I’ve been on a never-ending quest for the Ultimate Home Theater PC for many years. I seek the One Case to rule them all (as my HTPC server), and in darkness bind them (thru wireless ethernet). I have suffered through horribly-conceived steel boxes and converted behemoth desktop cases, and still haven’t been able to find the one True Case. HTPC cases have increased in popularity, so there are many manufacturers creating the cases, but that means that the percentage of QUALITY cases are going down, because the market is becoming flooded with mediocre cases aimed at the home theater enthusiast.
Silverstone is one of the companies that consistently produces innovative and quality cases for the home theater and PC enthusiast. Their products have evolved with the market, so they now include similar features that an OEM HTPC includes, and make the installation easy. Silverstone has introduced their new Grandia series HTPC cases, following on the success of their popular Lascala enclosures. The first-born spawn of the Grandia series is the GD01MX, and includes an advanced 52-in-1 card reader, enhanced low-speed fans, an innovative hard drive mounting bay, and a very slick multilanguage LCD display with integrated IR sensor, in addition to the quality construction that makes Silverstone cases so great. The GD01MX also has two 5.25″ drive bays, which is perfect for early adopters of Blu-Ray and HD-DVD (so you can enjoy both formats in one unit).
Founded in the summer of 2003, Silverstone Technology is now a proven leader in the field of aluminum enclosure design and manufacturing. Our expertise in creating functional works of art from ordinary electronics and computer components is widely recognized. Numerous designs and ideas for improving computer enclosures were first created by our talented team of engineers, who are regarded by many as leaders in their respective fields. Today, Silverstone Technology continues to garner attention and awards that reflect our original vision of creating the most advanced and beautiful products available on the market.
|Material||Aluminum front panel, 0.8 mm SECC body|
|Motherboard||Standard ATX, Micro ATX|
|Multimedia||Multilanguage capable LCD, Multimedia Software and Remote Control|
|Model||SST-GD01B-MXR (black, multimedia, card reader)
SST-GD01S-MXR (silver, multimedia, card reader)
|Drive Bay||External 5.25” x 2
3.5” x 1
Internal 3.5” x 6
|Cooling System||Front 2 x 92mm or 80mm fan slots
Rear 2 x 80mm exhaust fan, 1800rpm, 19dBA
Side 1 x 80mm fan slot
|Front I/O Port||USB2.0 x 2
IEEE1394 x 1
audio x 1
MIC x 1
52-in-1 card reader
|Power Supply||Optional standard PS2 (ATX)|
|Net Weight||7 kg|
|Dimension||430 mm (W) x 170mm (H) x 430 mm (D)|
Card reader support: