Silverstone SUGO SG09 Case Review

Silverstone SUGO SG09 Case Review

Product : SilverStone Sugo 09 Micro ATX Case
Value and Conclusion
 
 
The Silverstone SUGO SG09 goes for around 100 euros including taxes on various price-comparison sites. US Readers will need to shell out 100 USD excluding taxes.
 
  • Extremely compact in volume for a potent mATX chassis
  • Can easily fit massive CPU coolers
  • Plenty of space for long dual-graphic card setups
  • Full size ATX PSU easily fits
  • 4x 2.5 inch and 2x 3.5 inch bays
  • Slimline ODD bay
  • 180 mm FDB Air Penetrator fan on the top
  • 2x USB 3.0
  • USB 3.0 to 2.0 adapter included
  • Dust filter on all intake fans
  • mATX compatibility
  • Positive air pressure system helps keep dust out of the system
  • Well thought out interior. Nearly its entire volume is utilized to the maximum.


   

  • Glue-on feet
  • No eject button for ODD
  • Air penetrator fan is audible at full speed
  • Hard drive bays hard on the limit of what is possible with cables in the space given
  • Design deviates from that of previous Sugo series cases
  • Basic I/O


9.5    Silverstone has taken the SG09 a step into a different direction from the rest of the Sugo series. All recent cases in that range are mini-ITX cases, but the SG09 can hold an mATX board. Don't let the naming fool you though. This is an impressively roomy chassis for its size. Silverstone has done everything they could to squeeze as much hardware into the case; they even went as far as they could with SG09's hard drive bays, which may have been too far for the taste of some. You will need proper cables to really make use of all six drive bays behind the motherboard tray. The other drawback is the lack of an eject button for the slimline optical drive and the case's glue-on feet, but neither is a real deal-breaker. The Sugo SG09 does manage to deliver on everything it advertised while pushing the envelope on efficiently used space; that is, if you come prepared to spend some time on the assembly process by stuffing as much as you can into the chassis. Pretty cool, even if the case is not the most beautiful one.