SilverStone Sugo SST-SG05B Mini ITX Case Review
Introduction and Features
The introduction of Mini, Nano, and Pico ATX motherboards have given consumers the power of a desktop PC in the palm of their hands. As the size of desktop PCs shrink, case vendors are designing Small Form Factor enclosures to house these tiny marvels. These board’s small dimensions bring new challenges that weren’t really an issue back in the days of full ATX systems.
Creating an enclosure that can minimize space, but still leave PC builders enough room to work with and possibly grow is a difficult task. One company who’s had success creating SFF cases is Silverstone. Their Sugo series has been refined over the past several years, and their SG05 is the latest addition to the Sugo product line.
SFF systems are usually measured in spatial volume, or liters, and the SG05 is Silverstone’s smallest Sugo case yet at 10.8 liters. To maximize space, they make some unique additions to this case that should make consumers smile from ear to ear. One of these features is being able to use a 9-inch graphics card for high-definition gaming. They also bundled a high-efficiency 300W power supply and made room for a slim optical drive instead of the full 5.25” bay. Other notable features include room for one 3.5” hard drive and one 2.5” solid state drive and compatibility with low-profile third-party CPU coolers. There are several over features that puts the SG05 into a class of its own that we will discuss in more detail later in the review.
(Courtesy of SilverStone)
Ample space for CPU cooling (78mm in height)
Elevated standoff for motherboard back side components
Unprecedented 120mm fan in mini casing for positive pressure cooling
Support 2.5” and 3.5” hard drives
Mini-DTX / Mini-ITX motherboard & SFX PSU compatible
80 Plus certified SFX 300W power supply included
Standard-length expansion cards support (9 inches)