• SilverStone Technology Home Theater Computer Case with Aluminum Front Panel for E-ATX/ATX/Micro-ATX Motherboards GD08B
  • SilverStone Technology Home Theater Computer Case with Aluminum Front Panel for E-ATX/ATX/Micro-ATX Motherboards GD08B
  • SilverStone Technology Home Theater Computer Case with Aluminum Front Panel for E-ATX/ATX/Micro-ATX Motherboards GD08B
  • SilverStone Technology Home Theater Computer Case with Aluminum Front Panel for E-ATX/ATX/Micro-ATX Motherboards GD08B
  • SilverStone Technology Home Theater Computer Case with Aluminum Front Panel for E-ATX/ATX/Micro-ATX Motherboards GD08B
  • SilverStone Technology Home Theater Computer Case with Aluminum Front Panel for E-ATX/ATX/Micro-ATX Motherboards GD08B
  • SilverStone Technology Home Theater Computer Case with Aluminum Front Panel for E-ATX/ATX/Micro-ATX Motherboards GD08B
  • SilverStone Technology Home Theater Computer Case with Aluminum Front Panel for E-ATX/ATX/Micro-ATX Motherboards GD08B
  • SilverStone Technology Home Theater Computer Case with Aluminum Front Panel for E-ATX/ATX/Micro-ATX Motherboards GD08B
  • SilverStone Technology Home Theater Computer Case with Aluminum Front Panel for E-ATX/ATX/Micro-ATX Motherboards GD08B
  • SilverStone Technology Home Theater Computer Case with Aluminum Front Panel for E-ATX/ATX/Micro-ATX Motherboards GD08B
  • SilverStone Technology Home Theater Computer Case with Aluminum Front Panel for E-ATX/ATX/Micro-ATX Motherboards GD08B
  • SilverStone Technology Home Theater Computer Case with Aluminum Front Panel for E-ATX/ATX/Micro-ATX Motherboards GD08B
SilverStone Technology Home Theater Computer Case with Aluminum Front Panel for E-ATX/ATX/Micro-ATX Motherboards GD08B
SilverStone Technology Home Theater Computer Case with Aluminum Front Panel for E-ATX/ATX/Micro-ATX Motherboards GD08B
SilverStone Technology Home Theater Computer Case with Aluminum Front Panel for E-ATX/ATX/Micro-ATX Motherboards GD08B
SilverStone Technology Home Theater Computer Case with Aluminum Front Panel for E-ATX/ATX/Micro-ATX Motherboards GD08B
SilverStone Technology Home Theater Computer Case with Aluminum Front Panel for E-ATX/ATX/Micro-ATX Motherboards GD08B
SilverStone Technology Home Theater Computer Case with Aluminum Front Panel for E-ATX/ATX/Micro-ATX Motherboards GD08B
SilverStone Technology Home Theater Computer Case with Aluminum Front Panel for E-ATX/ATX/Micro-ATX Motherboards GD08B
SilverStone Technology Home Theater Computer Case with Aluminum Front Panel for E-ATX/ATX/Micro-ATX Motherboards GD08B
SilverStone Technology Home Theater Computer Case with Aluminum Front Panel for E-ATX/ATX/Micro-ATX Motherboards GD08B
SilverStone Technology Home Theater Computer Case with Aluminum Front Panel for E-ATX/ATX/Micro-ATX Motherboards GD08B
SilverStone Technology Home Theater Computer Case with Aluminum Front Panel for E-ATX/ATX/Micro-ATX Motherboards GD08B
SilverStone Technology Home Theater Computer Case with Aluminum Front Panel for E-ATX/ATX/Micro-ATX Motherboards GD08B
SilverStone Technology Home Theater Computer Case with Aluminum Front Panel for E-ATX/ATX/Micro-ATX Motherboards GD08B

SilverStone Technology Home Theater Computer Case with Aluminum Front Panel for E-ATX/ATX/Micro-ATX Motherboards GD08B

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  • Positive air pressure design for excellent cooling/quietness and dust-prevention
  • Support expansion cards up to 13.6 inches
  • Supports Extended ATX motherboard
  • Quick access filters to prevent dust buildup
  • Aluminum front panel with premium styling
  • LED indicator with adjustable brightness
  • Impressive storage capacity of up to twelve drive bays
  • Supports up to SSI-EEB (13" motherboard) with custom 6 x 60mm fan configuration

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Amazing HTPC Case The top panel has a small grille for heat to exhaust out of, and on the right side of the case you can see two of the three included 120mm fans. As we come around the front you can the space for a DVD drive, the power and reset buttons, the two front USB 3.0 ports, the front audio jacks and a My Neighbor Totoro sticker. If you order this case it does not come with that sticker, but my wife couldn t stop herself and had to put it on the second I unboxed the case. As you come around the other side of the case you can see the third 120mm fan with grille for air to exhaust out of as well. The rear of the case has a spot for a full size ATX power supply, four slots for PCI cards, two spots that you could fit additional 80mm fans into, and the IO slot for the motherboard.Once we take the top panel off, you get a look at the DVD tray which you could use with an adapter to hold an additional mechanical hard drive instead of a DVD drive. If you wish to use a CPU cooler taller than 70 millimeters, you will also need to remove the DVD drive tray to make room for it. The other drive caddy can hold two mechanical hard drives and also has room for an SSD. You can see the assorted wires for the case, along with the fan filter that on the single 120mm fan that is visible.When you remove the two screws on top and two screws on the side of the DVD caddy, you can pull that out of the way exposing the other 120mm fan and its fan filter. You can also see the built-in motherboard standoffs, showing you that this case can handle either a Micro-ATX or Mini- ITX motherboard.By pulling out the four screws on the top of the other drive caddy, you can see the third 120mm fan with its dust filter, along with the bottom intake vent for the power supply. You cannot see it from this angle, but there is another dust filter on the bottom of that opening, which means that every intake port on this case is filtered. Not pictured is the box of miscellaneous hardware, including all of the screws you will need and a few cable management ties.After using the case for the last couple of weeks, we couldn t be happier. It looks great and fits right into our entertainment center. The fans are not silent, but they are fairly quiet and cannot be heard at all once there is music or a movie being played thru our sound system. The thermals are pretty good, but not great. We have this little case packed full of hardware, not to mention that it is inside of a cabinet, but as far as I can tell there hasn t been any thermal throttling or shutdowns, so I cannot complain. 