The SilverStone Grandia GD06 HTPC Case is a perfect option for anyone who's on a budget and requires great looking HTPC case with lots of features. Three quiet 120mm fans are included to provide excellent cooling and each has a dust filter. This case also fits a standard ATX PSU.
is the case comes with the key? because i didn't see it in the review.
Didn't SilverStone sell a case like this but with an LCD on the front?
These all aluminum, LCD HTPC are a very rare breed these days. Fact is, who can afford them in this economy.
Rodney, you didn't mention the large ventilation hole (looks like 120mm) on the bottom of the case. Does it have a filter?
Yes, at the bottom there's a removable dust filter for the power supplies fan.
So kids cant touch other buttons but they can turn it off and on?
So whats the point of having a door with a lock?
Remember, in most operating systems you can configure the power button to not shut system down when it's pressed. For example, in Windows 7 you can assign the "Power button action" you want, like to "do nothing", "sleep", "hibernate" or "shut down". You could also disconnect that power button and wire the power switch lead to the reset button ;)
Hold down the button for 4 seconds, and poof, the power is off. I would simply route the reset button to the power header, though.
You are right oh great master of gadgets but i think having the power button exposed kinda misses the purpose of having a door with a lock. More than a design flaw, i think they made a real mistake there.
Why is it so important for a home theater case to fit a standard ATX motherboard? µATX isnt that much worse, is it?
For a normal HTPC setup a standad ATX motherboard is not required, but if you want to get the best motherboard for the money, it's standard ATX. Some also like to build a HTPC setup that can play demanding games. So for HTPC/Gaming setup a standard ATX motherboard is king.
Ah, so you can't only watch movies but also use the HTPC as a kind of "console" on a big TV. Thank you!
I like the case a lot, but wish the filters were an slide/pull out instead of the hastle of screws for each one...I agree it is a great case.
Thanks for the review Rodney!
I like the idea of the lockable front panel but Silverstone should have made the lock from black anodized aluminum for aesthetics. Also it is too bad that the case is not low profile nor does it have a remote control or IR sensor.
BTW when will Moneual be sending you more products to review? They have some really nice new items beyond cases now that would be interesting to see.
Moneual doesn't me much stuff because they are a smaller company with a tight marketing budget, so I'm not sure on that.
The aluminum door with the lock looks really nice, but I agree that support for a standard ATX motherboard would have been great. However, I still think it is kickass though.
since you aren't using youtube as main host for reviews, make an iphone app
How am I not using YouTube? I really don't understand why some people are so confused about what I'm doing. Maybe the video below will help:
It's still youtube..
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