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SilverStone Aluminum/Steel Micro ATX Media Center/HTPC Case ML03B (Black)

SilverStone Aluminum/Steel Micro ATX Media Center/HTPC Case ML03B (Black)
alaAverage 4.4

198 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 198 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the reliability and usability are generally positive. The design and size are also appreciated.

value for money, size, design, usability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cases the SilverStone Aluminum/Steel Micro ATX Media Center/HTPC Case ML03B (Black) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for SilverStone Aluminum/Steel Micro ATX Media Center/HTPC Case ML03B (Black)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 140 user reviews of SilverStone Aluminum/Steel Micro ATX Media Center/HTPC Case ML03B (Black) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Cases on Amazon.com.

value for money, size, design, usability, reliability

97% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: SilverStone Aluminum/Steel Micro ATX Media Center/HTPC Case ML03B (Black)

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Tight fit, but looks nice

 

Great case for an HTPC, especially for the price. Solidly built and looks nice

This box is on the small size for a Micro ATX build, which makes it a little challenging. It's especially tight between the power supply and the DVD player. But if you're persistent, you can squeeze everything in and you end up with a nice, compact box

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SILVERSTONE ML03B

 

Left the HDD activity light disconnected for media use - too distracting. Depth of unit nice but still too large for my cabinet.

Well made, looks nice, understated. Nice cable management built into case

Plastic drive riser can't have mounting screws installed once you install a drive have to use right angle screwdriver. I left it out of the build entirely. USB 3.0 cable very long, the motherboard I used has its header right in the front so long cable...

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Not Compatible with Wii U Control Pad

 

Left the HDD activity light disconnected for media use - too distracting. Depth of unit nice but still too large for my cabinet.

Well made, looks nice, understated. Nice cable management built into case

Plastic drive riser can't have mounting screws installed once you install a drive have to use right angle screwdriver. I left it out of the build entirely. USB 3.0 cable very long, the motherboard I used has its header right in the front so long cable...

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snazzy

 

I was drawn to the ML04, but opted for this earlier version owing to price and features (namely, I didn't want a front panel door). It's not that hard to build in this thing as long as you follow the manual, take your time, and place things in order....

Looks great. No front panel door to mess with ; Filters for both cpu fan (top) and psu (bottom) intakes ; Aluminum skin on the front panel looks nice ; Very light, but good overall build quality ; USB3 front panel ports (now standard)

The plastic edges running along the front bezel were slightly discolored, though this is impossible to notice from your couch so I didn't bother returning it. I did call Silverstone about it and they were very helpful ; Some screw holes were slightly...

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SILVERSTONE ML03B

 

My main rig is a 10 year old Silverstone case. That thing has been with me to more states than most people have been in their life. Other than a couple of mods I did to it, it still looks brand new. Silverstone products will last!

Silverstone makes the best cases period ; Great for HTPC ; Solid design that feels durable

Still a little bigger than I would have liked to have, but I knew what I was getting

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HTPC Build

 

For someone wanting a HTPC case to go in their A/V system.....I would recommend. It's good looking and looks like it should be there.

Looked like what I expected with my order. Size is perfect for my needs, but requires creative thought to get everything into the limited interior space eg. wiring. (howevere, no surprize here)

Maybe just me, but I thought that the preinstalled wiring (2-usb 3.0 and audio/power/leds) were excessively long considering they only had to reach mini or macro board positions. Aside from that I can't really fault this case

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You can fill this.

 

In the specifications of this case I noticed how many hard drives it fits. I didn't see how but looking at the manual they manage to hide a hard drive in every extra nook. A clever set of brackets gives you you all of these hard drives

None so far

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Nice case

 

Over all it's a well made, and fairly easy to work with case.

Clean lines allows this to look just like another audio component on the rack

Yes, it's a bit tight in there, but with some planning and thought everything will fit well enough. As someone has said the textured front is a little strange. I could have done without that since the optical drive doesn't match it

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Good case

 

I have 4 of these cases in use right now. One has 2x4tb drives a 128gb OS drive and an Antec SATA hot swap tray - used as an HTPC and media server w/ i5-760 and AMD HD6670. One has an i7-4770, Intel quad GBe NIC, 2 Velociraptor 500gb drives, a C300...

Low Profile, small footprint ; Same width as network racks ; Look good, price is right ; You can actually fit 2 3.5 inch, 1 2.5 inch drives and an optical drive all at the same time

Tight assembly takes some planning. Some motherboards don't play well with connector locations. Power supply depth is a major concern

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Sleek and Stylish

 

I contacted Silverstone about how best to set up the side fans. They nicely sent me a diagram, which showed, from the front bezel, three fans as intakes and the fourth fan as an exhaust. They said this set up will create positive air pressure in the...

Pictures don't do this case justice. I love the texture on the front bezel. My brother-in-law was looking at it the other night and couldn't make it out what it was, so it blends in nicely in the TV stand. Like the extra dust filter and plentiful...

Wire management is a challenge, since there is maybe one modular PSU that could fit the case. After wrestling to get all the cables tied off and tucked away, I was thinking $95 for the PSU was maybe not such a bad idea

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