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Silverstone Grandia GD0X Owner's Club

Introduction:
Following the success of the venerable Lascala series, Silverstone in 2007 launched the Grandia series of HTPC case, 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.

The introduction of Grandia GD07 and GD08 cases from SilverStone ushers in a new era of home theater computing like never before. For the first time, the power and storage capacity of a server can now be neatly stowed beautifully and quietly in a home theater environment. Completely reengineered to fully utilize all available spaces, the Grandia GD08 can accommodate an incredible amount of drives (up to twelve) and high-end components (graphics cards up to 13.6 inches long) with minimal sacrifices. It is even possible to fit SSI EEB (12” x 13”) extended ATX motherboards in the GD07 despite maintaining an exterior dimension similar to SilverStone’s previous generation full-size HTPC cases.

Hello! Welcome to the Silverstone Grandia GD07/08 HTPC Case Club @ OCN!! There aren't many case clubs here at OCN dedicated to HTPC using this awesome case from Silverstone. If you would like to join the club, please send me a PM and post up some pics/ description of your build. Once we have enough members, we can become an "Official" club here at OCN.

Official Website
http://www.silverstonetek.com/product_case.php?tno=3&area=en

Silverstone Grandia GD07
Official Site - http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=330&area=en



LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01

Silverstone Grandia GD08
Official Site - http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=331&area=en



LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01

Reviews
Silent PC Review - http://www.silentpcreview.com/SilverStone_Grandia_GD07_GD08
ThinkComputers - http://www.thinkcomputers.org/silverstone-grandia-series-gd08-htpc-case-review/
Computing on Demand - http://computingondemand.com/review-silverstone-grandia-gd08/

Club Rules
1: Please PM me if you wish to be added and removed from the club.
2: Add pictures of your rig.
3: Please respect other members.


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Edited by CaptainZombie - 6/8/13 at 8:17pm
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What I dont like about that style of case and for that matter mITX cases either is teh complete lack of cable management. Its probably my OCD but I cant stand it when you end of with heaps of cables just stuffed in the case ruining airflow.

Other than that I think its a decent case and a lot more suited to the living room than a HAFXB

I dont think there would be an issue with running a H60 off the front fan points if they are 120mm.
Edited by dihartnell - 5/27/13 at 10:10pm
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I've been toying with the idea of a HTPC built in a Silverstone FT03 which can fit a mATX mobo and an H60. It would kind of look like a subwoofer similar to my Home theatre stereo. Maybe thats also something that would work for you as well.
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Originally Posted by dihartnell View Post

I've been toying with the idea of a HTPC built in a Silverstone FT03 which can fit a mATX mobo and an H60. It would kind of look like a subwoofer similar to my Home theatre stereo. Maybe thats also something that would work for you as well.

I was looking at the FT03, but was looking at more of a set top box like case where I can also fit water cooling into the case.

I'm trying to figure out if I can get water cooling to work in this case with a push/pull configuration by placing the radiator in one of the front fans. I know there is only a few inches under the case in height, but it can still dissipate enough air.
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Looks to be space to do so with gd08 as well.
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I am excited, this should be coming in later today. Going to possibly do a build log of sorts since these kind of cases do not get enough spotlight.

The real test will be to get that H60 in here somehow.
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Will be good to see the finished build ;-)
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Here are some pics of the build with the Silverstone Grandia GD08.

  1. I took out the drive/optical cage and started to strategize how I was going to add the H60 cooler first due to my motherboard.
  2. I then moved the fan in the upper left hand corner to the right side.
  3. One thing I do not understand here is that why weren't the optical drives placed to the right side of the case.


  1. I had to first insert the H60 Cooler and Corsair SP120 fan into the second fan slot pulling in air.
  2. Then had to slide in the motherboard, but couldn't place the two motherboard screws under the H60.
  3. I placed two Cooler Master 80mm fans as rear exhausts. I used a Y splitter for these fans to the motherboard.
  4. I placed the 660 Ti FTW 2gb Sig 2 card in since you can't install the card with the drive cage having been installed first.
  5. I wired the front two fans, which are setup as intake fans to pull air into the case from the front. I also used a Y splitter for these two fans to the front of the motherboard.
  6. I installed the Corsair CX600M PSU and started to route some of the cables to where they are not as messy using ties.



  1. I installed my two hard drives into the right drive cage, a few inches to the right of the 660 Ti. One drive is a 500gb and the second is a 1TB HDD.
  2. I want to eventually replace that 500gb with a SSD either 128gb or 240gb when prices come down a little bit more, especially for this case.
  3. I installed the USB 3.0 to 2.0 adapter to the USB 3.0 cable for the front header.




The modded drive cage




A look inside the rig.



The front of the case.



Side/Top view



On the AV Stand




Overall this case has been a real pleasure to work with, except some of the minute little issues that I ran into because I was trying to fit a water cooler in here that wasn't part of the design spec. I am considering adding a fan possibly on the outside of the case in the open fan slot to the left pull air out.

I did spend a good 30-40 minutes trying to figure out how and where I was going to add that water cooler. I didn't want to go back to air cooling so I had to find a way to make it work, even though I would prefer a push/pull style of setup like I did in my previous case. I had to cut the optical drive cage to get the entire drives cage to fit in. Silverstone should of placed screws on each cage to make them removable by the user based on their needs. Picture to come of my cage having been cut to fit.

I also want to get some black sleeves to stay with the black color theme that I have going to cover up some of the cables.

I also have a Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200W PSU laying around, been debating about putting that in here but seems like its too much for my rig.
Edited by CaptainZombie - 5/30/13 at 8:38pm
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Good work. Yes that 1200w PSI is lot too much for your rig.
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Great job and thanks for the pictures!

I have the GD-06 case and I am struggling a bit with the heat from my Zotac GTX 660. Under moderate load, it reaches 57oC and the heat is not evacuated well enough. It transfers to the case, the PSU (fan goes up and so does the noise) and the HDs (4 of them, reaching 45-50oC). So i am considering the GD-08 as it seems to have better cooling capacity.

So what sort of MB and HD temperature are you seeing with this case?

Thanks for any info!
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