Origenae M10: Stylish mini-ITX HTPC case
Origenae is known for elegant, but also expensive HTPC cases which often have an integrated display. At the Computex the specialists presented the M10, a mini-IX case.
Nvidia's Ion and the Zotac 9300-ITX with socket 775 boosted the mini-ITX format that has been used by VIA and others for years now. Today there are several cases for the small motherboards and even popular companies like Silverstone get their share of the market. Now Origenae puts another log on the fire and presents the M10 that is supposed to be released in July. At the Computex the first prototype was on display and impressed the visitors. The aluminum case is made of three parts only and has a simple but elegant design.
The M10 comes with a 150 W power supply unit that should be strong enough for common mini-ITX setups. Inside there is enough space for a mini-ITX motherboard and a low-profile plug-in card. As drives are concerned the case offers place for a 2.5 inch notebook HDD/SSD and one optical slim line drive. Two 60 millimeter fans, one of which will be included in the range of delivery, provide a constant air flow. In order to make the M10 a suitable HTPC case Origenae has integrated a three line LCD that can display multimedia data like names and time of music files. A remote control can be used to switch the system on or off and controlled it in Windows - especially in the Windows Media Center. The Origenae M10 will be available in black or silver color. Pc Games Hardware is already planning to review the HTPC case as soon as possible.
In our gallery you can find more pictures of Origenae HTPC cases that have been on display at the Computex.
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