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Silverstone SFF PC fits full size graphics cards

Silverstone SFF PC fits full size graphics cards

Silverstones latest mini-ITX case, the SG07, can fit a full size 12.2in Radeon HD 5970 graphics card

Silverstone’s new SG07 is a monster of a small form factor case. The fascia may look very smart, but inside is where the killer features are.

That’s a full ATX PSU in there. Why? Because the case supports GeForce GTX 480 and Radeon HD 5970 graphics cards – the full foot long versions. Silverstone say you can use your own PSU but have designed and will bundle a 600W 80Plus Bronze model that has specific cable lengths for use in the space constrained insides. There has been an extensive effort to make sure the graphics card does not overheat, with ducts and grills included in specific areas of the case to make sure enough cool air gets drawn in and the hot exhaust doesn’t get drawn back into the intake vents.

Motherboard support is limited to mini-ITX now, as opposed to Silverstone's older SG SFF cases which were bigger and supported micro-ATX too. That’s fine though - if you've been following the site recently, you'll know there are several H55 mini-ITX boards about to hit the market, with a full set of features for a gaming PC such as a 16x PCI-E slot. Opting for mini-ITX means Silverstone can keep the size of the SG07 down, too.

To cool this mini-beast, there's a huge 18cm fan in the roof – that’s bigger than the motherboard itself – that can be set to push 103CFM at 1,200RPM on its high setting or a quieter 700RPM on low setting, via a switch in the back of the case. The SG07 also supports two 2.5in SSDs plus one 3.5in drive, as well as a slim optical drive above.

With a sturdy steel build it’s not that light fully laden, but then again what full gaming PC has ever been? However we’d have liked a handle option because it’s an ideal LAN PC.

At an anticipated $180 in the States, or £130-150 in the UK, it's not set to be too pricey, considering it comes with the 600W PSU. Are you an SFF enthusiast and do you fancy a mini-ITX upgrade for yourself? Let us know in the forums.

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Mraedis 26th April 2010, 12:08 Quote
I'm curious what people use these cases for?
Jack_Pepsi 26th April 2010, 12:11 Quote
Hmmm.... I quite like that.

I wish X58 based mITX boards were available.
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Originally Posted by Mraedis
I'm curious what people use these cases for?

Probably a relatively high-end gaming rig for LAN parties etc. I love SFF so I'd have one just as my primary gaming rig tbh.
Sifter3000 26th April 2010, 12:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by Mraedis
I'm curious what people use these cases for?

Tiny main PC - I mean, you can get a good GFX card in and a Core i5 750 so you'd be all set, then...
Hg 26th April 2010, 12:24 Quote
I just built a gaming pc from the winnings of a bit-tech comp using a SG05 case, Zotac m-ITX 775 board and a GTS 250, watercooled with a H50 great little gaming pc for the girlfriend.
As such i will be looking at this case in the coming months to replace my machine, making lan events easier, only concern for me atm is there seems to be no where i could fit a water cooling kit like the H50.
Krikkit 26th April 2010, 12:32 Quote
This looks absolutely brilliant, perfect for those folks that have limited space or don't want a case on the floor.
Mankz 26th April 2010, 12:33 Quote
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Originally Posted by
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Pete J 26th April 2010, 12:38 Quote
Tasty!

My brother wants a new computer to go with his iMac 27". I might have to base the build around this case...
memeroot 26th April 2010, 14:11 Quote
tower cooler possible? also interested with corsair...
to be perfect needs 1x240 location for dual graphics radiator + 1x120 for cpu's
any chance?
Yoy0YO 26th April 2010, 14:39 Quote
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Originally Posted by Hg
only concern for me atm is there seems to be no where i could fit a water cooling kit like the H50.

if you look at the top of the 180mm fan, there appears to be 4 holes allocated for the 120mm fans. you'd most likely be able to mount the 120mm rad/fan here. if not, use cable ties to tie the rad to the 180mm fan, kinda ghetto but it'd do the job.
ledbythereaper 26th April 2010, 15:03 Quote
Ah this would be awesome for lanning, I wonder if it's possible to get proper watercooling kit inside it...
tad2008 26th April 2010, 15:48 Quote
I haven't use a SFF case since the days of my MSI mega 180 which in itself was rather sweet and is now being used by a friend and still going strong. I did find it used to run rather warm and would be interesting to see just how cool and also quiet this case could remain with even a medium range graphics card like a 5770 or 5850 compared to it high end brethren.

