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Silverstone SG03
8.1 out of 10

Silverstone SG03

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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Tyson L., Newegg
26 February 2010
  • Pros: Fits everything you need to build a micro-atx tower, and it isn't a cube.
  • Cons: Extremely small. I knew it would be small going into the project, but I wasn't aware that my power supply would cover one half of the side window, and that one side of the bracket for the power supply would cover the rest. It's covered with lights now, so it looks fine, but I was very surprised w...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great case

Anonymous, Newegg
4 August 2009
  • Summary: Overall, this is a great case. One might think the case would be a cabling nightmare on the inside after installing the components. Not so. I spent quite a bit of time planning the cable runs, and selecting components that would complement the small size of the case (low profile CPU cooler, modular...
  • Pros: Compact, excellent design, great looking, wind tunnel cooling concept, much of case can be disassembled for easy installation of components, can use standardized parts (uATX motherboard, ATX PS, etc.) for a system not much bigger than an SFF system.
  • Cons: Sheet metal is a bit flimsy - needs heavier guage.
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent

Alan C., Newegg
5 June 2009
  • Summary: Good case, disappointed that its missing that speaker cable, i fear the one day my computer won't boot up right, and i wont know what the problem is
  • Pros: Small, case is very well made, stands up to abuse
  • Cons: Screws strip very easily, Missing the system speaker, so cant hear bios beeps, unless i failed to find the 4 pin cable somewhere
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Overall 8
8.0

Elegant case, cramped space.

Clinton M., Newegg
12 June 2008
  • Summary: I would truly love to give this case 5 stars, it is one of the more attractive cases I have seen on the market recently, the layout of the HD bays to the 3.5" bracket, and the tight squeeze between the PS and the CPU just put it shy of the 5 star mark for me.
  • Pros: Having built many large tower computers in the past, I figured this time I would try a small form factor case. There were a few to choose from, but the Silverstone really caught my eye. It is well designed and built, if a little on the fragile side. I was worried about airflow, due to the size of...
  • Cons: The aluminum is thin, and if you don't take your time putting things together, could easily be damaged. You really do have to take a great deal of the case apart to be able to install the system, this is NOT a case for those who like to frequently modify the internals of their systems. My biggest...
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Overall 8
8.0

Design Flaw

Anonymous, Newegg
11 February 2008
  • Summary: Surprised that Silverstone didn't find this out first. They usually make excellent products. By the way, I installed two 500GB WD hard drives in the case and still have a "slight" buzz, but nothing near what it was with the Seagate.
  • Pros: Good Design, except for flaw. The ability to install two full length video cards. Well thought out design for the most part.
  • Cons: The design of the hard drives at the bottom of the case require plastic inserts which fit into a groove. Unfortunately, the two metal pieces rub together from the vibration of the hard drives causing a buzzing sound (which resembles an electric transformer buzz). I replaced my PSU once and still ...
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Overall 8
8.0

SG03 plus the NT06 cooling solution from Silverstone

Thomas L., Newegg
5 November 2007
  • Summary: Unless you get one of the bigger 10.5" video cards I recommend that you get 2 120mm LED fans and take out the fan provided... I have a nice blue glowing case front now. It's hard to find but Silverstone makes a short cable kit for it's modular PSU.
  • Pros: Nice case, plently of room to install standard list of components. Nice small and light case. Will easily fit in rolling carry-on case for flights. Only case that has a list of power supplies, CPU fans, and CPU heat sinks that are designed to fit w/in the enclosure.
  • Cons: Wish it had a handle. Wish it had an eSATA connector. The NT06 and ST50EF-SC didn't line up perfectly as shown on Silverstone's website. This could be because of the differences in Motherboards or because the pictures showed an SG01 case. Regardless my install required that I rotate the NT06 heat...
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