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SILVERSTONE Milo series ML05B Black Acrylic Front Panel, 0.8mm SECC body Mini-ITX Media Center / HTPC Case

  • Measures 7 liters in size
  • Supports four 2.5-Inch HDD/SSD
  • Supports Mini-ITX motherboard and SFX power supply
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
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  • Joel M.
  • 7/15/2015 12:19:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great

This review is from: SILVERSTONE Milo series ML05B Black Acrylic Front Panel, 0.8mm SECC body Mini-ITX Media Center / HTPC Case

Pros: Lots of ventilation
Easy to work on.
Looks good.
Quality build.
Included nice, magnetic dust filter.

Cons: Comes with only one dust filter, but there's three large vents. A filter for each would be nice.
No vertical standing option, but not a big deal. I stood it vertically anyway.

Other Thoughts: They could have made it smaller.

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  • Craig F.
  • 2/10/2015 7:57:31 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWell built case except the switches

This review is from: SILVERSTONE Milo series ML05B Black Acrylic Front Panel, 0.8mm SECC body Mini-ITX Media Center / HTPC Case

Pros: The case itself is great, the power/reset switch wiring not so much so (see Con below). Compact and solidly built with just enough room for my components. System is being used for an HTPC build so it only has an ITX+/APU combo, PSU, and SSD. If I needed a half-height discrete GPU that'd fit as well.

Cons: Hope you have a soldering iron and a hot glue gun (or other method to stabilize the wiring) handy. You will very likely break the power and reset switch wiring off the leads for each switch, so you may want to put to try stabilizing the ends before assembly (after making sure the leads aren't already damaged). There is nothing protecting the leads for either switch aside from a small piece of heat shrink tubing that has no rigidity to it at all while the status LEDs are better protected. Unfortunately I'd read another review on for this case posted by someone else that commented about it and didn't give it much thought or I would've dumped hot glue on the ends of the two switches before I started putting it together. Instead I'll be re-soldering the wires to the switches and stabilizing them a bit before putting things back together. If you're not so inclined, there is probably more than the 1-egg I took off for the care you have to give this component of the case.

Other Thoughts: Pay attention to PSU depth. With a non-modular 450W Silverstone PSU I had roughly 1" to 1.5" between the PSU and the HDD bays that I was able to shove the unused PSU wiring into. Some other SFX PSUs may have more depth leaving you with no space. Would be a top notch case if not for the switch issues.

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  • Mark L.
  • 12/15/2014 3:55:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWonderful

This review is from: SILVERSTONE Milo series ML05B Black Acrylic Front Panel, 0.8mm SECC body Mini-ITX Media Center / HTPC Case

Pros: Smart layout.
Wonderful quality.

Cons: Rubber feet tall for size of the case.
Optional mounting bracket will block CPU air flow if using for drives and not a fan.

Other Thoughts: This is the nicest built case I've ever seen for the price point.
The option bracket sits right over the CPU, so anything mounted there is right on top of the CPU fan.

I set mine up with stock processor and fan. Using a 65W processor, so I have not added any fans or other cooling.

If using extra fans or disk drivers consider a modular power supply.

When using the SILVERSTONE SFX ST30SF 300W ATX12V power supply, there is enough room between drive cage and power supply to tuck in excess cables.

The USB 3 cables are very long. On my board the USB3 header was in the front of the board about 2-3 inches from the USB3 ports. There was so much excess cable I ran it into the extra space in the drive cage and back to the mother board header.

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  • Mark L.
  • 12/15/2014 3:47:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks like a charm.

This review is from: SILVERSTONE Milo series ML05B Black Acrylic Front Panel, 0.8mm SECC body Mini-ITX Media Center / HTPC Case

Pros: Small size.
Hold wireless receiver when not in use.
Power, volume, play controls all work normally.
Touch pad works well for the size.
No customization or software required.

Cons: Wireless control spotty when receiver was plugged in back of computer chassis.
Small size.

Other Thoughts: This is literally the size of a remote control. The buttons and touch pad a small enough to fit on a remote. This good and bad. I fat finger some keys, but can role my though across the function key and Windows key to bring up the start page so there advantages and disadvantages.

