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Written by Mathew Williams   
Tuesday, 09 June 2009
Table of Contents: Page Index
Silverstone LC10B-E HTPC Case
Closer Look: Exterior
Detailed Exterior Features
Closer Look: Interior
Detailed Interior Features
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

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.

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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.

Special Feature

  • Home theater component styling
  • Stealth optical drive slot
  • Next generation cooling performance
  • Abundant front I/O ports

SilverStone SST-LC10B-E Specification

Model No.

SST-LC10B-E (black)

Material

Aluminum front panel, 0.8mm SECC body

Motherboard

ATX, Micro ATX

Drive Bay

External 5.25" x 1
Internal 3.5" x 7

Cooling System

Front 2 x 92mm or 80mm fan slots (not included)
Rear 2 x 80mm exhaust, 2050rpm, 21dBA
Side 1 x 80mm fan slot & PSU vents (not included)

Expansion Slot

7 (Full Size)

Front I/O Port

USB2.0 x 2
IEEE1394 x 1
Audio x 1
MIC x 1

Power Supply

Optional standard PS2 (ATX)

Net Weight

6.4 kg

Dimension

430mm(W) x 170.2mm(H) x 425.5mm(D)

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.SilverStone-Logo-250px.png

With distribution centers in different areas of the globe, SilverStone products can be seen all over the world, not just for computer users but also for home entertainment use. Providing leisure with integration of advanced technologies that is functional and making them enjoyable to use.

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.



 

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