5I made it First off, the case looks really sharp though mine did come up with blemishes on the top of the case, looks like due to paint spatter. It can certainly pass as your standard AV equipment when put your rack. The build quality and materials are also very good. Many of the parts and fans can be moved around to allow for bulkier items but you'll likely be sacrificing some of the features doing so. For example, in order to accommodate a larger video card you'll be sacrificing some of the 3.5" bays. Likewise if your motherboard has its sata connectors along the edge, you can move the fan to another opening to accommodate but disrupt the already-ideal airflow. I do like the removable fan filters, nice feature. I must say, this case has been by far the hardest case I've ever worked with (since '97). What I thought was going to be a 1-2 hour process turned into a 4 hour ordeal. This should have been no surprise since I've only worked with full tower cases with ample space in the past however the marketing around this product and dimensions gave me some false expectations. To say this one is claustrophobic is an understatement but consider the context of where I came from. I've also forgotten how much a PITA it was to work on a non tool-less case, oh gawd the number of screws I had to insert and remove. I've had to install and remove the drive caddy at least 10x to get all the drives and cabling arranged so everything fits. They do make it easy to remove by putting handles on it, but in my setup this still required unplugging and replugging all drives each and every time. At multiple points I began worrying this case wouldn't work for me until I saw that Silverstone gave me an escape route by which to customize the layout of their components inside the case. While this was a welcome godsend, I ended up taking breaks of pacing fits of frustration multiple times throughout the process. I was both incredibly shocked and thankful it worked on the first time powering it on and my opinion of the case immediately improved. Now that I have it built I am pleased. So here are some fair warnings you should consider prior to purchasing the case:1) Just because you can fit a large ATX board doesn't mean you SHOULD. Avoid when possible. You kids, marriage, and sanity will thank you.2) Do purchase and use the overpriced Silverstone low profile SATA connectors ESPECIALLY if your sata ports on along the edge of your motherboard like my Asus Sabertooth. Required for sanity. 90 degree angle cables will not work on all bays, meanwhile on the 5.25" bays they will likely be required.3) Do NOT attempt to use a non-modular power supply like I did, you will HATE yourself. JUST DON'T.4) Be weary of installing video cards >10.5" by GTX770 (10.5") barely fit. Anything longer than 8" will cannibalize space inside the drive caddy which means you not only lose those slots but you'll also have to plan your cable management prior to installing the drive caddy. My power connectors for the video card also had to be smushed in order to get the drive caddy installed. So the closer to the back of gfx card your power connectors are, the more SOL you will be.5) Be weary of your CPU location. My lowprofile Noctua NH-L12 fit great height-wise however it is placed too close to the 5.25" bays, I had to uncomfortably force my sata connectors and power cables in order to connect my optical drives. In hindsight, I think I should have gone for an external optical drive instead.6) The 2.5" bays above the 5.25" bays are all but useless. They're "there" if you want to test your patience but good luck to you if you plan to use them together with optical drives. DO NOT USE LOCKING CABLES ON THOSE 2.5" DRIVES UNLESS YOU HATE YOURSELF. Because guess what, if you want to disconnect them you will have to remove the drive caddy and either the optical drives or the 2.5" drives in order to be able to release the cables. 3First HTPC build Pros:-------1. Great quality and craftsmanship; looks great.2. Comes with 3 120mm fans and fan filters!3. USB 3.0 on front panel.4. Audio out and Microphone in jacks on front panel.5. Fits my home theater stand which only had an available height of 6 inches!Cons:-------1. As others have stated the fan filters require you to completely remove the fans to clean them. I'm not sure how much I will enjoy this considering I will probably have to remove other parts just to remove the fans.2. Exterior of the case is excellent; however, the interior is lacking. They did not coat the interior with any paint or protective coating to prevent corrosion.3. You need to be cautious when purchasing parts due to length and height restrictions. Not sure how much of a con this is because if you are building an HTPC you are already aware of the fact that you have limited space. However, you will need to measure such things as the PSU, CPU and heatsink + fan height, GPU length and height, RAM height (tall RAM heatsinks). Just be aware of these factors before you purchase this case or your parts.Other Thoughts:---------------------The Pros far outweigh the Cons, but I just want to make sure consumers understand what they need to be aware of before purchasing this product.Here are some tips for this case:-----------------------------------------1. Make sure you use the stock CPU heatsink + fan unless you have the money to spend on an after market low profile unit.2. Don't buy RAM with tall heatsinks. See my build below for what I used.3. With proper planning and measuring you should have no problem fitting your components into this case.4. My home thearter stand only had an available height of 6 inches. This case is below the 6 inch mark, but just barely. I removed the soft pads found under the "feet" of the case to gain another 2mm of height. The case now fits my stand with no problems.5. This case WILL FIT GPU PCB cards with an overall length of 11 inches.6. This case WILL FIT GPU PCB cards with an overall height of 4.4 inches.** This case will also fit cards that have the 6 or 8 pin PCI-E Power Adapters on the top. It is a VERY tight fit. However, here is the work-around: If your 6 or 8 pin PCI-E Power Adapter cables are stiff; use a hair dryer to heat up the cables. Doing this permitted me to mold the cables almost flush with the 6 or 8 pin PCI-E Power Adapter inputs. This gave me just enough room to put the case back together with no issues.My build:=============Silverstone Grandia Series GD05B-USB3.0Asus Maximus V GeneIntel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz(3.8GHz Turbo)EVGA Superclocked GeForce GTX 780 3GB (03G-P4-2783-KR)EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BronzeSamsung 840 Series MZ-7TD120BW 120GB SATA III SSDWestern Digital Black 1TB HDDG.