Summary: This is a very nice and solid case. My only irk is when you add the internal storage, it was a pain in the rear. You have to mount an SSD first then the 3.5' hard drive over it onto this support beam over the power supply on the right hand side.
Summary: Great case. Good design for ventilation and cooling. My one gripe is the optical bay sits right on top of the proc. So if you put a massive cooler in your computer then forget about shoving a BD drive in there.
Great build quality, a couple of irritating oversights...
30 July 2014
Summary: Giving this four stars because of the stupid location for mounting ssd's and the silliness that is the sub 1/8" it would take to make fitting graphics cards easier. The case is well built, cools well and is pretty quiet even with fans at full speed.
Summary: I jumped into the HTPC build after a successful gaming rig build. I wanted a case that would look good in my open media center, and had the room for all the parts I wanted. I used an Asrock H87 mobo, Rosewill Capstone 450w modular PSU, LG Blu-ray writer, Samsung 120G ssd for OS, WD green 3TB...
Summary: When I started looking for the best case I could find for a HTPC build I went through quite a few options. I ended up deciding between the Silverstone GD05 or the GD07. Based on the size of my cabinet, I went with the GD05.
Summary: this item is good quality but it a bit larger than I expected. It's actually larger than my AV receiver. Honestly, probably a bit too large for a real HTPC. Larger fans are nice but the disks are mounted under a plate that makes them harder to access.
Summary: This is an excellent case. It's so nice and compact and fits in my cabinet really well. The dimensions on this site are wrong, that must be for the shipping box. I looked it up on another site to see what they actually are. It's only 13" deep or so I think (can't remember now).
Summary: First thoughts out of the box was how light the case is. Removed the top cover and was really happy with how it came off. No sharp corners, didn't bind at the sides, and slid back on easy and tight. This is not your desktop tower PC case and assembling this computer is challenging.
Silverstone Tek GD05B-USB3.0 Aluminum/Steel Micro ATX HTPC Computer Case..
David Nickel, Amazon
14 October 2013
Summary: Hi; Ok while I love the case and I'm useing an old am2 motherboard with a dual core in it with 6gig ram. I found the mounting for hard drives odd and the fact the when putting in the mother board shield the back bent/felt weak. beside these quirks use and install are geat.
Summary: It's a really nice looking case especially for the price. It has good air-flow, but I think there is some wasted space. It would have been nice to have the option to sneak in another HDD. The fans are by no means silent either, but you can always unplug them.