Silverstone Grandia GD01S - MXR ATX/mATX HTPC Chassis

Conclusion

Conclusion

The Silverstone GD01S "Grandia" is a good solid HTPC enclosure. The brushed aluminium look of the front cover is smooth and clean and sits very well in a media centre environment. The LCD is a very nice touch on a case like this and provides quite a few nifty features.

The build quality on the case overall is good and there is a few extra nice little touches in there such as rubber mounts for the hard drives. However I think the painted steel top of the case let's it down somewhat and the case lacks that quality feel that the higher end Media cases have.

Recommended Retailers

At £140 from our recommended retailers above the case is at a decent price although it does take it near some of the better made cases on the market, but it is still at a good price-point. If you're looking to make a media PC and want the flexibility of an ATX form factor case and full size GPU then the GD01 is a great choice. Remember as well that the case is also available in black.

With some excellent features at a fairly nice price-piont the Silverstone "Grandia" GD01 is a good choice for a media chassis. With this in mind we're giving it an "OC3D Recommended" Award.

Recommended Award

Pro's
+ Great front panel looks
+ Fits perfectly into a media centre
+ Good airflow for only two fans
+ Fully featured LCD

Con's
- Slightly lacking in build quality
- A bit tight to work in with high quality components
- Steel top doesn't suit the case

Thanks to Silverstone for the review sample

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Most Recent Comments

23-03-2007, 13:58:00

FarFarAway
Need a nice case to put under your TV?

Take a look

23-03-2007, 14:27:21

equk
Looks nice

Altho it is massive!!

Nice review I like the images of the LCD on the front

23-03-2007, 16:01:06

FarFarAway
Aye it is huge, but I spose it helps with thermal dissapation

23-03-2007, 16:47:02

Toxcity
Very pretty case!

Nice review dude, really nice read!

23-03-2007, 19:20:48

Luffy
Great review. Looks to big and too expensive for me though.

23-03-2007, 21:32:47

Allsorts
Nice work! It's always fun trying to squeeze everything into an HTPC case and then tidy the wiring. The inside looks quite spacious with everything installed and no doubt those 80mm fans help to keep the temperature reasonable as well.
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