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Bauul 4th March 2009, 13:47 Quote
That's all very well, but does it pass the Martin Test?
tank_rider 4th March 2009, 14:01 Quote
Could you do a testing run with a second 120mm fan installed (as you recommended on the first page) to see if that makes a reasonable difference?
docodine 4th March 2009, 14:15 Quote
Last page, through not trough.

This case isn't cute at all! It looks clunky and bulky and ew..
ChaosDefinesOrder 4th March 2009, 14:32 Quote
hmm interesting, I actually had the idea of trying that kind of layout (PSU "on top" of the motherboard) and even modelled it in Sketchup! Didn't do anything with it, as I have neither the tools or the money to make a completely scratch-built case!
Cutter McJ1b 4th March 2009, 14:36 Quote
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Originally Posted by docodine
Last page, through not trough

Corrected, thanks decodine.
Nicb 4th March 2009, 15:00 Quote
I would have liked to have seen the PSU flipped and behind the motherboard instead of in front. So you can show off the MB and expensive NV280. But with it covering up the entire side grill like that I would not give much attention to cable management,...... no one can see anything.
Redbeaver 4th March 2009, 15:45 Quote
if this thing allowed me to fit my Therlmaright Ultra-120e, i would pick it up in a split second. awwww... so cute.
Cutter McJ1b 4th March 2009, 15:48 Quote
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Originally Posted by Nicb
I would not give much attention to cable management,...... no one can see anything.

I would give it considerable attention as cable management is as much for maximising airflow as making things look good.
Nicb 4th March 2009, 16:00 Quote
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Originally Posted by Cutter McJ1b
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Originally Posted by Nicb
I would not give much attention to cable management,...... no one can see anything.

I would give it considerable attention as cable management is as much for maximising airflow as making things look good.

I understand what your saying. I'm talking like tie wraps and not anything nice and groovy. Hence the words "not give much attention" So not like this serious but more like this serious about cable management.

I'm just perturbed. I always wanted a Case with the PSU behind the motherboard sucking air from out side and spitting it out the back and also I could "spider like" the cables around the board to the front. I just think that would be great.

Wish I had all the tools to do it myself.

Edit: By the way welcome.
phuzz 4th March 2009, 16:12 Quote
This looks like the sort of case that would benefit from a horizontal CPU cooler, rather than a vertical one, unfortunately most of the mainstream ones use 120mm fans (eg Noctua NH-U12) and would be too tall. Perhaps it would be worth experimenting with just a bare heatsink and a shroud directing air from the front fans, that's the sort of design most servers use (and a 1U server has a lot more heat packed into less space than this case). Mind you, most servers aren't exactaly what you'd call quiet...
PrometheusCon 4th March 2009, 17:18 Quote
I have this case and love it. Currently doing a mod on it. It's very well built, but the metal is a little flimsy
SnowCat 4th March 2009, 17:48 Quote
Silverstone should make custom PSUs for cases like this. Smaller and with shorter cables
By the way - wouldn't it be better to have a classic scheme with PSU along top or bottom edge of the motherboard?
Sir Digby 4th March 2009, 17:51 Quote
Hmmmm, these are begging to get modded to fit a 1U or 2U powersupply so that a large heatsink can be used in it...
djDEATH 4th March 2009, 18:14 Quote
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Originally Posted by Sir Digby
Hmmmm, these are begging to get modded to fit a 1U or 2U powersupply so that a large heatsink can be used in it...

was just gonna suggest the same thing...
notatoad 4th March 2009, 18:46 Quote
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Originally Posted by tim
Opting for small form factor cases often involves demoting style to the subs bench.
and this is clearly no exception. what were they thinking with that side window surround?
bogie170 4th March 2009, 21:18 Quote
I've had one of these for over 6 months now. Not a bad little case. The main problem I have found is that it needs a fan to exhaust hot air rather thanpulling cold air in. And the case is kind of flimsy, quite thin aluminium.

I managed to fit 2x 1Tb Spinpoints, a HD4870x2 and x-fi elite pro running off a coolermaster silent pro 700. Also got a good o/c on a q9450 to 3.2Ghz as well.
darkmarc 4th March 2009, 21:36 Quote
I've also been running one of these for about ten months. It's a great little case, have an Asus mobo, Q6600 @ 3Ghz with 8GB OCZ Reaper DDR2. Have two Noctua fans at the front, 2x 1TB Spinpoints and a 8800 GTS, I don't have any heating issues at all. Although I will say that this probably the hardest build I've done, having never built an SFF unit before.

I went down this route because Nehalem was just around the corner and I didn't want to make a massive investment on the eve of new tech coming. When I make the move to i7 this will make a nice little file server.
shomann 4th March 2009, 21:56 Quote
I did alot of research into the case recently but have never had my hands on one, so take what I am about to say with this in mind.

The SG03s I have seen have the PSU flipped so their much larger 120 or 140mm fan can exhaust the hot air from the CPU. Most guys run the Silverstone NT-06 series heatsink, which is made to sit right up against the bottom of the PSU.

One modder (on another forum) actually took a Noctua CP-12 and ground off the top 8mm of the heatsink so that it would fit under the PSU, providing even better cooling. I haven't seen anyone attempt it yet, but you could mod the case to accept an intake fan on the bottom floor of the unit, for better airflow to the graphics cards. Everyone that I have seen modded, uses 2 high-end 120mm fans on the front mesh to further help cooling.

I gave up on the idea of using this case because I want to go i7 for my next rig, though this case looks quite nice for those willing to compromise.
HourBeforeDawn 4th March 2009, 23:03 Quote
ehh the only time I plan to build an ITX system will be for my car, other then that the smallest I would be going is mATX.
capnPedro 4th March 2009, 23:13 Quote
Cute? It looks horrible, IMO.
kenco_uk 4th March 2009, 23:50 Quote
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Originally Posted by article, page 3, near bottom
royal pain in the sausage

Looks well engineered, if nothing else.
shomann 4th March 2009, 23:56 Quote
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Originally Posted by HourBeforeDawn
ehh the only time I plan to build an ITX system will be for my car, other then that the smallest I would be going is mATX.

Umm...yeah, this is a microATX sized case...

Maybe you are thinking of the SG-05?
icutebluezone 5th March 2009, 00:37 Quote
Have this case and really like it. Doning a build in it at moment.
dylAndroid 5th March 2009, 02:46 Quote
It looks like the internal airflow and thermal management needs a more deliberate & effective design.
The boy 4rm oz 5th March 2009, 06:22 Quote
I think it's a ncie little case, perfect for a mid powered LAN box or perhaps a file server.
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