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Old 13th May 2017, 12:07   #1
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HTPC Case

Looking for recommendations here for a decent but not too expensive HTPC case.

Requirements:
3.5" and 2.5" drive support. One for each is fine as I have a 6TB drive and 240GB SSD.
GPU support - got an ITX size Zotac 1060 so no need for long GPU support.

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5.25" bay - got a blu ray drive I'd like to move out of my main rig and in to this.
Standard ATX PSU - I already have one but happy to buy an SFX PSU if required.
mATX motherboard support - using a mini ITX board but wiggle room for future changes always nice.

I've had a look at a couple of Silverstone cases - GD05 and GD09 - but would like to know what others are using or have had experience with.
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Old 14th May 2017, 09:55   #2
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I can certainly vouch for the Silverstone GD05 which I bought as I needed something to fit in a predetermined space. Plenty of internal space for everything and will certainly fill your requirements.
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I can certainly vouch for the Silverstone GD05 which I bought as I needed something to fit in a predetermined space. Plenty of internal space for everything and will certainly fill your requirements.
That was my preferred of the two I mentioned. How many drives can it actually fit?
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Old 15th May 2017, 11:18   #4
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Looking at the spec it says 3.5" x 2 , 2.5” x 1 or 3.5" x 1 , 2.5” x 2 internal which on taking off the top cover on my is pretty much right though there is a fair bit of spare space for some sort of modded cage I suspect.
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Do like my GD05b.

Pretty sure you can put a 3.5 drive on the bottom of the left cover, along with a 2.5 above the PSU on the same side.
5.25 drive bay is covered (just make sure you have a low profile cooler. Stock Intel fits just fine.
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I saw this thread and thought, great I know of a great HTPC case, then read your requirements released that the case I had in mind only meet 3 of 7. In case your were wondering, I was going to suggest a Streacom case. I personal have a FC5 WS and love it.
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