Summary: NOTE: The insides of Silverstone's Sugo SG08 are the same as this SG07. The difference is that the SG08 has a 10mm metal plate for the front, which some people consider more attractive. In my case, I thought it was less interesting-looking and added unnecessary weight to the whole, so I went for the SG07. Anyway, consider everything that follows in the review as applying to the SG08, as well as to the SG07.
Summary: As I am a gamer who travels frequently between the U.K. and the U.S., I needed a computer that was both easily portable and powerful. My friend recommended this case to me (he had used it for his own builds before), and I can see why. The case itself is very compact and sturdy. It takes up just about enough room to house the parts, and the black and silver color scheme is minimalist and non-intrusive.
Summary: I bought two of these cases, one for my desktop, and another for an HTPC. Each uses an i3-2100 chip, an ASRock H67M-ITX board, and a SilverStone NT06-E passive cooler (which they recommend for this case). The boot drive is a 2.5" SSD and the storage drive is a regular 3.5" drive. I did not install a video card or optical drive. I didn't have any trouble fitting everything in the case but it would be difficult to put a video card in as the cooler is huge.
Summary: I currently have it build with a Z68 ITX Board, i7-2600K, 5870, a Raptor and couple SSD. Cooling is really good, that top 180mm fan works wonderful to keep you mobo, ram and CPU cool. Case is really small, included PSU works great, but I wish I could have purchased with no PSU (it is standard ATX/PS2 size) saving the money and dropping a Seasonic X instead. Minus 1 star for this... Front panel audio has a common problem with noise.
Summary: Solid case, nothing cheap about it. One of the downside, which I was fully aware of, but nonetheless the optical bay requires a slot loading drive. Another, negative is the power cables are really long and seems excessive. With a video card and slot loading drive, you have to cram the cables into a corner which makes everything a bit nasty cable management wise.
Summary: My shipment arrived on time. It was packed very well. This case is of excellent quality. It has an extremely small footprint, especially if you take into account the 600Watt 80 bronze PSU within. And the ability to accommodate a full size power hungry modern Graphics card. The thermal controls are also great. There is a large 'Air Penetrator' fan on top of the case that sucks cool ambient air into the case directly onto the motherboard, CPU HSF combination.
Summary: This case works great for cooling the MB abd CPU, but the big disadvantage is having to use a slim DVD drive, which is slower and less reliable than full size drives. I bought Silverstone's passive cooler to use with this case, but could not use the PCI-E slot with it because it got in the way. I ended up using a small but still effective cooler that allowed the use of the slot, but covered one of the ram chips.
Summary: This is a nice case, well constructed, comes with a nice power supply. Be warned, it's a tight fit to get everything in. My build was this case, a Gigabyte mini-ITX motherboard, 8gb of ram, ATI 5770, and a Core i7-870 cpu. The stock cpu cooler is terrible. The Scythe Mugen fits, but only leaves 1/16 of an inch between the cooler and the video card. Be very careful during assembly or risk burning up the video card.
Solid power house case for gamers but no p67 itx motherboards out yet.
28 January 2011
Summary: Some Pros: 1) First off the case is designed well. I did my research before ordering this product and I wanted a small case that can support the fastest processors, and fit the best graphics cards of today. The case has lots of vents and gets good air flow which is usually a problem with these small cases. 2) Can fit the latest graphics cards. This case could actually fit a GTX580 graphics card just fine. That is quite amazing if you think about it.
Summary: I don't typically write reviews, but the only review for this case has a one star just because it came with a dead power supply. I can't let something like that make this case sound that horrible. It is for the most part an awesome case, it has a very beefy power supply for a case this size. A humongous case fan that makes practically no noticeable noise and keeps everything cool.