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SILVERSTONE Black Aluminum front panel, 0.8 mm SECC body Grandia Series GD01B-MXR ATX Media Center / HTPC Case

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  • Aluminum/ 0.8 mm SECC
  • card reader
  • 2 x 80mm rear fan

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Silverstone was challenged to create the ultimate multimedia system case. They introduced the GD01B-MXR media case as their answer. It features two exterior 5.25" optical drive bays and a 3.5" exterior drive bay for the included, and unimaginably versatile, 52 in 1 card reader. Along the bottom behind a stylish door hides its hidden treasure of I/O ports. Just to make sure there was no question of this case's superiority, an integrated IR port and included universal remote was included as well.

The overall style is a simple black face with minimal clutter to allow it to fit in easily with the rest of your now obsolete multi-media components. The solid construction of the case will allow for stacking without worry of warping out the case. The integrated LCD display not only looks great, but is capable of multiple languages and sells that this is a multimedia powerhouse. The best part is the integrated IR port and universal remote to make this the total package for your entertainment needs.

Internally it holds six hard drives so all of your downloads and installed games will never need to fight for space. The two 80mm rear exhaust fans will blow out the damaging hot air at a staggering 1800rpm’s with a whisper quiet precise 19dBA.

  • newegg HTPC System with 9 Drive Bays Featuring two external 5.25" drive bays, one external and up to six internal 3.5” drive bays, the SILVERSTONE GD01B-MXR provides class-leading expandability as a HTPC case.
  • newegg Dual 80mm Low Speed Rear Fans The SILVERSTONE GD01B-MXR features two 80mm low speed rear fans to effectively keep the system cool while producing hardly audible noise emissions.
  • newegg Anti-Vibration Drive Mounts Lined with anti-vibration drive mounts, the SILVERSTONE GD01B-MXR delivers silent operation even with all drive bays mounted.
  • newegg Enriched Multimedia Experience The multilanguage LCD, software, and remote control are compatible with Microsoft Media Center Edition (MCE) enrich the SILVERSTONE GD01B-MXR’s multimedia performance and turn it into a truly refined HTPC system.
  • newegg Convenient Front I/O Panel The convenient front I/O panel enables easy access to two USB 2.0 ports, one IEEE 1394 port, two audio ports and a 52-in-1 card reader.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Thomas W.
  • 2/8/2012 10:21:30 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsI definately picked the perfect case

Pros: Everything about this case is perfect. I researched and researched for almost 6 months and been procrastinating on building an HTPC for years. Always used Tivo and as much as I love Tivo its to quirky constantly issues w/ it and runs sluggish all the time. I been building custom PC's for over 20 years I have never built an HTPC WMC and was nervous on what parts are needed is it gonna be worth it in the end... The answer is yes especially with this case. You without a doubt need a remote option if your building an HTPC (one thing i didnt really think alot about at 1st and was concerned on keeping cost down) after doing my research 1 thing if any you dont go to cheap on is a case. Buy the right one the 1st time with this case. You have all the options for future upgrades and it looks like a stereo receiver. The design is amazing and everything runs very cool even with the doors closed on center. I did add 2 fans infront of the HD bay. only heat coming out of the back is the psu

Cons: Only 4 eggs and not 5 because of the difficulty building with a full size atx board. But it does all fit. I am using a full atx board with an i7 2600k cpu to be honest when I upgrade or have to replace somthing I will be purchasing a micro atx board due to the aggrivation of getting everything to fit

Other Thoughts: I without a doubt recommend this case 10 times over and over again. Its a few bucks more than going with a cheap case but this is gonna be your toy that that you will fall in love with instantly. Dont invite friends over for a movie and have to explain why your HTPC case is so loud and ugly.

I had to have an ATX board always thought of micro atx boards as budget boards but for an HTPC it really does not require much to run. The setup I built is WAAAAY overkill but I did it because I wanted low energy and heat. Plus I had several spare parts lahing around. If I were to know what I know now or ever have to replace anything I will be purchasing a Micro ATX board. Even though everything fit I cannot express enough how much of a pain and many choice words being yelled out trying to make everything fit. I am using an 800 watt Silverstone (NON MODULE) PSU and pluggin in hd took skill

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  • Alex P.
  • 1/10/2012 5:52:31 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMore than I needed, but worth it.

Pros: Quiet fans and vibration-dampening foam around hard drives.

Sleek; overall very well-constructed.

Cons: Initial setup takes some time due to lack of thumbscrews or quick drive bay access.

Blue power LED is a bit bright in a dark room.

Relatively expensive, probably due to the IR/LCD module and card reader (which I didn't even need for my application).

