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

Evan Burrows eburrows at gmail.com
Fri Dec 3 17:25:06 UTC 2004

Oh and just to clarify something i said earlier
>So whatever case i buy I would like to just dismantle my vaio and drop
>the pieces into the new case.  

By this i mean just reuse all the parts and remount them using the
chassis in the htpc case.  Not physically take all the crap in my sony
now and just place it into the htpc case and hope it fits.  Not sure
if that is what raised you question or not.  If it did then hopefully
that answers it, if it wasn't then i guess my question in the previous
post will still be applicable.


On Fri, 3 Dec 2004 12:05:30 -0500, Evan Burrows <eburrows at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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