An examination of the chosen Silverstone GD-03 for our HTPC Home Server case.
The GD-03 uses the same chassis as several previous ATX HTPC cases from Silverstone such as the GD01 and LC17. It combines a brushed aluminum facia with a very sturdy 0.8mm steel chassis. The main difference is in the front bezel and the HDD cage area.
GD-03 uses the same chassis as several previous Silverstone cases, including LC13, LC16, LC17, LC20 and GD01.
Two doors swing down on the aluminum facia to reveal a couple of hot-swap HDD slots on left, and extra ODD bay plus external 3.5" bay on right. Front panel I/O on includes two USB ports, mic, headphone and Firewire. There’s also a clip-off grill and dust filter which gives access to dual 80mm fan mounts in front of the HDDs.