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SilverStone Front Panel and SECC Body Micro ATX HTPC Computer Case GD04B (Black)

3.5 out of 5 stars 30 customer reviews

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  • Micro ATX HTPC
  • Three Silent 120mm Fans Included
  • Positive Air Pressure Design
  • Support Expansion Cards up to 10.5 inches
  • Support 2.5 in HDD or SDD

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  • Brand Name: SilverStone Technology
  • Model Number: GD04B
  • Item Package Quantity: 1
  • Color: Black
  • Manufacturer Warranty Description: one year

Product Description

SILVERSTONE GD04B Black Aluminum Front Panel and SECC body Micro ATX HTPC Computer Case - Retail

Product Information

Product Dimensions 22 x 20 x 11 inches
Item Weight 15.7 pounds
Shipping Weight 15.7 pounds
ASIN B002QEBGQK
Item model number GD04B
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3.5 out of 5 stars 30 customer reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #1,465 in Electronics > Computers & Accessories > Computer Components > Computer Cases
Date first available at Amazon.com April 2, 2004

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By B. Campbell on March 17, 2010
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I stumbled across this case when researching cases that used the profile of a DVD player. The trade-offs of those cases (more expensive processors, proprietary components, limited optical drive options) made me look at Micro-ATX cases. The main problem I had with these was they wouldn't fit under my TV (I only have 14" available depth) or they wouldn't look at home next to other stereo components - until I ran into this beauty.

This case is a marvel in packaging design, and should be on anyone's short list where depth is a major consideration. It's smaller than most audio receivers, yet has space for a Micro-ATX motherboard, a full-size power supply, a full-size DVD/Blu-ray drive, two hard drives and three full-length expansion cards. It has amazing airflow management, with three 120mm fans literally pushing air through the case at all times. The front of the case is brushed aluminum, and looks right at home next to my Denon receiver. While it's a little more than twice the height of a cable box, the trade-off is more than worth it insofar as I have much more expansion flexiblity (e.g. low profile cases don't support full-length cards or Cross-Fire/SLI configurations, both of which this case can easliy accomodate.)

There are two odd quirks that peoople should people should be aware of with this case. While neither, in my opinon, is a show-stopper, they are unique aspects of this design that anyone doing a build should be aware of:

First, to give the front panel a uniform appearance, there's a piece that attaches to the front of the optical drive with double sided tape. This setup doesn't work with full-width drive doors, like the ones found on most LG units, but shouldn't be a problem with any Lite-On or Samsung drive I've seen.
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I was suprised just how well everything worked and how easy it was to build a near silent gaming system. Lots of airflow and very little noise even for for some one that is very sensitive about this. Ii was able to fit a small tower CPU cooler in with a small CD player but if you want heavy over clocking you will want a slightly taller case. This is for a HtPC and does that job very very well.
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Looks great and fits into my entertainment system perfectly. Very solid construction.

The only issue I had was that the CPU on my MB is directly under the DVD drive, which prevented good airflow. This caused the CPU to overheat and the system to periodically shutdown. I never used the DVD drive, so I just took it out. Since then I haven't had any problems.
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This case is made of high quality materials. The face is about 1/4" thick aluminum, I guess. Very solid. I was suprised how well the stick-on drive door cover works and you would never know by looking at the outside. It looks great inside my cabinet with my Sony receiver. Now these are the only two components in my cabinet and they are the same size and color, giving it a very clean look.

This was my first time building a PC and it was very easy with this case, with a few minor issues. I took all of my original components out of a factory HP machine and moved them into this case, while adding an additional TV tuner card. Like some others, I had to glue extra material on the optical drive button to get it to reach all the way to the "real" button on the drive. I also had to buy a longer SATA cable for the hard drive. For some reason, when I tried plugging in one of the fans that are included with the case into the MoBo, my HP didn't detect it and wouldn't boot up. So I had to add a rear fan that the HP would recognize. This left the 3 fans included with the case plugged directly into the power supply, which keeps them running full speed all the time. As a result, the fans are a bit too noisy. I have the PC inside a cabinet with a glass door and I can still hear the fans. I bought a fan speed controller to lower the fan speeds. However, this case does not offer any extra bays to mount a fan controller so I cut a hole in the side of the case for the fan control knobs. Next time, I would probably buy a case with a spare slot on the front available for a fan controller.
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Beautiful, high quality case.
With one exception, very easy to install all the components.The one exception ia the optical drive. You have to attach the included faceplate on top of the already existing faceplate of your optical drive. Presumably this is to match the rest of the case. In my opinion, this is an utterly unnecessay and clumsy design (the provided faceplate is attached to the existing one with two pieces of double scotch tape). It's not difficult to find a drive with a black faceplate. As it is, however, it's fairly tricky to properly align the faceplate and the drive. It also covers the the drives' activity LED. The case itself doesn't have the hard drive activity LED as well. Despite these two cons, I judged not to take off any stars as it is so much better than what I dealt with before.
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One of the main reasons I bought this case was it's depth - I only have 15" or so available depth in my A/V cabinet - and it fits perfectly with my other components. If you have a limited depth as many of us do, this is something to take into consideration when building an HTPC.

PROS:
- Solid construction. Attractive and well designed. Looks great in the A/V cabinet.
- The black stained brush tectured aluminum finish looks great. Please note that the front is not real aluminum, it's a textured plastic.
- Small but with plenty of space for Micro-ATX motherboard, full size ATX power supply, full size optical (DVD/Blu-Ray) drive, two HDs and three expansion cards. Did not use all of it, I only have one HD, Blu-Ray drive, and no expansion cards. If you're gonna use all slots it might be a good idea to get a modular power supply.
- Lots of internal space. The inside arrangement of the case is great, it all makes sense when assembling it.
- 3 120mm internal fans (included) make this case pretty quiet - but not silent, you can't hear it when watching a movie, but once everything else is powered off, you can hear the fans a bit.

CONS:
- Optical drive stick-on panel is a bit different color than rest of the case. Hardly noticeable but it bugs me a bit. Maybe it's just my case since I have not heard anyone else complaining about it.

OTHER THOUGHTS:
- READ THE MANUAL. It's pretty well-written and it will make the whole process painless.
- Not related to the case but if you are building an HTPC get a nice HTPC motherboard with on-board video and you will not need any graphic cards. I got the Intel BOXDH55TC motherboard with Intel Core i3-540 Clarkdale 3.06GHz processor and it all works like a charm. No problem playing anything including 1080p videos or Blu-Rays.
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