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    Reviews - SilverStone Grandia GD10

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    Re: Reviews - SilverStone Grandia GD10

    Looks like they turns a midi tower on its side and called it a HTPC case...

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    Re: Reviews - SilverStone Grandia GD10

    Infinite: +1

    Personally I am part of the "I want it completely silent" group. Then again I do not use my HTPC for gaming.

    The only component on my HTPC which produces noise is the optical drive - why do case makers not have dampening for this as they do for HDD

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    I still dont understand the need for such a cavernous case for an HTPC. I opted for a NUC in an akasa newton case, not a single moving part and small size, plays absolutely everything I chuck at it

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    When you start putting more than than one pci slot (for a TV tuner) then you've missed the HTPC market a little I think. No modern processor is incapable of handling HD media so a discrete GPU isn't really required. This is a mini gaming case, and not very mini at that. I agree with Infinite on the sideways midi case, and may I add, what an awesome profile picture, I'm a big fan.

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    Re: Reviews - SilverStone Grandia GD10

    Quote Originally Posted by d3fiant View Post
    I still dont understand the need for such a cavernous case for an HTPC. I opted for a NUC in an akasa newton case, not a single moving part and small size, plays absolutely everything I chuck at it
    That sounds more like a media player than an HTPC, in which case a cheap Android tablet on an HDMI cable will work fine for less cost that just this case. If you want to run something like a MythTV server with a small raid array then there will be moving parts, and you might want plenty of room to make the cooling really quiet. I still wouldn't want a case that ugly though.

    There are some people who don't just want to watch video, but want to watch in the highest quality possible in which case the shaders on a graphics card are going to be doing stuff like de-interlace and other post processing. Those people will want something like a 260X graphics card to get enough post processing grunt. Yeah, I can't be bothered with any of that either, or perhaps I just haven't had a good enough demonstration.

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