Legit Case Reviews
SilverStone Sugo SG05 White Mini-ITX Case Review
|Date:||Mon, Feb 01, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Matt Collins -|
SilverStone SG05 Mini-ITX Case
SilverStone's SG05 computer case aims to turn your desk from a grassy field dominated by huge dark towers into a field sharing space with a shiny and comforting little friend. Of course, I'm not implying that a full-server case doesn't have its place in the world, but perhaps the desktop is a little overkill, no? The SG05 thinks so, in any case, and while it doesn't want you to sacrifice power to save space, it does want you to make the best of that space. In that line of thinking, the SG05 supports the small form factor Mini-ITX and Mini-DTX motherboards and provides plenty of power with its built-in 300 watt PSU. Providing space for a 3.5" hard drive, 2.5" hard drive, and slim optical disk drive, this case provides some media flexibility while boasting enough room to fit a 9" video card and an 82mm high heatsink/fan alongside the built-in 120mm case fan. Intrigued yet?
Model No. Material Motherboard Multimedia Drive Bay Cooling System Expansion Slot 2 Front I/O Port Power Supply Expansion Card Net Weight Dimension Extra
Audio x 1
MIC x 1
Front I/O Port
The SG05 came in a pretty standard box, being mostly brown like most other standard boxes. The packaging all seemed well done, with plenty of styrofoam inside to protect the case and all the extra contents tucked away in pockets in the foam. All in all, perhaps not the most exciting box-experience I've ever had, but come on, it's just the box. Time to dig in!
First off, I'd like to put down a note that this case is the white version, in case the first picture didn't make this apparent. That being the case, perhaps the picture above can become a little less cryptic, despite the obvious white-on-white imagery we have going on. Aside from the sticky rubber case feet, screws, power cord, and instruction manual, SilverStone included a slim optical drive IDE to full IDE adapter. This seemed to me to be a stroke of genius; while some might point out that slim optical IDE drives are becoming less and less available, I would say it's for this reason that such an adapter is great to have bundled with a case that doesn't support a full optical drive. One last touch, SilverStone also included a plastic replacement part for the front bezel that allows owners to remove the company's logo from the case, providing a clean, pure white front.
Here we have a close up of the case-feet! I suppose that, like any sticky case feet, they are not terribly exciting, but let it be known that I did not want to leave out anything, from top to bottom, and these case feet are both rubber and backed with sticky adhesive. Of course, we should move on to more interesting topics, such as the external impressions!
Next Page - The SG05 Exterior
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Page 2 - The SG05 Exterior
Page 3 - Inside the SilverStone SG05
Page 4 - SG05: Final Thoughts!