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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It's rectangle. Rectangles are elegant? It's plain, at best.
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.
HTPC with a locked ODD and USB ports?
and you have to open the whole door to get to the USB ports too?