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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.


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.


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.

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