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC 12800) F3-1600C9D-16GARPioneer Black 15X Internal Blu-Ray* * UPDATE 1/23/14:===================Product dimensions:Height5.94"Width17.32"Depth12.8" 4Great home theater/home server case Silverstone rarely disappoints and the GD07B is no exception. Like all home theater PC cases wire management isn't easy, but it is better in this one than most. Combined with good mobile racks like iSTAR BPN-DE110SS and BPN-DE230SS this case make a great media center/media server/home server.BPN-DE110SShttp://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/s/ref=is_s?k=BPN-DE110SSBPN-DE230SShttp://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/s/ref=is_s?k=BPN-DE230SS 5This could be the case you are looking for... First I'll start by saying that I have as of this review built 6 HTPCs using this case in the last 4 months. I originally bought this to house my HTPC after I decided I no longer wanted a desktop tower sitting next to my entertainment center. With that as a limitation on my size choices I searched for weeks and kept coming across this case, but the price tag honestly scared me, since my last experience with a specifically designed case for an HTPC was less than stellar. But after comparing it to others, I kept coming back to it and eventually decided it would fit what I needed.**UPDATE: Since there seems to be an issue with people knowing the exact dimensions of this case they are: 440mm(W) x 175mm(H) x 425mm(D)or in inches: 17.3in(W) x 6.8in(H) x 16.7in(D)**UPDATE: Since My original Review I have now built 8 HTPCs with this case and none have had any issues.**UPDATE: Also something I forgot to mention, this case IS RACK MOUNTABLE... It has rack mounting points on the sides...So now on to the actual review:Pros:Space, lots and lots of space.Positive pressure design with filters.Very nice look, the case looks and acts well built.Aesthetics, it looks better than my receiver and other components, easily the best looking component in my home theater.Allows for full size components.Room for more hard drives than you could need.Removable Drive Cage with handles.Room for 10 Internal Hard Drives (Without adapters) (8) 3.5 Inch Bays (7 to the right of the 5.25 bays, 1 to the left) plus (2) 2.5 mounts above the 5.25 inch bays.Cons:(for what I want this is a con, but not for most people) 2 80mm fan mounts on the back above i/o panel, good for exhaust fans, but no standard liquid cooling solutions fit on an 80mm mounting point as of this review.The drive door triggers can be a pain to align to your dvd/blu-ray drive causing the door to not open when the button is pressed or to open/close constantly (but with some adjusting this is sorted out)Honestly this case looks more like a Home Theater component as opposed to a PC. I get people asking fairly often where my computer is, (since everything we watch runs through it) When I point it out they are truly surprised. I have built 5 more HTPCs using this case thanks to people seeing mine and loving the look. With these I have used nothing but full size components, which is great since airflow and dimension restrictions are not really a problem (there are some to be aware of but I'll cover those later)The positive airflow keeps the dust out, I clean my filters out about 1 time per month with a dog and 2 cats in the house, but I haven't had any real dust in the case, it gets picked up by the filters, in 4 months no dust issues.I'm extremely pleased with this case and I will continue to use it if people want me to build them a Home Theater PC...It is made of quality steel, even empty with the cover and drive cage out it does not bend or twist. (this is a big issue with many HTPC cases)Some things you do need to watch for are Video card height and length, the case only has 140mm of height above the motherboard, so be sure you aren't using an extra tall video card, also if you plan to fill up your hard drive case with drives pay attention to the length, clearance gets tight with hard drives mounted in the bays at about 9 inches... although with 8 places to mount 3.5 inch drives and 2 2.5 bays along with the 2 5.25 bays you have tons of ways to avoid interference with your video card.Pay attention if you are using a tall CPU cooler, the max height of the cooler is 140MM, also going with a extra wide one might make cable routing difficult for your disc drives.The removable drive cage is a lifesaver when it comes to mounting your drives, it is simple to pull out and put back thanks to the handles (this is important since 5 drives plus blu-ray and an SSD could be difficult to situate without the handles.Ok, now I've gushed about the case lets look at the short list of cons I had... First the 2 80MM fan mounts above the I/O panel are useful for fans, but I really wanted to do a liquid cooling solution, but none of the standard sealed models utilize 80MM mounts, so I compromised and just put some fans in, for most people this is a good thing to have 2 additional fan locations, but I really wanted to do liquid cooling...The 2 drive doors have triggers that sit against the open/close buttons on your drives. These can be a little tricky to align, I had this issue on my Asus Blu-ray but it was much simpler with a Sony one.So to wrap up, This could very well be the case you're looking for. If you want a case to fit in just about any home theater setting this works perfectly. It is worth the price and I would recommend it to almost anyone. The only thing it doesn't have that some might want is an LCD screen, but for me, it's a great fit.These cases are very versatile, I have built one with an M-Atx board and only a small SSD (to serve network media) many in between and even one with an E-Atx board with 32.5TB of storage (8 4GB Drives), 2 blu-rays etc...Components in my new Personal Build: 7/05/2013Case: Silverstone Tek GD-08SSD of OS/Programs: SAMSUNG 840 256GB 2.5 SATA IIIPower Supply: Corsair AX760i (Fully Modular)Motherboard: AsRock z87 Fatal1ty ProfessionalCPU: Intel 4th Generation Haswell Core i7 4770KMemory: Crucial Ballistix Very Low Profile DDR3, 4x8GB (32GB total)Optical Drive: LG Blu-Ray Reader/DVD WriterVideo Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650-Ti SSC 1GBCPU Cooler: Arctic Freezer Pro Rev 2Storage Drives: 4 Western Digital Red 3TB Drives80mm