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Silverstone Grandia GD03 Review

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Jipa 21st January 2010, 09:03 Quote
With better cooling it would be good for a combined HTPC/file server build. For HTPC alone I can't think of any reason why I wouldn't choose the much smaller, better cooler and cheaper GD-04 instead.
DocWolfe 21st January 2010, 09:55 Quote
That's the thing with these silverstone cases... I don't like all the 'vanity panels' that they have... why can't they just make a case where 'vanity panels' aren't needed because what's underneith looks good!?
tonyd223 21st January 2010, 10:23 Quote
From the pictures I don't see where the two front mounted 80mm fans can draw air from if the door is closed. So, any chance of you guys doing a media PC build either here or in Custom PC? Please? Would be interesting to see your thoughts on components, and especially on cpu cooler...
ano 21st January 2010, 11:06 Quote
Chic is French for stylish or elegance, chique is French for chew.
cybergenics 21st January 2010, 13:12 Quote
Chic literally means, skill or knack though. Like having a knack at something.
GW42 21st January 2010, 14:08 Quote
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Originally Posted by Jipa
With better cooling it would be good for a combined HTPC/file server build. For HTPC alone I can't think of any reason why I wouldn't choose the much smaller, better cooler and cheaper GD-04 instead.

And while it's not a major issue for many people, the GD-04 has the advantage that it's the shallowest matx box I could find (I was really tight for space on the depth!) iirc it's only 32-33cm deep, and many others are over 37cm at least.
[USRF]Obiwan 21st January 2010, 14:09 Quote
Anyway you look at it. it is fugly...
Jipa 21st January 2010, 14:43 Quote
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Originally Posted by GW42
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Originally Posted by Jipa
With better cooling it would be good for a combined HTPC/file server build. For HTPC alone I can't think of any reason why I wouldn't choose the much smaller, better cooler and cheaper GD-04 instead.

And while it's not a major issue for many people, the GD-04 has the advantage that it's the shallowest matx box I could find (I was really tight for space on the depth!) iirc it's only 32-33cm deep, and many others are over 37cm at least.

I've had both the GD03 and GD04, so I'm well aware of the fact, that's exactly the "choose the much smaller" ;) In fact I think the GD04 might just be the best HTPC-case out there, if you don't need a screen and a remote (out of the box, anyway).
HandMadeAndroid 21st January 2010, 17:58 Quote
why not get a red pulsing LED light system for the front and make it look like Knight Rider....only joking lol but it is very 90's hi-fi separates looking.
ashchap 22nd January 2010, 09:18 Quote
I recently set up an HTPC in the GD-04. It seems like a much more suitable case - plenty of airflow and small enough to fit under a TV. Better looking, too.
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