SilverStone GD06 HTPC Chassis
Author: Michael O'Neill
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 03-28-2011
Provided by: SilverStone
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The case packing is pretty standard with a cardboard box, Styrofoam end caps, and the actual case in a large plastic bag. Once the packaging is removed, the Grandia reveals itself to be an attractive piece of hardware. It is solid black with rounded aluminum feet and at first glance looks like a standard home theater receiver with similar dimensions. This helps the case match up with one's entertainment center and it should fit right in with the rest of your components. The construction is very solid and this case definitely does not have the cheap and flimsy feel to it.


The case is made of mostly aluminum with plastic only being around the front rounded edges and around the exposed drive bays. The entire front is normally covered with a solid aluminum plate that can be locked and unlocked with a basic cylinder style key (which is included). While this is not the most secure option, it will certainly keep small children and lazy adults out of your drive bays. The solid aluminum plate should also help to protect your drive bays and front panel as home theater equipment is subject to a bit more abuse than your normal PC (flying Xbox controllers anyone?). Aside from the drive bays, the front panel has two USB 3.0 ports, a microphone/input mini jack, speaker/earphone mini jack, a power button and a reset button.

Other items included are the user's manual, two keys for the front panel, a pack of assorted screws and motherboard stand offs, six small adhesive rubber feet, five cable management ties, a Molex to 3-pin three way fan power cable (to hook up the 120mm fans), and an adapter to hook up the front panel USB connections. Overall, this is a very basic set of accessories and there is nothing really to speak on about them.


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