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SilverStone's Grandia GD10 HTPC Case Coming Soon

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SilverStone is releasing a new HTPC enclosure.

A handful of pictures has been made available of SilverStone's upcoming Grandia GD10 case.

This case is an ATX-size HTPC enclosure with seven expansion slots. Inside the case you will find room for two 3.5" drives, a single 2.5" drive, an optical drive, and graphics cards up to 12.2 inches long. The front of the case has a door with a lock to seal off the optical bay, behind which you will also find the front I/O connectivity. There are two USB 3.0 ports along with the standard set of HD audio jacks.

The case measures 442 x 171 x 362 mm and weighs 4.8 kg. Three 120 mm fans provide airflow while spinning at 900 RPM.

If you are looking for an HTPC case but need more space for hardware than you can find in Mini-ITX or Micro-ATX enclosures, this one might be worth a peek. Its elegant appearance allows it to fit in most home theaters inconspicuously, despite its larger dimensions.

Pricing appears to be set at €90 in Europe, so expect a price tag of about $100 when it comes to the US.

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    rayden54 , July 11, 2014 7:23 PM
    It looks like a printer.
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    ta152h , July 11, 2014 8:11 PM
    Elegant? How much did you get paid to say that.

    It's rectangle. Rectangles are elegant? It's plain, at best.
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    vaughn2k , July 11, 2014 8:53 PM
    I think he said the elegent appearance does not attract attention (inconspicous)... so I think it is not that elegent... :D  :D  :D 
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    zanny , July 11, 2014 9:04 PM
    I think the GD08 (the predecessor) would be an amazing server case, because it fits 8 3.5" + 2 5.25" + 2 2.5" drives. And positive airflow means less dust problems from 24/7 operation. If I ever had a good use for one to justify the investment, 8 way raid on a general purpose workstation motherboard would be fantastic.

    This (and the revamped gd09) look more like general purpose "desktops". I've used my Elite 130 rig as a monitor stand a few times already, these kinds of desktops can serve the same purpose, or go in an entertainment center. Looks like they have 240mm rad clearance on the side this time, making this more gaming pc is an unusual form factor than server or htpc.
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    antemon , July 12, 2014 12:28 AM
    I don't get it.
    HTPC with a locked ODD and USB ports?
    and you have to open the whole door to get to the USB ports too?
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    mortsmi7 , July 12, 2014 12:45 AM
    This looks like it might be useful for a work environment, but not for home use.
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    knowom , July 12, 2014 2:48 AM
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    Elegant? How much did you get paid to say that.

    It's rectangle. Rectangles are elegant? It's plain, at best.
    They got paid enough Tom's has had a hard-on for SilverStone the last 2-3 years. Same with Blizzard and a few other companies. Used to be a more reputable tech site than it is today now it's got too many paid endorsements sponsors and less earnest at times to end users as a result.
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    IQ11110002 , July 12, 2014 7:15 AM
    Something that I would like to see in HTPC cases or Intel NUC's or Gigabyte Brix's is a simple led clock on the front like the old vcr's used to have even a drive bay add on that has a clock on it.
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    TechieNewbie , July 12, 2014 7:52 AM
    For an HTPC this thing is really big. It's basically a mid tower lying on its side.
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    nebun , July 12, 2014 8:18 AM
    ugly, ugly....cooler master has a better case :) 
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    stuart72 , July 12, 2014 9:05 AM
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    ugly, ugly....cooler master has a better case :) 


    agree, If you want an HTPC then even silverstone has a better case ;) 
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    FirionRAzar , July 12, 2014 9:43 AM
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    Something that I would like to see in HTPC cases or Intel NUC's or Gigabyte Brix's is a simple led clock on the front like the old vcr's used to have even a drive bay add on that has a clock on it.
    The only thing not in an entire pc format that has an old style VCR clock is Scythe Kaze Chrono, a fan controler with a big clock up front.
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    ceh4702 , July 12, 2014 5:39 PM
    It is just a big clunky desktop case. If you put this in a cabinet the sideways vent may be blocked. Duh. . . . . I am stating the obvious. It is huge just buy a boxy tower and turn it on its side.
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    ceh4702 , July 12, 2014 5:46 PM
    Dimensions for USA articles should be in inches. Is this asking too much?
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    sicom , July 13, 2014 3:28 PM
    Err, USB ports hidden by a door. Why is it designed that way?
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    warmon6 , July 13, 2014 8:30 PM
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    Dimensions for USA articles should be in inches. Is this asking too much?


