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post #1 of 170
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Hey OCN,

This thread is for pictures and discussion of members' Small Form Factor cases!

I finally got my Sugo case (small form factor/cube), and I felt like letting you guys see it and telling you what I thought of it. Here's the pictures.


Front/top view


Front view


Rear view (sorry, I bought an Open Box motherboard that did not come with an I/O shield)


Right side view - you can see how hard it is to manage cables in this case, and how tight of a clearance a CPU cooler has. I have a Blue Orb II that I haven't installed yet, but most wider but shorter CPU HSF's will fit just fine.


There's about a half-inch of clearance as you can see.


Left Side view, showing off my prized PNY 8800GT.


Top view, with the case cover off.


What it looks like, all hooked up and ready to go.

My review:

This is a great case. It is quiet, has good ventilation (3 80 mm fans at the top, PSU fan for moving air out, and a fan attached to the hard disk case), and is sturdy enough to survive being flown with across the country in a nicely packed carry-on bag.

The only gripes that I had were the difficulty installing everything in the case (difficult with all my hardware, see sig rig), and the cable management (always difficult for small cases, especially since I don't have a modular power supply).

Overall, 10/10. Couldn't ask for better. Makes the Ultra MicroFly and the Apevia X-QPACK look like child's toys.

If you own a SFF case, be sure to post pictures and your reviews. Also, let me know what you think of my work.
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post #2 of 170
Very nice I'll need one of these for my LAN rig
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post #3 of 170
Nice case. Where'd you get it? Dimensions?

Could definately use a Modular PSU, no doubt.
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I got it from Newegg. It's a Silverstone SG01 Evo. The dimensions are 15.5"x11.25"x8.5". Very small, and very nice.

Anyone want to buy me a modular PSU?
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Hey, glad you did the review! The pics are great and your thoughts are insightful... The only thing that bothers me is that the case fans are 80mm and not 120mm(I only say that from a silent case perspective, as some/most 80mm fans don't move much air but make quite a bit of noise). Other than that love the case. Thanks for the writeup!

BTW disregard the comment, with regards to fleshing the review out, I left you in rep... I didn't realize you had commented under each pic . It's still early and I have yet to finish off my pot of coffee...

Hopefully someone with the Lian Li PC-V350 and NZXT Rogue will drop buy and post their thoughts and pics as well.
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Originally Posted by MasterKromm View Post
Hey, glad you did the review! The pics are great and your thoughts are insightful... The only thing that bothers me is that the case fans are 80mm and not 120mm(I only say that from a silent case perspective, as some/most 80mm fans don't move much air but make quite a bit of noise). Other than that love the case. Thanks for the writeup!

BTW disregard the comment, with regards to fleshing the review out, I left you in rep... I didn't realize you had commented under each pic . It's still early and I have yet to finish off my pot of coffee...

Hopefully someone with the Lian Li PC-V350 and NZXT Rogue will drop buy and post their thoughts and pics as well.
No worries on the rep dude. Hopefully this thread will help you pick a case. Oh, and if you're worried about noise, pick up some SilenX 80mm fans... they do a case good!
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EXCELLENT! Thanks a lot for these pictures, I hope to get this case soon.

I'll be running (most likely) an e4400/2GB Crucial/ASUS P5E-VM/8800GTS 512mb. If I find some spare dough to spend/something to sell I may run a q6600/e8400... time will tell.

At first it'll be on the stock HSF, but, if you could post some pictures again when you get the Blue Orb on there, I'd really appreciate it - I'm curious what I can fit in there. Also, what temps are you running?

Thanks a million.
    
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EXCELLENT! Thanks a lot for these pictures, I hope to get this case soon.

I'll be running (most likely) an e4400/2GB Crucial/ASUS P5E-VM/8800GTS 512mb. If I find some spare dough to spend/something to sell I may run a q6600/e8400... time will tell.

At first it'll be on the stock HSF, but, if you could post some pictures again when you get the Blue Orb on there, I'd really appreciate it - I'm curious what I can fit in there. Also, what temps are you running?

Thanks a million.
My temps at idle are around 27-28C, and I get to about 55C maxed on Orthos after eight or nine hours. Not bad for a $10 cooler with an aluminum core.
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Not bad? Darn good. You have a 2.13 GHz CPU clocked to 2.80 GHz, with the stock cooler, in a small form factor case, and it still is running at 28/55ºC? I would say that the cooling in that case is deceivingly outstanding. My AMD does not hit those temps with triple the ventilation in a mid-full form factor.
     
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