There’s a nice review of the Silver Stone LC20M HTPC case. For the money, no one else makes a nicer HTPC enclosure than Silver Stone.
“The VFD, IR, power LED and HDD activity LED are all behind the acrylic strip beside the drives. The LEDs that were chosen for this case do not fit well, as they are bright blue and very noticable from your sofa. Even behind the darkened acrylic, I found them to be distracting when watching a movie in a dark environment. If your case is lower than eye level on your sofa, it is less of an issue…they lose quite a bit of luminescence outside of a very narrow viewing angle thanks to the acrylic. The VFD is a standard blue-green color, though I think it would have been nice if they filtered this to something nicer like white.”
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