Friday, July 11th 2014

SilverStone to Release the Grandia GD10 HTPC Case

SilverStone Technology is just about ready to ship a new Grandia Series PC chassis, the ATX and micro ATX-supporting Grandia GD10 (SST-GD10B). Pictured below, SilverStone's case measures 442 (W) mm x 171 (H) mm x 362 (D) mm, it weighs 4.8 kg and has a steel body, an aluminum front door, two front-facing USB 3.0 ports, one 2.5-inch and two 3.5-inch internal drive bays, one 5.25-inch slot, and three 120 mm fans (two on the right panel and one on the left) working at 900 RPM.

The Grandia GD10 can house graphics cards up to 12.2 inches long and can be equipped with a standard ATX power supply. The case can be found on pre-order priced at 89.90 Euro.
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10 Comments on SilverStone to Release the Grandia GD10 HTPC Case

#1
RCoon
Forum Gypsy
Pretty sleek looking case, might just get one for my system.
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#2
Svarog
Quite a "the" design flaw having to unlock the door all the time to Power On, use USB or Optical Drive.

Ran out of magnets...?
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#3
RCoon
Forum Gypsy
by: Svarog
Quite a "the" design flaw having to unlock the door all the time to Power On, use USB or Optical Drive.

Ran out of magnets...?
HTPC's are often so low power that most people run them 24/7, rendering the power button useless unless restarts/power cuts occur.
(I run mine 24/7 at least)
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#4
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
Ahhhh Grandia.... that brings back memories.
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#5
Sinzia
by: Svarog
Quite a "the" design flaw having to unlock the door all the time to Power On, use USB or Optical Drive.

Ran out of magnets...?
Its meant to so you can't turn it off or on accidentally, like if you have kids and this is your DVR that you want on all the time to record. It's a simple solution to a common problem in that kind of situation.
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#6
stinger608
Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder
Great, yet another over priced SilverStone case. :laugh:

Nice looking though. :rockout:
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#7
alwayssts
by: RCoon
HTPC's are often so low power that most people run them 24/7, rendering the power button useless unless restarts/power cuts occur.
(I run mine 24/7 at least)
You sir, are not alone...most everything idles at pretty darn low-power these days. Also, stand-by/sleep (resume with mouse/keyboard) is a thing I think most people use. Power button placement is not a huge thing for me...that said, usb ports are.

I use a n5902 and often several different bluetooth headphones. While the later may be soon replaced with something over wifi with a base plugged into an audio jack, the former probably won't (I really like the n5902, going on more than a couple years now, and haven't found anything better.) I like the idea of being able to put the usb stubs on the front panel without anything blocking them...and the GD09 probably exists for exactly that purpose.

All said, they nailed everything afaic with the design, with only a single exception:

Height to fit a decent cooler?
Check. C14 will fit.

Many 120mm fan spots (preferably without having to do DIY filters again) including some that could potentially house a radiator?
Check.

Length for top tier single-chip graphics cards?
Yep. 358mm really is a perfect 'home theater cabinet' depth...having just measured mine.

Full size psu support?
Yep.

Looks classy?
Hell no.
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#8
Basard
by: alwayssts
You sir, are not alone...most everything idles at pretty darn low-power these days. Also, stand-by/sleep (resume with mouse/keyboard) is a thing I think most people use. Power button placement is not a huge thing for me...that said, usb ports are.

I use a n5902 and often several different bluetooth headphones. While the later may be soon replaced with something over wifi with a base plugged into an audio jack, the former probably won't (I really like the n5902, going on more than a couple years now, and haven't found anything better.) I like the idea of being able to put the usb stubs on the front panel without anything blocking them...and the GD09 probably exists for exactly that purpose.

All said, they nailed everything afaic with the design, with only a single exception:

Height to fit a decent cooler?
Check. C14 will fit.

Many 120mm fan spots (preferably without having to do DIY filters again) including some that could potentially house a radiator?
Check.

Length for top tier single-chip graphics cards?
Yep. 358mm really is a perfect 'home theater cabinet' depth...having just measured mine.

Full size psu support?
Yep.

Looks classy?
Hell no.
yeah.... it does look horrible.... what were they thinking?
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#9
Vario
The door is pretty bad. It could be great looking if the front had a better fascia instead of a door.
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#10
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
Wow, that front is ugly. I will not be putting that any where near my other AV components.
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