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SilverStone ML08 Mini-ITX Slim Case Review

By Tom Jaskulka

Manufacturer: SilverStone Tek Co., LTD.
Product Name: Milo Series ML08
Model Number: SST-ML08B-H
UPC: 844761012564
Price As Tested: $84.99 (Newegg | Amazon)

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by SilverStone.

Hot on the heels of Benchmark Review’s look at the Fortress FTZ01, SilverStone sent over their latest iteration of the mini-ITX “Z” chassis. Based off of the Raven RVZ02, today we have a chance to look at the Milo version: the ML08B-H. Following the same internal layout the Milo ML08 squeezes the same component clearances into an even slimmer chassis with some new tricks. New tool-less drive trays, a more accessible interior and two completely thermally isolated compartments identify this HTPC-oriented “Z2” case. Follow along as we take a closer look at the SilverStone ML08.

As we had just finished looking at one of the cases that the ML08 draws its inspiration from, we’ll have a unique opportunity to set them side by side and really dig in to some of the changes. First, a look around the exterior, but after building a system in the ML08 we’ll do a quick transplant and comparison to one of the first Z cases (the FTZ01).

SilverStone ML08_00034

Features & Specifications

Model No. SST-ML08B (black)
SST-ML08B-W (black + window)
SST-ML08B-H (black + handle)
SST-ML08B-HW (black + handle & window)
Material Reinforced plastic outer shell, steel body
Motherboard Mini-ITX
Multimedia
Drive Bay External Slim optical 12.7mm or 9.5mm x 1
(9.5mm compatibility limited to tray type)
Internal 2.5” x 2
(one additional 3.5” or 2.5” space depending on expansion card installed)
Cooling System Front
Rear Passive exhaust vents
Side Oversized vents over CPU/motherboard and expansion area
Top
Bottom
Internal
Expansion Slot 2
Front I/O Port USB 3.0 x 2
audio x 1
MIC x 1
Power Supply SFX & SFX-L
Operating system support
Expansion Card *Compatible with 13” long, width restriction – 4.78”
Limitation of CPU cooler 58mm
Limitation of PSU
Net Weight 3.2kg~3.5kg
Dimension 380mm (W) x 87mm (H) x 370mm (D), 12 liters
Extra Support two Kensington locks
Support VESA Mount


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  1. Rex

    My biggest question comes to which custom cpu coolers can work with this case. I am having a hard time finding info on this.

  2. Alex

    VERY VERY USEFUL review , especially details about the recommended actual graphics card size requirements, interior passive cooling temps and building experience!

    1. Tom Jaskulka

      Thank you, glad you liked it! The ML08 surprised me in many ways, I hope SilverStone continues to develop cases like these.

  3. Puriya Yazdanfard

    I would really love to know if blowerstyle GPUs have lower temps than dual fanned ones in this case? There are lots of different opinion on this. I have an MSI GTX 760 dual fanned in it and it runs a little bit too hot. Actually it throttles when playing for extensive periods. So I am wondering if a blowerstyle GPU keeps cooler.

    Thanks

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