SilverStone Sugo SG09 Case Review
Born to kill. In the space of a Mini-ITX Silverstone box we can place a Micro-ATX platform without any weak points which makes it the most compact and powerful box we can find in the market. A box designed to accommodate components that form high performance teams where the only premises have been ventilation, storage and space for graphics power.
The SUGO is a box that no one can like by design. To see its true potential the user has to look inside. No, I’m not getting cuddly with the proximity of Valentine’s Day. This box is 220mm wide, 295mm high and 354mm long. A volume of 23 liters of capacity. This size is the one we find in many of the Mini-ITX boxes that we have as a reference nowadays. For example, the BitFenix Prodigy has dimensions of 250x404x359mm, a volume of 26.5 liters. The difference is that the Prodigy can only hold Mini-ITX motherboards and that limits the options of being able to mount certain platforms such as the Intel socket 2011 and almost more importantly, we will not be able to mount SLI or Crossfire systems with two graphics cards. That’s why SG09 is a unique box where what matters is what we can put inside.
Modèle SilverStone Sugo SG09 Type de boitier Micro Tower Dimensions (L / H / P) 220 x 295 x 254 mm Matière Acier, plastique Couleur Noir Baies 5.25” 2 x externe slimline Baies 3.5” 2 x 3.5’’, 4 x 2.5’’ backside of motherboard Slots d’extensions 4 Formats supportés mATX, DTX, Mini ITX Poids 5.9 kg Refroidissement 1 x 180mm Top 700/1200rpm 1 x 120mm Back 1200rpm 1 x 120mm Side 1200rpm 2 x 80mm/92mm left side optional 1 x 80mm right side optional Connectique I/O 2 x USB 3.0 Audio in / out Power / Reset
The front of the Sugo SG09 from SilverStone is presented with a functional design. Behind the front panel, which is characterized by ventilation slits, the power supply unit is hidden, which can suck in fresh air optimally. In the lower third you will find the power button and the reset button, as well as two USB3.0 ports, an audio output and a microphone input. Overall, the front part is kept quite unspectacular.
In addition to the usual slot covers, of which there are four in total, there is a recess behind which a 120 millimeter fan has been installed. In general, the case’s rear is quite unspectacular. The side panels are attached with thumbscrews. The power connection is also interesting, whereby it is routed from the power supply unit, which is located in the front part of the case as already mentioned, to the rear. Finally, in the immediate proximity of the power connection there is a slider over the one that controls the fan speed, which can be regulated from 1200 rpm to 700 rpm by the 180 millimeter fan integrated in the lid.
The top of the case is divided in two. At the front there is simply nothing. At the back is a mesh grill that hides a 180mm inlet fan. This is covered with a very fine dust filter to prevent dust from invading the case so easily. It is this fan that can be adjusted with the switch on the back of the case. We have measured 55°C max on our i7 3930K under Prime95 with an ambient temperature of 27°C. This is excellent.
The underside of the case is very simple, there’s not much to see, just a screw. The four rubber feet are in the plastic bag that comes with the box. You’ll have to install them yourself like a grown-up. We recommend that you install them as soon as possible because depending on how you move the box, you may scratch the surface on which you place the box with the bulge you see on the first picture.