[mythtv-users] call for people with experience with Silverstone HTPC cases

Evan Burrows eburrows at gmail.com
Fri Dec 3 17:05:30 UTC 2004

well what would cause me problems.  All it would be doing in changing
the case,  I don't see there being too many problems other than a case
mod here and there?  I am reluctant to buy new hardware since I have a
functioning box and I don't see added benefit of buying newer
equipment.  And like i said the only reason I was going to buy a htpc
case was because my dvd drive won't open under the current conditions.

What specific harware might be a problem.  I would guess that the
biggest thing would be the motherboard but I am assuming that the mobo
is just a standard mobo.  But then again i have never had the need to
build a computer from scratch so I might be missing something.

On Fri, 3 Dec 2004 10:37:20 -0600 (CST), Kevin Hulse <jedi at mishnet.org> wrote:
> > I have a Silverstone LC04 or LC03 I don't remember, and I had to cut in
> > some places and drill some holes in order to fit everything, and I am
> > having thermal problems. It looks pretty nice though.
> > So I am not sure if the case you are talking about is similar to this
> > one, but be carefull.
> Is this a common sort of problem?
> I would imagine a case of this sort would be meant specifically
> to avoid that sort of thing, especially since they tend to be
> a bit pricey. I am planning on building a system early next year
> with a specialty case (HTPC) and if there are ones to avoid I
> would certainly be interested in such information.
> >
> > Juan
> >
> > Evan Burrows wrote:
> >
> >>I am looking into getting a case for christmas and came across the
> >>SilverStone Lascala SST-LC03-B at pcalchemy and am pretty interested.
> >>I really don't have any need for an lcd and I prefereably want
> >>something that covers the dvd drive since it is so ugly.  So this
> >>looks like it might fit the bill.  Do any of you guys have experience
> >>with this case or ones similar to it?  Currently I have a 2-3 year old
> >>sony vaio P4 1.8 that I am running mythtv on since it was a spare box.
> >> But the only way that i can fit this case is to lay it on its side
> >>and put it underneath my tv.  Unfortunately though when it is on its
> >>side the weight won't allow the dvd drive to open (which is why i
> >>started looking at htpc cases).
> >>
> >>So whatever case i buy I would like to just dismantle my vaio and drop
> Hmmmm.... putting a "brand name" PC into a generic case?
> This sounds like something bound to be problematic. The "branded"
> PC vendors always seem to be pulling some shenanigans that make
> cross compatibility problematic.
> >>the pieces into the new case.  I preferably not have to go out and by
> >>a new mobo or anything like that since I already have a working myth
> >>box with the parts that I have.  So size isn't all that big of an
> >>issue, just something around the size of my current setup or smaller.
> >>
> >>So my only real requirements are that the case accept all my old
> >>parts, have decent ventilation, and have front I/O so i can plug in my
> >>usb gamepads.
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