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SilverStone Sugo Series SG05BB-LITE Black SECC / Plastic Mini-ITX Desktop Computer Case with 2 x USB3.0 ports (Black)

  • Steel / Plastic Mini-ITX Tower
  • USB 3.0 x 2
  • Audio x 1
  • MIC x 1 Front Ports
  • 1 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays

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  • Tommy I.
  • 8/20/2015 5:05:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect HTPC Case for me

This review is from: SilverStone Sugo Series SG05BB-LITE Black SECC / Plastic Mini-ITX Desktop Computer Case with 2 x USB3.0 ports (Black)

Pros: Case size was perfect for my situation. Case built well for the price point. Very clean look. Front USB 3.0. Good ventilation. Quiet 120mm intake fan. Although tight space, I had no problems routing cables and wiring.

Cons: When HTPC is asleep, power lights blinks a bright blue. It doesn't bother me, but It may to some.

Other Thoughts: Overall, I'm very pleased with this case and would recommend it. I see some reviews complained about front bezel being plastic and looking cheap. I have no complaints about the appearance and had no problems with removing it and reinstalling.

Build included:
MSI A68HI AC FM2+ AMD A68H
AMD A8-7600 Kaveri Quad-Core 3.1GHz
G.SKILL AEGIS 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
Mushkin Enhanced ECO2 MKNSSDEC240GB 2.5" 240GB SSD
FSP Group FSP300-60GHS-R 300W SFX12V Power Supply
SAMSUNG 8x Internal Slim DVD Burner SATA Model SN-208FB/BEBE

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  • Alexander C.
  • 8/10/2015 3:02:47 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAbsolute beast for it's size.

This review is from: SilverStone Sugo Series SG05BB-LITE Black SECC / Plastic Mini-ITX Desktop Computer Case with 2 x USB3.0 ports (Black)

Pros: -High quality finish throughout the chassis.
-Strong frame exhibits little flex, especially with cover bolted on.
- Room for a full size GPU while providing adequate ventilation.
-120mm fan for an AIO liquid cooler for high performance builds.

Cons: -It didn't cook my breakfast for me.

Other Thoughts: I modified this chassis to accommodate a full size ATX PSU while still having a liquid cooler and full size GPU. The amount of power in such a small space is astonishing, and people are in awe over it's size, which is smaller than a shoe box. The high quality finish and overall structural integrity make this case an excellent value for the $39.99 I paid for it. Highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/29/2015 7:31:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsQuality issues with front panel

This review is from: SilverStone Sugo Series SG05BB-LITE Black SECC / Plastic Mini-ITX Desktop Computer Case with 2 x USB3.0 ports (Black)

Pros: Form factor

Cons: Front panel is one of the worst I've dealt with

- The power button frequently gets stuck in the depressed position.
- The panel does not align well with the metal cover.
- A screw securing the front panel connectors was stripped on my unit and it would turn freely.
- Front panel LED was held in place with hot glue. It eventually came off and the LED became loose.

I actually paid Silverstone to get a replacement front panel but guess what? Power button got stuck again!

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  • Erik M.
  • 4/20/2015 9:50:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFine Vanilla SFF Case

This review is from: SilverStone Sugo Series SG05BB-LITE Black SECC / Plastic Mini-ITX Desktop Computer Case with 2 x USB3.0 ports (Black)

Pros: Silverstone
Small
Solid
Cheap
Optional rubber legs to glue on yourself

Basically, great for the budget build I used it for:
Athlon 5350 Kabini
AsRock AM1H-ITX
GSkill NS series 4GB 1600
SeaSonic SS-300SFD
Mushkin ECO2 120GB

Cons: No dust filters

Other Thoughts: The HDD activity LED immediately fell out when I opened the case up, but it was just a matter of supergluing it back in. No biggie.

The front panel cables HAVE to cross the fan area to reach the mobo headers, perhaps they should have been put onto the left side of the front panel? Just a bit of an obstruction where one doesn't have to be. All the Sugos with front panel connectors have them on the right, so I guess it's for consistency.

The finish on the outside of the case is a fingerprint magnet.

All in all, I'm happy with it. I use a SG07-BW for my main PC and I do prefer the integrated PSU case layout over the "PSU over mobo" layout, but for a PSU-less case this is exactly what I expected for the price.

