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Silverstone ML03
8.9 out of 10

Silverstone ML03

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Overall 4

Silverstone BL03

Leslie G., Newegg
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: Asus F2A85M, A10 5800K, 2 x 4 GSkill 1866 GBXL Scythe Shuriken (great cooler), Asus 12B1ST BRD, Asus DX PCIe sound - terrific, 2x WD Blue 10EZEX, Crucial M4-64GB SSD, Seasonic SS300ET 80+ PSU and 4x AC 80mm PWM case fans daisy chained. Oh yeah... a 4port back panel USB 2 for that extra slot.
  • Pros: It is a "lovely" case your wife will not object to. Great airflow. 4 x 80mm AC PWM fans are outstanding! Yes, it's sleek. That's all folks...
  • Cons: Where do I start? I spent a great deal of time researching HTPC cases. Waste of time on this one though no one seems to say how difficult it is to build - PRINCIPALLY because the idiot(s) who designed it made all cables 18" in length when they needed only around 9" give or take. This is a Micro c...
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Overall 10

Sweet case. Not any room for niceties.

Charles P., Newegg
18 August 2015
  • Pros: Built an HTPC to play PC games on a new UHD Tv. Looks awesome. I put in an AMD APU (A10 7850K). Silverstone *modular* ATX PSU has its cables smashed against the drive cage. Essentially there is no room for a case fan of any kind, low-profile GPU or other nicety. But I wanted it small! I mean *may...
  • Cons: I expected a case fan since I've never bought a case without one before. I'm not sure there would have been room for it anyway. Drive casing can hold 4 2.5 inch drives. Does anyone need that in an HTPC? I would have preferred getting some breathing room in the case back instead. There is a slot f...
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Overall 10

Very nice case.

DJohnson, Amazon
19 July 2015
  • Summary: This case is exactly what I needed for my HTPC. The last HTPC case I had (also from SilverStone) was 2” taller and allowed less airflow in the small media cabinet I have. Two problems I had with this case was my Blu-ray drive and power supply were both large and gave almost no room for cabling.
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Overall 8

Great Case for HTPC

Jesse W., Newegg
4 June 2015
  • Summary: I would buy again.
  • Pros: Built a nice HTPC with this case. Silverston ML03B case AMD AM1 Athlon 5350 APU MSI AM1M mobo Mushkin ECO2 60GB SSD Antec 450 80+ Bronze Lite-On DVD drive There a decent amount off room for parts and cooling so I'm a happy camper.
  • Cons: Only complaint is the paint seems to chip off easy around the cover screws, but not bad so not a big deal.
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Overall 10

Plenty of room, but a fair amount of clutter

Ross W., Newegg
29 May 2015
  • Summary: While technically you can fit a full-size PSU you'll be much more comfortable with an SFX unit if you'll be wanting any sort of optical drive in the thing. I should mention that to optimize the mounting depth you'll want to get right-angled HDMI and power cables.
  • Pros: The size is perfect. It's the same width as my other A/V components and shallow enough to fit on an Ikea shelf. Has plenty of expansion slots to accommodate half-height expansion cards (video, usb). Front facing USB 3.0 is great for wireless keyboard and game controller from the couch. Price is g...
  • Cons: It's slightly flimsy while you're installing everything especially if the PSU isn't installed. The space premium also means you'll need to route all of the PSU cables around any of the expansion cards you install. Because this isn't intended as a portable unit though none of this matters once it'...
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Overall 2


Chad H., Newegg
21 April 2015
  • Summary: Silverstone is overpriced and it is ridiculous to charge $65 for a case that cost a fraction of that. They chose to maximize their profit margin over quality.
  • Pros: This will hold a regular-sized power supply. Low profile.
  • Cons: Paint chips when a screw dropped from 3" hits the top of the case. Flimsy build. The metal used feels to be several millimeters thinner than what could be considered standard. The door to the 5.25" bay is loose when installed. The ridged design of the plastic front is reminiscent of an 80s "holog...
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Overall 8

Great case but needs a few tweaks.

Christine M., Newegg
23 March 2015
  • Summary: Great for my new Steam stream box / HTPC. It fits under my TV but over my receiver perfectly. Looks awesome right now.
  • Pros: Awesome form factor! I used a mATX board and it went in with no problems! Great cable routing management for a case this size. Comes with big bundle ties to keep everything together. Very flexible HDD/SSD placements.
  • Cons: Awesome form factor! My hands are too big to handle anything in the case without dropping it! Useless SSD bracket. It goes over the front I/O panel and you cannot screw in the SSD or HDD without custom screws. The ones supplied just don't cut it.
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Overall 8

Great case

Seth G., Newegg
22 March 2015
  • Summary: Pay close attention to the size of your components especially if you want an optical drive. Mine has about 1" between it and the PSU; barely enough room for the cables. Given the tight space I highly recommend going for all 4 fans.
  • Pros: Very nice aesthetics. Looks right at home in a TV cabinet or entertainment center. Mounts for 4 cooling fans is a plus too. It also has several places to tie extra cables to keep them out of the way (and they give you some ties too).
  • Cons: Cooling fans are about the only thing there's plenty of space for. It's pretty cramped in there. Not much space for an aftermarket CPU cooler. The inside of the front plate had some extra flash or something from a weld that made it very difficult to get all four fans in place.
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Overall 10

Very Nice

JOHNC C., Newegg
9 March 2015
  • Summary: If you want a quality HTPC case without spending a lot of money this is your best bet.
  • Pros: Sturdy solid design. Nice arrangement of mounting bays allowing multiple HDDs to be installed. Allows for use of full sized ATX PSU in a case that easily fits into an entertainment center. Despite the small form factor there is ample room, especially with a micro-ATX motherboard. Anti-vibration g...
  • Cons: One of the screw holes for the power supply was slightly off. I managed to get a screw in but I was rather difficult to do without cross threading.
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Overall 8

Attractive case

Melissa N., Newegg
12 February 2015
  • Pros: Fits well on an entertainment center amongst HT gear Good looking design Fairly sturdy
  • Cons: If you have large hands like me, woe to you. Not much room to work in it The lid has perforation to allow for the CPU fan to vent, but frustratingly has no perforations over the PSU area.
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