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SilverStone Sugo SG04B Small Form Factor Case - The Build and Finished Product

If it's small form factor you want along with a sleek well thought out design inside and out, SilverStone's Sugo SG04 certainly aims to deliver.

By: | Small Form Factor Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Aug 17, 2009 3:32 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: SilverStone

The Build and Finished Product


SilverStone Sugo SG04B Small Form Factor Case


Grabbing a pair of the screw-less hard drive rails, I pushed the pins in place and slid the drive into the floor bracket, hard drive rack. The drive can only be installed one way and that is with the connections facing away from the motherboard.


SilverStone Sugo SG04B Small Form Factor Case


Fast forward a bit and I have most of the major components installed and the chassis wiring in place. The cooler for the CPU will accept a fan to aid in cooling, but due to the configuration of this chassis, there just isn't any room. It will cool slightly passively, but the PSU fan will draw heat off of it, which you will see. Oh, and yes, that is a GTX 280 in there. With the right motherboard I could have even installed two of them for SLI or Crossfire horsepower.


SilverStone Sugo SG04B Small Form Factor Case


Once the bracket and the PSU are installed, visibility of anything inside is brought right down to almost no visibility at all. The PSU is installed fan in, which will draw the flow from the intake through the chassis. The bracket at the bottom not only supports the PSU, but does allow for a floppy drive to be installed on the flip side, too.


SilverStone Sugo SG04B Small Form Factor Case


One last look at the business end before I go to power it up and see if the cooling in this SFF is good enough to house this "heater" I have put together with an E6400 B3 and a GTX 280.


SilverStone Sugo SG04B Small Form Factor Case


Looking at the front, we are almost ready, but I forgot to do one thing…


SilverStone Sugo SG04B Small Form Factor Case


With the SG04 you have the option to stealth the optical drive. Placing the rounded drive cover on with the 3M foam tape delivers a clean and smooth finished look.


SilverStone Sugo SG04B Small Form Factor Case


Powering up the SG04B, the only light visible is this single LED. While the chassis has connections for Power LED and HDD activity, they both show up in this LED. While the hard drive is active the LED is violet, and when the PC is idle and ready to go the LED stays a constant blue. This is a simple, yet brilliant idea to let you know the status of your PC without gaudy lighting.


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