|SilverStone SUGO SST-SG09 MicroATX Chassis|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cases|
|Written by David Ramsey|
|Monday, 29 October 2012|
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Closer Look: Exterior
The accessories pack includes a multi-lingual manual, an adapter to allow motherboards with only USB 2.0 headers to be connected to the case's front panel, a bag of screws for mounting drives, several cable ties, a foam square for mounting an 80mm fan, a Molex to three fan leads connector, and four tiny rubber feet to raise a 9.5mm optical drive to the 12.5mm height the case is designed for. The two large black brackets are designed to let you mount a 140mm fan in place of the top-mounted 180mm Air Penetrator fan, although I can't see why you'd ever want to do this.
The front of the SST-SG09B case looks like sleek brushed aluminum, but it's really cleverly textured plastic. At the top is the slot for the slot-loading optical drive, below which appears to be an opening for a front-mounted ventilation fan, but it's really for your power supply's intake fan. Yes, the power supply mounts sideways at the front of the case! Below that is the front panel, with the barely-visible power button and light at the left, followed by two USB 3.0 and the audio I/O ports, and last the similarly hard to see reset button.
The left side has a grille for the power supply exhaust, as well as three fan intakes for blowing cool air onto your graphics cards. The largest intake has a 120mm Air Penetrator fan pre-installed. The panel containing the three GPU fans is a separate piece; note the split where it joins the main cover, as well as the screw that secures them.
The back of the case reveals the 120mm exhaust fan, the 90-degree angled A/C plug, and the small low/high speed switch for the top-mounted fan. You can see the cutout for the motherboard I/O panel and the four slot covers, as well as the five thumbscrews that secure the main case cover and GPU fan cover.
The right side of the case has a small (2-3mm) indentation to give you a little extra room for power supply cables. Below that is a grill for an 80mm fan, which is optional but you'd want to use in some cases, which I'll describe later.
The top of the case is featureless except for the air intake for the top-mounted fan.
All of the air intakes on this case-- the top-mounted fan, the side GPU fans, and the power supply air intake-- are covered with snap-on filters.
Let's take a look inside this mATX case in the next section.