The PT13B-USB3.0 Petit from Silverstone supports this form factor, which was created by Intel with in-house boards. Since the mainboards are extremely compact and super flat, of course, such cases should be as small as possible dimensioned so as not to thwart the advantages of Thin-Mini-ITX.
The features of the Silverstone PT13B-USB3.0 Thin-Mini-ITX enclosure at a glance:
- Ultra-compact black Silverstone case for Thin-Mini-ITX systems
- with 2.5 inch option
- 2x USB 3.0 ports
- only about 500 g weight
Silverstone pushes this idea on the PT13B offered here in black on the top and shows a mini case, which can be described with its small dimensions as ultra compact and hardly more extensive than a large palm fails. However, it still holds 1.4 liters of hardware - which means, in addition to the Thin-Mini-ITX board together with (maximum 30 mm high) cooler fits even a 2.5-inch drive (SSD or HDD) into it ,
The cooling of the housing itself is designed to be passive, so there is no active case ventilation, but instead particularly large vent holes in the sides and the lid to ensure excellent heat exchange with the ambient air. In order to make installation in the tiny SST-PT13B-USB3.0 easy, Silverstone has designed the complete top and front, which consists of one and the same cast aluminum, fold-up.
So you can quickly get at everything under the hood, zoom. In the front right two USB 3.0 ports are embedded. In the left area there are power button and status LED. In addition to the recess for the I / O shield of the mainboard, there are two antenna openings in the back. Thanks to the included base, the Silverstone SST-PT13B-USB3.0 can also be used as an upright stand.
Technical details (housing):
- Dimensions: 186 x 42 x 181 mm (W x H x D)
- Weight: approx. 0.535 kg
- Material: steel (body), aluminum (cover plate)
- Color: Black
- Form factor: Thin-Mini-ITX
- Total fan possible: passive
- 1x 2.5 inches (internal)
- Power supply: external
I / O panel:
- 2x USB 3.0
- VESA mounting: 100 x 100 mm
- Maximum CPU cooler height: 30 mm (including clip)