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Silverstone GD05
8.3 out of 10

Silverstone GD05

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Overall 8
8.0

GD05B

Patrick S., Newegg
3 December 2015
  • Summary: For $100 its a great case. One of my favorite in the house and I've had many. The finish is strong and resists scratches. It looks as good today as it did 3 years ago
  • Pros: I have owned this case for about 3 years so I thought I would do a review. Great case, good looking, same size as my Yamaha RX-V571 AVR so it goes well with my system. Plenty of room. I have a mini ATX board. 2X 4Tb for movies and a 120Gb SSD for the system. A fan controller slows the 3 120mm fan...
  • Cons: Its a pain in the *%@ to clean the fan filters. Have to take it completely apart to clean, About once a year. I guess you could put the filters on the out side but it would look tacky. There is a raised bump in the case that will make the filters look trashy if located on the outside. That's the ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Very nice case

Nathan J., Newegg
4 August 2015
  • Summary: This should fit most (but probably not all) long video cards. I used an Asus Maximus Impact VII for the build which ended up being perfect. Install the optical drive after you're done with everything..
  • Pros: Very well designed entertainment case that has an entertainment system look and feel. Compact with plenty of room for components.
  • Cons: Paint is a bit cheap, I'm used to Corsair's powder coating but this stuff flakes easy so take extra care with it. Hard drive mounts were less than to be desired, I was missing the screws for the 2.5" drive, but I was able to make it work.
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Overall 8
8.0

and it works great for that

John Perham "JD", Amazon
19 May 2015
  • Summary: Used this case for a recent media center build, and it works great for that. I docked a star because I think the top cover should be held on with thumb screws, and there are some sharp edges inside that really should be rounded.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good case, semi-noisy fans, beware of size

Michael, Amazon
14 May 2015
  • Summary: Beautiful case, very sturdy, very spacious. I used this for my first ever build and it was fairly comfortable to work in. I love the availability of ports/USBs, and the fans to keep it cool.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great solid case and no patience here.

Optimus73, Amazon
31 March 2015
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Versatile HTPC Case

DOMINIC T., Newegg
20 March 2015
  • Summary: My HTPC build: - Asus Z97M-PLUS (with M.2 support) - Intel i7 4790S (65W with 4600 graphics) - 250Gb Crucial MX200 M.2 SSD (takes up no room) - LG WH16NS40 bluray player (great color match) - NT01-Pro fanless cooler (made for this case) - 2 seagate 3.5" HDDs (in the HDD mount) - Kingston HyperX FURY...
  • Pros: - Fits 2 3.5" HDD and an optical drive, and then some - Form factor, although a little large, blends nicely with AV components - Front USB 3.0 ports
  • Cons: - No thumb screws for the case lid. Poor quality screws instead. - No internal speaker for bios beeps - Not ideal for a fanless PSU - Case fans must be removed to clean dust screens - The silverstone logo on the front could be nicer
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Overall 8
8.0

Such media! WOW

hardworkinjoe, Amazon
21 January 2015
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works with Zalman CNPS7000C cooler

Long N., Newegg
8 December 2014
  • Pros: I've had this case for my HTPC over a year and I finally came across a CPU cooler that works perfectly. Zalman CNPS7000C It lowered my CPU temps by 8 degrees Celsius over the stock AMD A6 cooler. It clears the RAM and yet is low enough that it doesn't block the DVD tray. Also, at least for me, th...
  • Cons: None for me as I knew what I was wanting to build.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great build quality, a couple of irritating oversights...

Andrew, Amazon
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.
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Overall 8
8.0

The least deep uATX case you can buy

Abram J., Newegg
15 April 2014
  • Summary: The other case that I think is shallow enough to fit in a Hemnes shelf is the Rosewill Legacy U3-S, which does not have an optical bay. Newegg, please please please let us sort by case dimensions!
  • Pros: I searched the whole internet for cases that would fit in my entertainment center (it's a Hemnes shelf from IKEA) with only 350 mm of depth. There are many Mini-ITX cases that would fit, but there are exactly two on the whole internet that support Micro-ATX. This is the only one that also has an ...
  • Cons: I recommend you put this case in the center compartment in the three-shelf Hemnes. It doesn't fit behind the lip in the left and right compartments. I have mine in the left compartment, and the two case fans on the right are nearly right up to the shelf divider. I'm not very happy with the fan ar...
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