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Silverstone GD01MXR
7.1 out of 10

Silverstone GD01MXR

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Overall 8
8.0

I definately picked the perfect case

Thomas W., Newegg
8 February 2012
  • Summary: I without a doubt recommend this case 10 times over and over again. Its a few bucks more than going with a cheap case but this is gonna be your toy that that you will fall in love with instantly. Dont invite friends over for a movie and have to explain why your HTPC case is so loud and ugly.
  • Pros: Everything about this case is perfect. I researched and researched for almost 6 months and been procrastinating on building an HTPC for years. Always used Tivo and as much as I love Tivo its to quirky constantly issues w/ it and runs sluggish all the time. I been building custom PC's for over 20 ...
  • Cons: Only 4 eggs and not 5 because of the difficulty building with a full size atx board. But it does all fit. I am using a full atx board with an i7 2600k cpu to be honest when I upgrade or have to replace somthing I will be purchasing a micro atx board due to the aggrivation of getting everything to...
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Overall 8
8.0

More than I needed, but worth it.

Alex P., Newegg
10 January 2012
  • Summary: The case is quieter than the background noise in my house, but you can hear it if you get within a few feet and really listen for it. I'm using a stock i3 CPU cooler, PC P&C Silencer MkIII PSU, SSD, and fanless nvidia card.
  • Pros: Quiet fans and vibration-dampening foam around hard drives. Sleek; overall very well-constructed.
  • Cons: Initial setup takes some time due to lack of thumbscrews or quick drive bay access. Blue power LED is a bit bright in a dark room. Relatively expensive, probably due to the IR/LCD module and card reader (which I didn't even need for my application).
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Case, But....

Prince L., Newegg
30 November 2011
  • Summary: There is no question that you need a modular power supply for this case. There is also no question that putting a high powered video card in it will require modification. However, when everything is up and running, the case works fine.
  • Pros: - Nice, sleek design that has many visitors to my home asking what it is - Enough space to cram 6 HDs in there if you want - Extremely modular
  • Cons: - Card reader does not work with Win7 64 Bit. Drivers are not available. Silverstone Support is very lacking with this issue as I have been fighting with this over a year. Sent emails but the response remains the same....After all, the integrated card reader is one of the reasons I bought the cas...
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Overall 8
8.0

All-in-one

Anonymous, Newegg
25 January 2011
  • Summary: This was purchased to take over every function in a home theater system, i.e. Blu-ray, television, radio, computer, and surround sound. It does it all quite well. I had to put a tv tuner card in there and it works as advertised.
  • Pros: Sharp looking, and very sturdy. The mouse function on the remote is easy to use. The display gives a lot of information. The remote powers up and down the computer. With a few extra pieces of hardware I was able to completely replace everything in the entertainment center with the computer.
  • Cons: Cable management is a small problem. The volume button on the remote does not control the volume of the computer, or I have not figured it out yet (I haven't spent a whole lot of time on it.) The remote must be line of sight.
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Overall 6
6.0

Your components will fit. Barely.

Chris S., Newegg
10 November 2010
  • Summary: For all my complaints, the end product is quite pleasing. And, we fit a metric ton of components into this thing. We put in 5 hard drives plus a dvd drive. I don't think the other 5.25 bay is usable because it would hit the RAM. You might be able to sneak another hard drive in there...
  • Pros: Good looking case, seems solidly built. Would fit in well with the rest of the home media components.
  • Cons: - Space. I don't know that you can actually do a better job than this at designing a HTPC-style case, but I'd sure like to see somebody do it. My wife had to help me multiple times at getting various things connected; much smaller hands than my ginormous meat hooks. - Time. The build took 8 hours...
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Overall 6
6.0

Sleek but...

Eric A., Newegg
25 February 2010
  • Summary: Decent all around i guess.
  • Pros: Fantastic Design, gorgeous, fits just about everything
  • Cons: case top is flimsy, put in my entertainment stand and i guess the metal heated up and the top has a dip in it... pretty cheap. hard to get back on when i tried to put it back on... fans died. no notice, just flat out starts up then kaput... pretty dissapointed. have built over 6-7 pcs just from n...
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Overall 10
10

Awesome case

William C., Newegg
30 June 2009
  • Summary: Wife likes how it looks in entertainment center, and loved the fact that she could watch streaming HD video of some tv episodes she missed on 51" Sony 1080i HD television. I love playing Blue Ray movies in 5.1 sound and .mp3 files over surround sound stereo using optical out!
  • Pros: Looks great with all components, fits full size ATX board, 2 optical drives, 2 HDDs comfortably, 52-in-1 card reader, 2 very quiet case fans, Remote Control that starts and shuts down computer, moves mouse pointer, etc. and a front panel LCD. Long 4870GPU fit easily but took up HDD space (didn't ...
  • Cons: Imon and Imedian software for LCD could be better. Use DDR3 memory with heat sinks on side if memory ports are where mine were as optical drives won't fit with heat sinks on top. Measure everything before install. (not really a con)
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Overall 6
6.0

ehh ok

Anonymous, Newegg
20 April 2009
  • Summary: Not a bad case but I would recomend maybe another and then getting a separate remote.
  • Pros: This is a sleek looking case everything fit inside well.
  • Cons: The remote sucks very week signal if you are over 10 feet then it doesn't work well at all. The software for the remote is a pain to use. I like the LCD on the front but after my first try it stoped working
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Overall 10
10

Great Case

Anonymous, Newegg
18 April 2009
  • Summary: System setup: GIGABYTE GA-E7AUM MB with onboard NVIDIA 9400, Intel Q9400, WDD 500 and 1TB HDD, DVD-RW, Thermaltake modular PSU I HIGHLY recommend a modular PSU, not having the extra cables made for a much easier setup.
  • Pros: I really like this case. It looks nice with my other components. It was easy to set up all components, and I liked the modular cages for the HDD/bays. The card reader is nice, and I had no problems setting up the imon VFD software supplied with the case (though I did need the old version of the s...
  • Cons: The supplied remote leaves a lot to be desired, but it works. Also, the documentation could be a little better. Also, I didn't really see a point the the EMI ring it came with, left it out of the setup as it is too small to get any wires through.
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Overall 8
8.0

Band-Aids Not Included

KURT K., Newegg
2 April 2009
  • Summary: Once you have those beasts of a HTPC case loaded up with all the cool goodies inside it, my unit is pushing 40 pounds in weight. I went ahead and replaced the 2 back 80mm and order 4 low noise fans, PSU and CPU.
  • Pros: The style just looks great, not cheap. Solid construction, and good air-flow with 5 case fans running. Relativley roomy inside, just enough little spaces to hide all the wires. Unheard number of HDD can be installed and two 5-1/4 spaces all in one HTPC case, wow, that's what sold me. Internal com...
  • Cons: This case is not for the faint of heart, it will test you. Blood will be drawn and in that instant you and your case will have bonded. Like so many of the other reviews, the only con I have has to do with the IMON LCD & software.. This would have gotten a rating of 5 if not for IMON. The other co...
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