16 01/06
17:12

Quick Review: Silverstone LC11

I recently purchased the Silverstone LC11 for my HTPC. I had a $30 case before that did not look great, but did the job. I decided I wanted the HTPC to fit in with the rest of the stuff so I bought the LC11.

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Pros:

  • Looks very nice. Fits in with theater components well.
  • Upside down design is pretty cool
  • For a case that’s designed for HTPC, it’s got a fair amount of space inside.

Cons:

  • Built-in fans are kinda loud
  • Not much room for a tall CPU cooler
  • With my motherboard, there is not much room for a wide CPU cooler (80mm or less)
  • Spring on the cd-rom door seems too tight. My dvd-rom won’t open and close right in this case.

Even though I put more cons than pros, I really like this case. I just need to put a little more work into making it quieter. Oh yeah, I bought the silver. I might have gotten the black, but that fake wood looks really stupid.