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  • Dan M.
  • 4/10/2015 2:28:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood, small and cheap case with some minor issues

This review is from: SilverStone Sugo Series SG05BB-LITE Black SECC / Plastic Mini-ITX Desktop Computer Case with 2 x USB3.0 ports (Black)

Pros: Very inexpensive and supports most 3rd party SFX power supplies (be careful not to exceed 100mm depth if you plan on using the slim optical drive bay).

Classic clean look, and included 120mm case fine is very quiet.

Cons: Front bezel is very low quality plastic (charge us $5 more Silverstone, and put an aluminum bezel on this and it would be almost perfect!). The unit I received was not flat, but rather slightly concave. This lead to "too big" gaps on the sides of the bezel between the sheet metal cover and the plastic. Almost 1/4" gap on the edges which really is pretty poor fit and finish in my eyes...

Other Thoughts: Can't complain for the price paid, but I'd rather pay a couple dollars more if I knew that higher quality plastics and/or aluminum was used.

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  • Jason T.
  • 2/10/2015 10:42:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat case, great company

This review is from: SilverStone Sugo Series SG05BB-LITE Black SECC / Plastic Mini-ITX Desktop Computer Case with 2 x USB3.0 ports (Black)

Pros: Extremely good ITX cases; build quality is great and they are very durable. Assembly is easy. Lasts forever.

Cons: Not much, really. The version without the included power supply doesn't have the power supply support bar included, but it's not really necessary.

Other Thoughts: I have over 200 of these cases. Most were purchased as the original SG05 model with included power supply, but these days they sell the case and power supply separately. It's cheaper to buy them separately anyway; the only thing you don't get is a support bar for the power supply, but it's not really necessary.

When USB3 became a thing, Silverstone conveniently offered a USB3 upgrade kit. We still upgrade our cases to USB3 when we recycle out an old motherboard. Most companies would have told us to buy new cases.

Recently we noticed that a couple of the power LEDs had burned out on the oldest cases we have (which are six years old). Called up Silverstone and they sent us some new switch boards even though they don't officially offer them on their web site. Can't argue with service like that.

To date out of the 200+ we have had one failed power supply and one noisy front fan. Both of which were easily replaced. We still use the original batch of cases we bought six years ago, with USB3 upgrades and new boards and such.

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  • matthew h.
  • 1/14/2015 8:23:35 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNot for the Noob at Heart - but Sweet when complete!

This review is from: SilverStone Sugo Series SG05BB-LITE Black SECC / Plastic Mini-ITX Desktop Computer Case with 2 x USB3.0 ports (Black)

Pros: *Unlike a lot of ITX cases, actually quite "mini"
*Effective Cooling despite the clutter
*Fairly quiet (see con)
*Fit a GeForce 970 (9.5 inch) pretty easily
*Feels Sturdy / Transportable
*Can accommodate high performance parts
*USB and audio headers in the front were decent quality
*Comes with the screws you need for slimdrive, Mobo, and 2 hard drives, as well as nice rubber feet and a cable tie I couldn't use.
*Bright Blue LED

Cons: *Bright Blue LED
*Difficult installation process (see other thoughts)
*No Filter on GPU Intake side
*Plastic Face Scratched easily, as did internal paint job
*Must dissemble cover and plastic face to reach tough to remove fan filter
*Hope your fan / HDDs, Mobo never need replacing - you will be disassembling most / the whole box if that happens!
*Not sized well for Silverstone's own modular PSUs
*No real cable management options if you are using all drive bays + adding an awesome GPU
*Some revisions to the drive trays would have made it a lot easier to get power cables to the GPU or install in general
*Stock Intel HS and Fan are the noisiest part of the case

Other Thoughts: Do not buy the Sugo 05 case without patience and planning. I spent a full day putting mine together, with some sticking points that included a stuck fan (discovered at end of process, oiy), a BARELY fitting PSU, and cable smooshing that made me think I was going to break something for sure. It is critical to do things in order, but in my case, I did the PSU last. The worst thing is knowing that you mostly will be assembling all of it and then praying that no parts were DOA.

