The designers at Ahanix clearly thought about the appearance issue. I have a D4 and it did not come with any drivers for the VFD. For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome. At the last moment, though, we found a potential contender that might just fulfill all our needs—more on that in a bit. Even with these restrictions, we had a few good choices. I don’t use MCE. LCD smartie is very buggy for most.
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If parallel, use the Crystalfontz Control. In the end, we settled on the Ahanix D5 Media Center case.
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This newsletter may contain advertising, deals, or affiliate links. Ideally, we wanted ahanid up-to-date case that would accept a full-size ATX motherboard. AVS Forum articles Contests. I have a D5. You may unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. But if you have an enclosed cabinet, it may not be a problem.
It’s free at their site and much better than LCD smartie. Originally Posted by miketech Crystal Control Smartie.
This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Its flip-down doors, though, make easy access to the drive bays a bit problematic.
To show you another option, we decided to build an identical system using an Antec SLKBQE—a budget case designed to make as little noise as possible. For example, they supplied a matching bezel cover for the DVD drive, to avoid a color mismatch without using doors.
But it restricted our ability to use an alternative such as the Antec Phantom fanless power supply. At the last moment, though, we found a potential contender that might just fulfill all our needs—more on that in a bit.
Good time to buy computers and computer parts: Building a system with this great looking case will garner oohs and aahs from your friends, but it could be quieter. Vine case htpc and have some questions on whats the best drivers and stuff to get the most out of this thing. You still haven’t mentioned if it’s USB or parallel.
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Hi All, I finally decided to instal the ahanix vfd to my D. Alas, nothing is perfect, and you can see this in the D5. You just have tro try it. But we yanked out its Antec SmartPower power supply and replaced that with the fanless Phantom, rated at W.
One ahabix the Antec Overture, but the Overture is getting a bit long in the tooth. We also wanted the case to look good in our home-theater rack. If you haven’t tried CFC, I suggest you download it free from their site. This case uses a slow-turning 12cm fan in the rear. Both cases worked well in the end, but the D5 was noisier than we liked, particularly when recording an HDTV stream.