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SilverStone Sugo SG09 review

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Shirty 23rd November 2012, 10:24 Quote
Not bad at all. Clearly designed with air cooling power in mind, unlike the FT03 which was designed primarily for looks. Price is unusually low for a SS case as well, it's not often that they manage to come in at under £100 :p
Spreadie 23rd November 2012, 10:30 Quote
A properly tiny mATX case. Very nice.

Does the roof-mounted fan provide any cooling for the HDDs? I can see the overlap, but it looks like it's blanked off. It looks like a tidy solution, but mounting mechanical drives directly behind the CPU area is a toasty proposition.
GeorgeK 23rd November 2012, 10:42 Quote
I'd love to know what happens if you plug that hard drive in... That's a big warning on the top of it!
Dogbert666 23rd November 2012, 10:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by Spreadie
A properly tiny mATX case. Very nice.

Does the roof-mounted fan provide any cooling for the HDDs? I can see the overlap, but it looks like it's blanked off. It looks like a tidy solution, but mounting mechanical drives directly behind the CPU area is a toasty proposition.

As we don't do drive thermal testing, it's hard to say for sure but you're right that there is a slight overlap. SS actually recommend avoiding the use of HDDs altogether, although that's mainly just to reduce cable clutter.
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Originally Posted by GeorgeK
I'd love to know what happens if you plug that hard drive in... That's a big warning on the top of it!

No-one who has has lived to tell the tale...
GuilleAcoustic 23rd November 2012, 11:07 Quote
Very compact mATX case .... but Silverstone should do something for the front panel, which is really fugly :D. It looks more like a power surge than a computer
runadumb 23rd November 2012, 11:19 Quote
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Originally Posted by GuilleAcoustic
Very compact mATX case .... but Silverstone should do something for the front panel, which is really fugly :D. It looks more like a power surge than a computer

Haha I was thinking the same thing. The SUGO8 is a thing of beauty and this thing looks like a bag of ass! A whole bag full of ass.

I still have a (eye wateringly expensive) htpc setup with the sugo8 sitting in my scan basket. Haven't had the courage (or lag of sense) to pull the trigger yet.

Yet I want to everyday...
Noob? 23rd November 2012, 12:34 Quote
I'll stick with my SG03B for now, thats proper small IMO.
Dogbert666 23rd November 2012, 12:39 Quote
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Originally Posted by GuilleAcoustic
Very compact mATX case .... but Silverstone should do something for the front panel, which is really fugly :D. It looks more like a power surge than a computer

It's very possible that it might. After all, the SG08 was basically the SG07 underneath but it had that lovely new aluminium front panel.
IanW 23rd November 2012, 13:14 Quote
Took delivery of this case on Monday, together with a Silverstone Strider 600W PSU, short cable set,
Sony slot-load bluray burner and appropriate adaptor cable (Silverstone CP10).

The CP10 cable comes with a large Molex plug on the power leads, but is just long enough to reach the PSU
sockets without being stretched.
http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=1827&pictureid=31074


So I've cannibalized one of the long cables I won't be using for its sleeving & 6-pin plug.

http://forums.bit-tech.net/picture.php?albumid=1827&pictureid=31075
Baz 23rd November 2012, 19:19 Quote
Do agree it looks a lot like a UPS, the TJ08-E is a better looker for sure.
Xir 23rd November 2012, 21:01 Quote
Am I the only one that would like to use that giant hole in the front to blow air onto the cooler, BTX Style?
I mean, instead of blocking it with a PSU ;-)
Also, why do the side and top have dustfilters, but not the gigantic front hole?
mrbungle 24th November 2012, 12:44 Quote
The front looks very very cheap imo.
dazzler 24th November 2012, 17:20 Quote
I still have a trusty SG01... it looks a lot better than this but back then they didn't even seem that bothered about cooling!
*Alex* 25th November 2012, 15:38 Quote
Looks ugly as tbh but with some modding the actual chassis could be a good looking case.
FeAr3d 29th November 2012, 15:48 Quote
SS hit rock bottom in the design/aesthetics department. Someone(s) needs a time-out over there.
IanW 2nd December 2012, 14:06 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xir
Am I the only one that would like to use that giant hole in the front to blow air onto the cooler, BTX Style?
I mean, instead of blocking it with a PSU ;-)
Also, why do the side and top have dustfilters, but not the gigantic front hole?

Actually it does.
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