Date: May 5th, 2009
Article by: Chris Steele (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Silverstone
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PRODUCT WALKTHROUGH & PICTORIAL
The SG03 Sugo SFF Case carries a small footprint measuring 200 mm (W) x 360 mm (H) x 312 mm (D) with a weight of 3.5kg. The entire exterior is coloured black with the main focus on the front bezel design which has been accented with brushed aluminum highlights.
On the left side panel, SilverStone has complimented the design with the inclusion of a window that serves two different functions. The first, to provide a decent view of the installed components inside the case and second, the means of providing air circulation inside the cramped interior to manage temperature requirements. There are a total of 8 screws which secure the meshed window to the left side panel.
The front bezel of the SG03 Sugo SFF Case is well designed and includes bevelled edges over brush aluminum that extends from the top of the case all the way to the bottom. SilverStone takes simple clean approach by only allocating a single embedded black Power button that sits at the top of the case.
External expansion options are quite limited with only one single 5.25” drive bay provided with this design. The surface of the drive bay cover is perfectly flat and suitable for mounting your standard optical drive or any array of existing pre-made devices such as VFD's, monitoring devices, mobile racks or fan controller.
The SG03 Sugo SFF Case features two swing away front bezel doors which shield the internal ports, Reset button and activity LED's. On the left side is a front port expansion panel that includes 2 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x 1394 Firewire, 1 x Earphone, and 1 x Microphone jack. The ports are connected via a series of extender cables which reside inside the case and must be connected to the appropriate motherboard headers prior to use.