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You've seen it here: small cases are getting big. Mini-ITX boards are becoming both more common and less expensive, and there's been a bit of a renaissance for small case designs. This is a space SilverStone has served reasonably well for some time now with their Sugo line of enclosures, but a healthy amount of thunder was recently stolen by BitFenix's Prodigy case. It's true the Prodigy is an excellent design, but admittedly it's unusually large for a Mini-ITX enclosure and there are some things BitFenix could improve upon.

Meanwhile, SilverStone is content to let their Sugo line to continue serving the Mini-ITX market and serving it well, but today they have an option that's intended to appeal to users looking for a small form factor machine without compromising. The Sugo SG09 is aimed at cramming as much powerful hardware and a Micro-ATX motherboard (instead of Mini-ITX) into a space typically reserved for already cramped Mini-ITX hardware. Does it succeed? As it turns out, it does, and then some.

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Its 4 days old already but I haven't seen it posted and I think this case is interesting... looks like the smallest µATX case as of now.
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Last thread was locked, though not sure why? Maybe it was too much of a bash thread since its not smaller than the previous models
    
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Last thread was locked, though not sure why? Maybe it was too much of a bash thread since its not smaller than the previous models

You mean deleted or just locked ?

I can't find it...

And well it is not smaller than previous models but it fits an µATX motherboard in 23 liters whereas the TJ08-E is 30 liters.
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Way to much plastic for the price...
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Wow Silverstone what have you done, that's ugly as sin. Should have chucked some more fan grills on it and named it the air boy lan...
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You mean deleted or just locked ?
I can't find it...
And well it is not smaller than previous models but it fits an µATX motherboard in 23 liters whereas the TJ08-E is 30 liters.

It might be locked for the moment and deleted later on, but like OP said this article is a few days old.


In any case, I like the potential of the case, though the looks are a bit gaudy lol
    
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Looks more like some weird server case than what I would expect from Silverstone. I don't like it at all.
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Ugh no thank you, it indeed is ugly as hell... I think I'll stick to my SG05-450 for now. But probably switch the whole build to a matx one... The noise is awful and I hate to have just one pci-e slot now that I think of it.
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This thing is way too ugly to think it actually was even designed by Silverstone. Silverstone has come out with some near perfect designs in the FT02 and FT03 as well as the more affordable TJ08-E and all they need to do is continue to perfect those existing designs with improvements we've all been suggesting instead of continually releasing a radically different looking product each year that strays from what was working the year prior.

For me personally all I want is an FT03 with improved cooling, thicker aluminum panels for the left and right side that matches the thickness of the front and rear, and better cable management with larger grommeted holes to route the cables through.
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One word, FUGLY
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