SilverStone PT13 Ultra Compact Mini-ITX Thin Chassis Review
Peter Donnell / 6 months ago
When it comes to small form factor PC chassis Silverstone is a dominating force in the market, they have a huge range of small form factor PC cases and even when you’re looking at mATX and mini-ITX chassis products, they’ve proven time and time again that they can cram an impressive level of hardware into insanely small spaces. The chassis we’re looking at today is specifically designed for slim components such as mini-ITX Slim motherboard, which feature a low clearance components such as SODIMM memory to help the board squeeze into compact chassis solutions.
The PT13 is an ultra compact case designed specifically for Thin Mini-ITX boards, these are often targeted at those who need a compact system for office solutions, digital signage, HTPC’s or just anyone who needs to save space. The compact size of this case means it can easily fit into a home entertainment setup laid flat, via its included vertical mount, or it can even be mounted on the back of a VESA compatible monitor. The compact size of just 1.4 liters also means it’s easy to transport, so unhooking the cables and putting it in a bag or the boot of your car is easy to achieve.
As you can see from the specifications below the chassis features a sturdy steel body finished with a nice aluminium top cover to give it a premium look, it comes with support for most major Thin Mini-ITX motherboards, has room for a single 2.5″ drive, dual USB 2.0 ports, and room for a 30mm tall CPU cooler.
The packaging is fairly straight forward, a small representation of the general chassis design on the front, as well as a quick run down of the major features and specifications around the sides and back.
Despite its small size, the chassis is very well packed in soft foam and protective plastic.
In the box you’ll find a vertical mount, a collection of screws and motherboard stand-offs, some rubber grip pads for the base of the chassis, two brackets for mounting a 2.5″ drive and the VESA mounting brackets.