Old-school design, but versatile with a little modification
Mark C., Newegg
7 August 2014
Summary: a bit expensive for a traditional horizontal "desktop" layout, with black cosmetics for "home theater" use.
Pros: With minor modification, this can fit 10x 3.5" drives plus a few more SSDs. I'm using an ATX motherboard, with SAS RAID controller, video tuner/capture board and full length dual-slot graphics card, and 240mm radiator(mounted externally). I also added extra slot fans for the SAS controller and video tuner. It's all a bit noisy under load, so I run this in a closet.
Cons: Steel sheetmetal is thin and the case flexes even when not fully loaded. For hometheater application, thicker gauge metal can cut down on vibration and resonance, especially important when multiple hard drives are used. The 5.25" half-height bays are obsolete and would be better used for additional 3.5" bays(which I modified as), or slimline 5.25"(Silverstone sells an adapter).
Summary: When the product arrived there was black paint over-spray all over the outer chassis(top and sides). The cooling fans only register in BIOS as working about 50% of the time preventing regular boot. SilverStone customer service via email is slow and unresponsive. If it weren't for me following up on every email I sent them, they wouldn't write back at all. I first initiated dialogue May 3 and they haven't followed through yet, it's almost August.
Pros: On the positive side, other people probably won't have as bad of an experience with SilverStone
Cons: Black factory paint over-spray all over the top and sides of the chassis, Cooling fans don't operate properly, Very poor customer service-no resolution May3-July 20/present
Summary: I really like this case. It is big, but to be honest with you some of the cables had a very tight squeeze fitting them in. I am only using an ATX mother board and this case says it can handle a extended ATX. So why do I like it. It has lots of fans and is extremely quiet. I use my computer to record and the mic used to pick up the sound of my old cases fans. This one is very quiet. It is well built.
Summary: It IS very big (pay attention to it's size) but it can fit almost anything you want into it. Good build quality, a little cramped inside but that may be my big hands. I did have some trouble getting the PSU inside, but was able to get it to fit and for all I know that is the fault of the PSU.
Great case and the locking front keeps my 14 month old son out of it.
Matthew Shea, Amazon
19 May 2014
Summary: So far this has turned out to be the best computer case I have ever purchased. Also the most expensive one. When I bought it I had a baby on the way and was turning my computer into a media center and gaming machine. I new with my son on the way I would need something that I could lock up and hide the wires. This turned out to be perfect and provides a nice look in the living room. People are amazed that its actually and high end computer inside it.
Summary: Pros: - Pretty. Cons: - Specs range from half-truths to blatant lies. EATX mobo? Heh...only if you don't want drives. 13.5" cards? Not if they have an auxiliary power connection. - A single monolithic drive cage, attached with 6 screws (with 2 different types! WTF?!), that needs to be completely removed to do *any* drive reconfiguring. This requires disconnecting *all* drives in the case to make one change.
Summary: I had a cheap case turned sideways for years until I finally broke down and got this wonderful case. As long as you need a full ATX board you can't go wrong clean look and tons of room for my full size 660ti graphics card.
Summary: I will start by stating that is is the third case I have purchased for my DVR/PC. I first purchased a box type case which was nice but lesser quality. Not that was a bad case just not enough air flow for 2 HDD and graphics card. it was very tight and I even used a modular power supply. the second was a to large cool-master case which I sold on one line. But the GD07B was not available than. The third was a coolmaster XB case which I will keep for a future build.
Summary: Pros: - The best looking HTPC case out there by far, IMO. - Really well built, which was nice since this was my first Silverstone product. Cons: - No quick-release slots of any kind. I'm used to being able to add or remove HDD's really quickly from my Antec desktop case, so I was kind of surprised that there are just a ton of screws, but you don't even get screws on the back of the case that you can remove with your fingers. Wanna take the lid off?