A while ago I built an r5 2400g based HTPC using the Inwin Chopin case. It worked really well until I started to stream ultra hd blue ray rips. My WiFi network isn’t up to the task of moving all that data between the floors of our house. I also decided that Plex is heading in a direction I don’t necessarily agree with and is putting a lot of good features behind their subscription services. So I decided to build a htpc using kodi and a bigger case to “do it all”
The cpu, mobo, Ram, and SSD are from the Chopin build. The graphics card I had laying around and figured I would throw it in until I can sell it down the road. In the meantime I’ll enjoy 1080p Gaming from the couch.
I got two 4 Tb drives to hold my movies and tv shows on the computer and some games as well. I would have used an m.2 SSD but the air flow is restricted as is and the socket is underneath the mobo. I don’t think it would have ended well.
Truth be told I hate this case I think it looks hideous and the cable management was difficult, especially with four sata peripherals plugged in. I’ll probably put it up for sale and start fresh later on, but for now I’ll enjoy it.