|Silverstone LC10B-E HTPC Case|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases|
|Written by Mathew Williams|
|Wednesday, 10 June 2009|
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SilverStone LC10B-E HTPC Case
Home Theater PCs continue to gain popularity, particularly as more television networks are pushing their content over the web. They're also a great platform for gaming, watching Blu-Ray movies, running a custom DVR, and centralizing media storage. For some of these tasks, a low-power Atom system might be sufficient, but for gaming and processing high definition content, most consumers will want a little more horsepower. That's where a quality HTPC chassis can make a big difference. With room for full-size ATX components, seven hard drives, and five fans, the SilverStone LC10B-E that Benchmark Reviews is covering today should fit the bill.
Last year I reviewed the MicroFusion Remote 350 HTPC case from Antec. There's no doubt it's a great case, but it's limited to micro ATX motherboards, a mini power supply, and only one hard drive. On the plus side, it's small form factor fits just about anywhere. If you have room for a slightly larger case, however, the SilverStone LC10B-E will provide way more hardware options. For starters, it can fit a full size ATX motherboard and power supply, as well as several hard drives and case fans. Thanks to the modular design it can also be configured to handle oversized video cards and even multiple GPU builds.
The SilverStone LC10B-E sells for roughly $130, which puts it right about middle of the pack among HTPC cases. Given the extensive list of hardware support and SilverStone's reputation for quality, though, it should prove to be a great value. In today's review, we'll dissect the LC10B-E feature by feature and find out if it lives up to the SilverStone name.
SilverStone LC10-E Features
Build to perform, the LC10-E has cooling configuration rarely seen in HTPC cases. The two rear 8025 fans configuration provides ample airflow to easily handle the heat from a Core2 Quad processor. But having great thermal performance did not compromise the poise of LC10-E as our engineers created a front panel that is both elegant and devoid of any unsightly holes. This philosophy of no compromises again results in a HTPC case of unparalleled combination of style and function.
SilverStone SST-LC10B-E Specification
About the company: SilverStone Technology Co.
Founded in 2003, SilverStone is an established leader in its field, with an elite team of engineers; we started our quest of providing products that create inspirations. We have since expanded the lines of products as well as types of products we produce, giving our customers a wide selection of choices.
Here at SilverStone Technology, we continue to pride ourselves in providing the highest level of standards in designing and manufacturing computer enclosures, power supplies, and accessories. Our pursuit for the first class aesthetic appeal is relentless; our teams of devoted engineers are constantly searching for the best technologies that suit end-users with different needs and will make our products as technologically sound as they are beautiful.