When Silverstone offered to send over their new Lucid LD03, we were immediately intrigued. In a market dominated by downsized versions of popular mid-tower cases and uninspiring cube cases, the Silverstone Lucid LD03 appeared to offer a fresh new take on the very idea of what an ITX case could be, with its asymmetrical glass panels, angular vents, and a vertical airflow design reminiscent of Silverstone’s own Raven series or Phanteks’s Shift cases. So does the Silverstone Lucid LD03 live up to its looks? That’s what we are going to find out.
The LD03 is part of Silverstone’s new Lucid line that also includes the MATX LD01 and LD02, however, it shares little in common with the other two Lucid cases beyond its use of tempered glass panels. Whereas the LD01 and LD02 are fairly standard MATX cases, the LD03 uses the rotated layout pioneered by Silverstone’s Raven cases to circumvent the airflow issues that have plagued modern tempered glass cases.
|Material||Dark tinted tempered glass, satin plastic, steel|
|Front Panel||Dark glass on a plastic frame|
|Side Panels||Dark glass on steel brackets|
|Top Panel||Removable plastic cover|
|Front Ports||2x USB 3.0
2x Audio I/O
|Weight||5.34 kg /11.77 lbs|
|Dimensions||265 mm (W) x 414 mm (H) x 230 mm (D)
10.43″ (W) x 16.3″ (H) x 9.06″ (D)
|Motherboard Compatibility||Mini ITX, Mini DTX|
|Max Cooler Height||190 mm / 7.48 in|
|Max GPU Length||274 mm / 10.78 in (Oversize* up to 309 mm / 12.16 in)|
|Max GPU Width||145 mm / 5.70 in (Oversize* up to 167 mm / 6.57 in)|
|Max GPU Thickness||2 slot|
|GPU Wattage||Up to 200W** – Air cooled (open air design)
Up to 300W** – Air cooled (blower design)
Over 300W – Hybrid or liquid cooled
|Power Supply Type||SFX, SFX-L|
|Storage Drive Bays||2x 2.5 in
1x 2.5 in + 1x 3.5 in
|Total Fans Supported||2x 120 mm|
|Top Fan||120 mm (preinstalled)|
|Bottom Fan||120 mm (preinstalled)|
|Top Radiator Support||1x 120 mm, single fan only|
|Bottom Radiator Support||120 mm, single fan or push-pull|
|Dust Filters||Bottom panel
Back panel power supply intake
* The LD03 does not support GPU’s that are oversized in both length and width. A GPU that is oversize in one dimension must not exceed the other dimension’s maximum.
** Silverstone recommends that you avoid using cards above this wattage due to the glass side panel limiting airflow to the graphics card.
|Fan Splitter Cable||1x Two-way splitter|
|Spare Pop Rivets||2x|