The overall construction and build quality of the LC13 is top notch; everything has that good solid feel to it that you expect from quality cases. Looks are purely subjective of course, but I think most people will agree that the LC13 is a very clean and sleek looking case.
The twin 60mm exhaust fans, along with the 92mm intake and side ventilation holes give the LC13 plenty of airflow throughout the case, and the excellent cooling performance is obviously reflected it that. I would have like fans to be a little quieter than what they are, but they aren't too bad. The performance vs silence trade-off is probably worth it for most people.
Finally, the versatility of the case can't be overlooked. Support for full sized ATX motherboards (and even eATX boards) along with support for full sized ATX Power Supplies makes for a lot more component choices when it comes to building your own HTPC.
If you're looking for a HTPC case, this is one you'll definitely want to check out.
4.5 out of 5
- Looks Great
- Excellent cooling performance
- Compatible with ATX motherboards
- Compatible with full sized ATX PSUs
- Versatile drive install options
- Included fans are not as quiet as I'd like them to be
- No reset button