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  Product:     SilverStone Lascala SST-LC11 HTPC Case  
  Price:     $195 (CDN) / $160 (U.S)
  Supplied By:     SilverStone Technology
  Author:     Hi-TEK
  Date:     February 20th, 2005
  Rating:     star star star star star star star star

MODTHEBOX would like to thank SilverStone Technology for sending the SilverStone Lascala SST-LC11 HTPC Case for review.

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Introduction:

Mid-Tower and Server Tower case enclosures have been the standard for most PC computer users for a very long time. As technology improves, each year we witness changes in the components that power our systems. Manufacturers push the envelope to develop components that run faster and operate in optimal conditions. Recently, there has been a push to migrate away from the ATX standard, which comprises of a large percentage of the current computer market. Consumers are now presented with new options for smaller computer enclosures supporting new formats such as mATX, Flex ATX, and ITX. The concept of the Home Theater PC or HTPC has opened new opportunities for consumers to finally migrate a system into the family loving room as an all-in-one entertainment solution. SilverStone Technology based out of Ontario, California has gained wide attention for producing several unique chassis designs that cater to budget, home theatre and high-end PC's. The company has recently released its latest mATX form factor chassis design marketed under the Lascala Series. Today in the MTB Labs, we will be evaluating the Lascala SST-LC11, a brand new mATX HTPC style enclosure developed by SilverStone Technology.

Specifications:

The Lascala SST-LC11 HTPC Case is one of thirteen different units available on the SilverStone Technology website. Consumers have the option of selecting from two different colour formats (black and silver) as well as two different model designs. The Lascala SST-LC11 HTPC Case comes pre-assembled and only supports the mATX motherboard format. Here are some specifications taken directly from the SilverStone Technology website:

SilverStone Lascala SST-LC11 HTPC Case - Key Features:
SilverStone Lascala SST-LC11 HTPC Case: Manufactured by SilverStone Technology
Dimensions: 424 mm (W) x 96 mm (H) x 430 mm (D)
Weight: 7.2 kg
M/B Type: Micro ATX
Material: Aluminum front panel, 0.8mm SECC body
Drive Bay: 4 (5.25" x 1 (External) and 3.5" x 3 (Internal)
Fans: 1 x 80mm (side exhaust) and 1 x 80mm (front intake)
Expansion Slots: 3 pcs
Color: Silver or Black
Riser Cards: 1 AGP + 2 PCI
Power Supply: TFX 240W PFC
Oversized mesh grill CPU air intake vent
Special Features: Four standard USB ports IEEE1394 and Audio/Earphone

SilverStone Lascala SST-LC11 HTPC Case
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SilverStone Lascala SST-LC11 HTPC Case
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The SilverStone Lascala SST-LC11 HTPC Case arrived in boxed cardboard packaging with a black identification labeling on the sides. The cardboard box resembled that of electronic component packaging used home electronics and stereo equipment. The case was sealed in protected plastic with 2 pieces of cardboard backing and polystyrene located on the top and bottom of the unit.

SilverStone Lascala SST-LC11 HTPC Case
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SilverStone Lascala SST-LC11 HTPC Case
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The SilverStone Lascala SST-LC11 HTPC Case was bundled with an assortment of accessories which include mounting screws, zip ties, power cable, Allen Key, and a Riser card which supports one AGP and two PCI slots. A fold out installation manual provides step by step assembly of the case including motherboard, fan mounts, and system components.
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