I have yet to find a manual in English. This is sharp product and I'd like to know if there are any slick features I'm missing out on.

The receiver that comes with the device had responsiveness issues when plugged in behind the computer chassis. The media chassis I'm using only has USB3 on the front. If you don't want to use front USB ports for the wireless receiver, consider an USB extension cable.

I assume the device is Bluetooth, but I've not tried to pair with it.

If you move the receiver to another USB port while the keyboard is turned on, you need to turn the keyboard off and on again to re-establish the pairing.

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  • Victor B.
  • 10/18/2014 4:27:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsPoor build quality

This review is from: SILVERSTONE Milo series ML05B Black Acrylic Front Panel, 0.8mm SECC body Mini-ITX Media Center / HTPC Case

Pros: The price and size of this case were exactly what I was looking for in building my home theater pc. The need for a special and more expensive SFX power supply wasn't too bad a trade off for the small size advantage.

Cons: The leads from the power button to the PWR switch were broken on arrival. I figured no big deal I will just connect the reset button leads to act as my power button on the motherboard. That worked well, for one day until those broke off too. CHEAP quality. I will probably try to solder the wires back on myself. Just a big pain for a new case. At 50 bucks its not even worse paying to ship it back. Really disappointed with this case.

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  • Joshua A.
  • 4/8/2014 5:02:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWhy is a reseller trying to sell them for over double the price?

This review is from: SILVERSTONE Milo series ML05B Black Acrylic Front Panel, 0.8mm SECC body Mini-ITX Media Center / HTPC Case

Pros: Great case... read Cons please.
I also have another review on it.

Cons: WARNING: Do NOT buy this for anything over $40!
A reseller is trying to sell this on here for over double the normal price.

Wait for NewEgg to get them in stock again.

Other Thoughts: The reseller should be ashamed, supply and demand is not that bad, you can buy them other places online for the normal NewEgg price too.

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  • Joshua A.
  • 3/27/2014 6:56:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsOne of my favorite HTPC cases

This review is from: SILVERSTONE Milo series ML05B Black Acrylic Front Panel, 0.8mm SECC body Mini-ITX Media Center / HTPC Case

Pros: I own 3 of these cases. Bought the first one based on the excellent reviews that others posted, so I try not to waste people's time covering all the same stuff.

The size-cost-quality of this case excellent for an standard HTPC build.

Design layout is very good compared to other HTPC cases. It can fit everything needed for your "average" HTPC.

Well worth the buy hands down.

Cons: 2.5 HDD bay could actually be smaller, while holding 3 HDDs may be great, the depth of the HDD bay actually puts a lot of stress on the PSU cables. Having an HDD bay that holds only 2 drives would be perfectly fine and meet most user's needs.

Have put the Silverstone 300W, 350W, and now the SILVERSTONE ST45SF-G 450W into this case. I bought the ST45SF-G because it is modular and was hoping it would be better as far fitment went, but sadly it is the same.

While the PSU and case are perfectly fine with the HDD bay as well, I personally don't like putting stress on the cables like this.

In 2 of these cases I own, I have removed the HDD bays because they are booting off of USB anyway.

I do not use a disc drive in any of them, but I have thought about it, please see others' comments below.

Other Thoughts: Having built over 100 HTPCs for friends and family, 8 just for my house alone over the years. I find this case to be a perfect blend between size and layout for a typcial HTPC build.

It isn't a monster case that can fit tons of drives or tons of GPU and it isn't a tiny case you can't fit anything in that turns into a fire hazard either. But it does exactly what it was designed to do and it does it well.

And Thank You to everyone who provided reviews before me, job well done.

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  • Phil H.
  • 3/26/2014 7:11:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSmallest SFF without external power brick!

This review is from: SILVERSTONE Milo series ML05B Black Acrylic Front Panel, 0.8mm SECC body Mini-ITX Media Center / HTPC Case

Pros: I looked at many HTPC cases as I wanted to build the absolute smallest build and still retain enough power to utilize this as a mini-server. This case met those requirements and my build can easily be utilized as a true HTPC on steroids.