Fans: 2 Fractal Silent Series120MM Fan: 1 Zalmann Ultra Quiet (This only came with Rubber mounts, luckily I had some extra fan screws)(See customer images for why this was important)Components in my Old personal Build:Silverstone Tek GD-08 CaseASUS P8Z77-V Pro Intel Z77 4DIMM ATX2400Corsair Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W 80+ BronzeSAMSUNG 840 250GB 2.5 SATA IIIIntel Core i7-3770K 3.50 GHz LGA1155Kingston XMP 16GB 1866MHz DDR3 CL9 (Kit of 4) XMPBlu-ray Optical Drive4 Western Digital Red 3 TB NAS Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, SATA IIIARCTIC Freezer 7 Pro Rev. 2, CPU Cooler - Intel & AMD, Multi-Directional Mount, 92mm PWM FanEVGA GeForce GTX 650 1024MB GDDR5 DVI mHDMI Graphics CardEverything fit without an issue, and my CPU temp has never reached above 50 Degrees Celsius. I can't say enough about this case... 5Building a Plex server, Needed a lot of space for hard drives. If u are building a server and you want it to bolt in to a server rack this is the case 4 u .. It looks like a piece of audio equipment. It can accommodate large video cards, And hold like 12 Hard drives. It doesn't come with all the fan locations populated but its probably better you chose the fans you need for proper ventilation of your build. So if u are counting here is what is inside my Home Theater Computer Case. 8 hd, 2 cdroms, Core i7 with Noctua NH-L9x65, 65mm Premium Low-Profile CPU Cooler, NVIDIA Quadro P2000 video card, full size ATX pwr supply And a ATX motherboard. 5May be the best HTPC case ever. What can I say that has not already been said about this case? Most likely not much. I've been using Windows Media Center since 2005 and have built at least 20 HTPCs for myself and friends. This case by far is the nicest unit I've worked on that has that "fits in the livingroom" sort of look to while also being fairly easy to work with.So many desktop-style HTPC cases make internal design decisions that can be so tough to work around. Both the Antec and nMedia cases I've worked with in the past have issues with video card length, hard drive access, cable routing, etc. Now they're both a little smaller (not much) and may be less expensive but if you're looking to build a full-sized PC this one should be on your short list for consideration.Current build:* Antec True Power 750W* Asus B85 MicroATX* Some fancy looking RAM because it makes me feel better even though it's hidden. :-(* Intel I5-4570S (+quiet CPU cooler mod low volt 80MM on older copper heatsink - always under 65C)* AMD R9 290X (I can't hear it running at 10FT away on my couch while playing Fallout 4)* This awesome case.* 2x SSD* 1x 3.5 HDD for TV recordingThis case is so solid that It does a great job of muffling sound and all of the included fans in the case are silent. It's truly awesome having a HTPC case that I can finally hide in plain sight. This is the first HTPC where I've had to point out the box to people. It's great.Oh, it's really heavy. It's easily the weight of many larger tower cases. In fact it feels as heavy as my Cooler Master HAF 932. 5Great case, though the fans are cheap. Ordered this product so that I could finally put my Media PC into the Entertainment Center where it belonged. Assembly was very easy, the box is small by PC tower standards (it's designed to fit in an entertainment center) but there was still plenty of room to work. It wasn't like putting together a Mini ITX setup or anything like that. I used a full ATX Motherboard with a full sized 600W Power Supply.. there was no problem fitting everything in.The one and only issue I have are the included fans.. man are they cheap. The wires coming off the fans are not braided like most good fans, they're just 4 long loose wires going into the motherboard plug. They sit right next to where your CPU goes and it's very difficult to keep the wires out of the CPU Cooler. In my case, my closest fan header was just opposite the CPU and despite my best efforts, the cooler sucked in the wires and I had to cut them to free the cooler destroying the fan. The other intake fan, only worked if I pushed it with my finger once I started the computer. I pulled both of them and replaced them with better quality fans and all is well. The single exhaust fan seemed to work fine and it's currently still in the box (for now.)Fans aside, the build quality is beyond solid. Mounting of drives was easy enough, though space is limited, especially if you have an Optical Drive. You can mount 2 hard drives or 1 HD and one Optical Drive before you're going to have to get creative. Again, this is to be expected though as the emphasis is on having a small footprint.. there are obviously going to be trade offs with a full sized case. All in all though, the build is complete, it looks good and it's cool and quiet. I would recommend the product, but before you order it's probably best to make sure you have 2 or 3 extra 120MM fans handy. I wouldn't trust the bundled onces, they're junk. I really like everything else though, I am very happy with how the build came out. 5Excellent value; comparable to Lian Li products I've built many computers over the years, and I'm very particular regarding case quality. Typically, I go with Lian Li products which I think set the bar for case manufacturers, however I could not find a HTPC case at a reasonable price. After much research, I decided to go with the GD05 and couldn't be happier.My setup required room for (2) 3.5" HDD and (1) 2.5" HDD along with a Blu Ray optical drive, for which there was ample space without the need for much planning. Using a microATX mobo left me a nice sized pocket for cable management from my Antec Green 380w PSU. I had a Noctua NH-L9a from a previous build, which obviously had zero clearance issues, but this case would provide ample space for serious cooling fans. Did not install a video card due to my A8 GPU, but again, there is ample clearance height for most (if not all) graphics cards.I was concerned with the triple 120mm cooling fans creating too much noise, but these fans are high quality and are inaudible inside of my entertainment center. I have a closed door setup but installed an AC Infinity dual 120mm media cooling unit which keeps the ambient temperature in check. I cannont speak for the fan volume of the GD05 if this measure was not in place, but in my setup I hear nothing.Case construction is excellent. No sharp edges were encountered. The cross beam across the top of the case is necessary to install the optical / HDD mounts, but really would not be necessary from a rigidity standpoint. Just a well built structure that looks right at home with the rest of my components.Please buy with confidence. I'm absolutely sold on Silverstone cases. 