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  • SilverStone LD01 Lucid Series Micro-ATX Case Review
  • SilverStone LD01 Lucid Series Micro-ATX Case Review


    Case Layout and Features

    As with so many tempered glass designs, the Lucid LD01 is difficult to photograph and looks so much sharper in person.

    Tempered glass isn’t just for looks. It brings two major benefits.  It is heavy which reduces vibration and makes your case more difficult to move around. And of course, even tinted glass allows you to see everything inside your case.  Being that it is glass you can clean it with normal cleaner and break it if you aren’t careful.

    Flipping things around reveals the typical Mini/Micro ATX layout is present even though the layout is reversed.

    The I/O ports are placed on the top and provide the usual audio ports, two USB 3.0 Type A ports and a single USB Type C port following the move to the newer SS ports.  A large magnetic filter covers the top without restricting airflow. This case is simply begging for a good 240 or 280 radiator across the top.

    Large vents at the top and bottom of the front panel give the front fans air flow for cooling without breaking up the look. A good inch of offset should let the two front 120/140mm fans breathe nicely. No fans are included with the LD01 leaving the fan choice or even a second radiator option open.

    Removing the three tempered glass pieces reveals a black steel chassis with five expansion slots. A large removable filter provides filtering for the front fan locations. No external drive bays are present.