    Er, no..... but I would rather have them in Metric system and I live in the US.....

    this is mainly due to the fact that inches is not precise enough as a "unit of measurement" when it comes to some computers parts.

    Like when trying to figure out how much room you have for a cooler that you may really want in your case or maybe you need that precision if your putting a computer case in a tight space (why? I dont know but you know there are people out there that do just that.)

    Yeah you could measure in inches..... although lets say you have a small case.... and the cooler you have looks like it a tight fit in that case.... Like it's under an inch of clearance between your cooler and the side panel of the case. Your going to want to know the millimeters.

    Unless you really like saying "the case is 6.73228 inches wide (171mm) and my cooler is 6.25984 inches (159mm tall)", and the Mother board and standoff will add another .xx inches...

    I really think the the metric system is far better than the "imperial system" (what the inches, yards, ect is under) for the tech area.

    *using my xigmatek gaia cooler as if it was going to put it in this case as an example http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233082&cm_re=xigmatek_gaia-_-35-233-082-_-Product
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    thesuperguy , July 13, 2014 9:23 PM
    Quote:
    Quote:
    Dimensions for USA articles should be in inches. Is this asking too much?


    Er, no..... but I would rather have them in Metric system and I live in the US.....

    this is mainly due to the fact that inches is not precise enough as a "unit of measurement" when it comes to some computers parts.

    Like when trying to figure out how much room you have for a cooler that you may really want in your case or maybe you need that precision if your putting a computer case in a tight space (why? I dont know but you know there are people out there that do just that.)

    Yeah you could measure in inches..... although lets say you have a small case.... and the cooler you have looks like it a tight fit in that case.... Like it's under an inch of clearance between your cooler and the side panel of the case. Your going to want to know the millimeters.

    Unless you really like saying "the case is 6.73228 inches wide (171mm) and my cooler is 6.25984 inches (159mm tall)", and the Mother board and standoff will add another .xx inches...

    I really think the the metric system is far better than the "imperial system" (what the inches, yards, ect is under) for the tech area.

    *using my xigmatek gaia cooler as if it was going to put it in this case as an example http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233082&cm_re=xigmatek_gaia-_-35-233-082-_-Product


    Lets be honest here, metric is better than imperial in almost if not all aspects. The only instance where imperial may have some degree of use is when an object (which measures a whole number of imperial units mind you) needs to be divided by 3. Metric is not able to do that so easily.
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    MightyBoyGaming , July 14, 2014 2:34 AM
    Just wish it didn't have a flip down front panel... That is ugly!
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    zanny , July 14, 2014 7:34 AM
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    Just wish it didn't have a flip down front panel... That is ugly!


    They released a revamped GD09 at the same time that has an aluminum no-flip-panel front. Same price point and layout, you can just pick between which front you like.
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    gggplaya , July 14, 2014 2:06 PM
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    I don't get it.
    HTPC with a locked ODD and USB ports?
    and you have to open the whole door to get to the USB ports too?


    You obviously don't have toddler's running around your house.

    It's meant to be a HTPC, Once it's all setup, all you have to do is plug your wireless keyboard mouse dongle into the back and leave it sitting there. This would work for me since i put everything on a NAS drive. However, for people without a NAS, a usb port and media card reader outside the cover would be nice for transferring pictures, movies etc.. It would be nice to just take the card out of my SLR camera and play a slideshow for family and friends.
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