The trend in HTPC these days seems to be getting smaller. With both AMD and Intel integrating graphics and memory controllers on-die, there's not as much space needed on a motherboard for other components and mini-ITX has gotten very popular for these types of applications. SilverStone makes many different sizes and styles of HTPC cases and if small is your thing you might want to check out their new Raven RVZ01. But what if you're looking to repurpose some existing hardware or need extra space for storage, yet you still want a case that will look good next to the rest of your entertainment system? Well SilverStone has you covered there too, with the Grandia GD07 and GD08.
The case we'll be taking a look at today is SilverStone's Grandia GD08 which supports a full-size ATX motherboard and power supply along with dual optical drives and as many as eight 3½" and two 2½" hard drives. Provisions for cooling are spacious as well with up to four 120mm intake and two 80mm exhaust fans plus extra venting in the top and rear. The GD07 features similar internal specifications with the addition of a locking front panel door for security.
Join us as we take a closer look at the SilverStone Grandia GD08.