SilverStone Sugo SG13B Review

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SilverStone Sugo SG13B Review

Up Close:  Exterior

The Silverstone Sugo SG13B has to be one of the smallest cases we've reviewed here at OC3D.  Measuring just 222x181x285mm (WxHxD) it's only just big enough to bury a budgie in.  As with many SFF cases, where airflow is at a premium, a good percentage of the cases enclosure is given over to natural ventilation.  In the case of the SG13 both side panels and the roof have large perforated areas which although not having fan mounts do allow warm air to leave the case. 

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The case front is also entirely mesh with an interesting shallow pyramidal pattern on it, and in an effort to extract every last morsel of ventilation the sides of the front panel have hex mesh cut outs.

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The front I/O is situated un obtrusively in the bottom right hand corner of the case front, separated from the power button which lives up on the top right case corner.

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Around the back we can see from the position of the cut-outs that the motherboard is going to be sitting directly underneath the PSU.  This we think gives the first hint at a compromise Silverstone have had to make to fit everything in so tightly as it's likely that Max CPU cooler height is going to be severely limited.  On the underside we can see that the case sits on four good sized and solid rubber feet, with the four holes in the bottom left looking to be a mount for a floor mounted 2.5" drive.

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Most Recent Comments

10-03-2015, 09:53:47

RickPlaysWarr
Hi

I think they have the Silverstone SFX very short power supplies in mind for use in this case. They actually make a short cable kit accessory set of cables that would be a huge help for this case. Also, I would even make them shorter. Its a bit of work to de-pin and shorten them and put new pins on, however it would be worth it to get space and airflow in this case.Quote

03-04-2015, 03:05:20

kc5vdj
We have the same problem in a Lian Li PC-Q18B that is currently in disuse because of my recent upgrades, but we plan to use it again soon. Do they make 12 volt EXTERNAL PSUs in the 300-350 watt category (or higher)? Replacing the PSU hole with a blank panel, with just a barrel connector, and putting one of those DC-DC converter boards in for the 3.3 and 5, would free up tons of space.Quote
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