SilverStone’s newest chassis isn’t really a new case but rather a rearrangement of a previous model. The Milo ML06-E is an evolution and variation of the premium mini-ITX HTPC case Milo ML06. It still keeps the same external dimensions and an unchanged volume of 7 liters, but the internal layout has been redesigned and now provides the crucial second expansion slot, allowing users to use dual slot low-profile graphics and expansion card.
The ML06-E is a great starting point for users that wish to build a system in a console/DVR-like form factor with a more robust GPU or tuner card with a length up to 175mm for gaming or for multimedia content recording.
The ML06-E has a surprising amount of expansion options for its size. Besides the two low-profile expansion slots, it also features a full-size utility expansion and rear I/O slot. The PSU is limited to SFX size and by now there is a good amount of choices on the market in that segment. You’re sure to find one that fits with the specifications you want.
The internal top piece can be used in several ways. You can either mount a 9.5 or 12.7mm slim slot-loading optical drive, one 3.5-inch HDD, two 2.5-inch HDDs, or a 120mm fan for extra cooling.
The left side, seen from the front, features the front panel connections which on this case are two USB 3.0 ports and headset jacks. You can mount two 80mm fans on this side to keep your graphics or expansion cards properly cooled with a really direct air-flow.
Besides the drives mountable in the top-piece, you can mount four 2.5-inch SSDs or HDDs in this chassis. With the 3TB 2.5-inch hard drives arriving very soon, you’ll have up to 12TB raw capacity right there in this tiny chassis.
Logic dictates that the CPU cooler can’t be the biggest type in this chassis, there simply isn’t room. With the multi-purpose bracket installed you’re limited to 37mm height and you can go up to 70mm without.
- Super small at only 7 liters
- Aluminum front panel with premium styling
- Includes one 120mm fan and support up to two 80mm fans
- Supports dual slot low-profile graphics or expansion card
- Supports Mini-ITX motherboard and SFX power supply
- Supports four 2.5-inch HDD/SSD
The brand new SilverStone Milo ML06B-E Mini-ITX HTPC chassis should be in stock and available now and it comes with an MSRP of $90.60 USD.