Ion EC2 HTPC Case $90 -- Good case & good price?


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Anyone know or use this case?

It is $90 (after MIR) + free shipping...




Ion EC2 Home Entertainment Media Center Desktop HTPC Case w/Blue LCD & 450W Power Supply (Black) is compatible with Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition Operating System. Support for ATX/Micro ATX Motherboard, come with 2x USB 2.0 ports, 1x Firewire ports, 1 x Audio jack, 1 x Microphone jack. Highest quality full aluminum chassis, and elegant design perfect fit on your living room or your workstation.


450watt quiet power supply
Aluminum front panel and chassis design
Chassis: 2.0 mm; Side panel: 3.0 mm
Remote control for Windows XP Media Center Edition (MCE)
Windows XP 2005 MCE status blue LCD display
ATX & Micro ATX compatibility
Front I/O ports for easy access
2x USB 2.0, 1x Firewire, 1 x Audio, 1 x Microphone.


Chassis Material Whole Aluminum Chassis
body : 2.0 mm; side panel : 3.0 mm
Color CA-EC2-S (Silver); CA-EC2-K (Black)
Drive Bay Exposed 3.5" x 1
Exposed 5.25" x 1
Hidden 3.5" x 1

Cooling Fan Space Front none
Rear 1 x 80mm; 2 x 60mm

Fan Rear 1 x 80mm;2 x 60mm

Expansion Slot 7
Power Supply ATX 2.0 version 400W
Dimension 432 mm (W) x 136 mm (H) x 459 mm (D)
Panel Decoration Aluminum 3.0 mm front panel with Windows XP 2005 MCE status blue LCD display
Front I/O Port Power Button
USB2.0 x 2
IEEE1394 x 1
Audio x 1
MIC x 1
dunno anything, but those fan sizes would concern me. 1 80mm, 2 60mm sounds like you'd have to run them fast (ie loud) in order to get the requisite temps. Is that going to be in a location where silence is important?