Summary: Be aware that another SilverStone model exists on Newegg that has a slightly different design and a more powerful 450W power supply.
Pros: I wanted to build a relatively compact HTPC, and this case seemed to have one of the smallest form factors on Newegg. In person, it really is tiny, but packs enough space to fit a full size GPU. As others have noted, the lack of modular cabling on the PSU can present a bit of a challenge with cab...
Cons: Removing/replacing the top cover requires a bit of a learning curve, and if you're forced to shift cabling around to get everything to fit inside, you might have some difficulty getting it to close seamlessly.
Summary: Yes it is hard to work in, it is small remember? If you go with a 2.5" HDD or SDD then you can throw away the 3.5" drive cage and get more room inside your case. You could cut the extra PSU wires away to create more room but I just rolled them up out of the way.
Pros: This is my 3rd SG06 case. If you want a small simple computer this is a great case. I used 1 SSD and 1 slimline ODD. Good airflow using a i5 with the standard chip fan leaves temps at 30-40 C. No need for fancy after market coolers.
Cons: Not a case if you want to add a lot of hard drives to. It would be nice if the front panel ports were USB 3 (but they are not). Yes you have to essentially disassemble the whole case to do the build but it isn't that difficult. Yes the front LED are blindingly bright. Either don't connect them or...
Summary: Might be trouble if you have small hands, and investing in an extra long, thin screwdriver makes life much easier here, as then you can properly use the little screwdriver cutouts (great idea, Silverstone!) I also wish this one with the 450w PSU came in silver. Oh well.
Pros: For a case of this size, the cooling is quite good (but like any tiny case, I wouldn't recommend aggressive overclocking). High quality- no rough edges. It has a good PSU, the case isn't too heavy, and it feels of good quality. Quite sturdy. Quiet. Good looking.
Cons: No thumbscrews (really?) Installation of the Motherboard was a bit fiddly, but understandable from a case of this size. Also, the blue LED indicators could land a small aircraft (so I put some gaff tape on them- easy fix).
Summary: This case isn't as small as it could be. It's advertised as fitting a slim optical drive and a 9" two slot video card and various aspects of the design were changed to accomodate this. Makes it great for a breadbox powerhouse, just know that you can go smaller.
Pros: The overall build quality is just what you'd expect from Silverstone: high. Sturdy construction, relatively easy to work with as far as SFF cases go, high quality parts even where plastic is used. The design of the case makes it easy to remove the included PSU and the hard drive mounting tray. Th...
Cons: The top lid is a little flimsy when removed, it could potentially be bent out of shape when removed if you're clumsy. Would have liked to see some powdercoating, this is meant to be a more attractive case (as compared to the SG05) so I was a little let down by the bare metal inside and on the back.
Summary: Surprisingly, this was one of the fastest builds I have ever done. I am very happy with the finished product. Spent a little extra money and used a Sony slot load optical drive. Looks pretty slick once installed. Not the cheapest case out there but the power supply alone retails for around $35.00.
Pros: This is a pretty incredible case. Really nice construction and beautiful brushed black aluminum front panel. Plenty of room to move your hands around, especially considering this little guy measures in at 6.97" x 8.66" x 11.26". PSU is relatively quiet and front fan is almost silent.
Cons: Blue power and HDD lites are neat but incredibly bright. You will see em glowing across a room. The screws to mount the slimline optical drive are tiny. Dealing with them was the most time consuming part of the build. Don't forget to order the slimline SATA cable. Also be prepared to be creative ...
Summary: Its a good case. I managed to cram a Corsair H60 into it using a thin Scythe 120 intake fan. Funnily enough, it seems like the H50/60s are able to wedge the HDD up against the side of the case if you zip tie it to the frame correctly.
Pros: Quality product Great PSU Fairly easy to work in Easy to be creative with component placement ;)
Cons: Front chassis issues Airflow could be better but not a problem really
Summary: I used this case as a bases for a new computer for my wife and am very please with the response and quietness of her computer. Her system: Intel DH67CFB3 Mini ITX motherboard Intel i3-2120 3.3GHz Sandy Bridge G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB DDR3 1333 Memory Intel 510 120GB SATA III SSD Sony Slim CD/DVD...
Pros: Easy to work with and good construction. 120 mm fan Support for both an SSD and Hard drive. Plenty of air movement for Intel's 3.3 Ghz SandyBridge.
Cons: Case fan is a three wire and not a 4 wire so fan speed cannot be controlled by the motherboard. Replaced with a 4 wire fan. Power supply is not modular so you have to have room to stuff the unused wires in the case.
Summary: If you plan to make a gaming rig with this, be prepared to play cable tetris. small form factor + gaming = heat! I suggest upgrading case fan, 1500 rpm stock fan not enough air flow. Watercooling would be sweet, if you got the skills to install it.
Pros: Small form factor gaming rig...
Cons: No real cons. Bios showed minimal irregularities with voltages (excluding Vcore) until I connected optical drive to PSU. Requires slimline optical drive, but need to purchase adapter seperately (StarTech 20" Slimline SATA Male to SATA).
Summary: Get a 2.5 inch hard drive it will save space. You have to get a slimline DVD so get a slot DVD drive and you won't have that try coming out at you (Sony Optiarc AD-7710H-01) and don't forget to get the slimline power connector that doesn't come with it (Slimline SATA Female to SATA with LP4 Power...
Pros: It is small - about the size of 3 reams of paper stacked on top of each other. Perfect for a little workstation or where you don't have a lot of room and just need a monitor, hard drive, and optical drive. The case completely disassembles making it sort of easier to put together. I am using this ...
Cons: Not a lot of room for your little fingers but kind of goes with the territory. The LED HD lights on the front panel are blinding but solvable with tape or not connecting them etc.