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Old 16-11-08, 03:09 PM
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OC3D Review: Silverstone Grandia GD02-MT Case

Silverstone's new media centre friendly case gets put under the microscope today in our full review.



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Old 16-11-08, 04:04 PM
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Nice review there, Similar to what ive got atm, the thermaltake DH104...

I found the LCD to be a real dissapointment, took me ages for it to actually find my media, and then I had to use the desktop app to get at it as the LCD didnt find it :S

Anyway, nice one once again stuart!
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Old 16-11-08, 09:06 PM
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Thanks mate.
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Old 17-11-08, 12:11 AM
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Great review. Dont see enough of these reviews about.

Fair comment with the construction points and limitations.

Personally I think the prices of these scare people. They look good, have some nice gimmicks, but when all the screws are taken out - it's a pc case. For the same price u can get one of those oversized LL server eatx thingies.
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Old 17-11-08, 07:06 AM
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Great review as always Stuart, and I'm inclined to agree with Rast's comments above. A thoroughly enjoyable read though
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Old 17-11-08, 02:25 PM
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Thanks alot fellas, glad you liked the review. I was concerned over the price too, till I found out the price of small LCD's alone. I was shocked to hear how much they retail for (around £150ish). Considering this, I don't think that the price for the case was unfair. As Rast mentioned though, the LCD's are quite gimmicky and the novelty would soon wear off.
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Old 17-11-08, 03:36 PM
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Thanks alot fellas, glad you liked the review. I was concerned over the price too, till I found out the price of small LCD's alone. I was shocked to hear how much they retail for (around £150ish). Considering this, I don't think that the price for the case was unfair. As Rast mentioned though, the LCD's are quite gimmicky and the novelty would soon wear off.
Thats exactly what I found, it was also rather frustrating getting it to diplay my music

It seems crazy they cost so much, I looked into it a while ago, you can get a reasonable desktop LCD for the same cost.
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Old 17-11-08, 04:15 PM
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A good gimmick would be for the lcd to display what something like vlc or mediaplayer displays, like the scope/equalizer/album info etc etc - or equally an itunes output, that'd be something apple would jump on (for their pc-itunes ofc )

(this is where u step in and say they do )
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Old 17-11-08, 04:21 PM
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They do

It has a graphic equaliser function, with the track name etc. when playing music. I don't think it shows the album art though or works with iTunes.
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Yeah it's their "own thing" type of equalizer aint it. I reckon some1 should be bold and map exactly what the players display.
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