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Excellent build quality.
Sleek looking (simplicity really is better sometimes).
Great included cooling setup.
Able to accommodate video cards up to 11" long.
Small size fits the HTPC format well.
Excellent airflow arrangement, with quality fans.
Nice drive bay option.
Separate air inlet and filter for PSU.
Clearance between the CPU fan and the bottom of the optical drive bracket is tight.
No VCD or remote option built-in.
Low clearance for CPU cooler.
Rubber feet in back.
Instead of much nicer front feet.
Not All Optical drives will work.
Cramped confines make hardware changes more difficult.
Limited space for CPU cooler.
By AnandTech on December 25, 2010
My media center PC was far from old and decrepit, but I wound up with an opportunity to both rebuild it into something faster and cut a profit this month and went for it. Choosing a case for the new build was a difficult decision; the old...-
By K.S. Studios on March 18, 2010
I was amazed at the temperatures that were recorded while using this case. The fact that the parts run cooler in the GD04 than they do in the Antec Sonata case is a testament to SilverStone's great design. I had no trouble installing any of the...90
By Motherboards.org on February 08, 2010
SilverStone has taken the Micro-ATX form factor HTPC and given it the options of the bigger cases. It is an interesting case design that allows for long video cards, normal PSUs, three 120mm cooling fans and fits into an entertainment center without...-
By Atomic MPC on February 01, 2010
A good mid-range choice for first time...85
By Phoronix on January 26, 2010
While the Grandia GD04 is not as unique of a small form factor enclosure like the Sugo series, the GD04 is unique in its own right. The GD04 looks like a simplistic, small HTPC chassis from the exterior, but on the inside it offers a surprising...80
By DreamWare Computers on December 09, 2009
If you're looking for a sleek, simple and stylish M-ATX HTPC case, then the Silverstone GD04 would be a wonderful choice. The build quality and beautiful brushed aluminum front will easily help this case find a home amongst your priceless home...-
By Ninjalane on December 09, 2009
The main purpose behind a HTPC case is to blend in with other A/V equipment and the SilverStone GD04 does an excellent job of this. We felt the looks were just right for the intended purpose by making the media PC look like a high-end DVD or Blu-ray...100
By Hardware Secrets on November 05, 2009
SilverStone Grandia GD04 is a case targeted to users that want to build a media center with a case with the same size of home theater receivers. Here is a summary of what we found about this product.Strong PointsMatches the size and style of home...-
By 3dGameMan on November 03, 2009
Video Review: SilverStone is well known for their excellent HTPC cases and this one is no exception. This case doesn't have a large LCD on the front or is it all aluminum, but it does look elegant, has all the right features and is affordable. It...-
By Metku.net on October 30, 2009
Overall then, the GD04 manages to check most the boxes required for a HTPC case to be good. The main ingredients being nice outlooks, good design and quiet operation. Beside these features the GD04 also manages to avoid the potholes of being too...-