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SilverStone's Grandia GD10 HTPC Case Coming Soon

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
    It looks like a printer.
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  • ta152h
    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
    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
    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
    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
    This looks like it might be useful for a work environment, but not for home use.
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  • knowom
    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
    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
    For an HTPC this thing is really big. It's basically a mid tower lying on its side.
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  • nebun
    ugly, ugly....cooler master has a better case :)
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