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SilverStone ML04 Milo HTPC mATX Case Review

Benchmark Reviews was recently given the chance to sample the Milo ML04 HTPC micro-ATX case from SilverStone. Possibly an under-appreciated corner of the PC case market, a good home theater case can provide a subtle home for some powerful components. With computers making a gradual shift from the office to the living room and form factors steadily decreasing in size, HTPC cases can offer a home for an older, re-purposed office machine or a sophisticated enclosure for a dedicated media box. Part of the entry-level Milo series designed to offer the full size features of the Grandia series in a smaller size, will SilverStone’s SST-ML04B fulfill the special requirements of an HTPC platform? Why not just use any old computer case and set it in the living room? Let’s take a look and find out if the ML04 is a better option.

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BitFenix Prodigy M mATX Case Review

After seeing numerous modders do just that (and the customer feedback that was clamoring for such a case), BitFenix has responded with the Prodigy M. Using the frame of the original Prodigy, they reworked the internals to accommodate a micro ATX motherboard and all of the enthusiast configurations that go along with it. Even with its proven performance in ITX trim, can the Prodigy chassis keep up with mATX components? BitFenix sent their Midnight Black Prodigy M, model number BFC-PRM-300-KKXSK-RP to Benchmark Reviews so we could have a look.

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Fractal Design Arc Mini R2 mATX PC Case Review

Fractal Design Arc Mini R2 mATX PC Case Review The test of the day takes us from the Micro side of the Force, richly endowed with a case, the Fractal Design Arc Mini R2. Future reference? Fractal Design is one of the few brands to consider for its Micro ATX boxes. Today, we will offer …

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Silverstone Precision PS08 mATX Computer Case Review

Silverstone Precision PS08 mATX Computer Case Review Silverstone’s Precision PS08 is available in an all-white or all-black version and can fit mATX as well as mini-ITX motherboards. Despite the small size, the Silverstone PS08 can house aftermarket CPU coolers up to 140mm tall as well as video cards up to 358mm long. A 120mm fan is …

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ASUS GRYPHON Z87 mATX Intel Motherboard Review

It’s new Intel CPU time, and with the switch to the LGA1150 socket comes a slew of new motherboards. Today we have an interesting item: the ASUS Z87 GRYPHON mATX motherboard. What makes the GRYPHON interesting is that it’s the first micro-ATX member of ASUS’ TUF family of motherboards. Let’s see if this tiny motherboard can hold up the TUF banner.

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