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SilverStone Sugo Series SG02B-F-USB3.0 ABS / SECC Steel MicroATX Desktop Computer Case with 2 x USB3.0 ports (Black)
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggs Great case, but watch out with big graphics cards! 01/14/2014

This review is from: SilverStone Sugo Series SG02B-F-USB3.0 ABS / SECC Steel MicroATX Desktop Computer Case with 2 x USB3.0 ports (Black)

Pros: -Small(ish) formfactor
-uses a standard matx motherboard
-uses a standard ATX power supply (the main reason I bought this case)

Cons: Does NOT work with a long graphics card as described, I bought this case with the idea of using an MSI twin frozr TX 760 that is about 10.5" long, the description says it can fit a 14" long card, so I figured I was golden... NOPE

What they don't mention is that the PCIe slot on most boards lines up directly with the hard drive/DVD drive cage. (allowing only a 9.75" or shorter card to work) I had to return my Twin frozr and buy the MSI ITX version of the GTX 760.

Only includes 1 fan, but has mounts 2 others. Both fan mounts are right above the graphics card, the power adapter for my card (on the top of the card) lines right up with the 2nd fan port, so I had to forgo using that one, I had to heavily modify (read, dremel) the included fan to use it on the 2nd rear/top fan port as the bezel of the fan was hitting my GPU just enough to cause it not to secure down to the rail.

Not a fan of the fold down door in the front, why not just put the USB ports on the front and get rid of the door all together?

The case was a bit longer and wider then I expected, since it can't actually house a 14" graphics card as they attempt to tell you, it could have been a bit shorter.

Other Thoughts: This really is a good case all in all, it seems well built and has options for 3 fans (only 1 included) plus USB 3.0 ports on the front. The case could have been designed better (see cons above) and also would be nice if they didn't lie to you about the size of the graphics card it can accept. Knowing this now I likely would have looked at other cases that are a bit smaller, but for the price its a pretty good deal if you know these shortcomings going in.

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MSI G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 760 GAMING ITX 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - Retail
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: -GREAT Card for the money. For $250ish, you won't do better then a GTX 760 right now.
-SMALL size! Will fit in an ITX case easily (only about 7.5" long)
-Only needs a single 8 pin power adapter
-VERY Quiet, I can't hear it at all at idle and its still very quiet under full load.
-Low Temperatures, at full load in my small silverstone Sugo SG02 case it topped out at about 80c, I'm guessing it would be slightly lower in a normal size tower.

Cons: Power adapter plugs into the top, not the side. I understand this was most likely done for space reasons as moving the power adapter to the front would increase its length and likely not fit in many ITX cases, so I'm not taking an egg off for it. However the power adapter is right where I was planning on putting my 2nd case fan, I decided to move the fan to the side to make it a non issue.

Other Thoughts: I originally ordered an MSI twin frozr GTX 760 and had ordered a Silverstone Sugo sg2 case (the case description said it can house a graphics card up to 14" long) When I got all my parts in, I realized that the PCIe slot lines right up with the drive cage, allowing only a 9.75" or shorter card to fit. I found this ITX version of the GTX 760 and decided to give it a try. I was concerned with it being loud since it only has 1 smaller fan as opposed to the 2 big fans the Twin frozr has. I can safely say this concern is unwarranted, its whisper quiet! This is a perfect fit for anyone wanting a small form factor computer but still wants good graphics performance. I used this in a small build to replace my aging HTPC, now I have a quiet computer that can play 1080P games with no issue and is still very quiet!

I'm using this with an i5 haswell cpu, in a silverstone Sugo SG02 case.

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Display Name: Nicholas V.

Date Joined: 01/24/05

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  • First Review: 01/14/14
  • Last Review: 01/14/14
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