Home Theater PC’s are a very niche product. Even so, there are companies dedicated to making innovative products for the select few that want to build their own. OrigenAE is one of those companies. The case we are reviewing today was sent to us by Zygmunt Wojewoda, owner of http://www.shop.perfecthometheater.com/. He was kind enough to send us the M10 Extreme mini ITX case.
With a retail value of $239.00, without the small front display, it is not a cheap chassis. The all aluminum case with 5mm thick walls is one of the sleekest designs we have seen in a mini ITX form factor. Quality does come at a price, but one question on many HTPC builders is: How loud is it? There is nothing more distracting than a loud HTPC drowning out an action scene in your favorite Sci-fi movie.
Our goal is to examine the build quality, layout and pass judgement on whether it is noisy or not.