The Silverstone Grandia Series GD06 case arrives in a very stylish box with with a high resolution image of the product on the front of the box.
The chassis is well protected between thick pieces of Styofoam. To help prevent against surface damage, the case is wrapped with a plastic protective sleeve.
The bundle is strong. SilverStone include locking keys, several chassis cables, mounting screws and 5 thick cable tidies. They also include a very handy USB 2.0 to USB 3.0 adapter.
The chassis lives up to the demanding standards we expect from Silverstone. Their name is predominately positioned in the center of the front panel. The case is built around a thin steel body (0.8mm) with an aluminum front door and plastic front panel. It weighs 5.6 kg and measures 440 mm (W) x 150 mm (H) x 340 mm (D).
The front panel is unlocked and locked with a set of keys. This helps to maintain a minimalistic, attractive appearance. The power button resides in the center of the case and you don’t need to open the door to turn the system on. On the left are two doors which offer hot swappable support for 3.5 inch drives (we look at this in more detail later in the review). On the right is an optical bay with a cover over it.
The front panel is home to a reset button, two USB 3.0 connectors and a headphone and microphone port.
The left panel houses a 120mm fan with smaller rear mounted air flow vent. The right panel houses two 120mm fans. Grills are preinstalled to help improve the appearance and help reduce dust intake. These all suck cool air into the chassis from both sides. At the top of the case is a smaller vent which can accommodate a 80mm fan, perhaps even used in an exhaust position.
The rear of the case has positions for the installation of two more 80mm fans, above the I/O panel (left in the image above). The GD06 can support a PS2 (ATX) power supply up to 150mm in length.
Underneath are two large feet at the front with rubber discs in the middle to stop the chassis moving on a variety of surfaces. The rear of the case has two rubber feet and there is also a rubber foot in the middle of the case which help keep it steady. The underside also features a mesh covered dust filter for the power supply.