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SILVERSTONE Grandia Series GD05B-USB3.0 Aluminum / 0.8mm SECC micro-ATX / Mini-DTX / Mini-ITX MB, 1x5.25", 2x3.5"+1x2.5"HDD or 1x3.5"+2x2.5"HDD, 3x120mm golf bladed fan, 11" expansion card capable HTPC Case with 2X USB3.0 ports (Black)

  • Aluminum skin over plastic front panel, 0.8mm SECC body
  • 2 x 120mm Right Fans 1 x 120mm Left Fan
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The Grandia GD05 is a follow-up of the incredible GD04 as a chassis that combines years of SilverStone expertise in small form factor and Home Theater Personal Computer (HTPC) designs. It has the same beautifully proportioned exterior and powerful thermal capability that rivals the best tower chassis. However, the front panel of the GD05 was designed to be more flexible so that its 325mm depth can be utilized in more places than just home theaters. Even though GD05's diminutive size allows it to easily integrate into any home theater cabinet, it can still accommodate an impressive list of standard components such as a 5.25in. device, two 3.5in. hard drives, a 2.5in. SSD, a standard ATX power supply, and two high-end graphics cards up to 11in. long. Cooling duty in the GD05 is handled by three filtered 120mm fans designed with the same positive air pressure to enable class-leading cooling efficiency, reduced dust buildup, and silent operation. To make installation simpler, there is even enough space for cable management to be easily accomplished without the need for short-cabled or modular power supply. Coupled with special attention given to the order of installation, any user can quickly assemble or upgrade the GD05 with a small and powerful PC system.
 
Key Features
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  • Three silent 120mm fans included
  • Positive air pressure design for excellent cooling/quietness and dust-prevention
  • Beautiful aluminum skin for classic appearance
  • Incredible 325mm depth to fit comfortably inside home theater cabinet
  • Designed with cable routing for easy installation
  • Supports power supply up to 180mm long
  • Support expansion cards up to 11 in.
  • Supports a 2.5in. hard disk or solid-state drive
 
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fan filter

120mm dimple-bladed fans with fan grille and filter

PSU filter

Bottom mounted fan filter for PSU
 

capacity

325mm Depth with excellent capacity

 
 
dual fans

Dual 120mm dimple-bladed intake fans

I/O panel

Dual USB, audio, and microphone ports

power&reset buttons

Power and reset buttons

 
 
rear venting holes

Rear dual 80mm fan vents

rubber washers

Rubber washers for reducing hard drive vibration

stereo component feet

Stereo component feet with rubber pads

 
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • James T.
  • 7/22/2015 6:16:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Cool looking case and everything fit including my cooler gemeni II and dvd-r drive with a little breathing room. Very solid case.

Cons: Its packed! but that was expected

Other Thoughts: Took my old system and stuffed it into this box, to live the rest of its life under the TV.

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  • Brian S.
  • 7/16/2015 5:12:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsVERY Disappointed

Pros: Looks nice - too bad I am unable to use it as it is advertised.

Cons: The title sums the below up. I had ordered this case for my HTPC build and the bottom line is that it is incapable of fitting full length graphics cards, not on length but in depth - DESPITE it being advertised as supporting expansion cards up to 11 inches long. My GTX 780 will not fit in the case with the case cover on as the side mounted power connectors (which are common on many modern graphics card – nothing new) interfere with the top case cover and does not allow it to close. See the 22 May 2013 review on Newegg’s site. Had I known this, I would not have ordered the case...period. No amount of “Bending” nor should anyone need to buy “Extension Cables” which will not fit anyway as stated by Silverstone who smartly retorted to the above review, will work as the plastic connecters at the end of the power leads are at the top of the case themselves. Pushing down puts an EXTREME amount of stress on the graphics card and thus the motherboard and I was still not able to make the case cover close as this case needs to be an inch taller to support side-mounted power connectors on modern graphics cards. The fact that it is advertised to support expansion cards up to 11 inches and does not clarify the clearance issue with the top of the case is tantamount to false-advertising.

What a shame too as I like the case’s style and look. I had wasted most of the 4th of July putting together this case with the hopes of streaming movies for my family that evening. Time I will never get back. Furthermore, I am not pleased at having to spend over $50 between the return shipping and restocking fee. These charges SHOULD be waived for any product that does not perform as advertised…please Newegg - try it yourself and post us a video. This is something I will certainly take into consideration for future purchased from a loyal customer dating back years and many thousands of dollars. I was considering just holding onto the case for a future customer build, but it would just inflame me anytime I looked at it.

Other Thoughts: First ever case purchased from Silverstone and this was the last - for my lifetime. Fool me once – shame on you, fool me twice – shame on me. There will not be a second time.

