Skip to: | |

Newegg.com - A great place to buy computers, computer parts, electronics, software, accessories, and DVDs online. With great prices, fast shipping, and top-rated customer service - once you know, you Newegg.

If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page.(Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button). Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message.

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!

PremierTry Message.
Home
Home > 
Components > 
Computer Cases > 
HTPC / Media Center Cases > 
Silverstone > 
Item#: N82E16811163196

SILVERSTONE Black Aluminum / Steel Grandia Series SST-GD08B ATX Media Center / HTPC Case

  • Aluminum / Steel
  • Side: 1 x 120mm intake fans, 900rpm, 18dBA
  • Bottom: 3 x 120mm intake fans, 900rpm, 18dBA

ICON Loading...
  • Overview
  • Specifications
  • Warranty & Returns
  • Reviews
logo
Grandia GD08

Amazing Home Theater Server Case with
Incredible Storage and Cooling Capacity
case_02

The GD08 cases from SilverStone ushers in a new era of home theater computing like never before. For the first time, the power and storage capacity of a server can now be neatly stowed beautifully and quietly in a home theater environment. Completely engineered to fully utilize all available spaces, the Grandia GD08 can accommodate an incredible amount of drives (up to twelve) and high-end components (graphics cards up to 13.6 inches long) with minimal sacrifices.

With a wealth of lessons learned from building the best performing tower cases in the last several years, SilverStone engineers upgraded GD08’s cooling performance tremendously with up to five 120mm fan options. And to make sure owners can easily maintain their cases’ cooling ability over time with the lowest noise possible, custom designed removable filters surround the case for positive pressure to work effectively and quietly.

To complement the tremendous new design, the GD08 is built with the thickest aluminum front panel of any SilverStone case with a styling that pays homage to the most popular HTPC case ever made, the Lascala LC17. For HTPC enthusiasts all over the world, this case is truly a dream come true!
case_01
  • Positive air pressure design for excellent cooling, quietness and dust-prevention
  • Supports expansion cards up to 13.6 inches long
  • Supports extended ATX motherboard
  • Quick access filters to prevent dust build-up
  • Aluminum front panel with premium styling
  • LED indicator with adjustable brightness
  • Impressive storage capacity of up to twelve drive bays
pictures

Learn more about the Silverstone SST-GD08B

Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
  • Read full details

Customer Reviews of the Silverstone SST-GD08B

Do you own this product? Write a Review

ICON Loading...

Filter Results

Go
  • Thomas H.
  • 2/13/2016 10:31:09 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent Case. minor quirks.

Pros: Sturdier than I thought it would be. Seems to be built well.
Fits my full sized equipment. Full size board and R9 380 fit well.

Cons: Not a lot of room for cable management.
Rubber strip which I can only imagine is a noise dampener gets stuck on the lid. I removed it after trying to mess with it for a few minutes.
Lid is kind of a pain. It's a bit flimsier than the rest of the case. Doesn't seem to fit right. I may be doing something wrong here though.
Had to mount my power supply upside down. It would have left a gap if I mounted it correctly.

Other Thoughts: Overall it's a real nice case. The minor quirks don't bother me too much. Now that my system is built I won't touch it for a while.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Anonymous
  • 1/24/2016 5:03:41 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat case but fussy to work in

Pros: This case is sleek and nicely laid out for what its designed for.

Cons: If it were 1 inch wider and 1 inch deep it would be perfect.
Fan covers were fussy and did not want to stay attached.

Other Thoughts: So the real issue with this case is I was trying to shoehorn a powerhouse of a computer into a box made for an entertainment center. If you are considering a Corsair Hydro 100i or 110i look elsewhere unless you're ready to do some case modding. If you are looking for a classy box for you living room, this should be a consideration.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Michael P.
  • 10/2/2015 9:58:42 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOne of the Best

Pros: The case is incredibly easy to work with, the filters keep it clean and easy to vacuum, its silent, beautiful, and I haven't found a single thing I don't like. Perfect.

Cons: It can't change into Optimus Prime!

