SilverStone Introduces the Milo ML05 HTPC Enclosure

SilverStone has announced a new HTPC enclosure, the Milo ML05. This is a simple Mini-ITX chassis that can hold up to at least four 2.5" drives, and interchangeably two more 2.5" drives, or a single slim optical drive or a 3.5" drive through use of the 4-in-1 adapter. It only supports SFX form factor PSUs up to 140 mm long.

The case measures 350 mm wide, 99 mm tall, and weighs just 2.1 kg when empty. Despite the small form factor, the case can still house three fans, with two 80 mm fans on the side and one 120 mm fan on top. Unfortunately though, the top 120 mm fan can only be used when the 4-in-1 adapter is not in use. Expansion cards can be up to 2.95" wide (low-profile), and CPU coolers between 37 mm and 70 mm tall, depending on whether the 4-in-1 adapter is used or not.

Front I/O connectivity is taken care of by two USB 3.0 ports as well as two HD audio ports.

SilverStone's Milo ML05 carries an MSRP of €37.50, which equates to roughly $50. There was no official word on availability.

Niels Broekhuijsen

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.

  • lunyone
    For that price and USB 3.0 ports, this looks promising. I would rather have a regular ATX PSU, but for this kind of system the SFX PSU is probably more than enough :)
  • SirGCal
    That is a rather large case to have such small parts... I use a Silverstone Milo ML03B for my living room HTPC. IT holds two 3.5" drives (4TB) and a full 3.5" BluRay drive which I find a lot more convenient then pushing in a laptop slim drive and clicking down the media most people don't like to do. Plus regular PSUs, etc. It has plenty of room and cooling and also holds my CETON PCIE card. Also USB3 on the front, etc. $65 from the egg.

    And it's the same size exactly as the other devices on the shelf. This box would be the same height but much narrower looking out of place to me. Maybe that's just me.
  • ceh4702
    Who wants to use these wimpy overpriced 2.5 inch hard drives at 5400 rpm?