Other Thoughts: The case is quieter than the background noise in my house, but you can hear it if you get within a few feet and really listen for it. I'm using a stock i3 CPU cooler, PC P&C Silencer MkIII PSU, SSD, and fanless nvidia card.

I was happy to find that the IR/LCD module was somewhat supported in Linux (via lirc + lcdproc). Only a few of the buttons on the remote work by default, though, and I haven't tried to configure the rest of them. I tested the demos that come with lcdproc, and XBMC can also display things on the LCD, but I don't really need it. I bought the case for its other features. For now, I just stop LCDd to turn off the LCD. (Note: Although I don't use it, the remote still works when the LCD is turned off this way. Also, the LCD stays off when the computer is shut down.)

As mentioned in "pros", this case is quite well-built and nice to look at. I don't think I'll ever have to replace it.

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  • Prince L.
  • 11/30/2011 2:03:23 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGood Case, But....

Pros: - Nice, sleek design that has many visitors to my home asking what it is
- Enough space to cram 6 HDs in there if you want
- Extremely modular

Cons: - Card reader does not work with Win7 64 Bit. Drivers are not available. Silverstone Support is very lacking with this issue as I have been fighting with this over a year. Sent emails but the response remains the same....After all, the integrated card reader is one of the reasons I bought the case in the first place.
- Cable management....good luck with that.
- Remote is not the best and there's no documentation to configure it properly
- Overall documentation sucks wind.
- Adding a fan to the front does not allow for HD bracket to sit flush.

Other Thoughts: There is no question that you need a modular power supply for this case. There is also no question that putting a high powered video card in it will require modification. However, when everything is up and running, the case works fine. I even have the iMON set for my neck of the woods and even have it giving me weather information in Chicago.


PS: Silverstone ST70F 700w power supply
Proc: AMD Phenom X2 Black Edition
RAM: 4 GB G.Skill DDR2 1066
Mobo: MSI 785GTM-E45 (Micro ATX)
HD: 1.5 TB Seagate 5900 RPM
Optical: LG Blu-Ray Burners/HD-DVD ROMs (2)
Wireless Keyboard: Logitech DiNovo Edge
Added a Xigmatech fan for additional cooling

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/25/2011 1:22:43 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsAll-in-one

Pros: Sharp looking, and very sturdy. The mouse function on the remote is easy to use. The display gives a lot of information. The remote powers up and down the computer. With a few extra pieces of hardware I was able to completely replace everything in the entertainment center with the computer.

Cons: Cable management is a small problem. The volume button on the remote does not control the volume of the computer, or I have not figured it out yet (I haven't spent a whole lot of time on it.) The remote must be line of sight.

Other Thoughts: This was purchased to take over every function in a home theater system, i.e. Blu-ray, television, radio, computer, and surround sound. It does it all quite well. I had to put a tv tuner card in there and it works as advertised. As I was exploring the features, the front panel display started giving me currents events about the Spanish Air Force; it was pretty cool.

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  • Chris S.
  • 11/10/2010 2:05:21 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsYour components will fit. Barely.

Pros: Good looking case, seems solidly built. Would fit in well with the rest of the home media components.

Cons: - Space. I don't know that you can actually do a better job than this at designing a HTPC-style case, but I'd sure like to see somebody do it. My wife had to help me multiple times at getting various things connected; much smaller hands than my ginormous meat hooks.
- Time. The build took 8 hours, which is insanely long when compared to a more typical 3 hours for me. This was mostly caused by having to work within such small confines, but was compounded by poor screw placement, having to use screws in the first place, and the instructions getting the order of operations wrong. Don't believe what they wrote, install your mobo before anything else. Or else you'll remove whatever you put in so there's enough room...
- Heat. I think this thing could use at least one more cut-out for another fan to move air through the case. Taking the lid off makes the fans slow way down almost instantly (Asus smart fan tech), seems like an airflow problem to me.

Other Thoughts: For all my complaints, the end product is quite pleasing. And, we fit a metric ton of components into this thing. We put in 5 hard drives plus a dvd drive. I don't think the other 5.25 bay is usable because it would hit the RAM. You might be able to sneak another hard drive in there...

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  • Eric A.
  • 2/25/2010 10:34:52 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsSleek but...

Pros: Fantastic Design, gorgeous, fits just about everything

Cons: case top is flimsy, put in my entertainment stand and i guess the metal heated up and the top has a dip in it... pretty cheap. hard to get back on when i tried to put it back on...

fans died. no notice, just flat out starts up then kaput... pretty dissapointed. have built over 6-7 pcs just from newegg parts! i usually recommend parts and cases. eh to this case

Other Thoughts: Decent all around i guess.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/20/2009 10:49:04 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsehh ok

Pros: This is a sleek looking case everything fit inside well.