Other Thoughts: Black and Incredible. Wow, I don't know how they could ever improve on perfection. This is an amazing case Ive had for many years.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • HERACLITUS E.
  • 1/5/2015 3:22:28 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsCaution

Pros: Sturdy , well constructed heavy gauge steel and plastic

Cons: Do NOT buy this case if you plan to use liquid cooling. The wiring for the power switches was not adequately soldered, if at all. It took me a minute to find the loose wire and reconnect it. If I was not in such a hurry to finish the build I would have returned this over-expensive case, but had already modded it for a liquid cooler that would not seat on the CPU properly because of the lack of space.

Other Thoughts: I expected to get some bells and whistles for my $160.00, at the very least a LCD panel.

0 out of 8 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Ralph D.
  • 9/10/2014 8:48:21 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Very well built and plenty of room for hard drives. I have 1 ssd and 5 hdd with room for 2 to 3 more if I wanted to get creative! I had to spend a little time getting the optical drive eject button just right but it works great and I have burned about 300 movies with 0 problems. The included case fans keep everything very cool with cpu and motherboard temps hovering around 36c after watching 2 or 3 movies and I have yet to hear them! Also looks great in my entertainment center.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Build Specs - ASRock Z97 Extreme 4 LGA 1150 ATX Intel Motherboard, i3-4360 3.7 GHz cpu, stock intel cooler,128 gb Plextor ssd, 2 3tb wd hdd 2 3tb wd hdd and 1 4tb wd hdd, Silverstone strider plus st50f-p modular ps, asus bluray drive, 8gb G.Skill memory

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Ed H.
  • 6/30/2014 7:45:26 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice, but big.

Pros: I bought the case based on the pictures, price, and ability to place multiple sized boards in it. It is a well laid out case design that gives plenty of room to place big video cards in it, and has a lot of space for HDDs. The main drive (SSD, or HDD) can be mounted in a side slot to keep it separated (logically) from the storage drives -nice touch.

Cons: None, but see other thoughts.

Other Thoughts: While it can take on the big components, it is a very large case. I have a DVD/VCR player, and a DVD stand alone burner stacked on top of each other next to this case, and the case is about an inch taller. Yes, it is replacing them, and can do so much more, I was just hoping that Moore's Law would magically reduce the size of all of my components.

Because the case is large I wanted to give the rating 4 eggs -but the inside has so much room for drives, I have to stick with 5 eggs.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Daniel T.
  • 6/18/2014 9:09:59 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot too sure about their CS!

Pros: Beautiful aesthetics, blends well with the rest of my a/v equipment in my living room.
there's plenty of space for my ATX MB, a SSD 260gb hd, and over 16TB with still a few bays felt for some more HD's.
No Video cards yet, but I think I can add one if I need to, the stock fans are good, but not great. They're a little noisy for my taste . So spend on after market fans if you're looking for quieter dB's
No IR receiver to turn on and off the unit, I've seen mods done to the case. I leave the unit turn on 24/7 for updates, etc. I use a HP IR remote t navigate Plex, and XBMC but it's limited to some commands!

Cons: My biggest beef with this case is with the freaking optical flaps, and the Achilles heels of this almost prefect case.

You have to be a magician to get the optical drive to aligned correctly with the slot! Even after that there's some sort of comparability issues Optical drive brand and flap! Others have no issues with their optical drives, while allot of us just can't seem to get it to work!

Here where lack of faith from customer service comes in.
I'm the customer, and if I'm saying and reporting there's a front flap issue going you should take my world for it, I don't want extra parts, I just want my issue fix.
I email CS, and it seem they were going to oblige with my request, and get my broken flap fix on my own. They just seize to communicate with me!
They said they were going to send me mailing information but that was left up in the air!

In my book that's a big no no. I use to guide the optical tray while lowering the flap so that disturbing Crunch, KLUNK won't destroy the flap door.

Well it took way too many knocks, now the door just lays lifeless, taking away from the beauty of the case.