5HTPC for lots of Hard Drives, and standard size components. This review is for a GD07B case (I know that amazon tends to combine reviews for same build but different model equipment)This case is exactly what I needed for a HTPC. I got this because it:- Has enough hard drive bays for my needs; I have 5 HDD's and 1 SSD on mine.- Has good amount of fan vents; I placed 3 fans on the bottom for intake, and 2 on the right side for exhaust.- Most standard sized components will fit; I have an ATX motherboard, regular PSU, an almost 6 inch tall CPU heatsink/fan, and two PCI cards.Other features that I liked are:- Comes with filters on all 120mm fan vents.- The drive cage/bay is one piece, that you pull out to add/remove drives; no more digging-in to add drives.- Clean front panel cover/door design, that can be locked.- You can also slide a tab that's behind the cover to lock the power button; helps prevent accidental shutdowns when visiting kids/babies are around.I have no big complaints, just minor annoyances like: no filters for the top and back vents, and no sound dampening.My tip to anyone looking to buy this is to thoughtfully plan out how you are going to run the cables; as it is a tight space. I completed my assembly in 4 hours (I know, too long) as I really wanted to hide/put all the cables in a nook, corner, or cranny; looks good that way and helps with airflow.Secondly, if you will have this in a bedroom - it won't be whisper silent - I suggest sound dampening materials; but if you have it in the family room (like me) the noise from the 5 fans and 5 HDD's are barely noticeable. 4
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Amazing HTPC Case The top panel has a small grille for heat to exhaust out of, and on the right side of the case you can see two of the three included 120mm fans. As we come around the front you can the space for a DVD drive, the power and reset buttons, the two front USB 3.0 ports, the front audio jacks and a My Neighbor Totoro sticker. If you order this case it does not come with that sticker, but my wife couldn t stop herself and had to put it on the second I unboxed the case. As you come around the other side of the case you can see the third 120mm fan with grille for air to exhaust out of as well. The rear of the case has a spot for a full size ATX power supply, four slots for PCI cards, two spots that you could fit additional 80mm fans into, and the IO slot for the motherboard.Once we take the top panel off, you get a look at the DVD tray which you could use with an adapter to hold an additional mechanical hard drive instead of a DVD drive. If you wish to use a CPU cooler taller than 70 millimeters, you will also need to remove the DVD drive tray to make room for it. The other drive caddy can hold two mechanical hard drives and also has room for an SSD. You can see the assorted wires for the case, along with the fan filter that on the single 120mm fan that is visible.When you remove the two screws on top and two screws on the side of the DVD caddy, you can pull that out of the way exposing the other 120mm fan and its fan filter. You can also see the built-in motherboard standoffs, showing you that this case can handle either a Micro-ATX or Mini- ITX motherboard.By pulling out the four screws on the top of the other drive caddy, you can see the third 120mm fan with its dust filter, along with the bottom intake vent for the power supply. You cannot see it from this angle, but there is another dust filter on the bottom of that opening, which means that every intake port on this case is filtered. Not pictured is the box of miscellaneous hardware, including all of the screws you will need and a few cable management ties.After using the case for the last couple of weeks, we couldn t be happier. It looks great and fits right into our entertainment center. The fans are not silent, but they are fairly quiet and cannot be heard at all once there is music or a movie being played thru our sound system. The thermals are pretty good, but not great. We have this little case packed full of hardware, not to mention that it is inside of a cabinet, but as far as I can tell there hasn t been any thermal throttling or shutdowns, so I cannot complain. 5I made it First off, the case looks really sharp though mine did come up with blemishes on the top of the case, looks like due to paint spatter. It can certainly pass as your standard AV equipment when put your rack. The build quality and materials are also very good. Many of the parts and fans can be moved around to allow for bulkier items but you'll likely be sacrificing some of the features doing so. For example, in order to accommodate a larger video card you'll be sacrificing some of the 3.5" bays. Likewise if your motherboard has its sata connectors along the edge, you can move the fan to another opening to accommodate but disrupt the already-ideal airflow. I do like the removable fan filters, nice feature. I must say, this case has been by far the hardest case I've ever worked with (since '97). What I thought was going to be a 1-2 hour process turned into a 4 hour ordeal. This should have been no surprise since I've only worked with full tower cases with ample space in the past however the marketing around this product and dimensions gave me some false expectations. To say this one is claustrophobic is an understatement but consider the context of where I came from. I've also forgotten how much a PITA it was to work on a non tool-less case, oh gawd the number of screws I had to insert and remove. I've had to install and remove the drive caddy at least 10x to get all the drives and cabling arranged so everything fits. They do make it easy to remove by putting handles on it, but in my setup this still required unplugging and replugging all drives each and every time. At multiple points I began worrying this case wouldn't work for me until I saw that Silverstone gave me an escape route by which to customize the layout of their components inside the case. While this was a welcome godsend, I ended up taking breaks of pacing fits of frustration multiple times throughout the process. I was both incredibly shocked and thankful it worked on the first time powering it on and my opinion of the case immediately improved. Now that I have it built I am pleased. So here are some fair warnings you should consider prior to purchasing the case:1) Just because you can fit a large ATX board doesn't mean you SHOULD. Avoid when possible. You kids, marriage, and sanity will thank you.2) Do purchase and use the overpriced Silverstone low profile SATA connectors ESPECIALLY if your sata ports on along the edge of your motherboard like my Asus Sabertooth. Required for sanity. 