After over a month of waiting, the Omaura TF11 has finally arrived. The unboxing follows.


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  • James5mith - Saturday, May 03, 2008 - link

    Out of curiousity, why go with the Omura, which from what I can tell uses 80mm fans, instead of (for example) one of the Antec HTPC cases, which uses 120mm ones? I've lately been reviewing my decisions in this same area, when I realized my 80mm "quiet" fans are still very loud compared to 120mm ones.

    My other question is, why are you going with an HTPC case, when all of your equipment is going to be in a rack, out of sight?
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  • Noya - Monday, May 05, 2008 - link

    It's called ADVERTISING.

    Just like almost every other "major" review site.
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  • JKflipflop98 - Tuesday, May 06, 2008 - link

    Quiet, sheep. Get back in line and stop thinking for yourself! Reply
  • Christoph Katzer - Friday, May 02, 2008 - link

    Just saw it is just around $220. For that price it looks pretty decent. I like the HDD cases but the rest looks pretty normal and boring. There is another company with very nice cases:
    http://www.hifiatx.com">http://www.hifiatx.com
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  • finbarqs - Saturday, May 03, 2008 - link

    i think it looks very stylish. In a home theater, you don't want anything to stand out; in fact you want everything to match. Obviously when you throw something that looks like it has massive heatsinks, red white and blue led's all over the place, it's gonna look "ricey". He wants style, and the Omaura does the job very well. Reply
  • finbarqs - Saturday, May 03, 2008 - link

    another company called hoojum makes nice mini-itx cases. I was looking into one myself, but they are located in england, and seemed VERY expensive... Reply
  • Direwolf - Thursday, May 01, 2008 - link

    I have a TF11 also, there amazing cases. Everything is all metal except the white plastic pieces at the very bottom (fans go around them).

    Holds a lot of hds and good airflow.Can hold big heatsinks of around 135mm height. Omaura has a OLED/IR kit for it as well thats optional. Hope Anandtech does a review on it, its icing on the cake baby!
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  • madgonad - Saturday, May 03, 2008 - link

    The case selection is confusing due to two major points Anand made earlier.

    One, he is not using the case to hold his storage drives.
    Two, he is moving his media into magnetic storage and has no need for optical access.

    So there really is no need have anything fancy. In fact, maybe the HTPC has no need to even be accessed from the theatre? I think the only reason he went with the larger size is to hold full-size cards that would not fit into a thin case. I put my HTPC into a Norco 4U case because it won't be interacted with at all and will sit in the storage room. It holds ten drives and quietly does its thing.
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  • Zefram0911 - Friday, May 02, 2008 - link

    Will a Thermalright Ultra Extreme 120 fit in there? Reply
  • Baked - Thursday, May 01, 2008 - link

    Are you watching Jacko videos in your home theater? What's up w/ the white gloves? That's just creepy. Reply

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