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SilverStone Sugo SG07 Mini ITX Case

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Posted August 6, 2010 by Jake in Cases & PSU
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Introduction

Those who say that good things come in small packages must not have had the pleasure of a big T-bone steak on the grill. And at the risk of offending the veggies in the crowd, bigger is better when it comes to BBQ and meat. Notice, though, the famous adage doesn’t say small things, it says small packages. It would seem this alludes to the notion that it’s not necessarily the size that matters, but how it’s presented that counts?

And so ends today’s deep thoughts of meat, men, and small packages before we get some sort of inferiority complex.

Changing gears now, the world of computing does like things in small packages, and electronics are certainly one area where it can be an exciting challenge to fit some serious horsepower into a small form. And that now brings us to today’s detailed discussion: small form factor (SFF) cases.

We’ve seen the huge selection of cases on the market, available in just about every aesthetic and price range, but the small form case is a rare breed among giants. They must pack a great deal of features into a tiny physical space, overcome airflow problems, provide a sturdy build quality, and somehow manage to keep prices reasonable. Success, if you pardon the pun, is no small feat.

SilverStone is probably best known for their high-end, premium cases that feature minimalist designs for discerning consumers who appreciate top quality. The question is though: Can SilverStone produce the same success with a small form factor case? But not just a "regular" SFF; rather, a true one in the form of a mini ITX setup. Packing that all in to house a mini ITX motherboard is not impossible, but it is rare.

SilverStone’s newest addition to their Sugo lineup is the SG07, and not only is it designed for the diminutive mini ITX form factor, it also comes with a custom 600W 80PLUS Bronze power supply included as well. Small form factor cases are typically hot boxes that have garbage power supplies, but SilverStone is looking to raise the bar with the Sugo SG07, even going so far as to claim it can house powerful gaming components inside. How powerful? How about a behemoth Radeon 5970? Oh, you bet we can’t pass this up. We attempt to build one seriously badass gaming rig into a case that’s the size of a shoebox. Think it can’t be done? Read on and find out.

"Silverstone Technology’s philosophy is based on our recognition that merely having innovative expertise within the industry is not enough.  Our objective is to ensure that our expertise is delivered to all products with consistency, in response to user’s needs, and with maximum user satisfaction.  Silverstone Technology thrives on challenges of rapid technological advancements and creating aesthetic stand for the industry."

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