Although GlacialTech only recently started shipping its current GT-Media Center, media-centre chassis, the company is promising something far more versatile in August.
Whereas the current case accommodates just two types of motherboard - MSI 945-SPEED and Intel GQ965 - the new model should be able to house almost any micro-ATX board and run any currently-available Core 2 Duo CPU.
The improved motherboard options are the result of using a CPU heat-pipe cooler that's moveable - towards the front or back of the chassis - and by replacing the northbridge heat-pipe cooler with a passive heat-sink.
Core 2 Duo should be okay because, according to GlacialTech, although the CPU cooler is completely passive, it can handle processors rated up to 65W.
[advert]No drives are provided with the case but there is space for a slim, notebook-style DVD unit and two 3.5in hard disks.
The HDDs are passively cooled on three sides. The left and right sides dissipate heat through the drive cage - as in a normal-size case - and the non-business-end of each hard disk (the one without data and power connectors) butts up against a thermal-pad that is supplied with the case and dissipates heat into the chassis.
Due to the low-profile of the case, expansion cards can only be installed by using the supplied riser board.
As standard, this plugs into the PCIe x16 slot and first available PCI slot, to house, as you've probably guessed, one PCIe x16 card and one standard PCI card.
A passively-cooled external 150W power supply is included but a 250W PSU will be offered at additional cost.