It certainly looks the part and is definitely far better ventilated than my old MSI box. In the article it is said that it can take 2 x 2.5" SSD's which is all well and good if you are looking for a higher end product, but they could just as easily be 2 x 2.5" laptop drives.
EvilMerc 26th April 2010, 15:53 Quote
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Originally Posted by Mankz
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Originally Posted by
WANT.

+1
M7ck 26th April 2010, 16:07 Quote
It looks nice but I prefer the looks of the Lian Li Mini-Q PC-Q08. The Q08 also takes 30cm cards.
Xir 26th April 2010, 16:27 Quote
...so do the Shuttle ones, but with dedicated PSU's (and dedicated mainboards.)
This could be a good alternative though.
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I'm curious what people use these cases for?
What do you use your's for? Housing a PC?

You get one DVD-Drive, a harddrive, upto two SSD's, a full Oomph graphicscard, an appearently not too small cooler and a PSU in there, what more do you need?
retrogamer1990 26th April 2010, 16:30 Quote
PCdesignlabs' Qmicra did this years ago...
rickysio 26th April 2010, 16:30 Quote
Wonder what'd be the temps with a GTX480 inside. :X
Floyd 26th April 2010, 16:36 Quote
I love how the big selling feature on this was fitting a large card and none of the pictures show it with a large GPU.
HourBeforeDawn 26th April 2010, 17:41 Quote
I love SFF but after building Project FEAR (Using a TT Lanbox Lite) and dealing with cramped space (didnt help I shoved a full water cooling system inside) I think I will stick with Mid Size or Larger. ^_^
Hazchem 26th April 2010, 18:46 Quote
This looks amazing, great features too.
Sheiken 26th April 2010, 19:28 Quote
It appears that my shuttle might face early retirement....
Indybird 26th April 2010, 20:25 Quote
Aww man, I just built high-end gaming PC with a SG05. We were kinda limited by the size of the graphics and CPU cooler in that case. This one would've been perfect!

By the way he wanted a computer that was not only easy to carry around to LAN parties, but that would also be very unique.
500mph 26th April 2010, 20:36 Quote
I know what my next build will be. I wonder what the case sides look like.
Xir 26th April 2010, 21:35 Quote
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Originally Posted by Floyd
I love how the big selling feature on this was fitting a large card and none of the pictures show it with a large GPU.

well it's not on their website, but I can show you what the lianli looks like :D

Looks like the PSU-Depth is limited though...and the PSU is limiting the cooler hight.
I like how the graphics card cooler will intake from the bottom, in combination with an "exhausting" graphicscard, only little heat (backside PCB) should remain in the chassis.

The Silverstone puts the PSU completely out of the way as it seems, there might even be room for a full size cooler the way it looks.
You'd have to turn it 90° though, as there's no exhaust on the back...
Shame it's not on their website.

http://lian-li.com/v2/tw/product/upload/image/pc-q08/q08-12.jpg
M7ck 26th April 2010, 21:51 Quote
My thinking with the Lian Li would be to have the Corsair H50 using the fan vent on the roof.
NightrainSrt4 27th April 2010, 00:43 Quote
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Originally Posted by retrogamer1990
PCdesignlabs' Qmicra did this years ago...

Except the QMicra was mATX, and almost double the volume.

It's a nice case. I don't like the front they've got going now, but maybe they will have a different front when it comes out.

