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Athenatech Silver/ Black Steel A106SB.200 Micro ATX Media Center / HTPC Case

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the usability and build quality. The design and value for money are also appreciated. Comments are divided on the control panel, and the size and noise get less positive views.

value for money, design, build quality, usability

noise, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Athenatech Silver/ Black Steel A106SB.200 Micro ATX Media Center / HTPC Case is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

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Nice, but lacking.

 

It's not the cleanest of boxes, but it does the job and looks decently stylish doing it. I'll need to customize it with some quieter fans and adjust the front display, but I can't fix the front 5" tray button. I'd suggest trying your luck with another...

MicroATX form factor ; Kind of stylish ; Decent PSU

A little cramped / hard to access ; Birds nest of wires comes with it ; DVD Button hardly works / is impossible to align ; Fans are loud and front display is too bright

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missing PSU

 

What the heck?

small

Missing PSU, loose parts, LCD has some blemishes, poor documentation

Consumer review by:

Meh.

 

Never the less, it has a bad configuration, in my case. Maybe for others it has worked out 5 eggs worth but I guess I was expecting for it to work correctly. Newegg, shipped it quickly like always.

Quiet, small and bright. Nice addition of tool free opening and hard drive exchange. Cost fifty bucks

As expected, very little space. I pushed the power button for the first time and it pushed right through. Glued it in better, it worked. A lot of wires, by a lot I mean A LOT! Tough to hide and manage but I got through it hours later. My CD drive...

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Very good case

 

Excellent build quality and design. Easily removable hard disk (tray like attachment) and CD/DVD drive. Build quality comparable or better than Antec Aria. Antec's Aluminum cover prone to scratches. Athenatech has steel case which has better resistance...

PSU could be quieter (compared to Antec Aria)!

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Looks Cool, but ...

 

this is the first time I bought a micro-atx case, I should have did my homework before bought it, If had of know couldnt use my previous atx psu, I wouldnt have bought it.

Nice Look, sturdy case, Nice design,

PSU is too loud, couldnt use my existing atx psu, lcd display is too bright,

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Don't know what others are talking about

 

Got this case on time. No problems in shipping, nothing damaged like other people (maybe they annoyed their delivery people before). Drooling over AM2 release so I can fill in the guts. Its been over 2 years since my last desktop upgrade.

None.

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Love it!

 

Now has a MSI 865GM2-LS, with p4 2.8c (northwood) a powercolor 9800se 128mb (softmodded to pro) 2 IDE Hds (seagate and WD) and a Hitachi SATA drive... also a pioneer 105d haha (huge drive) run about 35c idle, 55c load.

Owned since 12/04!! and it's still running strong... Very strong case, with fantastic layout, features etc etc. It's really the perfect mAtx case from what I can tell.

both 60mm fans are now dead... and I may need to replace the p/s - the one I have hasn't gone bad, but I know I'm asking too much of it - 200w sparkle go go go! Any suggestions? What will fit ok...

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Great Item

 

Make sure you plan your system around a compact case. If you get an oversized DVD/CD drive you may have trouble with it covering the heatsink on the cpu.I planned ahead and had no trouble. Thanks Newegg!

This unit is very compact yet has great cooling ability. The Hidden CD/DVD bay is a nice feature. Very attractive case.

The included case fans did not last very long with constant use.

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Worth every penny

 

Over all it is still a great case for the price but beware that a 3x6 drive will no fit in the system.

Awesome case with very little that I can find wrong with it. Case shows off well and looks like a really expensive case. The LCD is bright and adds cool features that most other cases lack. Worth Every Penny. Dont listen to those people whom dont...

I love this case but there is two things that I think everyone should know before buying this case. I had two drives a DVD-RW and a CD-R. The DVD-RW was to long (yes, to long) to fit in this compact case without the drive over hanging over the CPU fan,...

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AAAAA ++++

 

i would buy again.

Everything i wanted in a case.

panels are a bit of a challenge to remove, but i was able to get into it, also the wiring ,... well quite quirky, !! but all is fine now...no documentation.

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