The SilverStone Sugo SG07 makes for a very attractive HTPC or even a nice little gaming machine, although the Mini-ITX board limits your RAM and expansion slot options.
The build quality is top notch as you would expect from SilverStone and the case is very clean and stylish.
Air flow is not a problem with the 180mm fan on top and mesh on each side to facilitate the expelling of the warm air out the side as the cool air comes in the top.
Overall, there are few complaints with the case which are relatively minor and a few items for the wish list.
The first item would be the PSU cables. While SilverStone didn’t overdo it with the cables, a modular PSU for a case of this size is a no-brainer though they have stated that this would add too much bulk. This would definitely make the build easier and clean things up a bit. The proximity of the expansion slot bracket to the AC power plug could use a little elbow room, as well. At $199, the SG07 would fall into the pricey section of the consumer cost perception scale but it’s a rather specialized case so if you own a large video card, your small form factor case options are seriously limited and you can’t discount the value of the included power supply. Then again, if you own a 5970 card, you don’t necessarily take the cheap route.
Legit Bottom Line: SilverStone has done a nice job with their Sugo SG07 and accomplished what they set out to do: Build a small form factor case that will house the biggest graphics cards available while having the built-in power to handle it and the rest of the system. All this comes with the quality and aesthetics that one expects from a company like SilverStone.