SilverStone Grandia GD05 HTPC Case
Jun 25 2010Silverstone has been making HTPC cases for the longest time, and they're always a pretty solid option. They make some that are roomy enough to handle any specs you'd want to throw at it. And at $140 it's not an unreasonable asking price either, although no volume knobs or VFD displays...if that sorta stuff interests you.
Today we look at one of their newest cases in the Grandia line, the GD05. The Grandia GD05 is for the HTPC crowd but can also be used as a Small Form Factor (SFF) case in other areas. At a shallow 325mm (12.8") in depth the Grandia GD05 can fit in tight entertainment cabinets, but still accommodate full height video cards up to 11” in length. The Grandia also supports Mini-DTX, Mini-ITX and micro-ATX motherboards, full size 5.25” drives, 2.5” and 3.5” hard drives, standard power supplies up to 180mm long (220 if you remove a fan), as well as having three SilverStone Golf Blade 120mm fans. That’s a lot of hardware stuffed into a 12”x17” footprint that stands 6" high.