Summary: I was debating between this case and the GD05. Both cases were very similar but I got this case because it had the front bezel for the optical disc drive because I don't like seeing the LED flash every time I would be watching a DVD/Blu-ray movie. The case is very well built. The paint is even and it arrived without any scratches. The fans have filters on them. There were many places for wires to be tied down to.
Summary: Pros: Nice look, metal construction that matches components well, small size allows it to fit nicely on component rack as well. Looks durable and likely to last. Fans keep the system cool and are quiet enough I shouldn't hear them at all from the couch. Cons: Defective reset button, when connected to motherboard the system would not post.
Summary: This is case is very quiet (with appropriate fan control) and has a nice layout. It's all screws (that require a screwdriver), inside and out, so quick changes are a little bit of a nuisance. The screws are worth it to keep noise down, I just wish they would have used one fewer size (there are three different sizes and two are hardly distinguishable). Plenty of extra hardware is provided. I didn't have to make any odd modifications to get everything to fit.
Summary: This was my fifth or sixth PC build over the last 20 years. I bought this case because it was one of the few micro-ATX cases that is shallow enough to fit shelving for home theater components. Compared to all cases I've used in the past, for the money the GD04B has exceeded my expectations by far. Build quality is excellent, right down to the countersunk screws which hold everything in place better.
Summary: The case has a really nice to look at, is very well made, and has good air flow but the interior layout leaves a lot to be desired. It is very cramped with awkward hard drive placement. If you plan on building a media center computer with multiple drives look elsewhere. The optical drive bay is placed right over the normal Micro ATX motherboard power connector unless your power supply cables are flexible this makes for a difficult connection with lots of strain that...
Summary: This case is made of high quality materials. The face is about 1/4" thick aluminum, I guess. Very solid. I was suprised how well the stick-on drive door cover works and you would never know by looking at the outside. It looks great inside my cabinet with my Sony receiver. Now these are the only two components in my cabinet and they are the same size and color, giving it a very clean look.
Summary: I've got this bad boy loaded up with all my HTPC gear, and love the finished product. The case looks great and stays fairly cool. The fans were a little load for my tastes, so I have them undervolted (5v). Before running them at 5v, I probably would have given this 4 stars due to the fan noise. They're silent now. 5 stars.
Summary: This case looks great & works well. I added a Bio-star Th61 ITX board and it fit, I was also able to still utilize the pcie slot on my board. The fans are fairly quite, I would compare all the fans running to sound about the same as my Xbox (slim) the black metal strip that sticks to the DVD drive is slightly off color, but as long as you don't have it in direct light you will not be able to notice it.
Summary: I got this case for my first HTPC build and it is well build functional and attractive. I decided to get the GD04 rather than the GD05 because it was cheaper and had a solid aluminum front panel. The GD05 has USB 3.0 connector on the front panel but I couln't find an 1155 motherboard that has a USB 3.0 header. Installing the components was easy without any issues.
Summary: I bought this case to replace a more sophisticated LC11B-M case I bought a long time ago. That previous one was much smaller, had a remote, VFD, etc. Because it used riser cards and opened from the bottom, it was a hassle to service. It also was really cramped inside. This new case was much less expensive, roomier, quieter and more. I was really impressed with the temps inside the case now, as well as the overall noise level.