Summary: The SilverStone SG05-450 has been a lot of fun to work with and has managed to surprise me on a few different levels.
The first thing that stands out, aside from the tiny footprint, is the fully painted chassis.
Summary: SilverStone has done a fine job making a mini-ITX case ready for the consumer market. The case supports a wide variety of expansion and if your motherboard supports it, even a 9"� dual-slot graphics card.
Conclusion: The Silverstone SUGO SG05 is an impressive little case. Usually you have to compromise a lot if you do not want a big case but in this case it is fully possible to put in good performance components.
Summary: The Silverstone SG05 and SG06 are welcome additions to the slowly expanding range of mini-ITX cases for DIY system builders. This is a sector that was once served by industrial/commercial case suppliers, complete SFF PCs from specialized vendors, or barebones SFF PCs, popularized by Shuttle.
Excerpt: 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.
Excerpt: SilverStone Sugo 05 Manufacturer: SilverStone UK Price (as reviewed): £86.19 (inc. VAT) US Price (as reviewed): $94.99 (ex. Tax) We’ve looked at a great deal of mini-ITX kit recently, and for us here at bit-tech it’s looking like one of the most exciting sides of the industry right now, with the...
Summary: The SG05 Zotac system was quite the sensation at Infernalan. Depending on your tastes, comments ranged from being cute from the ladies to how very cool it was to have a small system that can play the latest video games.
Pros: Great cooling performance, Well designed and fabricated, Doesn't draw blood, Modification potential, 300 Watt Fortron Power Supply, Strong rail amperage, Priced well among others
Cons: Installing a Slim CDROM Drive requires minor modification, Shell and Bezel must be removed to clean filter
Conclusion: Despite the efforts of companies like AOpen and Shuttle, the small form factor (SFF) PC segment has never really taken off in a big way - at least in the DIY market. Big OEM vendors like HP and Dell have had some success selling small desktop systems but these are pre-built ones that differ from the...