Silverstone Sugo SG02

Installation

Due to the very limited space inside the case, you’ll have to think about the order in which you put in the components. The easiest place to start is with the hard discs as they can be installed on a removable caddy.

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The hard discs slot in easily and will require a couple of screws to fasten them into place. Once this is done, simply slide the caddy back into its original spot and tighten the thumb screw.

Now you have the fun task to trying to get your motherboard into place. While you can do this the easy way by removing the case strengthening bar, you can fiddle, slide and force it into place the lazy way. Once in place, you’ll discover that if you want to use all of the screw holes you’ll have to take off the strengthening bar to reach them.

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There isn’t much clearance between the power supply and the heatsink, meaning that you’ll have to choose a slim-line cooler, which is directly against the usual recommendation to whack as much copper as you can afford on it.

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The 5.25” drive came next, and the bays don’t have rails to prevent the drive from tilting down while you are fastening the screws into place. This is a little annoying and you’ll wish you had either an extra hand or a magnetic screw driver (not advised in a computer case).

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Now comes the power supply. It’s at this point that you’ll know why they sell modular units. Due to the incredibly tight conditions, any additional cables will be unwanted. Simply getting a larger than ATX sized unit into the space provided is difficult but possible (seen here with a Kingwin 800w). If you are planning on getting this case, make sure that you also have a small-sized, modular power supply to make your life a little easier.

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The case doesn’t allow very long graphics cards as the hard disc cage gets in the way, but you could easily use an 8800 GTS in the space, and you could even get SLI on the go if you had a mATX SLI board.

1 response to “Silverstone Sugo SG02”

  1. I have found a conflict between the fan requirements of the CPU fan and the overhead 120mm fan used on the bottom of the power supply. It seems that the power suppply fan is the stronger and thus causes the CPU to lose efficiency due to lack of air. Any comments.

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