Probably the weakest link in the design are the drive trays. The optical drive should be much more "open", or even cornered to make it easier to route cables (and don't forget your slimdrive ADAPTER). I almost cut mine up but luckily didn't have to. Luck seemed to have a lot to do with my build. The 2.5 inch bay seems unnecessarily large and there is 1 mounting option. With a 3.5 inch drive added to the mix, the Sata cable / power cables were a nightmare to get in. While the Sugo can take a large GPU, you will sure think otherwise when working with the minimal clearances between it and the drives. Eliminating the 3.5 inch bay would not matter, the 2.5 inch drive is butted up close as well. Cable length was less an issue than girth - I would have bought Silverstone's set of flat cables if they could accommodate 3 Sata drives on one cord like the stock cables did. BTW the perpendicular orientation of the Slim drive to the HDDs makes some added length necessary so be aware of that.

All told, the case scared me, made me bleed, and resisted my ambitions to have the ultimate mini gaming box. If you aren't absolutely committed to small size, (my second and third choice was the Raven "XBOX" or ASROCK M8), I would certainly not mind having had another inch in every direction!

But the Sugo can do what it says it can do, and all assembled and running, I have already begun to forgive its sins. It is adorable and mighty at the same time. But Silverstone, if you are listening, it is time for some "modernization". An aluminum face, better clearance for the PSU, and a rethink of the CPU vent could make for a much classier, easier to work with, and quieter case. I'd at minimum revise the drive tray to accommodate 2-3 2.5 inch drives, and re-orient them to make cabling easier. I'd pay even more for better "dust proofing".

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  • Mukesh P.
  • 1/10/2015 3:57:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood little case for the job

This review is from: SilverStone Sugo Series SG05BB-LITE Black SECC / Plastic Mini-ITX Desktop Computer Case with 2 x USB3.0 ports (Black)

Pros: I typically build high end gaming rigs in mid tower cases. This was my first mini ITX build (and a specialized one to be sure).

I carefully researched and selected this case for the following reasons:

1. Silverstone name and quality
2. Price was reasonable
3. 120mm intake fan WITH REMOVABLE DUST FILTER
4. Positive pressure design
5. Easy to work in compared to some other cases in this class
6. USB 3.0 ports on the front, but that was also a con in my setup
7. Lots of ventilation holes designed to let heat escape with the positive air pressure design used

In building with this case, you must use a SFX power supply as that is what it is designed for. Unfortunately, there are not many SFX units on the market to choose from. You don't want one of the cheaper ones and I would stay away from the SIlverstone "high end" unit as it is OEM'd by Enhance and is using some 3rd Tier capacitors. I went with the FSP 300W unit, which has professional reviews and awards not to mention positive feedback on Newegg.

In addition, I found that putting the PSU in LAST was the best way to build. I installed the mobo first (after having already mounted the CPU/HSF and RAM). Second, I wired up the USB/FP headers, SATA headers, ATX and 12v AUX power cable, and then mounted the PSU when all was said and done. That way you are not trying to reach under the PSU to plug anything in. I balanced the PSU on top of the case while plugging in the mobo power cables.

Generally, the number of screws provided was adequate and a cable routing/mount tie was included. There is little else in regards to provision for cable routing, which is to be expected for the size of this case. It is small!

The optical drive bay is designed to take a notebook optical drive, but I did not install one. There is a single 2.5" bay and a single 3.5" bay, which is all I needed.

Everything went together well and I encountered little trouble. Once all put together, this little case makes for a solid build. The instructions provided are very clear and thorough...far more so than the average instructions that come with a case.

If I find myself looking at building another mini ITX based system, I would probably go with this case again.

Cons: The two main cons are:

1. Limited SFX power supply selection (specifically, high quality units). This is not the fault of Silverstone. No eggs removed.
2. Front panel USB is 3.0 only, which is good and bad. The MSI AM1 mini ITX mobo I used does not have a USB 3.0 header on it. Neither do a lot of mini ITX mobos due to lack of space on the PCB. I purchased an Apevia USB 3.0 to USB 2.0 converter cable and used that for one of the USB 2.0 headers on the MSI mobo and it worked out well, albeit adding to the cable clutter a little. Silverstone should provide the same converter for this situation, and this is what got an egg removed.

