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Hardware Silverstone Grandia GD03 Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 21 Jan 2010.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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  2. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    With better cooling it would be good for a combined HTPC/file server build. For HTPC alone I can't think of any reason why I wouldn't choose the much smaller, better cooler and cheaper GD-04 instead.
     
  3. DocWolfe

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    That's the thing with these silverstone cases... I don't like all the 'vanity panels' that they have... why can't they just make a case where 'vanity panels' aren't needed because what's underneith looks good!?
     
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    tonyd223 king of nothing

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    From the pictures I don't see where the two front mounted 80mm fans can draw air from if the door is closed. So, any chance of you guys doing a media PC build either here or in Custom PC? Please? Would be interesting to see your thoughts on components, and especially on cpu cooler...
     
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    ano 8-bit Bandit

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    Chic is French for stylish or elegance, chique is French for chew.
     
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    Chic literally means, skill or knack though. Like having a knack at something.
     
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    And while it's not a major issue for many people, the GD-04 has the advantage that it's the shallowest matx box I could find (I was really tight for space on the depth!) iirc it's only 32-33cm deep, and many others are over 37cm at least.
     
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    Anyway you look at it. it is fugly...
     
  9. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    I've had both the GD03 and GD04, so I'm well aware of the fact, that's exactly the "choose the much smaller" ;) In fact I think the GD04 might just be the best HTPC-case out there, if you don't need a screen and a remote (out of the box, anyway).
     
  10. HandMadeAndroid

    HandMadeAndroid That's handy.

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    why not get a red pulsing LED light system for the front and make it look like Knight Rider....only joking lol but it is very 90's hi-fi separates looking.
     
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    I recently set up an HTPC in the GD-04. It seems like a much more suitable case - plenty of airflow and small enough to fit under a TV. Better looking, too.
     
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