SilverStone Sugo SG07 Mini-ITX PC Case Review

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SilverStone Sugo SG07 Buildout Part 1

For the build we went with more of an HTPC setup rather than a gaming machine. The components we used are as follows:

Intel LGA 1156 Test Platform

Component

Brand/Model

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Processor

Core i3 540

Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-H55N-USB3

Memory

G.Skill F3-10600CL8D-4GBHK

Video Card

Gigabyte Radeon HD 5670

OS Drive

Patriot Torqx SSD

Operating System

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit

SUGO SG07 TOP

Before starting the build, we removed the top fan, the hard drive cage
and the optical drive mount bracket so we could have ample room for
moving and installing the big parts. We stuck with the stock heat sink from Intel for the i3 540 processor because it does a good job at cooling (if you aren’t overclocking) and is relatively small which is a plus. Additionally, since the top fan blows down, the configuration of the cooler is ideal. There is an available 117mm of clearance for a larger cooler but bear in mind that this will further restrict case airflow and make cable routing all the tougher.

SUGO SG07 MOTHERBOARD

The motherboard fits nicely on the standoffs that are part of the chassis. Being a Mini-ITX board, only a few screws are needed.

SUGO SG07 HDD

To install HDDs and/or SSDs, you first need to remove the cage by removing a few screws.

SUGO SG07 HDD

There’s a specific way it fits in which is immediately obvious when you look at it. In the background, you can see two holes with yellow grommets.

SUGO SG07 HDD

The back side of the drive cage has two prongs which fit into the holes as it slides in, keeping it secure on the other side.

SUGO SG07 HDD CAGE

A 3.5″ drive can be stored inside the cage while two 2.5″ drives can attach to the bottom. This is a great feature as more and more users adopt SSDs.

SUGO SG07 HDD

Once mounted back in the case, the 3.5″ drive sits in line with the case while the 2.5″ drive sits oriented perpendicular to the larger drive. As such, using a 90 degree angle SATA connector is compulsory because anything else will stick out too far to fit the case enclosure.

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