Aopen i855 in Silverstone LC09?

The forum for non-component-related silent pc discussions.

Moderators: NeilBlanchard, Ralf Hutter, sthayashi, Lawrence Lee

Post Reply
adder
Posts: 19
Joined: Wed Nov 05, 2003 3:36 pm
Location: England

Aopen i855 in Silverstone LC09?

Post by adder » Tue Feb 15, 2005 2:31 pm

Would this fit? If not any other cool looking cases with silent external PSUs that this board would fit?
TIA

sthayashi
*Lifetime Patron*
Posts: 3214
Joined: Wed Nov 12, 2003 10:06 am
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Post by sthayashi » Tue Feb 15, 2005 2:42 pm

Probably not. The LC09 is a mini-itx case. The Aopen board is a micro-ATX board.

Here's an intro to Mini-ITX.

I'm personally drooling over the Silverstone LC11B, but I've given thought in the past to some of Coolermaster's offerings, the ATCS line and the Cavalier line.
Lian-Li has a couple offerings in this area that may work (not the PC_9100 though).
[size=75][url=http://www.twolf1300.net/sthayashi/SPCR/systems.html]My Power Rig, Storage Rig, HTPC and Main Rig[/url][/size]

olyar15
Posts: 19
Joined: Wed Jun 04, 2003 4:44 pm
Location: Vancouver, BC

Post by olyar15 » Thu Feb 17, 2005 11:21 pm

I have an Aopen P-M board in a Silverstone LC11 case, and so far I am not too impressed.

Biggest problem is that there is really no space between the lowest slot and the bottom of the case. And of course the lowest slot is used for the AGP card. This means: 1) The Zalman VF-700 VGA cooler won't fit because the back bracket hits the bottom panel of the case. 2) The VGA/DVI connector is too close to case edge that it interferes with plugging in the VGA/DVI cable, unless your cable has a slim metal connector.

All this could have been avoided had Silverstone made the case even a 1/4" taller, or used a riser design that put the AGP card in the middle slot, rather than the bottom.

OTOH, the case certainly looks stunning, and is very quiet.
Charles
[size=75]Athlon64X2 4800+, 1GB RAM, 2xRaptor 74Gb RAID 0, 2x6800GT SLI, Antec P180, Plextor 716A DVDR, Asus A8NSLIdeluxe, Dell 2001FP[/size]

Post Reply