SilverStone Sugo SG05 is one of the smallest computer cases we’ve ever seen and yet it supports video cards up to 9” (22.8 cm) in length, making it a terrific case for building a very small but powerful PC. To shrink its size SilverStone decided to use a small SFX power supply, which comes with the product, and support only a slim optical drive, i.e., an optical drive originally targeted to laptops. Let’s see what you can expect from this new case.
The first thing that you will notice about this case is its tiny size, only 8 21/32” x 6 59/64” x 10 55/64” (22 cm x 17.6 cm x 27.6 cm) (W x H x D) and weighting only 7.8 lbs (3.52 Kg).
The reviewed case has two USB ports and the traditional microphone and headphone jacks on the front panel. The two USB ports are far away from each other, allowing you to install two “fat” USB devices at the same time.
SG05 has a 120 mm fan attached to its front panel. This fan rotates at 1,200 rpm and it uses a three-pin connector, so you can install it on your motherboard to monitor its speed. It has a washable dust filter, but in order to access this filter you need to remove the front panel. It would be nice if this case had a system to remove this filter without the need to remove this panel. The top and the two side panels are meshed to improve the airflow.
As mentioned this case only supports a slim optical drive. This allowed the case to be smaller but on the other hand it increases the final cost of your computer, as slim drives are more expensive. The good news is that SilverStone offers a slim DVD burner (called SOD01) and a slim Blu-Ray player supporting DVD/CD burning (called TOB02) for this case.
In Figure 4, you can see the rear panel. It has two expansion slots and both come with a meshed slot cover, which helps improving the airflow inside the PC. There are also two meshes above the slots with the same goal. This case comes with a FSP300-60GHS SFX12V power supply and we posted a separated review for it. It proved to be a good product.