fall into the "no lcd" crowd. My HTPC is right under my TV, and I don't need a distracting LCD down there.
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I am in the YES crowd... but like redondoman said... it’s VERY useful for people with projectors or for someone who does not want to turn on a TV for basic stuff...

I was looking at the SilverStone with the 7” touchscreen… Reason I am looking at it is
a. all my crap is rack mounted so the case fits
b. im using a projector, bulbs aint cheap, and firing up the projector to turn on music isn’t very efficient IMO.
c. I hate using the keyboard, mouse, or even remote sometimes… while I setup other items standing at my rack, I can also start a movie, music, or other feature using only the touch screen…

The only downside when you are using a projector and touch screen is when both are hooked up, it leaves me with no other inputs to use another LCD monitor for regular PC use..

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