90 degree angle cables will not work on all bays, meanwhile on the 5.25" bays they will likely be required.3) Do NOT attempt to use a non-modular power supply like I did, you will HATE yourself. JUST DON'T.4) Be weary of installing video cards >10.5" by GTX770 (10.5") barely fit. Anything longer than 8" will cannibalize space inside the drive caddy which means you not only lose those slots but you'll also have to plan your cable management prior to installing the drive caddy. My power connectors for the video card also had to be smushed in order to get the drive caddy installed. So the closer to the back of gfx card your power connectors are, the more SOL you will be.5) Be weary of your CPU location. My lowprofile Noctua NH-L12 fit great height-wise however it is placed too close to the 5.25" bays, I had to uncomfortably force my sata connectors and power cables in order to connect my optical drives. In hindsight, I think I should have gone for an external optical drive instead.6) The 2.5" bays above the 5.25" bays are all but useless. They're "there" if you want to test your patience but good luck to you if you plan to use them together with optical drives. DO NOT USE LOCKING CABLES ON THOSE 2.5" DRIVES UNLESS YOU HATE YOURSELF. Because guess what, if you want to disconnect them you will have to remove the drive caddy and either the optical drives or the 2.5" drives in order to be able to release the cables. 3First HTPC build Pros:-------1. Great quality and craftsmanship; looks great.2. Comes with 3 120mm fans and fan filters!3. USB 3.0 on front panel.4. Audio out and Microphone in jacks on front panel.5. Fits my home theater stand which only had an available height of 6 inches!Cons:-------1. As others have stated the fan filters require you to completely remove the fans to clean them. I'm not sure how much I will enjoy this considering I will probably have to remove other parts just to remove the fans.2. Exterior of the case is excellent; however, the interior is lacking. They did not coat the interior with any paint or protective coating to prevent corrosion.3. You need to be cautious when purchasing parts due to length and height restrictions. Not sure how much of a con this is because if you are building an HTPC you are already aware of the fact that you have limited space. However, you will need to measure such things as the PSU, CPU and heatsink + fan height, GPU length and height, RAM height (tall RAM heatsinks). Just be aware of these factors before you purchase this case or your parts.Other Thoughts:---------------------The Pros far outweigh the Cons, but I just want to make sure consumers understand what they need to be aware of before purchasing this product.Here are some tips for this case:-----------------------------------------1. Make sure you use the stock CPU heatsink + fan unless you have the money to spend on an after market low profile unit.2. Don't buy RAM with tall heatsinks. See my build below for what I used.3. With proper planning and measuring you should have no problem fitting your components into this case.4. My home thearter stand only had an available height of 6 inches. This case is below the 6 inch mark, but just barely. I removed the soft pads found under the "feet" of the case to gain another 2mm of height. The case now fits my stand with no problems.5. This case WILL FIT GPU PCB cards with an overall length of 11 inches.6. This case WILL FIT GPU PCB cards with an overall height of 4.4 inches.** This case will also fit cards that have the 6 or 8 pin PCI-E Power Adapters on the top. It is a VERY tight fit. However, here is the work-around: If your 6 or 8 pin PCI-E Power Adapter cables are stiff; use a hair dryer to heat up the cables. Doing this permitted me to mold the cables almost flush with the 6 or 8 pin PCI-E Power Adapter inputs. This gave me just enough room to put the case back together with no issues.My build:=============Silverstone Grandia Series GD05B-USB3.0Asus Maximus V GeneIntel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz(3.8GHz Turbo)EVGA Superclocked GeForce GTX 780 3GB (03G-P4-2783-KR)EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BronzeSamsung 840 Series MZ-7TD120BW 120GB SATA III SSDWestern Digital Black 1TB HDDG.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC 12800) F3-1600C9D-16GARPioneer Black 15X Internal Blu-Ray* * UPDATE 1/23/14:===================Product dimensions:Height5.94"Width17.32"Depth12.8" 4Great home theater/home server case Silverstone rarely disappoints and the GD07B is no exception. Like all home theater PC cases wire management isn't easy, but it is better in this one than most. Combined with good mobile racks like iSTAR BPN-DE110SS and BPN-DE230SS this case make a great media center/media server/home server.BPN-DE110SShttp://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/s/ref=is_s?k=BPN-DE110SSBPN-DE230SShttp://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/s/ref=is_s?k=BPN-DE230SS 5This could be the case you are looking for... First I'll start by saying that I have as of this review built 6 HTPCs using this case in the last 4 months. I originally bought this to house my HTPC after I decided I no longer wanted a desktop tower sitting next to my entertainment center. With that as a limitation on my size choices I searched for weeks and kept coming across this case, but the price tag honestly scared me, since my last experience with a specifically designed case for an HTPC was less than stellar. But after comparing it to others, I kept coming back to it and eventually decided it would fit what I needed.**UPDATE: Since there seems to be an issue with people knowing the exact dimensions of this case they are: 440mm(W) x 175mm(H) x 425mm(D)or in inches: 17.3in(W) x 6.8in(H) x 16.7in(D)**UPDATE: Since My original Review I have now built 8 HTPCs with this case and none have had any issues.