SilverStone Lascala LC13-E
Written by Michael Larabel in Enclosures on 5 August 2008. Page 2 of 5. 1 Comment

Examination:

The Lascala LC13-E retails for under $100 USD, and just from looking at the case first-hand, it's obvious that it's one of the cheaper SilverStone models. By no means is the construction quality bad nor does it resemble designs from other brands in this price range, but it's just that the design is simpler compared to their more expensive cases. This isn't SilverStone's first case coming with a lower MSRP, but back in June we had looked at the SilverStone Sugo SG02-F, which retails for just $70 USD. For those that aren't too familiar with SilverStone, their high-end cases such as the Temjin TJ10 (which is also our current favorite chassis) they easily retail for over $300 USD.

The front panel for the SilverStone Lascala LC13-E is made of aluminum and painted in the middle of the case is SilverStone's logo. Concealed behind the front panel door that flips down are two 5.25" external bays for use with optical drives and then two 3.5" external bays for use with floppy disk drives or memory card readers. There is no memory card reader integrated into this HTPC-oriented LC-13E. Between the 5.25" and 3.5" external drive bays is the reset switch along with two USB 2.0 ports, one IEEE-1394 Firewire port, microphone jack, and headphone jack. Below this door is the power switch accompanied by the power LED and HDD activity indicator.

The sides of this ATX chassis are bare aside from areas covered in a metal mesh for airflow. On one side of the chassis is room to mount an 80mm fan against the side while the other side should fit against the power supply's air intake permitting the PSU is aligned correctly and has a bottom-mounted fan.


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