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SilverStone Aluminum/Steel Micro ATX HTPC Computer Case GD05B (Black)

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  • Three silent 120mm fans included (Also compatible with 80mm fan)
  • Positive air pressure design for excellent cooling/quietness and dust-prevention
  • 325mm depth to fit inside home theater cabinet
  • Support expansion cards up to 11 inches
  • Support 2.5" hard drive or SSD
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: SilverStone Technology
  • Model Number: GD05B
  • Item Package Quantity: 1
  • Color: BLACK
  • Manufacturer Warranty Description: 1 YEAR

Product Description

GD05B 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 5.25" device, two 3.5" hard drives, a 2.5" SSD, a standard ATX power supply, and two high-end graphics cards up to 11 inches. 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.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 17.3 x 5.9 inches ; 10.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 13.8 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B0036WTDGQ
  • Item model number: GD05B
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 2, 2010

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By zimgonzo on December 30, 2010
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This case is exactly what I was looking for. It is very stylish, and is perfectly sized too. It fits in very well with my other components, being almost exactly the same size as my Yamaha Receiver.

I have been looking for a HTPC case for about a year now, have looked at and read reviews on a plethora. I took a leap with this case, partially because of the reviews, but also because I was tired of looking. Man did I come out on top. It does not have any of the bells and whistles of a lot of the HTPC cases out there, but who actually uses any of those features anyways? Volume knob on a case, lcd display? Most people just end up complaining about them. The case layout was fine for me. I was not building a super high end PC as I will be using it mainly for movies, so i do not have any oversized extravagant components. If you do, you may run into problems with space.

Airflow and noise were a great concern of mine. This was one of the reasons I ended up going for this bad boy. Most of the other "nice", more expensive cases came with a couple 80mm fans, and you know they are going to be way too loud trying to keep you system cool, and you're eventually going to have to mod the case to add larger quiter fans. The GD05 comes stock wth three quiet 120mm fans that do an excellent job of cooling and maximizing airflow. The HTPC is in a smallish enclosure with limited airflow, and so far these fans have done an excellent job.

There is not much info out there about the CD/DVD tray difference between the GD04 and the GD05. I ended up going with the GD05 because my brother has a case with the fold down door, and it has caused him nothing but problems. I wanted to stay away from that, and was fine with the look of the drive mounted and showing on the front of the case.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Sean Li on March 12, 2012
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it is a very nice looking, compact case with some minor design flaws. i give it 4 stars. i would give it 5 stars if i use this for HTPC alone, but i always liked powerful yet compact machines and this case was the first step for me to build my dream machine.

so let me get it straight, IF you just building a HTPC, this case offers more than enough. it is the perfect height to adapt full size graphic card (but you wouldn't need one if you go with AMD APU solution).

but i am not just building a HTPC, i am building the most powerful compact machine in existence (as of Feb 2012) here is my spec, you may find it rivals and surpasses many 1000+ dollar gaming tower for any brand name.

CPU: Core i7-2700k Overclocked
GPU: SLI EVGA 560 448 core Ti Overclocked.
HDD: 128G Solid State + 2T regular HDD
PSU: 1000W OCZ ZX full modular
RAM: 16G CORSAIR Vengeance DDR3 2000
MB: Asus P8P67M Pro
cooler: Cooler Master Vortex Plus
Blue-ray Burner.

ALL in a A/V receiver like, low key case in stead of monstrosity cases that look like your file cabinet.

if you want to build a monster, you can reference my design as i did a lot of research/ trial/error. so let's talk about it.

not too much to say about CPU, 2700 is the fastest air cool cpu available on market at this time. nothing from AMD can touch it.

PSU: it HAS to be modular if you want to put more guts in the system. i know with all the non-modular PSU on sell it is hard to resist, but modular is your only choice due to the EXTREME TIGHT fit of this case. i would day 600W is probability good enough, but i get 1000 W.

RAM: 16G DDR3 2000 should be sufficient for almost anything you do, even with the most memory intensive programs.
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Tim on January 12, 2011
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Absolutely love this case. Top-notch quality and craftsmanship. Super quiet, great design for cable management.

My build for those who wonder what will fit:

Mobo: Gigabyte GA-800GMA-UD2H Micro-ATX
CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 3.0 Ghz
Scythe Big Shuriken 120mm low profile heat sink & cooling fan ( Fit easily )
Memory: G-Skill Rip Jaws 2x2gb DDR3 1600Mhz ( Placed in outer two slots )( You could get two more in slots 1 & 2 if you place them in before mounting heat sink and cooling fan. ) ( Nothing any taller than Rip Jaws will fit slots 1 & 2 with the Shuriken)
Hard Drives: Crucial 64 gb SSD ( 6gb/s Sata III ) boot drive, Western Digital 500gb AVP hard drive ( 3gb/s )storage
Power Supply: Seasonic X-Series 560W Modular ( Highly recommend )
Optical Drive: Lite-On Blu-ray drive
TV Tuner Card: Hauppage 2250 Dual TV Tuner Card
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Tech Nut on May 11, 2010
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Silverstone did an excellent job with this case. It has great airflow, it's roomy for its design, and it looks absolutely gorgeous albeit simplistic. The case comes complete with small rubber feet for your PSU, some ties for cable management and plenty of extra screws.

If you look inside the case, you'll find that they not only provided places to tie down your cables, but they even provided preinstalled grommets for your 3.5 drives in order to dampen sound. Lot's of bang for your buck to be had in this little beauty.

As with any design, there are a few flaws and this case's flaws are in a few oversights in its design. First off, when you are looking at the front of the case with the top open, you'll notice that the PSU attaches on the left hand side directly underneath where the hard drives attach which works well for attaching the SATA connectors to them. The issue is that that puts it quite a distance from the P4 PSU connector on the motherboard which is on the front right on most motherboards. The motherboards are designed like that because in a tower, the right side (looking from front to backplane) is oriented towards the top of the PC where the power supply is. In order to get around this, you have to either have a 19.2" (roughly) P4 cable from your power supply or an extension in order to route it around the board instead of having to stretch it across the board.

The second flaw I found was the fact that there are 2 LED's (power and hard drive) and only one LED hole in order for the light to shine through. I guess that wouldn't be so bad except for the fact that they are the same color (blue) and it's hard to tell when your drive is being accessed.

Another thing to note about this case is that it is steel and plastic with a thin aluminum skin over the plastic. The thing is HEAVY if you are used to aluminum cases.
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