Cons: The remote sucks very week signal if you are over 10 feet then it doesn't work well at all. The software for the remote is a pain to use. I like the LCD on the front but after my first try it stoped working

Other Thoughts: Not a bad case but I would recomend maybe another and then getting a separate remote.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you very much for purchasing a SilverStone. We can help you replace the defective LCD directly from our US office. Below is our contact information:



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  • Anonymous
  • 4/18/2009 10:13:06 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Case

Pros: I really like this case. It looks nice with my other components. It was easy to set up all components, and I liked the modular cages for the HDD/bays. The card reader is nice, and I had no problems setting up the imon VFD software supplied with the case (though I did need the old version of the software installed before I could upgrade it to the newer version which hasn't had a problem yet. Case runs pretty cool too. I thought I might need to put another fan in front of the HDDs, but it doesn't look like I will need it. Also, it is running really quiet, can barely hear it running when sitting next to case. the supplied fans are QUIET.

Cons: The supplied remote leaves a lot to be desired, but it works. Also, the documentation could be a little better. Also, I didn't really see a point the the EMI ring it came with, left it out of the setup as it is too small to get any wires through.

Other Thoughts: System setup:
GIGABYTE GA-E7AUM MB with onboard NVIDIA 9400, Intel Q9400, WDD 500 and 1TB HDD, DVD-RW, Thermaltake modular PSU

I HIGHLY recommend a modular PSU, not having the extra cables made for a much easier setup.

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  • KURT K.
  • 4/2/2009 9:17:29 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBand-Aids Not Included

Pros: The style just looks great, not cheap. Solid construction, and good air-flow with 5 case fans running. Relativley roomy inside, just enough little spaces to hide all the wires. Unheard number of HDD can be installed and two 5-1/4 spaces all in one HTPC case, wow, that's what sold me. Internal components are well designed and laid out with attention to detail.

Cons: This case is not for the faint of heart, it will test you. Blood will be drawn and in that instant you and your case will have bonded. Like so many of the other reviews, the only con I have has to do with the IMON LCD & software.. This would have gotten a rating of 5 if not for IMON. The other con is with the cases HDD's mounting bracket... This problem is self-inflicted, if you're planning on running more than just a couple of HDD's (Running 5 HDD's, 1 320GB and 4 1TB drives) then installing the extra fans for the HDD's becomes essential to help prolong the HDD lifespan. installing the extra fans will push the HDD's further out to the middle of the case and could interfere with other cards that are installed or other components on your MOBO.
And last, they don't include Band-Aids with the case.

Other Thoughts: Once you have those beasts of a HTPC case loaded up with all the cool goodies inside it, my unit is pushing 40 pounds in weight. I went ahead and replaced the 2 back 80mm and order 4 low noise fans, PSU and CPU.
Plus the addition of a passive cooling video card, the loudest noise comes from the PSU fan. Once you are ready to tackle the IMON utility software, Vista 32Bit seems to run better and there are no updates available yet to stabilized Vista 64Bit.

Whats inside my rig;
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+
OCZ Gold 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
Seagate SATAII 1TB (x4 in Raid5)
ENERMAX Liberty 620W ATX12V SLI Certified
GIGABYTE Radeon HD 4850 GV-R485MC-1GI Video Card
Vista Ultimate 64bit

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  • Joseph R.
  • 3/21/2009 2:08:50 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood case, but be aware

Pros: Sleek metal front panel looks very nice. Internal components are well designed and compact. Very adequate ventilation. Case is fairly quiet.

Cons: Case is not terribly long, especially when you consider where the video card and hard drive come together. Remote control is functional, but a PITA to configure. You'll want to get a wireless keyboard and mouse in addition, though the remote can theoretically do everything you need. Display is very bright. Using a non-modular power supply makes building it very difficult. Many sharp edges inside (I cut myself more than once).

Other Thoughts: This isn't a terrible case by any means, but if I had to do it over again, I'd get a different one. The case is great once you get it built, aside from the annoying remote. The remote is more annoying in that it IS a remote and not a keyboard for use in windows (meaning you aren't going to do much better with a remote for a computer anyway). The display is a very nice feature, but it can light up a dark room, so you may want to put something in front of it / over it while watching a movie. The biggest pain about this case was the fact that I had to attack the drive bay with a hack saw to fit in a GTX 260. So, if you're planning on making this into a gaming machine, you might look elsewhere. If you won't need a foot long video card to get the job done, this is a fine case.

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