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SilverStone Grandia Series GD06 HTPC Chassis Review - Accessories and Documentation

Sleek and sexy is synonymous with SilverStone. So let's have a look at how they incorporated it into the latest HTPC chassis, the Grandia GD06.

| HTPC Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Dec 19, 2011 5:50 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: SilverStone

Accessories and Documentation

 

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A bag containing the hardware and paperwork are shipped outside of the case to float free around the packaging. In the bag you find five straps that work with the tabs on the floor to contain case wiring. There is also a USB 3.0 to USB 2.0 converter, a set of four rubber supports to add to the PSU, a bag of screws and risers, a 4-pin Molex to three 3-pin fan connection and of course a set of keys to unlock the front of the GD06.

 

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The manual is thick and one would assume everything you need to know is covered in here. Sorry to say, this just isn't so. While I did refer to the manual exclusively to remove the components from inside the chassis, there was no mention of opening the doors of the hard drive rack. I know when something binds you stop pulling and find out why. I can honestly see these doors being broken by a novice builder, and tricks like this should really be addressed in the manual. Aside from that, the manual covered things well enough for someone like me to get the general idea, realize I am going in the right direction, and I just need to keep looking for the answer to the smaller questions that arise.

 

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Due to the 150mm limitation of the PSU to allow it and the fan to both be in the left side of the GD06, SilverStone made sure I had a unit that would both fit the size of the chassis but still deliver the power my 2600K and GTX 460 combination needs power wise as well. The SST-ST40F-ES is an 80PLUS unit that offers silence while delivering its efficient power output.-The 400W model is shown to have a 25A 12V rail delivering 300W of power to the board and CPU, while the other components draw from the lower voltage rails. This should be sufficient to run my build at stock without a problem.

 

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The SST-ST40F-Es comes with literature, mounting screws and the power cord. The PSU has leads for a 20+4-pin and a 4+4 EPS power line to power the motherboard. There is a single lead for GPUs with one 6-pin piggy backed off the other 6-pin to power your card. The last two leads contain four SATA power connections or Molex connections, but the Molex lead terminates in a floppy drive plug. For the needs of my specific build, this PSU is just what I need to get underway.

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