Final Thoughts and Conclusion
The changes that the Silverstone LD03-AF brings over the original LD03 aren’t really enough to change the conclusion I came to in my review of the LD03. I still like the case, but none of the changes really took it to the next level. The LD03-AF is the better choice if you want to use a more powerful graphics card or need that USB type C port, but I personally prefer the cleaner look of the original.
|Just as stylish as the LD03||USB C port looks like an afterthought|
|Includes a USB Type C port||Ventilation is still rather small|
|Better ventilation than the LD03||Side panel dust filter is difficult to remove and replace|
|Extra vibration dampening on the drive tray|
If you’re looking for a unique ITX case to show off your build in the LD03-AF is worth considering. Just be aware that while the added vent removes some of the limitations of the original LD03, the LD03-AF is still best suited for those looking to build a show system rather than a portable workstation. You can find my in depth review of the LD03 here: Silverstone LD03.
Reviewer’s Note 11/5/20: Added information about the new fan included in the LD03-AF