Silverstone tried compact HTPC cases with as much storage space for disk drives, graphics cards and cooling systems combined. The results are the two black Grandia GD07 case and DG08, which also include E-ATX motherboards can.
The classic design of a tower housing seems increasingly losing ground. What to use in the office still seems functional enough, is integrated into home theater chains or in the living room barely fits. For these purposes, more and even more the case manufacturer at your own HTPC cases on offer. Its compact dimensions make the same time but also the biggest disadvantage dar. Plenty of room for drives and excessive cooling is not available. Silverstone is now trying with the new Grandia GD07 HTPC enclosures and DG08 to create a balance.
Both cases are very similar and even allow the installation of E-ATX motherboards and of course, ATX and Micro ATX boards to. The GD07 has four 5.25-inch, five 3.5-inch and two 2.5-inch drive bays. The DG08 uses again with two 5.25-inch and three 3.5-inch drive bays, one more on it. A total of four 120-millimeter fan can block itself (two side, two on the housing floor). At the rear, two 80-millimeter fan can be mounted. The DG08 also offers the option at the bottom of an additional 120-mm fan to use. Dust filters prevent dust components.
On the front side are two USB 3.0, and provides an audio and microphone port. Graphics card with up to 34.5 centimeters in length to fit into the housing to fit need to be purely sometimes a dual-GPU graphics card. A power supply should not be deeper than 22 centimeters, a CPU cooler again, not higher than 13.8 centimeters. The proportions in both cases amount to 440 x 175 x 435 mm (width x height x depth). The curb weight is 7 pounds.
For more information on the HTPC enclosures Grandia GD07 and DG08 of Silverstone, visit the manufacturer website. Both are available now, according to Silverstone, yet at the PCGH price comparison, however, listed. The retail price is 113.00 € (GD07) and € 118.50 (DG08).