Cons: I know they were shooting for the absolute smallest form factor, but I think only putting in 1 slot for a video to be a drawback. They should have splurged here and put in an extra slot (maybe 1/2 an inch wider) so that this case could be used for the absolute smallest gamer box! This comes close to dropping an egg, but its not being marketted for this ability so just not enough to drop an egg.

Other Thoughts: Built a mini virtualbox server using this heatsink:
Silverstone ML05B case
Silverstone ST45SF 450W SFX12V power supply
ASRock Z87E-ITX mb
Intel i5-4670K cpu
Asus R7240 2gb 128bit video card
1 G.Skill 240pin (2x8) 16gb 2400 DDR3 memory
1 Samsung 840 EVO 250gb SSD

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  • Peter T.
  • 2/21/2014 8:17:19 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat build quality

This review is from: SILVERSTONE Milo series ML05B Black Acrylic Front Panel, 0.8mm SECC body Mini-ITX Media Center / HTPC Case

Pros: Great look and feel. This case has excellent built quality, which is to be expected of Silverstone.

Cons: I ordered a Seasonic 350Watt SFX power supply from here on newegg. When i installed it i had to take the 2.5"HDD bracket out and am unable to fit it back in with the HDD installed. It could be an issue with the PSU but i am missing about a 1/4" of clearance to get it back in.

Other Thoughts: Overall i am very happy with this purchase.

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  • Frank S.
  • 2/13/2014 6:32:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery Small

This review is from: SILVERSTONE Milo series ML05B Black Acrylic Front Panel, 0.8mm SECC body Mini-ITX Media Center / HTPC Case

Pros: PRICE. The build quality is awesome for only $40. I could not find any sharp edges and the pans and material feels very sturdy. The threads are nice and the included screws are all perfect.

Room for lots of 2.5INCH drives.

Cable management is not a big deal with this case if you are only using 1 or 2 drives and 2 fans.

The case looks fantastic.

Room for two 80mm side fans. This area could be used for an 80mm radiator mounted externally with the fans mounted internally. This could help keep cpu clearance low in order to use the 4 in 1 bracket.

Can fit low profile graphics cards.

Cons: CPU heatsink clearance is a major issue for anyone not using an embedded system. For example, I have an AMD A4 and I need it to be quiet so I installed the stock cooler from a Phenom II quad. This cooler has copper pipes and a larger heatsink. With this cooler installed, I cannot fit the 4 in 1 bracket into the case. This means NO 3.5inch drive, no dvd drive and no 2.5inch drive bay (you can still fit the 4 2.5inch drives in the drive bay.

The included 4 in 1 bracket is only good if you dont want a fan pointing down at the board. In order to make my 120mm top fan work, I had to remove the 4 in 1 adapter and screw the fan directly to the top panel. I then had to remove the AMD fan from my Phenom II cooler. This provides just enough clearance to use an AMD Phenom cooler with a 120mm top mounted fan. This works fine because the fan is so close to the cpu heatsink. It keeps the chip cool without making any noise. The stock AMD fans tend to be noisy and this is an HTPC case.

Other Thoughts: AMD A4 Trinity with Phenom II copper cooler (120mm top fan)
Asrock AM2+ ITX board (the A4 was left over from another build)
4GB DDR3 (1 stick)
Seasonic 300W SFX Power supply (SFX is the only supported psu)
750GB 2.5inch seagate drive

Because of the build quality for the price, I only took 1 egg off. My not being able to use the 4 in 1 bracket for my 3.5inch drive/fan/DVD drive is annoying. You need to run a very low CPU cooler in order to use this bracket. Also, \using the top bracket with a hard drive or dvd drive will significantly limit air flow into the case. I have a 120mm fan bolted to the top panel (this is not meant to be down) and i am avoiding the 4 in 1 bracket. This setup works well and the air flow is awesome.

Someone who wants to build a decent AMD A10 machine could do exactly what I did with my heatsink and install an SSD for boot and a few 2.5inch drives in raid. That would make an awesome HTPC machine.

Anyone looking to fit a full size graphics card needs to look elsewhere.


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