Silverstone and Antec, at least as far as HTPC goes, are in different price ranges. Silverstone is more expensive, and they have a large range of cases for HTPC.
Sometime ago I didi a feature comparison and I ground the GD01 to be the best VFM in Silverstone. I am enclosing the spreadsheet for your reference. I have used Singapore Dollars for the price comparison.
venkat so how much did you pay for the gd01. I am getting the silverstone lc16bmr220 with screen for 13k odd. Its got a screen and a windows remote. GD01 is not available here. How do you control the htpc? Remote?
Do you think i should go for the lc16mr220 black for 13k?
My MOBO has a remote, so I am not looking for a remote for the case. The 16 and 17 are all top of the Lascala series. They are excellent cases. Though a bit expensive as compared to the international prices, 13K is a good price for the Lascala series.
Please be aware of another point. Silverstone has different cases for ATX motherboards and for MicroATX mother boards. So be careful when choosing the case.
I got my GD01 from Singapore and paid roughly 8K for it.
which mobo do you have venkat?
I will settle for a Asus m3n78EM with AMD X3 for the time being with the silverstone cabinet. It accomodates both Standard ATX and Micro ATX mobos - will settle fore a micro ATX here.
Venkat, are you planning to use your htpc for music only or for movies as well? I was thinking of silverstone 17 - without LCD or remote, and use an external dinovo mini remote. What do you say? Both of you considering windows xp?
Hey Venkat, I looked at the p5q deluxe mobo - full of features! You must have done a lot of research before discovering this I guess! Making it your wifi router was a strong reason for going for this one?
However, reviews on amazon are not that great. Is there a newer upgrade on this one?