Silverstone Grandia GD01S - MXR ATX/mATX HTPC Chassis
Published: 23rd March 2007 | Source: Silverstone | Price: |
The Silverstone GD01S "Grandia" is a good solid HTPC enclosure. The brushed aluminium look of the front cover is smooth and clean and sits very well in a media centre environment. The LCD is a very nice touch on a case like this and provides quite a few nifty features.
The build quality on the case overall is good and there is a few extra nice little touches in there such as rubber mounts for the hard drives. However I think the painted steel top of the case let's it down somewhat and the case lacks that quality feel that the higher end Media cases have.
At £140 from our recommended retailers above the case is at a decent price although it does take it near some of the better made cases on the market, but it is still at a good price-point. If you're looking to make a media PC and want the flexibility of an ATX form factor case and full size GPU then the GD01 is a great choice. Remember as well that the case is also available in black.
With some excellent features at a fairly nice price-piont the Silverstone "Grandia" GD01 is a good choice for a media chassis. With this in mind we're giving it an "OC3D Recommended" Award.
+ Great front panel looks
+ Fits perfectly into a media centre
+ Good airflow for only two fans
+ Fully featured LCD
- Slightly lacking in build quality
- A bit tight to work in with high quality components
- Steel top doesn't suit the case
Thanks to Silverstone for the review sample
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