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

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




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.