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Silverstone GD09 - almost good but not quite


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. 

HEDT: i9 10980XE @ 4.9 gHz, 64GB @ 3600mHz CL14 G.Skill Trident-Z DDR4, 2x Nvidia Titan RTX NVLink SLI, Corsair AX1600i, Samsung 960 Pro 2TB OS/apps, Samsung 850 EVO 4TB media, LG 38GL950G-B monitor, Drop CTRL keyboard, Decus Respec mouse

Laptop: Razer Blade Pro 2019 9750H model, 32GB @ 3200mHz CL18 G.Skill Ripjaws DDR4, 2x Samsung 960 Pro 1TB RAID0, repasted with Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut
Gaming Rig: i9 9900ks @ 5.2ghz, 32GB @ 4000mHz CL17 G.Skill Trident-Z DDR4, EVGA RTX 2080 Ti Kingpin, Corsair HX1200, Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2TB, Asus PG348Q monitor, Corsair K70 LUX RGB keyboard, Corsair Ironclaw mouse
HTPC: i7 7700 (delidded + LM), 16GB @ 2666mHz CL15 Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4, MSI Geforce GTX 1070 Gaming X, Corsair SFX 600, Samsung 850 Pro 512gb, Samsung Q55R TV, Filco Majestouch Convertible 2 TKL keyboard, Logitech G403 wireless mouse

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