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Silverstone GD09 - almost good but not quite

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Posted · Original PosterOP

After nearly assembling my tv rig in this thing it just has a bunch of small but annoying design quirks... 


I had to flip the power supply upside down (fan pulling inside air) to have enough clearance for the exhaust fan. If they moved the PSU over by 5mm that wouldn't be an issue. 


There is a vent over the pcie slots, but nothing over the cpu area. I bought a 5.5 inch hole saw and 140mm black steel grill to fix that. 


The motherboard standoffs seem to use a nonstandard thread size for their screws you have to use the included screws (just a minor annoyance). 


If the 5.25" drive cage is installed, the intake fan next to it is almost entirely obstructed. Moreover the only included fan is installed in this position rather than the unobstructed spot next to it, behind the cpu area. 


Last quirk is my fault for not checking card width support, but i had an old MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X that fits the case but is so close to the top lid (wide pcb) that I can't plug the power cables in and put the lid panel on. One or the other. Now I'm trying to sell it to buy another 1070 it a FE size pcb. 


Overall i like the concept of this case, and it almost was good, but I won't be buying another. 

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