SilverStone GD04 HTPC Case
I’ve used Silverstone HTPC cases in the past (the old LC-10M) and thought it was a great case for the price. Here’s the GD04 reviewed at Anandtech, where the reviewer finds some faults…and the commentors find some faults in the reviewer. Ah, good times.
The GD04 is remarkably attractive if you’re into that minimalist look (I am); there’s a sister GD05 model that has a full 5.25″ drive bay instead of just an opening for the optical drive tray, but rather than have unsightly electrical tape covering up the activity LED on the drive I opted to bury it in the case with the GD04. Otherwise the two models are functionally identical, so a lot of what’s said in this review will likely apply to the GD05. This case has also been around for a couple years but doesn’t seem to have been refreshed by SilverStone; if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right?