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Silverstone GD08
9.4 out of 10

Silverstone GD08

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Overall 4
4.0

Caution

HERACLITUS E., Newegg
5 January 2015
  • Summary: I expected to get some bells and whistles for my $160.00, at the very least a LCD panel.
  • Pros: Sturdy , well constructed heavy gauge steel and plastic
  • Cons: Do NOT buy this case if you plan to use liquid cooling. The wiring for the power switches was not adequately soldered, if at all. It took me a minute to find the loose wire and reconnect it. If I was not in such a hurry to finish the build I would have returned this over-expensive case, but had a...
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Ralph D., Newegg
10 September 2014
  • Summary: Build Specs - ASRock Z97 Extreme 4 LGA 1150 ATX Intel Motherboard, i3-4360 3.7 GHz cpu, stock intel cooler,128 gb Plextor ssd, 2 3tb wd hdd 2 3tb wd hdd and 1 4tb wd hdd, Silverstone strider plus st50f-p modular ps, asus bluray drive, 8gb G.Skill memory
  • Pros: Very well built and plenty of room for hard drives. I have 1 ssd and 5 hdd with room for 2 to 3 more if I wanted to get creative! I had to spend a little time getting the optical drive eject button just right but it works great and I have burned about 300 movies with 0 problems. The included case...
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Nice, but big.

Ed H., Newegg
30 June 2014
  • Summary: While it can take on the big components, it is a very large case. I have a DVD/VCR player, and a DVD stand alone burner stacked on top of each other next to this case, and the case is about an inch taller.
  • Pros: I bought the case based on the pictures, price, and ability to place multiple sized boards in it. It is a well laid out case design that gives plenty of room to place big video cards in it, and has a lot of space for HDDs. The main drive (SSD, or HDD) can be mounted in a side slot to keep it sepa...
  • Cons: None, but see other thoughts.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not too sure about their CS!

Daniel T., Newegg
18 June 2014
  • Summary: C'mon Silver stone lets fix this minor issue, it will pay ten folds in the long run, and have your CS people follow through their promise. Also we buy this case to integrate it with the rest of our AV gear, why not make it more Home Theater friendly, no?
  • Pros: Beautiful aesthetics, blends well with the rest of my a/v equipment in my living room. there's plenty of space for my ATX MB, a SSD 260gb hd, and over 16TB with still a few bays felt for some more HD's. No Video cards yet, but I think I can add one if I need to, the stock fans are good, but not g...
  • Cons: My biggest beef with this case is with the freaking optical flaps, and the Achilles heels of this almost prefect case. You have to be a magician to get the optical drive to aligned correctly with the slot! Even after that there's some sort of comparability issues Optical drive brand and flap! Oth...
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Overall 10
10

Excellent gaming case in HTPC format

Mark W., Newegg
8 June 2014
  • Summary: Case height limits air-cooling options and using water cooling is not an option without major case modifications; however, with the ability to have five 120mm case fans, this case allows plenty of air movement. I chose a 92mm air cooler and replaced the stock fans with slim profile push-pull fans.
  • Pros: High volume case with lots of room - easily fits ATX board, dual video cards, optical drive and SSD.
  • Cons: Though it is roomy, you do have to pay attention to how components from the front of the case will meet with components from the motherboard. For example, HDD(s) need to be offset to avoid conflict with video card(s). Connectors on back of optical drive may conflict with CPU cooler. Choose compon...
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Overall 8
8.0

Lots of storage, lots of screws

Josh H., Newegg
5 June 2014
  • Summary: There's not a lot of HTPC cases (or cases in general) that hold this many drives for an economical price.
  • Pros: It's got a nice, small profile, and will fit right in with the rest of your home theater components. The stock fans work great - I've got seven hard drives running in the thing with 2 of the three case fans blowing on them from below. All the drives - despite being so close together - have stayed...
  • Cons: The two USB 3.0 ports in the back are nice, although some more front-loaded slots. And convenient size + lots of wires = inconvenient build. And ohjeez THE SCREWS. Two for the back (roof) plate. Two for video / IDE slots. Six (yes, six) for the drive bays - NOT including the screws for the actual...
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent HTPC case

John C., Newegg
25 February 2014
  • Summary: This case is quite roomy, especially for an HTPC build. Our build was a couch-gaming / HTPC rig (see specs below). So with a dedicated GPU it adds to the number of cables floating about.
  • Pros: • Easily fits a full sized graphics card • Lots of configurations for fans (5x120 mm, 2x80 mm) • Fits all kinds of motherboard formats • Stock fans are silent on low to mid rpms • Adjustable brightness activity / power led • Lots of headroom for a CPU cooler *see other thoughts* • Padded feet red...
  • Cons: • Not very much in the way of cable management. With a full ATX Mobo there's a two inch gap between the edge of the board and the fans where the bulk of my cables are run, but no tie downs to use. • Screws on cover aren't thumb screws (easily replaced) • No easy access cutout to the back of the m...
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Overall 10
10

Beautiful

Laura S., Newegg
25 February 2014
  • Pros: Spacious, Expandable, Solid, Goes great with any Home Theater Setup. The manual has step by step installation instructions that could not be easier to follow.
  • Cons: None.
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Overall 10
10

pretty nice

rick c., Newegg
23 February 2014
  • Summary: Really nice overall.
  • Pros: pretty well built in my opinion.
  • Cons: only cone is on e-atx boards you have to remove one of the fans by the mobos sata ports to gain access to them. aside from that, not worth knocking an egg off for.
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Overall 2
2.0

Incredibly Angry

Mr R., Newegg
20 February 2014
  • Summary: I never post reviews...NEVER. But I'm so angry with this product that I just had to. Despite the fact that this case does have some great features, I feel like it's got such a massive design flaw that pointing out anything else good or bad about the case is irrelevant.
  • Pros: Not worth mentioning
  • Cons: See below
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