The nMedia HTPC-400BA is a good all-round, no frills HTPC case which is available at a great budget price. There are however quite a few areas in which nMedia could improve this case so it could stand head and shoulders above the competition. One of these areas for improvement is the general installation of certain components into the case itself; installing the power supply quickly becomes a lesson in futility if you are short on patience. Having passable installation instructions in the manual would have alleviated the installation headaches to a certain extent.
Overall, the build quality on the 400BA is very good but there are certain aspects that will leave the consumer scratching their head in confusion. The exclusion of rubber grommets on both sides of the hard drive cage is odd to say the least and euphoria will quickly turn to shock when some standoffs begin pivoting when you are trying to unscrew the motherboard.