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Written by David Ramsey   
Wednesday, 22 August 2012
Table of Contents: Page Index
Silverstone SUGO SG08 Mini-ITX Case
Features and Specifications
Closer Look: Exterior
Closer Look: Interior
Building a System
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

SUGO SG08 Features

  • 180MM Air Penetrator fan with removable filter for cooling
  • Thick 10mm aluminum front panel with premium styling
  • Dual speed fan switch and reset button on rear panel
  • Two full size expansion slots accommodates top-end graphics card up to 12.2" long
  • Supports Mini-DTX and Mini-ITX motherboards
  • One slim optical drive bay included
  • Accommodates one 3.5" hard drive and two 2.5" hard drives or SSDs
  • Custom 600W PSU (80 PLUS Bronze certified) with short cables included
  • GPU vent divider prevents air exhaust recycling back into PSU

SST-SG08 Specifications

Model No.
SST-SG08B(black)
Material
10mm aluminum front panel, SECC body
Motherboard
DTX, Mini-ITX
Drive Bay
External Slim optical x 1
Internal 3.5” x 1 , 2.5”x 2
Cooling System
Front --
Rear --
Side VGA fan duct with oversized vents
Top 180mm Air Penetrator 700/1200rpm, 18/34dBA
Bottom PSU intake vents and VGA exhaust divider
Internal --
Expansion Slots
2
Front I/O Port
USB 3.0 x 2
Audio x 1
MIC x 1
Power Supply
Custom 600W with 80 PLUS Bronze certification and single +12V rail
Power Supply Dimensions 150 mm (W) x 86 mm (H) x 140 mm (D)
Power Supply Cables 1 x 24 / 20-Pin Motherboard connector (670mm)
1 x 8 / 4-Pin EPS / ATX 12V connector (670mm)
1 x 8/6-Pin PCIE connector (360mm)
1 x 8/6-Pin PCIE connector (380mm)
3 x SATA connector (350mm + 130mm + 150mm)
2 x 4-Pin Peripheral connector (350mm + 100mm)
Expansion Card
Support expansion cards up to 12.2 inches
Limitation of CPU cooler
117mm
Limitation of PSU
12.2"
Net Weight
6 kg
Dimensions
222 mm (w) x 190 mm (h) x 351 mm (d), 14.8 liters

Let's take a closer look at this case in the next section.



 

Comments 

 
# I'm impressedBruce 2012-08-23 06:43
"Note the screw-in plastic blocking ridge that keeps this warm air from being sucked into the power supply intake. Nice touch!"

This is what I call attention to detail...!! Impressive.
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# Not impressedYanni 2012-09-02 14:11
Slim optical drive only, included power supply is non-modular, cable management very difficult, only takes one 3.5" HDD, price is very high, too heavy, non rigid construction. These issues are simply unacceptable.

In my opinion, the Lian Li PC-Q08B has all the advantages but none of the above issues that the Silverstone case has. It is approx 80mm taller, but that is just about the only minor issue and I am happy with it!
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# RE: Not impressedSean 2012-09-19 14:47
While I haven't used this case, the comments from Yanni are a bit disingenuous. It's very hard to find a decent Mini-ITX case with a 600w power supply that will actually FIT. Finding regular ATX PSUs that are small enough and can power a full size dual slot graphics card is difficult at best. Cable management CAN be hard with the amount of space in this case, but considering the size of the ase management is not quite the issue that it's made out to be. I'll admit that the non-rigid construction could be an issue but I'm not entirely certain as to why. In regards to the point about the lack of 3.5" HDD slots...this case is designed, as are many SFF cases, for 2.5" drives as primary. You can get 2.5" drives with pretty decent capacity for about the same price as 3.5"'s. You can run a 2.5" for main OS duties (500GB, like the Hybrid Momentus XT or and SSD of your choice and a 1TB 3.5" for storage and apps). You just need to think about the flexibility as opposed to what are perceived limitations.

The Lian Li PC-Q08B is a very good case and does afford plenty of flexibility but for those that dislike the perforated front and glowing fan this case does a very good job, if only on paper. I have mine on order and am eager to give it a whirl.
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