Silverstone GD07 HTPC chassis review -
Showcase Exterior - Interior
When we look inwards we can see the two 120mm fans at the bottom and one at the side, these come factory installed.
Looking at the inside of the chassis here, you screw off the top with two screws. Basically you'll now see two compartments. One for the optical drives and HDDs, then there is the lower compartment for the motherboard, PCI cards and PSU. To reach and to be able to install the motherboard and the rest of the components you can remove the HDD and optical bay by removing a few screws. Nothing complex or difficult.
The removable drive cage is secured by six screws, you use the two handles for lifting it out of the enclosure.
Here we can see the HDD bay, again installation is simple yet not tool free of course... have a look at the next photo. Here we remove the drive bay, you remove a couple of screws and you can lift it upwards.
Here we can see the HDD bays a lot better. Everything is nicely isolated with rubber mounts to prevent vibrating noises. The unit needs to come out to be able to install the motherboard, mounting SATA HDD does not require this unit to be removed. During installation simply connect SATA connectors to the motherboard ports and the power connector.
The HDDs as you can see 'hang' in the system and are secure them with three screws each. There is a rubberized coating there so that will prevent resonating noises as well. In total there are actually five places to put internal 3.5" hard drives, two 2.5" SSDs/HDDs and four 5.25". They are all very easy to install, it's not tool free though. But I do not see that as an issue really. Right, the HDDs are installed. But what about the rest of the components?
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.