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Case

Silverstone ML08 HTPC Case

(15 Ratings, 4.6 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

Silverstone

Part #

  • SST-ML08B-H
  • ML08B-H

Manufacturer

Silverstone

Type

HTPC

Color

Black

Power Supply

None

Side Panel Window

Acrylic

Power Supply Shroud

No

Front Panel USB

USB 3.2 Type-A

Motherboard Form Factor

Mini ITX

Full-Height Expansion Slots

2

Half-Height Expansion Slots

0

Maximum Video Card Length

330 mm / 12.992"

External 5.25" Slim Bays

1

Internal 2.5" Bays

2

Price History

    Reviews

    paxswill
    • 27 points
    • 38 months ago

    from completed build Loki—A Small Personal Gaming PC

    Nice Mini-ITX case with a thoughtful arrangement and a pleasant exterior. The handle is nicer than I expected as well.

    F2a
    • 26 points
    • 22 months ago

    I'm surprised more people are not using this case for gaming builds. The video card has it's own separate compartment and temperatures are not a problem with all air coolers. I'm not sure you will be able to get a smaller setup with simple air cooling. There are a few variations of this same case but I believe this one has the best outer shell configuration in regards to airflow and achieving low temperatures.

    lesmurf143
    • 25 points
    • 20 months ago

    PROs:

    • probably the best commercially available "portable" 12L case.
    • can fit long graphics cards.
    • CPU heat is "separated" from GPU heat.
    • advantage over the Node 202: the handle.
    • it fits the Wraith Stealth

    CONs:

    • omg airflow and temps are REALLY BAD. hahaha some owners have resorted to modding (e.g. adding fans in the GPU chamber) to get the temps down. if you're sucker for good temps, get the Node 202 instead.
    • cable management is non-existent
    • side panels are "weird to install" and it would more-often-than-not misalign.
    • case itself is pretty heavy and isn't as portable as one would expect it to be.

    Suggestions for prospective owners:

    • always, always, ALWAYS remember to switch on the PSU switch before closing the panel. I can't count how many times I forgot to flick the PSU switch after screwing everything in.
    • as much as possible, do a test run without the sidepanels (and handle).
    • route the front panel cables through the PSU cutout and the motherboard cutout (see pics).
    • if you have the money, get a good LP cooler to help with temps. The Cryorig C7 and the Scythe Big Shuriken 2 Rev B would be your best bets.
    • PSA: the HDD brackets will only fit 7mm thick HDDs like the 1TB WD10SPZX.
    MountieXXL
    • 23 points
    • 28 months ago

    This case really turned out to be everything I had hoped for. It is super-easy to build in and, as long as you stick to mid-level components, also very quiet and cool. The small form factor and carrying handle make it very portable for both carrying around and when cleaning around the desk.

    All-in-all I am very pleased and don't regret the hours of extra research needed to find fitting components.

    aadi4287
    • 19 points
    • 43 months ago

    Slim and stylish looking. Easy to build in it. Open air design and has very good quality dust filters on both side panels. Comes with a handle for carrying it around with ease.

    stonepilot
    • 18 points
    • 38 months ago

    from completed build Almost a Laptop?

    Not all of the vents have filters, the metal side panels came partially bent, and while expected, I still don't understand why there are no case fans on the top. The front panel LEDs don't function correctly either... Be that as it may, the case is rather unique and for only $80 I'll only deduct one star.

    F2a
    • 18 points
    • 22 months ago

    Just completed my 2nd build with this case. You can build full powered gaming machines in this little guy. In my opinion it's still the best ITX form factor case that can be air cooled.

    zoroasterisk
    • 16 points
    • 30 months ago

    from completed build The Turk

    A truly brilliant design. The split up CPU and GPU compartments allow for some really fun stuff, and help to completely negate the thermal concerns inherent in an ITX build. The thinness is very, very impressive.

    That being said, the GPU compartment could be much better ventilated. Many owners have retrofitted it with 3x 80mm fans, which really should've been done by Silverstone. Also, it would be improved by adding just 5mm to the side measurement. Reason being, virtually any low profile CPU cooler would work, and be able to use a 25mm wide fan at the same time.

    PotatoMash
    • 13 points
    • 27 months ago

    from completed build Smol but Terribol

    Great case, though its manual and description are highly misleading as I thought that it could carry a 3.5" HDD beside a mini GPU. But you know, maybe I should have paid more attention to the "possible incompatabilities" the part picker kept bugging me about lol

    A few DIY things here and there made everything work though, so it's all good.

    dvorshock
    • 12 points
    • 39 months ago

    Great with caveats.

    Pros: - Overall look and interior design. - Easy to carry with handle. - Good cooling for SFF. - PCI-E riser design for video card is brilliant. - Can fit very long video cards, and if you use a shorter card it leaves space for an extra 3.5" drive

    Cons: - Silverstone SX500-LG 500W SFX-L PSU has issues fitting with the internal power cord. See photos of my build. I feel this is fair to mention since it is from the same company and you'd think it would be designed to fit this case or vice versa. I ended up switching to the Corsair 450W which I much prefer now. - Included feet are terrible, as they don't physically attach and fall off easily. I ended up just not using them. It's stable without them unless something really knocks into it hard. - Video card case side cannot be removed without removing the handle which is 4 additional screws. Minor quibble. - 2.5" screwless HDD trays are badly designed and seem cheap. They are an awkward distance apart for using 1 power cable. The HDDs only fit one way (seemingly backwards) and it isn't obvious unless you look really closely. RTFM I guess. Honestly, some normal carriages with screws would have been totally fine. It's not like you're in there changing them a lot.

    Summary - I listed a lot of cons just because I feel they are useful comments for anyone building with this case. But, overall, I am extremely happy with it.

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