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GMC is a Korean based company who focus almost entirely on the design and production of HTPC cases. We had a look at several of their products in the past, each of them designed with a different purpose in mind. Today we will take a look at their latest HTPC case, the AVC-S7. The AVC-S7 is an elegant but very short case which is designed to match DVD players and other home theater equipment. Let us see if such a short case can be practical for housing modern home theater systems.

( W x D x H )
Chassis : 430 X 340 X 67mm
Carton Box : 478 x 428 x 114mm
Silver / Black
Multi Port
IEEE1394 x 1port, USB2.0 x 2port, Audio + MIC port
Slot type Slim ODD
DVD Combo
Form Factor
Micro ATX(Low Profile) & MoDT Support
Drive Bay
3.5" x 1 ( Int)
Expansion Slots
1 Slot(Riser Card – PCI or PCI Express)
Air Hole for CPU, Air Hole for PCI express
VFD Module
16 x 2 Character VFD
Jog Button
Driver installation
Driver CD x 1
English edition
Power Supply
Micro ATX Power Support
Remote Control : IrDA Remocon, 16 x 2 VDF Display

Packaging and Bundle

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The cardboard box of the AVC-S7 is so narrow that someone could mistake it for a DVD player. The case is held in the middle of the box between two Styrofoam pieces and wrapped in a nylon bag. While this kind of packaging will not withstand much abuse, it should offer sufficient protection during shipping.

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The AVC-S7 comes with a relatively rich bundle. Besides the needed screws and standoffs, you will also find a well written manual, an AC power cable, a high performance copper low-profile cooler, the iMon remote controller and its software CD.

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Stuart Davidson is Senior Editor at HardwareHeaven having joined the site in 2002.