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Side Panel Window
Power Supply Shroud
Front Panel USB
Motherboard Form Factor
Full-Height Expansion Slots
Half-Height Expansion Slots
Maximum Video Card Length
175 mm / 6.89"
External 5.25" Slim Bays
Internal 2.5" Bays
- 120 points
- 26 months ago
from completed build Travel Mini-Workstation with Silverstone ML09b + Broadwell
Good small case for budget builds. It has all the space you need for a decent media PC. There's room for an SFX PSU, HDD cage for 4 2.5" drives, mini ITX motherboard, low profile GPU and an optical drive bay. I would have given it 5 stars if not for the awful panel removal system. Once the screws are removed, the panel is incredibly tight so you need a good grip in order to slide it off.
- 8 points
- 1 month ago
from completed build Late 2019 SFF Linux Desktop
(Initial review, see update below.) This is one of the best options out there for a slim, mini-itx build with a low-profile GPU and an SFX power supply.
If you prefer brushed aluminum and you don’t mind going with a Flex-ATX, instead of an SFX peer supply. consider the CENA 9001 (available from eBay or banggood.com). I learned about it from this thread on smallformfactor.net — it’s a good one to check out if you’re considering a mini-itx build with a low profile GPU.
Edit - This is still a totally credible HTPC case, but if you’re building a small form factor workstation, there’s a design flaw to be aware of. The ML-09 does indeed accommodate a pair of 80mm fans, and I was pleased to find that the included 120mm slim fan and its bracket are compatible with my Ryzen 3600 and the stock Wraith Stealth cooler, but unfortunately there’s still no really good way to ventilate this system. The problem is that the graphics card throws up a wall between the motherboard and the 80mm fans. I have the 120mm fan set up as intake (augmenting the fan on the Wraith Stealth), so I set up the 80mm fans as exhaust, but they’re really not moving air efficiently with the GPU in the way, and the air gets out in less efficient, noisier ways.
Verdict: three stars. This case technically supports two 80mm fans and a slim GPU, but doing both at once results in crappy airflow. Running it with integrated graphics and no GPU would have good ventilation, but there are better cases if you don’t need a GPU.
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- Intel Core i5-5675C (@4.0GHz)
- GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
- AMD Ryzen 5 1600
- GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
- Intel Pentium G4400