Silverstone GD06 HTPC chassis review -
Once we open the door things become more clear. From left to right we spot two HDD bays, these are swappable with a latch. We'll show you that later on in this article. Interesting to see are the two USB 3.0 ports, that's a nice touch making the chassis hip and new. In the middle MIC and Headphone connectors and all the way up placement for an optical drive like DVD or Blu-ray.
Other IO functionally is a little sober, no memory card connectors, no eSATA ports. Then again, would you really need them on a HTPC ?
Let's zoom in a little. Here you can see the two drive bays, (hot) swappable if your motherboard and OS support it of course.
When we look at the right side we see meshes for air intake and exhaust, the chassis is equipped with a total of three 120mm fans. You could opt to replace all 120mm fans with 80mm fans as there are screw holes for the smaller fan, though the reason to do well we don't know. Also look at the top, one mesh allowing your components to be cooled well.
The right side has again a meshes covering an two fans, the top cover is secured at the read with three screws. With an included three 120mm fans we can safely say that it is plenty of cooling features for any PC case. Once activated the fans are surprisingly quiet by the way.
we review the Silverstone GD07 HTPC chassis. The Grandia GD07, an updated version which offers everything you ever wanted in for a HTPC, it's so spacious that you could even use it as a very cool desktop PC. I mean Extended ATX (EATX) sized motherboards fit (!), heck you can even throw in very long graphics cards in there as we'll show you.
Silverstone GD06 HTPC chassis review
We review the SilverStone GD06 HTPC chassis, aimed at the home theater DIY audience that has a need for stylish looks, good functionality versus a competitive price.
SilverStone 750 Watt ATX Power Supply
Today we will have a look at the Zeus 750 Watt continuous power supply from Silverstone. A really awe-inspiring power supply with four (yes four) +12 Volts rails and which is also an SLI ready power supply. We'll put it to the test buy using our quad SLI setup. The new Zeus is cool, literally, as up to 750W it'll maintain a temperature of 50°C. You get 60 AMPs combined (over 700W) for these four +12V rails alone, making the ST75ZF capable of powering any top of the line system available today and the near future.
SilverStone 600 Watt ATX Power Supply
It carries the label "Strider" and this model comes with a fantastic 600 Watts rating. It's supposed to be a a high-end PSU which is ready for SLI and Crossfire as it has quad 12 volts rails and active PFC, silent fan. We'll explain all that to you over the next pages though.