SilverStone Petit PT13 Mini-ITX Case
Written by Michael Larabel in Enclosures on 6 August 2017. Page 2 of 2. 4 Comments

As far as the build with the NVIDIA Jetson TX2, it worked out fine with the exception of the USB 2.0 ports. The USB 2.0 PCB ended up hitting the JTAG pins on the TX2 PCB. I ended up removing the USB 2.0 ports from the front of the case and the case would then close without interference.

This is a simple case, but it gets the job done and the build quality matches that of other SilverStone enclosures.

I did do some before/after thermal measurements with the Jetson TX2 when it was running in the open air environment and then enclosed with the SilverStone PT13. The average and peak temperatures were just about one Celsius higher when in the enclosure and four degrees higher for the minimum temperature. These measurements were taken over the course of many Linux benchmark runs: more details via this OpenBenchmarking.org result file.

The SilverStone PT13 retails for about $52 USD on Amazon, which is a bit pricey considering its size and simplicity, with some other small mini-ITX enclosures costing less, but I am happy with the build quality of this unit and is another product living up to the trusted SilverStone name.


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