HTPC Case Choice
At Media Master HTPC we are constantly looking out for the best HTPC components, small and quiet cases are important considerations when designing a system for use in the living room environment.
We believe our product range offers a wide variety of computer types which all share the same theme of keeping things as small as possible without compromising on performance whilst keeping system noise to quiet or even silent levels.
Below you can see a size comparison between typical computer cases and entertainment devices as well as the product range we offer:
|POPULAR PC CASES:|
|Typical ATX Gaming PC||Tower||24 x 57 x 55cm||75|
|Typical M-ATX Gaming PC||Cube||26 x 32 x 40cm||33|
|Cooler Master Elite 130 M-ITX||Shoe Box||24 x 20 x 38cm||18|
|Fractal Node 605 ATX HTPC||Low Profile||45 x 16 x 35cm||25|
|Typical Bluray Player||Low Profile||40 x 5 x 20cm||4|
|Typical Set Top Box||Low Profile||35 x 7 x 25cm||6|
|XBox One||Low Profile||34 x 8 x 26cm||7|
|Typical AV Receiver||Shoe Box||43 x 17 x 35cm||26|
|MEDIA MASTER HTPC's:|
|Eco 4K Mini PC||Low Profile||20 x 6 x 23cm||2.8|
|Eco-IR Mini PC||Low Profile||21 x 8 x 22cm||3.7|
|Stealth HTPC||Low Profile||35 x 10 x 20cm||7|
|MyT HTPC||Low Profile||44 x 11 x 34cm||16|
|Razor HTPC||Low Profile||30 x 9 x 28cm||8|
|Shadow Gaming PC||Shoe Box||22 x 18 x 29cm||11.5|
|Assassin Gaming PC||Cube||23 x 26 x 21cm||12.5|
|GTPC 960 Gaming HTPC||Low Profile||38 x 9 x 37cm||12.7|
|GTPC 970 Gaming HTPC||Low Profile||38 x 11 x 35cm||14.6|
We use quality branded components for all our computer builds, wiring is kept tidy to maximise ventilation helping to extend component life and ensuring your computer runs as cool and quietly as possible.
Media master Computers are designed for use in any room of your house by optimising size, style and useability. See below for a size comparison of the Eco HTPC against a standard Desktop PC and a Sony Playstation 3 Games console:
Bring your HDTV to life with Blu-rays, DVDs, 3D Movies, TV Shows and 4k or 1080p videos with glorious 7.1 surround sound capability. Stream HD videos from popular online services such as YouTube, BBC iPlayer, Amazon Prime, Netflix and NowTV (subscriptions maybe required).
Choosing a Media Master HTPC with Windows 10 comes with all this software pre-installed and configured ready for use.
Organise and listen to your entire music library through popular applications such as Windows Media Player or Apple iTunes. Stream content from popular online services such as Spotify, Google Play or Xbox Music (subscriptions maybe required).
Enjoy the power of PC gaming on your sofa, from simple browser games right up to the latest 3D Blockbuster titles*, battle your friends over the internet with multiplayer gaming. Install the popular Steam software to purchase and download games, track your stats and connect to your friends.
*Gaming capability will depend on the specification of the system.
A Microsoft Windows 10 based HTPC gives you the flexibility to install whatever software you need to get on with your work, examples include Microsoft Office* for word processing or Photoshop* for image editing.
*software sold separately
With Bluetooth 4.0 and 4.2 available you can control and stream content from Bluetooth enabled devices straight to your HTPC. The high speed USB 3.0 ports allow you to plug in external devices such as portable hard drives and transfer content at super high speeds.
Use the internal hard drive to store your digital photos, music and video content. For example, a 500Gb hard drive is enough space to store:
- 8,000 hours of music
- 160,000 digital photos
- 500 hours of digital video
- 200 hours of HD content (encoded in high quality H.264 at 5mbit/s)
Use your HTPC as a server to share your media between all your wireless devices such as Smartphones, Laptops and Tablets. Use the inbuilt functionality of the Windows 10 operating system, or install dedicated software such as Plex to help organise and distribute your digital content.
Surf the internet and all it has to offer with fast and responsive web browsing. Connect to your friends and family through Facebook, twitter and many other social networks. Use Skype to keep in touch with free video calling (webcam sold separately).