SilverStone Grandia GD04 Case Review :: Exterior

02-08-2010 · Category: Hardware - Cases

By Benjamin Sun

SilverStone Grandia GD04 Case Review Front

Front

SilverStone Grandia GD04 Case Review FP I/O

FP I/O

SilverStone Grandia GD04 Case Review Power.Reset

Power.Reset

SilverStone Grandia GD04 Case Review Optical drive

Optical drive


Starting with the front of the case, we find that SilverStone has put the Front Panel I/O on the front. This consists of a Microphone jack, a Headphone jack and two USB 2.0 ports. The CD tray can hold a normal sized DVD-ROM, no need for a Slimline DVD in this case. There is an eject button below the DVD door, allowing for easy access. The Power and Reset buttons are also on the front of the case.


SilverStone Grandia GD04 Case Review Left Side

Left Side

SilverStone Grandia GD04 Case Review Right Side

Right Side

SilverStone Grandia GD04 Case Review Bottom

Bottom

SilverStone Grandia GD04 Case Review Bottom Grill

Bottom Grill


The top of the case has a grill where the hot air in the case is blown upward. The right side of the case has two grills for 120mm fans. These are 20dBA fans that spin at 1200RPM. The left side of the case has a grilled mounting area for the third 120mm fan. A Micro-ATX case with three 120mm fans is unusual and it should provide proper ventilation for the system inside.

SilverStone Grandia GD04 Case Review Feet

Feet

SilverStone Grandia GD04 Case Review Rear

Rear

The rear of the case has the Rear I/O of the case. The case has four PCI serrated slot covers in the usual position. Most Micro-ATX cases have less than four expansion slots so this is a great feature. There is a fifth PCI slot cover in a horizontal position to the other expansion slots. This allows you to install a fifth PCI device such a USB bracket without requiring power provided by the motherboard. There are two grills for optional 80mm fans atop the I/O.