Other Thoughts: This build is for a SOHO server box designed as a NVR for a Ubiquiti 720P 8 camera PoE surveillance system and Ubiquiti UniFi WiFi hardware zone controller. The build is as follows:

1. MSI AM1I mobo
2. Kabini Athlon 5350 at default clock
3. 2 x 4GB (8 GB) Team Zeus DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24 1.5V
4. Gelid Solutions AM1 1U HSF
5. FSP SFX 300 Watt 80+ PSU
6. Silverstone Sugo SG05 Lite case
7. Crucial MX100 256GB SSD as boot/OS
8. Seagate Surveillance 3TB as surveillance video storage
9. Intel I210 Gigabit Ethernet Server PCI-E x1 card
10. Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit

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  • Peter J.
  • 10/21/2014 9:55:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing case

This review is from: SilverStone Sugo Series SG05BB-LITE Black SECC / Plastic Mini-ITX Desktop Computer Case with 2 x USB3.0 ports (Black)

Pros: I wanted the absolute smallest case possible with a MASSIVE build out. I think the below proves this is it. I mean this thing is like the size of a shoe box and way smaller than the next best option if small is what you want.

- Asus Impact Maximus VI mini Itx
- Silverstone 450watt gold modular power supply
- 4770k overclocked to 4500 mhz
- Just added a GTX 970 (So glad I waited. This is the ultimate product for this build. very low power and massive GPU power)
- 16gb memory
- 2x 250gb Samsung evo in Raid 0 (taped in...)
- 1x 2tb Samsung 2.5inch HHD (taped in)
- 1x 1tb mSata Samsung Evo 940

I have a Corsair h75 water cooler. I replaced the fans with 2 notchua 120mm in push pull. Other than the GPU fans, these are the only fans in the case. This did require me to remove the slim line Optical housing, but I have not used an optical drive in 3 years so don't miss it.

Even overclocked to 4500 at Idle, I run at 34 degrees and 56 at loads.

I have had 0 issues with head thus far.

I have searched all mini ITX case and in my research, you simply cannot find a smaller case that will hold all the above and run cool.

For me the days of big cases is just over.

Cons: no SLI, but since this is a mini ITX case. it was never really in the picture regardless...

I did use a blackout marker to cover over the blue power light. Some people dig this but for me it lit up my room at night so was not a fan.

Other Thoughts: Not sure what the guy is talking about with his bad flow. I honestly think he installed his Power supply backwards.

Or perhaps the model with the build in power supply blows air into the case?

I installed mine to draws more air out of the case and is perfectly inline with the air blowing in from the 2 Notchua's

With Asus Maximus Impact VI and bios. the Notchua's run at only 650rm and are so quite, I often have to double check to make sure it is even on.

The New GPU though fixed that issue ;)

If you are good at builds, willing to be creative. I promise you this is the absolute smallest case you can get for a massive system.

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  • Omar N.
  • 10/8/2014 2:10:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThe ITX Gold Standard

This review is from: SilverStone Sugo Series SG05BB-LITE Black SECC / Plastic Mini-ITX Desktop Computer Case with 2 x USB3.0 ports (Black)

Pros: Ridiculously Small
2.5" & 3.5" Drive Support
USB3 + HD Audio Front
120mm Front Intake Fan
Slimline Optical Drive Support
Supports Moderately Long GPUs (10")

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I'm not sure what the other reviewer here is talking about "corrupted airflow" and no spot for an optical drive, but in my case both points are incorrect.

My current setup is a Core i5-2500k along with an XFX HD 7950 powered by a Silverstone 450W SFX PSU and I've been golden for over a year.

I have a AXP-100 CPU cooler with a 120mm fan mounted to blow air upwards. Some escapes through the vents up top, and the rest is pulled into the PSU which blows it out the back. With the front 120mm sucking cold air in and the GPU pulling its own fresh air through a side vent, there's plenty of strong airflow and good thermals (with good cable management, of course).

I don't use the 3.5" caddy (due to cooler clearance), but I have installed a 1TB HDD into the 2.5" bay and use a 128GB mSATA SSD. Even if you don't have an mSATA slot on your motherboard, I've found that there's enough space in the bottom front of the case to tape down a standard 2.5" SSD.

And, of course, I have a slim DVD+/-RW drive installed as well.

All in all, this is an amazing case by Silverstone. It's stood the test of time since its design and truly is the gold standard to which all other ITX cases are compared to.

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