Oh yes it is, I saw the Silverstone LD03 Compact Casing back in Computex 2018 but it’s only officially available this year and it is a beauty.
Let’s begin, the 3-side glass design is simple but unlike many Tempered Glass design I’d say this one has the best implementation ever – feel free to debate with me.
The front panel is secure yet detaches with ease, this also means you SHOULD carry it with care because all it needs is a reasonable force to dislodge and you wouldn’t want that to happen to your precious rig.
As you can see the glass is reinforced by materials around so you need not worry that much about mishandling.
The side panels are a little different, they’re secured with 2 push-pin type lock, so basically the side panels are not removable without first taking off the front and unlock the 2 pins.
On the right side is there the PSU and drives reside, the LD03 comes with enough space for you to mount some drives, up to 2 actually. You can go with 2x 2.5″ or 1x 3.5″ + 1x 2.5″
On the left side of the casing is where the graphics card resides. I’m using a small variant of Galax RTX 2070 here but fret not as it handles up to 309mm in length for graphics cards and there’s plenty of room for thickness.
Notice how the PSU cables are hanging around at the bottom area because that’s the only place there is.
Now let’s look at the top, the top of the Silverstone LD03 is a plastic cover and there’s space underneath to store cables and such.
It took me a while to figure out how to open the top but it’s all good in the end, even the power cable can be stored nicely when moving it around so you need not detach it.
I haven’t forgot about the back and the bottom, here it is – a dust filter placed on both openings, and speaking of openings the Silverstone LD03 comes with 2 fans of which I am unable to identify the model, they’re not PWM fans but they do have silent operation.
With the dust filter at the bottom you can expect the airflow to be just slightly negative but the best part is that the intake fan is not obstructed by the PSU placement.
Here’s what it looks like with the system running, ample space to hold the cables without looking too messy while maintaining the aesthetics.
Here’s the view from a distance, with a toy robot right beside it. Can I fit the robot into the Silverstone LD03?
Yes I can, the LD03 while being a Mini-ITX casing, the vertical nature allows it to have small foot print.
Retailing at RM 439, the Silverstone LD03 is just beautiful. I simply can’t fault it.
Given the build quality and the appearance, I think the price is justified and the design is certainly a refreshing breath to the space of PC casing.
Do check out the official product page.
Oh and that part about seeing it at Computex 2018 – here’s the video if you haven’t seen it.