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SilverStone ML05, the return of an affordable and compact HTPC case

With the ML05, SilverStone perhaps will shake a little the compact HTPC case market segment. Announced at 6980 yens, less than $75, it appears to be in a pretty good position, although its reduced size imposes some restrictions.

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Measuring 350 x 99 x 204mm, it is only compatible with a slim optical drive and a SFX PSU, while storage is allowed only four 2.5″ units. Or almost…

As is often happen on the brand, the partial modularity is required, with a slim ODD deck that can accommodate a 3.5″ HDD or two 2.5″ or even a 120mm fan. A fan that might not be too much, but, by default, the airflow entrusted to… No fan! No secret to break prices, both  80mm locations are left free.

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The connectivity is discreetly integrated on the left side, and with its two SuperSpeed ​​ports, while the rear covers a low profile PCI bracket for the motherboard, the ITX, plus a 90° angle full size.

You may get more information at silverstonetek.com.

 

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