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  • DOMINIC T.
  • 3/20/2015 12:25:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggsVersatile HTPC Case

Pros: - Fits 2 3.5" HDD and an optical drive, and then some
- Form factor, although a little large, blends nicely with AV components
- Front USB 3.0 ports

Cons: - No thumb screws for the case lid. Poor quality screws instead.
- No internal speaker for bios beeps
- Not ideal for a fanless PSU
- Case fans must be removed to clean dust screens
- The silverstone logo on the front could be nicer

Other Thoughts: My HTPC build:
- Asus Z97M-PLUS (with M.2 support)
- Intel i7 4790S (65W with 4600 graphics)
- 250Gb Crucial MX200 M.2 SSD (takes up no room)
- LG WH16NS40 bluray player (great color match)
- NT01-Pro fanless cooler (made for this case)
- 2 seagate 3.5" HDDs (in the HDD mount)
- Kingston HyperX FURY 2x8GB 1866MHz DDR3 RAM
- Seasonic SS-660XP2 PSU (semi-fanless)

My goal was to build a multi-purpose HTPC that ran cool and quiet and this case was perfect for me.

The PSU needs to be mounted upside down to take advantage of the vent on the bottom of the case. This, plus the fact that the HDD mount blocks airflow from the top of the PSU means that a fanless PSU is not ideal. Instead I used the SS-660XP2 because it can be mounted upside down and the fan only comes on when needed.

You can fit a ton of drives in this case. If you choose a mobo with M.2 support you can use an M.2 SSD as your C: drive and put it right on the board, taking up virtually no room in the case. Then the HDD mount supports two more 3.5" drives and the 5.25" bay holds an optical drive. If you have empty PCI slots like me, you could even get an adapter to turn your empty slot into mount and fit one or more 2.5" HDDs in there too.

I looked at every micro ATX case on the market and chose this one because it looks sharp and accommodated everything I wanted to fit inside. I ended up not needing to use a PCI slot for a video card because the onboard 4600 graphics are more than sufficient to watch 1080p movies on my TV, but it's nice to know there's plenty of room in the case if I choose to add one in the future. Overall it's a great case.

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  • Andrew C.
  • 3/12/2015 8:04:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsVery Solid HTPC Case

Pros: Good looking
Plenty room
Good cooling

Cons: None of now

Other Thoughts: A lot of the negative reviews here are rather silly.

This case is designed for HTPC. Water cooler does not belong here. The large $300 video card does not belong here. HTPC does not need the large gaming card. This is not a gaming case.

This case is for a medium power, quiet HTPC set up. I have:
Asus F1F75-FM
AMD FM1 type GPU/CPU
Corsair 450W PS
Blue-Ray OD
Single SATA HD

My CPU fan is running at 1500 rpm and two original fans running at about 620 rpm. I do not hear the fan noise.

As for the HD LED. The comments are very silly. The HD LED is there. But in order not to have very bright LED light, the HD LED was not drilled. So it is power/HD combo LED. With the same LED, you can still see the HD activities. So this is not distracting with TV viewing. Some case LEDs are too bright for this purpose.

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  • Long N.
  • 12/8/2014 11:28:05 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsWorks with Zalman CNPS7000C cooler

Pros: I've had this case for my HTPC over a year and I finally came across a CPU cooler that works perfectly.

Zalman CNPS7000C

It lowered my CPU temps by 8 degrees Celsius over the stock AMD A6 cooler. It clears the RAM and yet is low enough that it doesn't block the DVD tray.

Also, at least for me, the Zalman CPU fan has been pretty much silent.

Cons: None for me as I knew what I was wanting to build.

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  • Rafael H.
  • 10/15/2014 8:06:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWoW

Pros: Nice Case, well built

Cons: Would have given 5 stars if Silverstone had actually included the front audio and Usb 3.0 connectors to the case. I was taking apart the case to put in the motherboard. Comes time for the USB 3.0 connections ???? there missing. Now I have to contact them for the missing pieces. WoW. 1st time I have ever had that happened to me in the last 15 years of building pcs.

Other Thoughts: Great case for a HTPC.

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  • Michael J.
  • 8/19/2014 8:06:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsBuy another case

Pros: The case is made of good materials, and has good thickness to the metal. It looks good on my entertainment center. It is really quiet.

Cons: Bellow average airflow. I clean the case once every two months and it is a real hassle. The case fans get really dusty and you have to disassemble the whole computer to clean them. Cleaning the case fans can take over an hour each time.

