Zalman HD160XT - Ultimate Home Theater Case - Case Specifications and Test Setup

Article Index
Zalman HD160XT - Ultimate Home Theater Case
Case Specifications and Test Setup
HTPC System Installation and Features
Software Installation and Usage
The Remote - Up Close
Conclusion and Final Thoughts

Specifications (Taken From ZalmanUSA.com)

Dimensions (LXWXH) 460mm X 435mm X 160mm (L*W*H)
Weight 6.9kg (15.2lb)
Material Aluminum
Motherboard Compatibility Standard ATX / micro ATX
Power Supply Support Standard ATX / ATX12V
PCI/AGP Card Support Full Size
Drive Bays 5 X 3.5" Internal Drive Bays, 1 X 5.25" External Drive Bay
Cooling Components Rear Panel : 2 X 80mm Exhaust Fans
Bottom Panel : 1 X 80mm Exhaust Fan
Side Panel : 1 X 92mm Exhaust Fan
Expansion Slots 7 Slots
Front I/O Ports 2 X USB Ports, 1 X IEEE1394(Firewire) Port
1 X Microphone, 1 X Headphones
Available Colors Silver / Black
LCD Screen Size : 7" Wide LCD
Screen Ratio : 15:9
Maximum Resolution : 1024 x 768
Screen Output : RGB Output
Power Input : 12V DC
Touch Screen
ZPD (Zero Pixel Defect) LCD
Flash Memory Compatibility Compact Flash, Micro Drive, Secure Digital, Multi Media,
Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro

 

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1. Remote Control Receiver
2. System Power Indicator
3. Power Button
4. LCD Power Indicator
LCD Settings - Menu
LCD Settings - Enter / Auto Adjust
LCD Settings - Cursor Control (Up/down)
5. Audio (Headphone, Mic) Port, IEEE1394 (Firewire) Port, USB Port
6. Card Reader Slot (MS/Pro/Duo, CF/Micro drive, MMC, SD,SM)
7. Keyboard Arrow Keys (Up/Down/Left/Right)
8. Enter / Multimedia Player (Windows XP MCE, M-Play) Launcher
9. Backspace / Previous
10. Volume Control / Mute
11. ODD Tray OPEN / Close

 

System Installation:

Test System:

Intel Core 2 Duo E6300
MSI P965 Neo - Provided by Memory Express
XFX 8800 GTX - Provided by Memory Express
2 GB Kit of Crucial Ballistix PC2-8000 - Provided by Crucial
Western Digital 250 gig (16 MB Cache)
Enermax Liberty 500 Watt Power Supply
ZeroTherm BTF80 CPU Cooler
Windows XP: Media Center Edition

The system that I installed into this case may be a bit more than most people will be installing into a HTPC, however it will definitely be a great test since all of these components produce a lot of heat, it will be a great test of what this case can handle.

The CPU cooler I used was the Zerotherm BTF80, this is a tall heatpipe cooler and it easily fit into the case. For more information on the cooler you can check out our review here.