When I think of an enthusiast PC a two things come to mind, large cases and complex hardware. Of course stereotypes are the reason for the association given that most enthusaists tend to overbuild their PCs. And while that may be a trend for every overbuilt system you see there is a good number that look very docile on the surface and suprise you in the end. For these types of builds you need a case that can not only deliver on the promise but also support a wide variety of hardware configurations.
In this review I’ll be looking at the Silverstone Sugo SG12. The Sugo series was first introduced in 2005 and quickly has become a standard for what defines the small form factor case. As you can imagine over the past 10 years computer hardware has changed and it is important for a case manufacturer to regularly update their popular case designs to support new trends and technology.
One of the most popular cases in the Sugo series is the original SG01. This was one of the few SFF cases that supported both the MicroATX motherboard and long graphics cards up to 14.5” including the popular Radeon 5970 and anything else released at the time. The Sugo SG12 is a tribute to that case with a slightly redesigned interior, updated front panel connections and revised bezel with carrying handle.
Model No. SST-SG12B (black)
Material Aluminum front panel, steel body
Motherboard Micro-ATX, Mini-DTX, Mini-ITX
Drive Bay External 5.25" x 1
Internal 3.5" x 3 (compatible with 2.5"), 2.5" x 9
Rear 1 x 80mm fan slot, Optional cross-flow fan
Side 1 x 120mm intake fan, 1200rpm
Top 1 x 80mm fan slot
Expansion Slot 4
Front I/O Port USB 3.0 x 2 / audio x 1 / MIC x 1
Power Supply Optional standard PS2(ATX)
Expansion Card *Support graphics card up to 14.5", width restriction-4.46"
Limitation of CPU cooler 82mm
Limitation of PSU PSU + optical drive/5.25" device = 370mm
Net Weight 5kg
Dimension 266 mm (W) x 210 mm (H) x 407 mm (D), 22.7 liters