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SilverStone Grandia GD08 HTPC Case

OverClock Intelligence Agency
2 April 2014
  • Summary: There are plenty of case manufacturers that make slim desktop style HTPC cases for use with microATX or miniITX motherboards. There are far fewer choices available that support a full size ATX motherboard, power supply and video card, and SilverStone is one of them. From their original Grandia GD01 to the latest GD07 and GD08 that we reviewed today, these cases do a very good job of minimizing chassis footprint while maximizing interior component space.
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Expert Review

Silent PC
26 March 2013
  • Summary: Though it shares the similar conservative look of previous Grandias, the GD08 is unapologetically large, attempting to offer everything you would expect from a full tower case in a desktop style chassis. Heck, if you stood the case on its side, the internal layout would be almost indistinguishable from that of a standard tower. It may be too big for some, but added size has its advantages, namely better cooling, and support for up to eight 3.5 inch drives.
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Overall 8

SilverStone Grandia GD08 HTPC Case Video Review

5 November 2012
  • Summary: The SilverStone Grandia GD08 HTPC Case is a mammoth case which is perfect for a hardcore gamer. It fits video cards that are up to 13.6 inches in length, has lots of fans, plenty of drive bays, tons of room to work, stylish and has excellent build quality. If you're in the market for a large HTPC case at a reasonable price but still has lots of features, this is it.
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Overall 9

SilverStone Grandia Series GD08 HTPC Case Review

8 August 2012
  • Summary: Final Thoughts When someone ask me to suggest a home theater PC case I always say SilverStone.  SilverStone cases are always quality and they are one of the only PC case manufacturers that has a very large selection of HTPC cases.  The Grandia Series GD08 is a great addition to these cases. This case has the typical top down style of most HTPC cases, so it actually looks like some piece of audio equipment in your home theater setup.
  • Pros: – Support for a total of 10 hard drives, – Sleek look, – Easy installation, – Support for mATX, ATX and EATX motherboards, – 3 included cooling fans with fan filters
  • Cons: – Very hard to connect optical drives with large CPU coolers installed
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Overall 10

SilverStone Grandia GD08

Computing on Demand
13 July 2012
  • Excerpt: It seems that each time I find a quality HTPC case, SilverStone has to come along and shake things up. The release of their GD06 HTPC case provided a great option for those that want a high quality HTPC case without spending a lot of money. Well, what happens when they introduce another case, again affordable, that builds on everything the GD06 was and more? You end up with the Grandia GD08.
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Overall 9

Expert Review

27 June 2012
  • Conclusion: That's easy, given all the bays in this case. All you have to do is pay for all those drives. The ruggedly built Grandia GD08 allows for this redundancy today—plus enough future expansion potential—that it may well be the last HTPC case you need to buy.
  • Pros: Elegant design, Substantial build quality for the price, Massive capacity for 3.5-inch drives, Exceptional cooling options for an HTPC case
  • Cons: Heavy, 5.25-inch drive bays are usable only with optical drives
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Overall 9
Design 10

SilverStone Grandia GD08B, un HTPC di lusso dalle mille risorse Silverstone

5 July 2013
  • Excerpt: In seguito alla dettagliata presentazione dei prodotti SilverStone, che potete trovare a questo indirizzo , oggi analizzeremo uno dei prodotti che probabilmente riscuoteranno molto successo nel mercato HTPC, il nuovissimo Grandia GD08B! Questa nuova soluzione si configura come un HTPC estremo per le possibilità che offre, di lusso per la grande bellezza, ed infine moderno per via delle scelte stilistiche e per via dell’avanzato design interno del telaio.
  • Pros: performance eccellenti, design elegante e raffinato, qualità complessiva eccellente, esteticamente azzeccato, features di livello, sono presenti ben tre ventole da 120mm molto silenziose, qualità SilverStone, possibilità di installare schede madri gigantesche, gestione avanzata delle ventole, ci sono molte possibilità di configurazione
  • Cons: spessore da aumentare lateralmente al piatto della scheda madre e forse leggermente in altezza, ma d’altronde è pur sempre HTPC quindi siamo già al limite. E’ molto capiente quindi fa parte di questa tipologia, cavi delle ventole senza sleeving
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SilverStone GD08 Media-center kabinet

6 November 2012
  • Summary: Vi er nu nået til enden i vores test at SilverStone GD08 kabinettet og skal nu have konkluderet hvad vi har fundet ud af og observeret i test perioden. Hvis vi starter med designet må vi sige at det et yderst postivt. SilverStone GD08 er et meget pænt og stilrent HTPC kabinet, som helt sikkert vil passe ind i alle stuer rundt i Danmark. Aluminiums fronten ser rigtig godt ud og oser af kvalitet.
  • Pros: Pænt og stilrent design, God byggekvalitet, OK køling og yderst lydløst, USB 3.0, Mulighed for hele otte 3.5" + to 2.5" drev, Støvfiltre ved samtlige blæsere, Understøtter "normalt" hardware (ATX bundkort og store grafikkort), Rig mulighed for flere blæsere, Slider i bunden for indstilling af skarphed på LED´s i fronten, Harddisk "kasse" kan let afmonteres, Acceptabel pris
  • Cons: Kunne køle lidt bedre (kan afhjælpes ved flere blæsere)
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