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Antec Bows Fusion Remote Max Home Theater PC Case

9/16/2008 03:46:00 PM Eastern

Freemont, Calif. — Antec has introduced Fusion Remote Max, a home theater PC case for do-it-yourself computer consumers who are building a multimedia center that requires the capability to support high-end and gaming hardware. The enclosure is the latest addition to the company’s Veris line of high-performance media components.

"People are always looking for a customizable system that can meet all their different computing applications — from gaming to multimedia," said Scott Richards, senior VP at Antec. "With the Fusion Remote Max we combine multimedia and noise-reducing features with a gamer-friendly, spacious design. The result is a case that allows users to build a top-notch system for a wide variety of purposes."

Fusion Remote Max includes an aluminum-plate front bezel with an LCD display and volume control. Antec's Deluxe 56 button remote control and iMedian HD media management software is designed to help users to navigate stored media, adjust settings and instantly play music, videos and other programs. The case includes two external USB 2.0 ports, one FireWire port, one eSATA connector as well as audio in/out ports.

The Fusion Remote Max comes with a 17.8-inch by 17.6-inch by 16.5-inch frame. Its interior offers space for motherboards up to standard ATX and features one 5.25-inch external and four internal 3.5-inch drive bays. Seven expansion slots and the ability to support dual graphics cards are said to enable users to build an entertainment system capable of supporting the latest games.

The Fusion Remote Max features removable HDD brackets with silicon grommets that reduce hard drive vibrations. A triple chamber structure is said to separate the heat emissions of the power supply, hard drives and motherboard, allowing for quieter, cooler operation. To reduce heat around valuable hardware components, the case's cooling system also comes with a side 140mm TriCool fan and one rear 120mm TriCool fan. An optional 120mm front fan mount guides air to the graphics cards, and built-in washable air filters avoid dust-build up.

"People are always looking for a customizable system that can meet all their different computing applications - from gaming to multimedia," said Scott Richards, senior VP at Antec. "With the Fusion Remote Max we combine multimedia and noise-reducing features with a gamer-friendly, spacious design. The result is a case that allows users to build a top-notch system for a wide variety of purposes."

The Fusion Remote Max will retail for $249 and is backed by Antec's three-year warranty.