Other Thoughts: Look for a better engineered case

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  • Scott F.
  • 7/24/2014 1:45:56 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsMakes a nice "Steam Machine"

Pros: This case fits nicely in my entertainment center. The 5.9" height with beveled edges gives it a nice "component" appearance. The brushed aluminum covering on the front looks high-end. I can't tell it's over plastic at all. My 4.4" x 11" EVGA GTX 780 (Centrifugal cooler fan and no heat pipes on top) fits easily lengthwise with about 1/2 or so to spare. No pressing was needed. It fit height-wise but the ATX power cables at the top of the card need to be pressed a bit to fit the top over them. This is preferable in order to keep the case height down. The case fans are very quiet with only a slight hum in a completely silent room. I can't hear them while gaming. The skeleton is quality steel. All screws lined up perfectly. There is plenty of room at the front of the case to route cables. Ensuring good air flow was a minimal effort in this build. The Power and Reset buttons are quality - slight click and push in only a millimeter or so - nice. I don't foresee them malfunctioning in the future.

Cons: Unfortunately the right front USB 3.0 port doesn't work. The left one is good-to-go.

Other Thoughts: Make sure you use flat, not L-shaped, SATA and power connectors for your HDD. I have a 256gb SSD that sits flush on the hard drive mount. I suppose I could have tried raisers on it - maybe later. This case is replacing an nMedia case that I had to RMA for a defective power switch. This build was going to hold me over until I bought a mini itx mobo for Silverstone's ML07 case but looks good enough that I think I'm going to stick with this for at least a couple years. Additionally the SFX power supply limitation of the ML07 pretty much restricts builders to a 450 watt PSU - which is not powerful enough for a 780, let alone Titan video card. The beveled edges make the difference for a streamlined appearance in a case over 5" tall imo. Windows 7 and Steam in Big Picture Mode + this case = neither of the new game consoles for this guy.

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  • Abram J.
  • 4/15/2014 8:01:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsThe least deep uATX case you can buy

Pros: I searched the whole internet for cases that would fit in my entertainment center (it's a Hemnes shelf from IKEA) with only 350 mm of depth. There are many Mini-ITX cases that would fit, but there are exactly two on the whole internet that support Micro-ATX. This is the only one that also has an optical bay.

Cons: I recommend you put this case in the center compartment in the three-shelf Hemnes. It doesn't fit behind the lip in the left and right compartments. I have mine in the left compartment, and the two case fans on the right are nearly right up to the shelf divider.

I'm not very happy with the fan arrangement of the case. There is room for extra PSU cables in this case, but if you use it you are blocking the left case fan. There isn't much airflow for the HD once that is blocked, and even this would be additionally blocked if you have a long graphics card. I'd prefer the case was taller to support some top fans - the only place there is any room in my entertainment center.

If you're using a Hemnes, you'll also want to buy right-angle cables or it won't sit flush. Note that our universe's physics does not support right-angle optical audio cables (use HDMI or analog).

Other Thoughts: The other case that I think is shallow enough to fit in a Hemnes shelf is the Rosewill Legacy U3-S, which does not have an optical bay.

Newegg, please please please let us sort by case dimensions! You have by far the best searching and purchasing experience out of all the websites I tried, but we need case measurements! I had to eyeball cases from the category to see what looks sort of shallow, and then click through to the specifications :(

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  • Alfred J.
  • 4/1/2014 9:54:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsDecent case for the money

Pros: -Media stand friendly size (roughly 13" deep)
-Looks great
-Decent amount of room inside
-Great airflow makes for a cool running system
-Fan filters are a nice touch
-Power light on the front is not too bright

Cons: One of the first things I did was swap out the fans for a set of 800 rpm Scythe fans. I'll admit my tolerance for noise is a lot lower than most people but I could hear the fan noise from 11 ft away while watching TV or listening to music at conversational volume, not ideal for a Home Theater. With the new fans and my motherboard fan control, the noise is greatly reduced.

The optical drive postion is directly above the processor of my Micro ATX board. Once a full-size drive is installed, there is less than 65mm of height for a CPU cooler. If you are building a quiet system, this really limits the pool of coolers to choose from. After trying out a few I decided to go with a USB optical drive that I only plug in when I need to. This allowed me to use my 9 year old Mini Ninja (Thanks AMD for keeping the mounts compatible!!) without a fan. Since it sits right next to the two fans on the right side, it actually keeps the processor around 30 degrees Celsius most of the time.

For the life of me I couldn't figure out how to mount my SSD in the cage AND plug it in. I ended up using two-sided tape an sticking it to the top of the PSU. It works!

Other Thoughts: I bought this case a year ago for my HTPC build because it was one of the more attractive cases that cold actually fit into my AV cabinet. After getting everything installed, I'm actually very happy with it. I get quite a few comments on nice it looks in my setup.

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