Thermaltake LANBOX Lite Case Review :: System Build

12-03-2009 · Category: Hardware - Cases

By Benjamin Sun
  • ZOTAC ION motherboard
  • 2GB Corsair Dominator XMS28500 DDR2 1066MHz memory
  • WD Raptor 36GB Raptor SATA HDD
  • Thermaltake RSI H Series SD100 case

Thermaltake LANBOX Lite Case Review Cover off

Cover off

Thermaltake LANBOX Lite Case Review on tray

on tray

Thermaltake LANBOX Lite Case Review HDD rack

HDD rack

Thermaltake LANBOX Lite Case Review Side view of HDD rack

Side view of HDD rack


For purposes of this review I decided to use a ZOTAC ION board with an Atom N330 CPU. The ION is a great fit for the LANBOX Lite as it is a Mini-ITX board with the CPU already installed. The ION and Atom are popular among SFF computers due to its great integrated graphics and the fact that most people donít need the super fast Core i7 870 CPUs to do most of their work.


Thermaltake LANBOX Lite Case Review ODD rack

ODD rack

Thermaltake LANBOX Lite Case Review Side view of ODD rack

Side view of ODD rack

Thermaltake LANBOX Lite Case Review Top down view

Top down view

Thermaltake LANBOX Lite Case Review Back view

Back view


The system build was easy if you disassemble the system as I described in the Interior section of the review. The first step is to install the motherboard by installing the standoffs, mounting the motherboard and screwing the screws into the board. Also make sure to install the Rear I/O onto the case as they differ between different models of motherboard.

Installing the Optical drives is easy. Insert the ODD into the rack, and screw four screws to mount the drive. To install an ODD into the top drive, insert the metal adapter into the side of the drive and slide it into the top bay. You need to screw in a screw to the #4 position on the opposite side and secure the top adapter into the top bay. Installing the HDD is easy as removing the HDD rack, inserting the HDD and screwing it into place.

Thermaltake LANBOX Lite Case Review PSU/ODD rack installed

PSU/ODD rack installed

Thermaltake LANBOX Lite Case Review 3/4 completed system

3/4 completed system

Thermaltake LANBOX Lite Case Review Rear system

Rear system

Installing the PSU is easy as unscrewing six screws, removing the PSU rack inserting the PSU and screwing it back into place. Putting the system back together is easy. Install the HDD rack back into position, install the ODD rack, install the PSU rack back into place, connecting all the cables, and sliding the motherboard tray back into place. At this point you are ready to put the cover back onto the case, close it up and turn the computer on.