SilverStone Lucid LD01 Mid-Tower Chassis
The front of the LD01 is a dark glass panel with the SilverStone logo at the bottom edge. The top and bottom of the front panel are trimmed in stainless steel strapping for a unique aesthetic appeal.
Here we take a peek at the top of the LD01 and what features it offers. The magnetic fan filter we see here which covers the top cooling, mounting options. The front also has a grille on the top of the front panel, which works to allow airflow into the front fan mounting.
The front I/O is simple, and listed from left to right:
- USB Type-C port (Fed by internal 20-pin USB 3.2 Gen 1 connector)
- 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A Ports
- Headphone and microphone 3.5mm jacks
- Square power button with LED-lit surround
The usage of a 20-pin internal connector for the Type-C is always an odd one. This is something we have seen from SilverStone before, and while they do offer an add-in card which can feed a 20-pin connector USB 3.2 Gen 2 speeds, it would be much better to have the native connector on the cable.
Here we have the main panel, and it is dark enough; we cannot make out the internal motherboard tray. The glass here is flanked on top and bottom with the same stainless steel strapping we observed on the front earlier. There is no ventilation for the front panel present that we can see, so we must assume the front panel pulls from the top and bottom. One thing worth noting is that since this is an inverted motherboard mount, this side is the cable management side.
The rear of the LD01 looks almost like a standard mATX mid-tower. Then you notice something seems off as the I/O is on the wrong side, and the expansion slots are at the top. The motherboard placement is inverted, which means the chassis shows the components on the opposite side of what you would be used to. There are five total expansion slots along with a slotted 120mm fan mounting. The PSU stays in the standard bottom-mounted location, which is a bit strange since the EPS has to be coiled in front of the PSU since the EPC connector is directly next to the PSU shroud.
The main panel, this time, shows the main chamber where you can view components. You will notice here that once again the glass is dark enough, it's nary impossible to see which side you are even looking in. If you want to showcase your build, this chassis will need some internal lighting; otherwise, the LD01 could be an excellent fit in any situation, including office use as it looks like a glossy glass box and not a gaming case with crazy RGB.
The bottom of the LD01 has a large grab area on the front panel, which also helps feed air to the front mounting. There are four large rectangular plastic feet with rubber pads to avoid skidding. The four screws we see here allows adjustment of the internal HDD cage location for either front mount Radiators or a longer PSU. Speaking of the PSU, we also see the removable filter for the PSU air inlet.
Last updated: Jan 8, 2020 at 06:11 am CST