Silverstone Grandia GD08 HTPC Case Review

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Silverstone have always specialised in producing small-form-factor cases which tend to the needs of the HTPC and server market. Featuring a revised drive configuration amongst other upgrades, is Silverstone’s newest addition to the Grandia series, the GD08, able to follow the path of success forged by its ancestors?

Silverstone have designed the Grandia GD08 in a way that allows it to keep all of the best aspects from the GD07 but improve upon some of the weaknesses possessed by the latter. A revised drive configuration, improved cooling capabilities and a tweaked appearance are the main alterations on the GD08.

Have Silverstone’s modifications been successful enough to earn the GD08 our highly acclaimed ‘Must Have’ award?

Specifications:

  • Material: Aluminium front panel, SECC body.
  • Motherboard support: SSI-EEB, SSI-CEB, Extended ATX, ATX, Micro ATX.
  • 5.25″ drive bays: 2 (external).
  • 3.5″ drive bays: 8 (internal).
  • 2.5″ drive bays: 2 (internal).
  • Cooling system: 2 x 80mm (rear), 2 x 120mm (side), 3 x 120/80/60mm (bottom), oversized vent (top).
  • Included fans: 1 x 120mm, 900rpm, 18dbA (side), 2 x 120mm, 900rpm, 18dbA (bottom).
  • Expansion slots: 7+1.
  • Front I/O: 2 x USB 3.0, audio jack, microphone jack.
  • Clearance: 340mm graphics card, 138mm CPU cooler, 220mm power supply.
  • Dimensions: 440mm(W) x 175mm (H) x 425mm (D), 32.7 litres.
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  • Stevie
    July 11, 2012
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    awesome, been waiting on a review of this now for a week :)

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  • Sven
    July 11, 2012
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    Very nice indeed. I bought their last HTPC case and I replaced the fans with models from bequiet!. cost a few bit of money to add them, but it transformed the case.

    I think if a case like this is in the living room it needs to be almost silent.

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  • Derek
    July 11, 2012
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    Nice review, good looking case, I think ill get the bitfenix prodigy though it looks much nicer, even if its smaller inside.

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  • MEGATech
    July 15, 2012
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    Can’t seem to let a day go by without checking KitGuru’s pages and the Silverstone Grandia GD08 is exactly the kind of thing I look for

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