**UPDATE: Also something I forgot to mention, this case IS RACK MOUNTABLE... It has rack mounting points on the sides...So now on to the actual review:Pros:Space, lots and lots of space.Positive pressure design with filters.Very nice look, the case looks and acts well built.Aesthetics, it looks better than my receiver and other components, easily the best looking component in my home theater.Allows for full size components.Room for more hard drives than you could need.Removable Drive Cage with handles.Room for 10 Internal Hard Drives (Without adapters) (8) 3.5 Inch Bays (7 to the right of the 5.25 bays, 1 to the left) plus (2) 2.5 mounts above the 5.25 inch bays.Cons:(for what I want this is a con, but not for most people) 2 80mm fan mounts on the back above i/o panel, good for exhaust fans, but no standard liquid cooling solutions fit on an 80mm mounting point as of this review.The drive door triggers can be a pain to align to your dvd/blu-ray drive causing the door to not open when the button is pressed or to open/close constantly (but with some adjusting this is sorted out)Honestly this case looks more like a Home Theater component as opposed to a PC. I get people asking fairly often where my computer is, (since everything we watch runs through it) When I point it out they are truly surprised. I have built 5 more HTPCs using this case thanks to people seeing mine and loving the look. With these I have used nothing but full size components, which is great since airflow and dimension restrictions are not really a problem (there are some to be aware of but I'll cover those later)The positive airflow keeps the dust out, I clean my filters out about 1 time per month with a dog and 2 cats in the house, but I haven't had any real dust in the case, it gets picked up by the filters, in 4 months no dust issues.I'm extremely pleased with this case and I will continue to use it if people want me to build them a Home Theater PC...It is made of quality steel, even empty with the cover and drive cage out it does not bend or twist. (this is a big issue with many HTPC cases)Some things you do need to watch for are Video card height and length, the case only has 140mm of height above the motherboard, so be sure you aren't using an extra tall video card, also if you plan to fill up your hard drive case with drives pay attention to the length, clearance gets tight with hard drives mounted in the bays at about 9 inches... although with 8 places to mount 3.5 inch drives and 2 2.5 bays along with the 2 5.25 bays you have tons of ways to avoid interference with your video card.Pay attention if you are using a tall CPU cooler, the max height of the cooler is 140MM, also going with a extra wide one might make cable routing difficult for your disc drives.The removable drive cage is a lifesaver when it comes to mounting your drives, it is simple to pull out and put back thanks to the handles (this is important since 5 drives plus blu-ray and an SSD could be difficult to situate without the handles.Ok, now I've gushed about the case lets look at the short list of cons I had... First the 2 80MM fan mounts above the I/O panel are useful for fans, but I really wanted to do a liquid cooling solution, but none of the standard sealed models utilize 80MM mounts, so I compromised and just put some fans in, for most people this is a good thing to have 2 additional fan locations, but I really wanted to do liquid cooling...The 2 drive doors have triggers that sit against the open/close buttons on your drives. These can be a little tricky to align, I had this issue on my Asus Blu-ray but it was much simpler with a Sony one.So to wrap up, This could very well be the case you're looking for. If you want a case to fit in just about any home theater setting this works perfectly. It is worth the price and I would recommend it to almost anyone. The only thing it doesn't have that some might want is an LCD screen, but for me, it's a great fit.These cases are very versatile, I have built one with an M-Atx board and only a small SSD (to serve network media) many in between and even one with an E-Atx board with 32.5TB of storage (8 4GB Drives), 2 blu-rays etc...Components in my new Personal Build: 7/05/2013Case: Silverstone Tek GD-08SSD of OS/Programs: SAMSUNG 840 256GB 2.5 SATA IIIPower Supply: Corsair AX760i (Fully Modular)Motherboard: AsRock z87 Fatal1ty ProfessionalCPU: Intel 4th Generation Haswell Core i7 4770KMemory: Crucial Ballistix Very Low Profile DDR3, 4x8GB (32GB total)Optical Drive: LG Blu-Ray Reader/DVD WriterVideo Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650-Ti SSC 1GBCPU Cooler: Arctic Freezer Pro Rev 2Storage Drives: 4 Western Digital Red 3TB Drives80mm Fans: 2 Fractal Silent Series120MM Fan: 1 Zalmann Ultra Quiet (This only came with Rubber mounts, luckily I had some extra fan screws)(See customer images for why this was important)Components in my Old personal Build:Silverstone Tek GD-08 CaseASUS P8Z77-V Pro Intel Z77 4DIMM ATX2400Corsair Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W 80+ BronzeSAMSUNG 840 250GB 2.5 SATA IIIIntel Core i7-3770K 3.50 GHz LGA1155Kingston XMP 16GB 1866MHz DDR3 CL9 (Kit of 4) XMPBlu-ray Optical Drive4 Western Digital Red 3 TB NAS Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, SATA IIIARCTIC Freezer 7 Pro Rev. 2, CPU Cooler - Intel & AMD, Multi-Directional Mount, 92mm PWM FanEVGA GeForce GTX 650 1024MB GDDR5 DVI mHDMI Graphics CardEverything fit without an issue, and my CPU temp has never reached above 50 Degrees Celsius. I can't say enough about this case... 5Building a Plex server, Needed a lot of space for hard drives. If u are building a server and you want it to bolt in to a server rack this is the case 4 u .. It looks like a piece of audio equipment. It can accommodate large video cards, And hold like 12 Hard drives. It doesn't come with all the fan locations populated but its probably better you chose the fans you need for proper ventilation of your build. So if u are counting here is what is inside my Home Theater Computer Case. 8 hd, 2 cdroms, Core i7 with Noctua NH-L9x65, 65mm Premium Low-Profile CPU Cooler, NVIDIA Quadro P2000 video card, full size ATX pwr supply And a ATX motherboard. 