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Silverstone LC17

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    9.3 9.3 from 5 reviewers
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  1. Testfreaks.33053966
    6.0/10
    Siliconaudio
    22 January 2014

    I purchased the LC17 as it is very roomy for a home theater case and I didn't want to be limited to low-profile PCI/PCIe cards. I also wanted a case with front USB3 connectors, as many alternative cases were USB2 only. From the point of view of the room in the case, I am mainly satisfied, but due to the location of the support brace that happens to sit exactly where the video card protrudes, it is a little limited, particularly for passively cooled cards.

    The one major downside for me is that the front USB3 ports are not actually USB3 compliant. Yes, they are colored blue and have the correct 20-pin header, but I have found that data corrupts over the front USB connectors. At first I thought I had a bad motherboard, so exchanged it. Failing that, I tried an after market USB3 PCIe card. I got corrupt file transfers with under every scenario when using the front USB3 connectors. Plugging USB3 drives directly into the motherboard's USB3 connectors at the back was fine. This took me a long time to work out and I eventually had to replace the front USB3 tray with an after-market 3.5" USB3 tray. This is most disappointing when one of the primary reasons I bought the LC17 was for its front USB.

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    • Full-height, Roomy, Simple but attractive, Runs cool
    • Faulty front USB3, No external 5.25" bays, Only one 3.5" external bay (populated)
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