SilverStone Sugo SG07 Mini-ITX PC Case ReviewWed, Nov 17, 2010 - 12:00 AM
SilverStone Sugo SG07 Internal Impressions
The shell of the Sugo SG07 comes off after removing the aforementioned three screws found on the back. At this point you can see that the entire inside of the case is black like the exterior.
Once off, you can see the massive (for a case this size) 180mm Air Penetrator fan which offers two speeds of 700rpm and 1200rpm at 18dBA and 34dBA, respectively. Toward the front is the tray which holds the slim optical drive.
The fan has an easily removable filter which slides sideways, guided by small plastic tabs. This makes cleaning the filter a cinch!
The fan is molded in a custom frame and is removable with just a few screws holding it in place. That’s a good thing as it’d be a tough build with this monster in the way. The power connectors are not easily detachable so it’s easier if you just move it off to the side until it is ready to be reseated.
As you can see, there isn’t much room for components and the SG07 takes advantage of every bit of usable space it can with a smart layout. Having the PSU in a transverse configuration in the front of the case makes for a compact chassis but prevents multiple bays accessible on the outside.
I know what you’re thinking and you’d be correct. That’s a mess of cables. In order to support the larger video cards, dual PCIE power connectors are needed which adds to the jumble of cables. I am a big proponent of modular power supplies and I would much prefer it if SilverStone had employed one here. As you’ll see, the empty space fills up fast so cable routing becomes a chore. From what I understand, SilverStone has said that a modular PSU would add additional size which would prohibit the use of the large GPU cards so we’ll give them a pass on this feature; at least it wasn’t an oversight on their part.
The power supply is a stout 600w that is 80plus Bronze certified and single +12V rail with a part number of SST-ST60F-SG. Although user replaceable, SilverStone recommends against it as this particular model has shortened cables specific for this case.
Taking off the fan, removing the drive cages and getting the wires under control shows a roomy, yet compact, interior.
The power switch for the PSU is inside the exterior shell so if you need to disconnect the power in a hurry, pulling the cord out of the back (or the wall) is going to be your best bet.