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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)
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202 reviews

Dec, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 202 reviews of SilverStone Aluminum/Steel Micro ATX Media Center/HTPC Case ML03B (Black). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Cases for all reviews. People really like the reliability and usability. The design and size also get good feedback.

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On average, users rate this product 87/100.

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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. People really like the reliability and usability. The design and size are also mentioned favorably.

price, 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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Makes for a good HTPC

 

There's no front to back airflow, which you know if you look into this before you buy, but the side to rear works for me for this install. I just worry about the SSD & HDD since there is little airflow in that area. Since this is an HTPC and those...

Stylish, roomy, and fairly easy to work with ; Takes a standard size ATX PSU ; Front USB3 ports

There's a 3.5"HDD mount under the 5.25" mounting bracket but you have to remove the bracket to really have access to it and its 6 screws to take out that mount. Do this first thing and save yourself some time. LoL ; 80mm fan mounts don't quite line up...

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Quality Case

 

Make sure you are aware that any expansion cards need to be half-height. Several wireless cards and cable cards come that way anyway (or have optional plates to switch between half-height and full-height), but most high-powered video cards aren't going...

Everything fit, including an Antec Earthwats 380W PSU ; It looks really nice in a media center with audio hardware, DVD players, DVR, and things like that ; This is a really small case, which is great for an HTPC. It's well-built, though. It just feels...

It's pretty cramped in there. We started to put things in at random and soon learned that things need to be installed in a particular order if you want to be able to reach. Just plan it out, though, and it will work out fine ; It was a few years ago...

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SILVERSTONE ML03B

 

Make sure you are aware that any expansion cards need to be half-height. Several wireless cards and cable cards come that way anyway (or have optional plates to switch between half-height and full-height), but most high-powered video cards aren't going...

Everything fit, including an Antec Earthwats 380W PSU ; It looks really nice in a media center with audio hardware, DVD players, DVR, and things like that ; This is a really small case, which is great for an HTPC. It's well-built, though. It just feels...

It's pretty cramped in there. We started to put things in at random and soon learned that things need to be installed in a particular order if you want to be able to reach. Just plan it out, though, and it will work out fine ; It was a few years ago...

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Pretty Decent Case!!!

 

Cooling could be a little bit better but, i modified mine, in such a way, that is sucks fresh form under neath and feeds it to the video card. I' also used some pretty crazy and un heard of wire management techniques to route quite few of the wires. I...

Pretty decent case, notable ventilation, decent quality. low profile form factor

Maybe the finish on the front, it's hard to get a DVD/Blu Ray drive that matches, a brushed or semi gloss black would have been a better finish on the front panel

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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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