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Which case to buy Silverstone LC13 or LC17

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Hello all, Im building yet again another HTPC (stripping my decktop and putting parts in this case). Im wondering which case to buy from the 2 listed above, both are in black to match my TV stand. The LC13 is about $15 bucks cheaper, but ive seen reviews that say that the door is a lil flemsy on Newegg. I have an LC17 (silver) in my bedroom and love it. They are about the same size and can hold that same amout of items inside. Which one is better in your opinion. Thanks for any advice.
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I have used quite a few silverstone cases, including the LC17 & LC13. My current HTPC's are in a LC13-E. I have no negative comments regarding this case, and i'm not to sure why people are commenting on the door. My little one hangs off it (when im not looking) and it's still like new.
So my recommendation is definitely with the LC13, it also looks much nicer than the 17.
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Ok, I have 2 lil rugrats as well and was worried about the door breaking. As far as cooling, do you get an adequate amout of air in the case?
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Cooling....
It hasn't been an issue, i'm running the stock AMD cooler & the case is tucked away into a cabinet.
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I used to have the LC 17 and moved to the LC10BE. Pretty much the same inside except you have only one spot for an optical drive. I liked the style of the LC10 better. Also no doors to open or close. If you love your LC17 I'd suggest you consider the LC10BE.
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Will look at the 10. I prefer a nice door to hide everything though, i rarely use the optical drive or front hub. Looks nice and sleek!
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