Silverstone LC06 Mini ITX case
Posted by: Rchiileea on: 25.11.2004 01:00:00 [ Print | 0 comment(s) ]
Silverstone LC06 Mini ITX case
Today we are taking a look at Silverstone's Mini ITX case The LC06, as you can see from the photo above mini is exactly what it is. I used a DVD in photo above just to give you an idea of the size of the package and as you can see it is small.
As you can see the case is a considerable amount smaller than the box, it was also nice to see that although this was a smaller package the packaging still contained† the same protection as its larger relatives. Before I take it out and have a closer look let me show you the specs.
Aluminum front panel, 1.0mm aluminum body
5.25°® x 1
3.5°® x 1
Top cover CPU vents
1 x AGP + 1 x PCI or 2 x PCI (optional)
USB2.0 port x 2
60W DC to DC adapter
320 mm (W) x 115 mm (H) x 260 mm (D)
Aesthetically pleasing small form factor enclosure
Standard 5.25°® external drive bay
Easy access front panel I/O ports
Excellent space for Mini-ITX motherboards
Ok lets get it out of the box
Now I would have to say as far as first impressions go I am in awe. The quality of Silverstone's HTPC style design is excellent and I could see this style of case sitting next to whatever you want, TV, Stereo ect and it wouldnít look out of place. I was also glad to see vents on all sides of the case to help this thing breath. Also the fact that you can pick up Mini ITX boards with AGP as well as a few outlets making pci express ITX boards make you realize just what is possible with Mini ITX. Although I must state this case comes with a 60w power supply so check board specs first. Moving on lets get back to the case!
It was nice to see Silverstone usual quality finish on the case, and like the rest of there line up you wonít be disappointed. Also from the photo above you can see this case even has a firewire, USB and audio breakout at the front. The brushed aluminum effect was nice and the finish excellent.
At the rear you can see the Mobo output panel as well as the 2 PCI slot panels. Theses are held in place by 2 screws located on the outside of the case, this is to save a few inches on the size but is not unusual in small or light cases. Its here you can also see the trademark feet on all Silverstone cases although not a major thing f importance they just show you Silverstone's thought of why finish at the design and quality† look by adding crappy looking feet.
As I said not of major importance but a nice touch never less.
The Caseís cover is held on by 3 screws which are located on the rear of the case in 3 positions 1 at the top centre and two either side wit the left one near the AC inlet for the Power Supply. Letís take the lid off and have a look inside.
After removing the cover you will be greeted with all the parts that come with the case. Before I move on let me lay them out and show you whatís included.
Inside was the manual, a Power adaptor The aluminum face plate for the DVD drive and 2 styles of PCI risers. It was nice to see these included
Once you take out all the accessories you are faced with the case layout which is a excellently thought out design, this case has been designed so you can still use a full size HDD and a DVD rom were most Mini ITX cases can only house specialist slim models. A nice touch and certainly a bonus when you consider the cost difference between the two. Letís get that motherboard tray out to take a closer look.