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Hardware SilverStone Sugo SG09 review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by brumgrunt, 23 Nov 2012.

  1. brumgrunt

    brumgrunt New Member

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  2. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    Not bad at all. Clearly designed with air cooling power in mind, unlike the FT03 which was designed primarily for looks. Price is unusually low for a SS case as well, it's not often that they manage to come in at under £100 :p
     
  3. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    A properly tiny mATX case. Very nice.

    Does the roof-mounted fan provide any cooling for the HDDs? I can see the overlap, but it looks like it's blanked off. It looks like a tidy solution, but mounting mechanical drives directly behind the CPU area is a toasty proposition.
     
  4. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    I'd love to know what happens if you plug that hard drive in... That's a big warning on the top of it!
     
  5. Dogbert666

    Dogbert666 *Fewer Staff Administrator

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    As we don't do drive thermal testing, it's hard to say for sure but you're right that there is a slight overlap. SS actually recommend avoiding the use of HDDs altogether, although that's mainly just to reduce cable clutter.

    No-one who has has lived to tell the tale...
     
  6. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    Very compact mATX case .... but Silverstone should do something for the front panel, which is really fugly :D. It looks more like a power surge than a computer :lol:
     
  7. runadumb

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    Haha I was thinking the same thing. The SUGO8 is a thing of beauty and this thing looks like a bag of ass! A whole bag full of ass.

    I still have a (eye wateringly expensive) htpc setup with the sugo8 sitting in my scan basket. Haven't had the courage (or lag of sense) to pull the trigger yet.

    Yet I want to everyday...
     
  8. Noob?

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    I'll stick with my SG03B for now, thats proper small IMO.
     
  9. Dogbert666

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    It's very possible that it might. After all, the SG08 was basically the SG07 underneath but it had that lovely new aluminium front panel.
     
  10. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Took delivery of this case on Monday, together with a Silverstone Strider 600W PSU, short cable set,
    Sony slot-load bluray burner and appropriate adaptor cable (Silverstone CP10).

    The CP10 cable comes with a large Molex plug on the power leads, but is just long enough to reach the PSU
    sockets without being stretched.
    [​IMG]


    So I've cannibalized one of the long cables I won't be using for its sleeving & 6-pin plug.

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    Do agree it looks a lot like a UPS, the TJ08-E is a better looker for sure.
     
  12. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    Am I the only one that would like to use that giant hole in the front to blow air onto the cooler, BTX Style?
    I mean, instead of blocking it with a PSU ;-)
    Also, why do the side and top have dustfilters, but not the gigantic front hole?
     
  13. mrbungle

    mrbungle Undercooked chicken giver

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    The front looks very very cheap imo.
     
  14. dazzler

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    I still have a trusty SG01... it looks a lot better than this but back then they didn't even seem that bothered about cooling!
     
  15. *Alex*

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    Looks ugly as tbh but with some modding the actual chassis could be a good looking case.
     
  16. FeAr3d

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    SS hit rock bottom in the design/aesthetics department. Someone(s) needs a time-out over there.
     
  17. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Actually it does.
     
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