The last 3 computers I have owned, aside from my server/HTPC, have only had one expansion card, and that being a GPU. No need to take up a huge amount of space when it can be done smaller and more compact.
lukenlogs 27th April 2010, 04:02 Quote
Years ago, I built an HTPC for my brother's small apartment & his Samsung 47" and used the SG01 case, and the thing still rocks strong. I don't see much difference between this case and the old SG-01 except for the missing extra drive bay(s) in the front, which I used for a single Blu-Ray drive and a multi-format card reader. The extra fans look nice, but I suspect they might be superfluous. Plus, no extra drive bay will require an external card reader. That old case fit everything just fine and I didn't even have to use the extra FX-121 fan to keep the case cool. The SG-01 fits a full power supply, and you don't need a foot-long vid card to play the latest games. Sorry, this one doesn't beat the SG-01, IMO. Am I missing something?
Bindibadgi 27th April 2010, 04:18 Quote
Luken - SG01 is MicroATX, this is mini-ITX which is significantly smaller.
lukenlogs 27th April 2010, 07:21 Quote
Not really
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MicroATX

Dimensions of the SG-01 I built are: 263 mm (W) x 216 mm (H) x 393 mm (D)
I can't seem to find dimensions for the SG-07. Still, no-space for a card reader & too many fans still makes it a don't-buy in my book.
Bindibadgi 27th April 2010, 11:26 Quote
Too many fans? It has ONE: 18cm. And, PSU, which they all have.

Card reader: USB?

It's several centimetres smaller in both directions. Not a massive amount, no, but still more mobile than MicroATX :)
Xir 27th April 2010, 12:30 Quote
There's no pictures of the sides... As the front and back are solid, all the air has to come from the top-18cm fan, right?

I prefer the BTX-Style, suck-in-front-blow-out-rear, but it's very rare in µatx and microATX
sleepygamer 27th April 2010, 12:53 Quote
Ooh. I rather like that. It's a slick design, and you could fit a fully capable gaming system next to your HDTV. I like it.

I can see now why people like diddy builds, even though I myself prefer cases to be somewhere around the size and mass of the sun.
Denis_iii 27th April 2010, 13:47 Quote
i'm likeing, now just need something like the msi 890GX matx board in uitx format
Blackie Chan 27th April 2010, 21:30 Quote
I want it!
retrogamer1990 27th April 2010, 22:15 Quote
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Originally Posted by NightrainSrt4
Quote:
Originally Posted by retrogamer1990
PCdesignlabs' Qmicra did this years ago...

Except the QMicra was mATX, and almost double the volume.

Oh yeah, my bad :) I read ITX as ATX I think
Bindibadgi 28th April 2010, 04:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by Xir
There's no pictures of the sides... As the front and back are solid, all the air has to come from the top-18cm fan, right?

I prefer the BTX-Style, suck-in-front-blow-out-rear, but it's very rare in µatx and microATX

They did have one and there is plenty of grills in the right areas, but it's not final yet iirc so I'll show it in the final review :)
Bindibadgi 28th April 2010, 04:48 Quote
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Originally Posted by Denis_iii
i'm likeing, now just need something like the msi 890GX matx board in uitx format

The closest thing you'll get is a J&W 785G with AM3 socket on mini-ITX. Rarer than rocking horse **** I'd guess by now.
Omnituens 29th April 2010, 15:32 Quote
Hm, is there a decent mITX 775 board with x16 PCI-e slot? was thinking of putting SFF machine together using spares around my room, would just need the board and this case.
Hg 29th April 2010, 16:28 Quote
try http://www.zotacusa.com/zotac-geforce-gf9300-i-e-itx-wifi-lga-775-mini-itx-intel-motherboard.html Omnituens thats the motherboard i'm using in my girlfriends gaming machine.
vampalan 30th April 2010, 14:54 Quote
Looking good!
Cyberpower-UK 25th May 2010, 17:43 Quote
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Originally Posted by sleepygamer
Ooh. I rather like that. It's a slick design, and you could fit a fully capable gaming system next to your HDTV. I like it.

I can see now why people like diddy builds, even though I myself prefer cases to be somewhere around the size and mass of the sun.
I have a fully loaded Cosmos next to my HDTV why does a living room PC have to be small?
Lance 25th May 2010, 18:27 Quote
Yeah but a cosmos next to your TV is not going to fit in with most peoples decor....
Cyberpower-UK 17th November 2010, 17:16 Quote
True, but it's painted red to match the sofas.
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