I get lots of question here on Newegg, and AVS forum about the case, and I always tell them to look else were.

The main reason I'm giving it two Eggs is the lack of response from CS which is a real shame.

Other Thoughts: C'mon Silver stone lets fix this minor issue, it will pay ten folds in the long run, and have your CS people follow through their promise.
Also we buy this case to integrate it with the rest of our AV gear, why not make it more Home Theater friendly, no? Make a remote, or a dongle to operate the case! Too much sense???

Thanks

Manufacturer Response:

Hello and thank you for your interests in SilverStone Technologies,

We would like to sincerely apologize for any inconveniences that you have been having with the GD08 and the optical flaps on the case. We understand that it can be extremely frustrating having a component cease working when you need it most.

Customer service is one of our qualities that we take great pride in and it disturbs us greatly to hear that there have been communication issues with your issue.

When given the opportunity we invite you to call our USA based support team so that we can look into the details of your case. Provided the issue that you have been having we definitely want to work with you to overcome them.

Please reach out to our support team during the regular business hours of Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM PST.

We look forward to hearing from you soon so we can work together to rectify your issue.

Best Regards,

SilverStone Technologies USA
USASUPPORT@SILVERSTONETEK.COM
+1 - (909) 465 - 9596

0 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Mark W.
  • 6/8/2014 6:56:14 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent gaming case in HTPC format

Pros: High volume case with lots of room - easily fits ATX board, dual video cards, optical drive and SSD.

Cons: Though it is roomy, you do have to pay attention to how components from the front of the case will meet with components from the motherboard. For example, HDD(s) need to be offset to avoid conflict with video card(s). Connectors on back of optical drive may conflict with CPU cooler. Choose components thoughtfully.

Other Thoughts: Case height limits air-cooling options and using water cooling is not an option without major case modifications; however, with the ability to have five 120mm case fans, this case allows plenty of air movement. I chose a 92mm air cooler and replaced the stock fans with slim profile push-pull fans. Combination cools a socket 2011 processor (not overclocked) to 35c idle and 65c under gaming load.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Josh H.
  • 6/5/2014 10:05:41 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLots of storage, lots of screws

Pros: It's got a nice, small profile, and will fit right in with the rest of your home theater components. The stock fans work great - I've got seven hard drives running in the thing with 2 of the three case fans blowing on them from below. All the drives - despite being so close together - have stayed comfortable below 40C.

And I got SEVEN HARD DRIVES in the thing! With room for an eighth! The hard drives are all installed in a removable rack - the best part of the design.

Cons: The two USB 3.0 ports in the back are nice, although some more front-loaded slots. And convenient size + lots of wires = inconvenient build. And ohjeez THE SCREWS. Two for the back (roof) plate. Two for video / IDE slots. Six (yes, six) for the drive bays - NOT including the screws for the actual drives.

I mean, you're not gonna be afraid of your parts moving around in there but ohjeez THE SCREWS.

Also - if you're buying a new CD/DVD/Bluray for this, make sure it's got the right eject button setup. Otherwise, you'lll be prying open the front bay door every time you want to change a disc.

Other Thoughts: There's not a lot of HTPC cases (or cases in general) that hold this many drives for an economical price.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Laura S.
  • 2/25/2014 3:09:34 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBeautiful

Pros: Spacious, Expandable, Solid, Goes great with any Home Theater Setup. The manual has step by step installation instructions that could not be easier to follow.

Cons: None.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

ICON Loading...
Volume Discounts Available
  • 2-3 $158.99 ea.
  • 4-5 $154.99 ea.
  • 6+ $149.99 ea.
Selected Items
Are you an E-Blast Insider? Subscribe Newegg e-Blast
PayPal
Shop without retyping payment details. Secure shopping made faster.
Check out with PayPal.
Home
Home > 
Components > 
Computer Cases > 
HTPC / Media Center Cases > 
Silverstone > 
Item#: N82E16811163196
If the Adobe Reader does not appear when you click on a link for a PDF file, you can download Adobe Reader from the Adobe web site.