I have the top case in your list (Silverstone LC16 in black), and it's a great case. Looks good, lots of room, and one of the reasons I went for this is the fact it has a true VFD. The LCD types are truly awful. They may in theory be more flexible, but they're difficult to read, slow scrolling and poorly built. A true green on black VFD is leagues better, and I DO make regular use of mine. To be honest, I wouldn't build an HTPC without one, but that's personal opinion.