Silverstone has announced a new product in its Milo HTPC enclosure range. The Silverstone Milo ML05 is a simple looking, you might call it boxy, mini-ITX chassis and it is the smallest in the Milo series to date. Despite only measuring seven litres in capacity it has the room and flexibility for a good selection of "modern day components".
The Milo ML05 measures 350mm wide, 99mm high and 204mm deep. As supplied the case, made from 0.8mm sheet steel with an acrylic and plastic front panel, weighs 2.1Kg. Though it is half the size of one of its stable mates, the micro-ATX based Milo ML03, the ML05 has room for a standard SFX power supply and up to four 2.5-inch drives to alongside a mini-ITX motherboard. Opening up the case you will find an "innovative multipurpose 4-in-1 bracket also allows installation of a slim optical drive, a 3.5" hard drive, two 2.5" drives, or a 120mm fan depending on user’s requirement". This offers a lot of customisation options to the home theatre PC system builder.
Silverstone thinks that the simple rectangular design and "beautiful acrylic front panel" will help the ML05 "seamlessly integrate" into your home theatre environment - it won't be an eye-catching eyesore under your TV. Have a look at the pictures and decide for yourself about that of course.
Silverstone lists the headlining features of the Milo ML05 as follows:
- Super small at only 7 litres
- Support up to two 80mm fans
- Multipurpose 4-in-1 bracket
- Support Mini-ITX motherboard and SFX power supply
- Support four 2.5” HDD/SSD
A panel on the side of the new Milo features the following I/O; USB 3.0 x 2, audio x 1, MIC x 1. Within the Milo ML05 you will have capacity to install a single low profile expansion card, with a width restriction of 2.95-inches. Your choice of CPU cooling unit will also be limited from 37 to 70mm in height according to the official product spec list. The SilverStone Milo ML05 has an MSRP of €37.50.