|11-05-2009, 02:25 PM||#1|
Join Date Nov 2004
SilverStone Grandia GD04 Case Review
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Title: SilverStone Grandia GD04 Case Review
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"After releasing some interesting small form factor cases for home theater PCs (HTPCs) under their Sugo series, SilverStone is releasing a "big" HTPC case under their Grandia series, called GD04. Featu..."
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|11-06-2009, 05:16 AM||#2|
Join Date Oct 2008
The shape of this case makes cooling a big issue.
First the slight error on page 2:
A correct description is that more air is actively forced into the case than actively sucked out, resulting in a slightly higher pressure inside than outside the case.
Now for what I see like the big problem:
The shape and size of this case fit, as commented, well with the rest of a typical HT setup: Receiver, VCR, DVD-player, CD-player and what not.
These are all often placed in a rack with solid side walls, leaving very little room for airflow at the sides of the cases. Instead the airflow is supposed to be front-back and/or up-down.
This case require free sides for efficient cooling, and is thus directly ill suited to sit in such a rack as described. Better then to have a design similar to a typical tower tipped sideways, with air intake at the front and exhaust at the back.