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Silverstone GD04

HTPC case from the Grandia Series
 
Author: Jouni 'Jipa' Vasama
Published: 30.10.2009
Manufacturer: Silverstone
Product Group: System enclosures
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Intro

Just a few weeks back we reviewed the Silverstone GD03 HTPC-case and despite some flaws, liked it. Since then Silverstone has already come up with a new model - GD04. It obviously sits in the same product range and indeed is similar in many ways, but we still felt it differed enough to be also reviewed.

Previously we've given cons to a number of HTPC-cases for being damn deep. Especially now that flat screen TVs and projectors are the weapon of choice for home theater people, the TV-stands and equipment racks are commonly pretty shallow. The usual AV-amplifiers and blu-ray players fit to these racks no problem, but a HTPC-case closer to half a meter deep doesn't fit in the same rack quite as smoothly. In the GD04 this detail has gotten special attention and the case is just over 30 centimeters deep. Lets see how this was achieved.

 

Silverstone Grandia Series GD04
 

The case comes well packed into a small box with all the details and a couple of photos showing the product inside.

 

Specifications

Model No.

SST-GD04B(Black)
SST-GD04S(Silver)

 Material

8.0mm aluminum front panel, 0.8mm SECC body

 Motherboard

Micro ATX

 Drive Bay

 External
5.25" x 1
 
 Internal
2 x 3.5" , 1 x2.5"
or 1 x 3.5" , 2 x 2.5"

 Cooling System

 Rear
2 x 80 mm fan slots (optional)
 Side
Right: 2 x 120 mm intake fans, 1200 rpm, 20 dBA
Left: 1 x 120 mm intake fan, 1200 rpm, 20 dBA
Also compatible with 80mm fan

 Expansion Slot

 5

 Front I/O Port

USB2.0 x 2
Line out x 1
MIC x 1

 Power Supply

 ATX

 Expansion Card

Support graphic cards up to 10.5 inches.

 Net Weight

5.54kg

 Dimension

440 mm (W) x 150 mm (H) x 323 mm (D)

The case comes with the usual two color options; black and aluminum. Just like the GD03 it's mainly constructed from 0,8 mm SECC steel, but the front panel is solid 8 millimeters of aluminum.

 

Bundle

 

Silverstone Grandia Series GD04
 

The bundle includes the manual, screws, cable ties, an aluminum front bezel for the optical drive, a fan adapter for up to three fans with 3-pin power connector and some small rubber feet for the PSU installation. The case doesn't come with a lcd screen or remote controller, but again there are plenty of models in Silverstone's range of HTPC-cases that come with those features.




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