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SILVERSTONE Black Aluminum front panel, 0.8 mm SECC body GD01B-R-USB3.0 ATX Media Center / HTPC Case

  • Aluminum front panel, 0.8 mm SECC body
  • Front Card Reader
  • 2 x exhaust fan, 2050rpm, 21dBA
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INTRODUCTION

SilverStpme Media Center & HTPC Case
Black Aluminum Front Panel, 0.8mm SECC Body - ATX Media Center / HTPC Case - GD01B-R-USB3.0

Following the success of the venerable Lascala series, a new era will begin with the first of the Grandia Series of HTPC cases, the GD01. Updated with an advanced 52-in-1 card reader, enhanced low speed fans, and improved hard drive mounting bracket, the GD01 is then matched with the classic lines from the most popular Lascala HTPC cases of the past to make a truly appealing package. As with many SilverStone HTPC cases before, the GD01 also has a class-leading, six-hard-drive capacity (for up to 4.5 Terabytes) and dual optical drive ready for Blu-ray and HD-DVD drives. For even more enriched multimedia experience, an optional GD01MX model is available with Multilanguage LCD, software, and remote control that is compatible with MCE remote and keyboard.

SPECIAL FEATURES
GD01B-R-USB3.0
  • Classic SilverStone aluminum front panel
  • Designed for silent operation with anti-vibration drive mounts
  • Enhanced low noise exhaust fans included
  • Class-leading storage capacity with drive doors
  • Includes 52-in-1 card reader
  • Rackmount capable
  • Integrated Multilanguage capable LCD (GD01MX only)
  • Includes multimedia software and remote control (GD01MX only)
  • Compatible with MCE remote and keyboard (GD01MX only)
  • Included software is fully compatible with Windows Vista 32/64-bit
EXTERIOR IMAGES
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SPECIFICATIONS
Model No. SST-GD01B-R-USB3.0 (black + card reader)
Material Aluminum front panel, 0.8mm SECC body
Motherboards Standard ATX, Micro-ATX
Multimedia Multimedia software, remote with on/off function, Multilanguage LCD/IR(GD01MX only), Windows 7
Drive Bays External 5.25" x 2
3.5" x 1 (occupied by card reader)
Internal 3.5" x 6 (vibration dampening)
Cooling System Front 2 x 92mm or 80mm fan slots
Rear 2 x 80mm exhaust fan, 2050RPM, 21dBA
Side 1 x 80mm fan slot & PSU vents
Top --
Bottom --
Internal --
Expansion Slot 7
Front I/O Port USB 2.0 x 2 (SST-GD01B-R, SST-GD01S-R, SST-GD01B-MXR, SST-GD01S-MXR only)
USB 3.0 x 2 (SST-GD01B-R-USB3.0, SST-GD01B-MXR-USB3.0 only)
IEEE1394 x 1
Audio x 1
MIC x 1
52-in-1 card reader
Power Supply Optional standard PS2 (ATX)
Expansion Card Expansion card supports graphics cards up to 9.8 inches long; width restriction: 5.51"
Max. Size CPU Cooler 135mm
Max. Size PSU Unlimited
Net Weight Approx. 17lbs (7.8kg) (GD01)
Dimensions (H x W x D) 6.7 x 17 x 17 inches (430 x 170 x 430mm)
Extra --
WHAT'S IN THE BOX
GD01B-R-USB3.0

Learn more about the Silverstone GD01B-R-USB3.0

General

Brand
SILVERSTONE
Model
GD01B-R-USB3.0

Spec

Type
ATX Media Center / HTPC Case
Color
Black
Case Material
Aluminum front panel, 0.8 mm SECC body
Power Supply
No
Motherboard Compatibility
Standard ATX, Micro-ATX

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
2
External 3.5" Drive Bays
1 (occupied by card reader)
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
6 (vibration dampening)
Expansion Slots
7

Front Ports

Front USB Ports
2 x USB 3.0
Front FireWire Ports
1 x IEEE1394
Front Audio Ports
Audio x 1, MIC x 1
Front Card Reader
52-in-1 Card Reader

Cooling System

80mm Fans
2 x exhaust fan, 2050rpm, 21dBA

Features

Features
Classic SilverStone aluminum front panel

Designed for silent operation with anti-vibration drive mounts

Enhanced low noise exhaust fans included

Class-leading storage capacity with drive doors

Includes 52-in-1 card reader

Rackmount capable

Included software is fully compatible with Windows Vista 32/64-bit.

*Power Supply: Optional standard PS2(ATX)

*Expansion Card: Expansion card Support graphic cards up to 9.8 inches, width restriction-5.51"

*Limitation of CPU cooler: 135mm

Dimensions&Weight

Height
170mm
Width
430mm
Depth
430mm
Weight
7.8kg (GD01)

Quick Info

Warranty

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


Customer Reviews of the Silverstone GD01B-R-USB3.0

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  • Dmitriy M.
  • 6/10/2013 12:56:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks when it's done but a pain to set up

Pros: Looks very sleek on the outside, just like a HiFi component, fits very well on my rack along with the receiver etc.

Built-in card reader and front-facing USB 3.0 connectors.

Good surfaces on the inside -- no sharp edges.

No fitting issues with standard size power supply.

Decent ventilation

Cons: DVD bay module has space for two drives but only top one can be used realistically. The bottom of the bay module presses onto or touches ATX motherboard's power connectors. Taking an egg off for that -- in a space-saving case like this the manufacturer could have made the DVD bay module splittable so that bottom half could be taken out to save space

Other Thoughts: Space is tight. I mean, VERY tight if you use a full ATX motherboard which is why I got the case in the first place (for Asus P6X58D)

There is no room to maneuver if you make a mistake in sequencing -- that is, you better know exactly the order in which you intend to put the components in, which in turn takes a lot of trying and reverting until you get it right. Leave some time for that.

Sequence seems to be something like this:

-- Mount power supply
-- Mount motherboard with CPU fan mounted and connected to power and memory already in
-- Take out HD bay
-- Take out DVD bay
-- Insert motherboard power connectors and any fan power connectors close the DVD bay corner
-- Mount DVD drive only into top the bay module
-- Run DVD drive data cable to MB under and around the 3.5" bay space
-- Mount DVD bay module
-- Mount any HDDs into the HDD module. HDD module is wide so mount HDs in a way that leaves max space for the video card
-- Run HDD data cables to the MB under the HDD bay
-- Run reset, power, HDD LED, external USB etc case wires around and under HDD bay space and connect them to MB
- Finally, mount the HDD bay and connect the power to DVD and HDDs.
- Once it's all done, use twist wires to secure any power/data cables so they dont touch each other/fan blades/motherboard.

Other notes:

-- You will need a modular power supply to reduce the number of cables

-- You will need a low(er)-sitting CPU fan like CoolerMaster Gemini II S524

-- Triple check the height and length of the video card you intend to use because there is no room for error on that one. I used an older MSI nVidia 9500GT card with no issues.

-- The DVD bay module has space for two drives technically but only the top one can be used realistically. The bottom part of the DVD bay module is useless and presses on the motherboard power connectors (full ATX)

-- DVD bay module has to be secured and mounted in place before you start inserting the 3.5" HDD module adjacent to it because you can't access the screws once the HDD module is in place

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