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Silverstone SG03-F
8.0 out of 10

Silverstone SG03-F

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Overall 4

Was expecting more

Jamie K., Newegg
1 August 2013
  • Pros: Sturdy case
  • Cons: Two of the legs broke off right away and the front right door broke off. I feel like for how much money I spent to get a higher quality case it wouldn't be so junkie.
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Overall 8

Nice little case

Matthew D., Newegg
11 July 2011
  • Summary: I wanted a smaller case for my new build. This is the smallest one I could find that still has good airflow. I have a 880W PSU (not modular) and have no issues with cable management. It has room for 3 hard drives (2 attach to the bottom, and other in the floppy bay).
  • Pros: Small, but has a lot of room for stuff. Good airflow. High quality materials make this case sturdy.
  • Cons: PSU isn't front mounted. No window. Power button is on the top. Could be smaller :D
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Overall 8

Sleek but minor flaws

Michael D., Newegg
3 May 2011
  • Summary: Minor complaints really. It's a beauty. Wish it was$30 less but there's nothing else this size, quality or look.
  • Pros: Case is sleek and well made. Enough room but the build can be tedious. Using modualr PSU but cabling canbe a challenge for a clean look.
  • Cons: Not thrilled with the side doors. The HDD isolators are iffy. Took and egg off for the isolators and the top and sone side being moreor less loose when it arrived. No damge though.
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Overall 8

Solid little case

Ishan A., Newegg
21 April 2011
  • Summary: Very good looking, solid little case from Silverstone, and definitely the most I've ever spent on a case. I strongly agree with what others have posted here regarding modular PSUs and 2.5" drives.
  • Pros: - Looks fantastic, so hard to find a nice, clean micro-ATX case nowadays. - Quality Construction, it feels like it could take a hit. - Compact (depth) size. - Very creative use of limited space. - Almost completely disassemble-able for easier hand access. My medium sized hands were able to do wha...
  • Cons: - Very weak front door magnets. Front door flaps open at anything above a suggestion. This is really this case's only serious con, at its such a simple oversight on Silverstone's part. Even a slightly stronger magnet would have done the trick... - Not as compact as it might seem from the pictures...
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Overall 10

I recommend this case

Jon L., Newegg
24 February 2011
  • Summary: I use an E7400 OC'ed to 3.57 GHz (on air, booya) from 2.8 GHz. It runs pretty hot, close to 70 but note quite (used Prime95, got up to 68 highest). With the fans that came with the case, they were too weak.
  • Pros: -The case is fairly compact, -It is only 11 lbs, so pretty lightweight: very easy to move around. -Surprisingly spacious given it's small size. As advertised this thing can fit a lot inside. -Cooling is acceptable for it's size, and may be considered good (objective, see notes). -This thing feel ...
  • Cons: -The two 120 mm fans that come with the case feel a little underpowered: they didn't move enough for me. I have a 9800gt and a core 2 duo, so things can run a little warmer. -I used a non-modular PSU that had many, MANY connectors on it, so they can fill up the case and hinder airflow. I would he...
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Overall 8

Second build - still love it

Mylan C., Newegg
12 February 2011
  • Summary: I build an older Q9300 system using this case and it worked out great. Now I am using a Phenom II X6 1055T and a GTX460. I haven't had enough time to play with this particular build yet, so the higher TDP processor might be an issue, although this time I'm using an H50 and better fans (Scythe Gentle...
  • Pros: One of the smallest Micro ATX cases you can buy, but still fits a lot of fairly serious hardware inside.
  • Cons: No exit fans except for the PSU, so it can get hot if you over-stuff the case. Might need to make a blow hole up top if this happens, or use a few other means of cooling the case.
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Overall 10

great case

john w., Newegg
11 November 2010
  • Summary: a really nice case, requires some cable management skill and definitely a modular power supply.
  • Pros: all metal, great finish, great quality. well worth the money.
  • Cons: i wish the usb ports faced left instead of right.
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Overall 10

Excellent Case

Mark S., Newegg
13 October 2010
  • Summary: The H50 works very nicely in this case. Even though the radiator is my only intake fan, my internal temperatures are very respectable. M4A785TD-M Evo Phenom II x2 555 Black Edition Corsair H50 GEiL DDR3 1333 (2x2GB) HIS Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic Western Digital 250GB OCZ...
  • Pros: It's a very well made and designed case that can handle your standard size components very well. While it is a small case, it can still fit a Corsair H50 Water Cooling system and HIS Radeon HD 5850 very comfortably. A modular power supply is a must. I'm using an OCZ 700W ModXTreme Pro and I only ...
  • Cons: The 3.5" bay is a punch out instead of a replaceable cover as mentioned in the other review, however I use a card reader for my camera so I doesn't bother me one bit. This can still be considered a con for some people. Another thing to note is that if you're going to use an H50 cooler in here, yo...
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Overall 10

Small and perfect

Richard F., Newegg
26 May 2010
  • Summary: Some advice for those considering purchasing this: First, get a modular PSU so you can connect all the power cables to the components, and install the supply last. You can then make the final power connections on the edge of the supply, which is the only place that will be easy to reach at this...
  • Pros: This case has very effective and quiet cooling. And you can use standard sized components in a very compact form. But the best thing about this case is the build quality. Even with it completely disassembled, there is very little flex or twisting. And the precision fit of all of the parts is amaz...
  • Cons: The only ding to the design quality is the 3.5" external slot cover, which is a simple metal popup. At this price point, I expect removable/replaceable covers for all external bays. And the cramped quarters may be irritating to some. An extra 0.5" in each dimension would make the build a bit easi...
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Overall 2

Fatal design flaw

Anonymous, Newegg
25 May 2010
  • Summary: I own other ST cases and am really happy with them. I am so disappointed with this case. I can barely fit one HD while bending the cables and using two HD mean's bending more cables and having only two USB ports on the front .
  • Pros: The case is very quiet and cooling is very effective.
  • Cons: The (2) hard drives mount on a panel that is the bottom of the this case. The connector side of the drives are almost up against the side of the case requiring severe bends in the cabling. The only external 3.5" drive bracket interferes with the cabling from the drives. I didn't realize this at f...
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