5May be the best HTPC case ever. What can I say that has not already been said about this case? Most likely not much. I've been using Windows Media Center since 2005 and have built at least 20 HTPCs for myself and friends. This case by far is the nicest unit I've worked on that has that "fits in the livingroom" sort of look to while also being fairly easy to work with.So many desktop-style HTPC cases make internal design decisions that can be so tough to work around. Both the Antec and nMedia cases I've worked with in the past have issues with video card length, hard drive access, cable routing, etc. Now they're both a little smaller (not much) and may be less expensive but if you're looking to build a full-sized PC this one should be on your short list for consideration.Current build:* Antec True Power 750W* Asus B85 MicroATX* Some fancy looking RAM because it makes me feel better even though it's hidden. :-(* Intel I5-4570S (+quiet CPU cooler mod low volt 80MM on older copper heatsink - always under 65C)* AMD R9 290X (I can't hear it running at 10FT away on my couch while playing Fallout 4)* This awesome case.* 2x SSD* 1x 3.5 HDD for TV recordingThis case is so solid that It does a great job of muffling sound and all of the included fans in the case are silent. It's truly awesome having a HTPC case that I can finally hide in plain sight. This is the first HTPC where I've had to point out the box to people. It's great.Oh, it's really heavy. It's easily the weight of many larger tower cases. In fact it feels as heavy as my Cooler Master HAF 932. 5Great case, though the fans are cheap. Ordered this product so that I could finally put my Media PC into the Entertainment Center where it belonged. Assembly was very easy, the box is small by PC tower standards (it's designed to fit in an entertainment center) but there was still plenty of room to work. It wasn't like putting together a Mini ITX setup or anything like that. I used a full ATX Motherboard with a full sized 600W Power Supply.. there was no problem fitting everything in.The one and only issue I have are the included fans.. man are they cheap. The wires coming off the fans are not braided like most good fans, they're just 4 long loose wires going into the motherboard plug. They sit right next to where your CPU goes and it's very difficult to keep the wires out of the CPU Cooler. In my case, my closest fan header was just opposite the CPU and despite my best efforts, the cooler sucked in the wires and I had to cut them to free the cooler destroying the fan. The other intake fan, only worked if I pushed it with my finger once I started the computer. I pulled both of them and replaced them with better quality fans and all is well. The single exhaust fan seemed to work fine and it's currently still in the box (for now.)Fans aside, the build quality is beyond solid. Mounting of drives was easy enough, though space is limited, especially if you have an Optical Drive. You can mount 2 hard drives or 1 HD and one Optical Drive before you're going to have to get creative. Again, this is to be expected though as the emphasis is on having a small footprint.. there are obviously going to be trade offs with a full sized case. All in all though, the build is complete, it looks good and it's cool and quiet. I would recommend the product, but before you order it's probably best to make sure you have 2 or 3 extra 120MM fans handy. I wouldn't trust the bundled onces, they're junk. I really like everything else though, I am very happy with how the build came out. 5Excellent value; comparable to Lian Li products I've built many computers over the years, and I'm very particular regarding case quality. Typically, I go with Lian Li products which I think set the bar for case manufacturers, however I could not find a HTPC case at a reasonable price. After much research, I decided to go with the GD05 and couldn't be happier.My setup required room for (2) 3.5" HDD and (1) 2.5" HDD along with a Blu Ray optical drive, for which there was ample space without the need for much planning. Using a microATX mobo left me a nice sized pocket for cable management from my Antec Green 380w PSU. I had a Noctua NH-L9a from a previous build, which obviously had zero clearance issues, but this case would provide ample space for serious cooling fans. Did not install a video card due to my A8 GPU, but again, there is ample clearance height for most (if not all) graphics cards.I was concerned with the triple 120mm cooling fans creating too much noise, but these fans are high quality and are inaudible inside of my entertainment center. I have a closed door setup but installed an AC Infinity dual 120mm media cooling unit which keeps the ambient temperature in check. I cannont speak for the fan volume of the GD05 if this measure was not in place, but in my setup I hear nothing.Case construction is excellent. No sharp edges were encountered. The cross beam across the top of the case is necessary to install the optical / HDD mounts, but really would not be necessary from a rigidity standpoint. Just a well built structure that looks right at home with the rest of my components.Please buy with confidence. I'm absolutely sold on Silverstone cases. 5HTPC for lots of Hard Drives, and standard size components. This review is for a GD07B case (I know that amazon tends to combine reviews for same build but different model equipment)This case is exactly what I needed for a HTPC. I got this because it:- Has enough hard drive bays for my needs; I have 5 HDD's and 1 SSD on mine.- Has good amount of fan vents; I placed 3 fans on the bottom for intake, and 2 on the right side for exhaust.- Most standard sized components will fit; I have an ATX motherboard, regular PSU, an almost 6 inch tall CPU heatsink/fan, and two PCI cards.Other features that I liked are:- Comes with filters on all 120mm fan vents.- The drive cage/bay is one piece, that you pull out to add/remove drives; no more digging-in to add drives.- Clean front panel cover/door design, that can be locked.- You can also slide a tab that's behind the cover to lock the power button; helps prevent accidental shutdowns when visiting kids/babies are around.I have no big complaints, just minor annoyances like: no filters for the top and back vents, and no sound dampening.My tip to anyone looking to buy this is to thoughtfully plan out how you are going to run the cables; as it is a tight space. I completed my assembly in 4 hours (I know, too long) as I really wanted to hide/put all the cables in a nook, corner, or cranny; looks good that way and helps with airflow.Secondly, if you will have this in a bedroom - it won't be whisper silent - I suggest sound dampening materials; but if you have it in the family room (like me) the noise from the 5 fans and 5 HDD's are barely noticeable. 4
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