SilverStone Lists ML06 HTPC Mini-ITX Enclosure

SilverStone has listed its upcoming ML06 Mini-ITX enclosure, which is intended to be used for building HTPCs.

The case is very small. In fact, it's so small that SilverStone boasts that it has a capacity of only seven liters. It measures 99 mm tall, 350 mm wide, and 205 mm deep.

In terms of hardware capacity, it can house Mini-ITX motherboards, an SFX-size power supply up to 140 mm long, and a single low-profile expansion card. A 4-in-1 bracket allows for the installation of either a single slim optical drive, two 2.5” drives, a single 3.5” drive, or a 120 mm fan. Additionally, the case supports two more 2.5" drives, as well as two more 80 mm fans.

There was no word yet on what the case would cost, though we expect it to launch not too far from now.

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

  • Carlos Pirela
    My NEW CASE !!!
  • Jgriff
    Nice, real nice. I'm glad to see case makers putting more focus into the mini itx form factor. PC parts are only going to get smaller, cooler and more efficient. There's really no need for anything bigger than a mini itx now a days unless you're into sli. Throw in a Asus gtx 760 mini and this thing would be a nice little gaming machine.
  • ragenalien
    The asus gtx 760 is a half sized card. Not a low profile card.
  • HideOut
    760 mini is short in length, not hight.
  • Nada190
    I like huge cases like Corsair 900D but these slick mini itx cases are beautiful!
  • hp79
    @Jgriff "There's really no need for anything bigger than a mini itx now a days unless you're into sli."

    Not really. For a mini ITX case, it gets pretty hard to fit a full size power supply. Even though idle power consumption is very low these days and passive cooling might work, the CPU and GPU still gets pretty hot when fully loaded and cooling is needed. So you still need some room for the air to flow and fans to push the air. The smaller the case gets, the louder the fans will be. I have a Lian Li mini itx box with a core i7, gtx460, water cooling, and it takes so much effort to just dust the thing. I wish I just went with a good full size case. Then I would have made it a dead silent desktop.
  • Braddo
    It seems HTPC is a dying trend but I love mine and refuse to give it up. I've searched for years and still haven't found a case that I like. All I want is a slim good looking case, about the same dimensions as most DVR's to house a low power micro\mini-ITX motherboard with a slim expansion slot in the front for a slot load Blu-Ray drive and an LCD display. I have the Silverstone ML-02 which was close to being perfect but falls a little short on a few details. Please Silverstone give me an ML-02 v2
  • son of man
    "There's really no need for anything bigger than a mini itx now a days unless you're into sli."

    Some people have loads of hd movies, documentaries, etc. My HAF X currently has 5 drives installed, and I'll probably fill up 5 more. We're not too common, but people like me need a little more breathing room.
  • brucen13
    With a NAS, you have all the expansion and breathing room you need without having to do it in your HTPC box.
  • gadgety
    Perfect for Kaveri