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Silverstone Sugo SG08 / SG08-Lite Owners Club

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Hello! Welcome to the Silverstone Sugo SG08 / SG08-Lite Case Club @ OCN!! The SG08 case has been around since 2012 while the SG08-Lite released in Feb. 2014 without a dedicated case club here at OCN. Owners of this case are using this as a dedicated HTPC case while others are using it as a gaming rig. If you would like to join the club, post some pics and description of your build.



Introduction:

SG08



To further increase the appeal of the groundbreaking Sugo SG07, SilverStone engineers crafted a follow-up version in the SG08. For the first time in a SilverStone product and likely also the first for Mini-ITX, a 1cm (0.4 inch) thick extruded aluminum was used to adorn the front panel of a chassis. Finished with fine brush surface and anodized, the SG08's front panel rivals the best home theater equipment in quality and style. The award winning and proven features from the SG07 remain such as the Air Penetrator AP181 fan with dual speed switch, easily removable fan filter, positive pressure layout, and the included 80 PLUS Bronze certified 600W power supply. While compact in size at only 14.8 liters, the SG08 is still capable of accepting a healthy selection of full size components. Even the longest consumer graphics cards that are up to 12.2 inches can fit. This extraordinary capacity, along with the cooling power provided by the built-in AP181 fan, makes the SG08, along with SG07, the ultimate Mini-ITX chassis.
  • Thick 10mm aluminum front panel with premium styling
  • Class leading SFF chassis with 180mm fan and positive pressure cooling
  • Ample space for CPU cooling (117mm in height)
  • Elevated standoff for motherboard back side components
  • Support for two 2.5" SSD/hard drives and one 3.5" hard drive
  • Includes 80 PLUS Bronze certified [email protected]℃ PSU with single +12V rail
  • Adjustable VGA fan duct for improved cooling efficiency
  • Removable fan filters included for case fan, PSU, and VGA duct
  • Support graphics cards up to 12.2 inches and 400W

SG08-Lite



For years, SilverStone Sugo series has been the benchmark and the standard for high-performance Mini-ITX chassis. The SG08-LITE was designed to retain all the signature features from the award-winning SG08 such as the compact 14.8-liter design that can accommodate graphic card up to 12.2" and the premium 10mm aluminum front panel where SilverStone engineers have further updated the slim optical slot into slot-loading variety for cleaner styling. Its specially designed fan bracket offers the users flexible cooling options for 180mm fan or 120mm/140mm fan with water-cooling radiator. To keep dust out, all intake vents are equipped with removable filters for easy-cleaning. In contrast with its relatively small size, the SG08-LITE supports standard ATX PSU for greater selections and when used with SilverStone's Strider Gold S series, the smallest full modular power supplies with 80 PLUS Gold in the world, or our carefully engineered SFX PSUs, the SG08-LITE can help you create an incredible Mini-ITX system.
  • Ample space for CPU cooling (147mm in height)
  • Thick 10mm aluminum front panel with premium styling
  • Elevated standoff for motherboard backside components
  • Fan bracket supports 180mm fan or 120mm/140mm fan + water cooling radiator
  • Support for two 2.5" SSD/hard drives
  • Removable fan filters included for case fan and PSU
  • Support graphics cards up to 12.2 inches
Official Website

SG08: http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=317&area=en
SG08-Lite: http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=484

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Hi, I'm trying to figure out how to get the version of this case that has the slot for the optical drive. Seems like it's called the SG08B-Lite, but lots of sites have that one listed as the one with the drive drawer (including Silverstone). So I'm pretty confused about the versioning of this case right now.

This is the one I want: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163253

But it seems like this is the only one I can find for sale: https://www.amazon.com/Silverstone-Mini-ITX-Computer-Front-SG08B-LITE/dp/B00I3EKXN4/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1484287333&sr=1-1&keywords=sg08

Can anyone help clarify the different versions? Thanks!
 

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Hi, I'm trying to figure out how to get the version of this case that has the slot for the optical drive. Seems like it's called the SG08B-Lite, but lots of sites have that one listed as the one with the drive drawer (including Silverstone). So I'm pretty confused about the versioning of this case right now.

This is the one I want: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163253

But it seems like this is the only one I can find for sale: https://www.amazon.com/Silverstone-Mini-ITX-Computer-Front-SG08B-LITE/dp/B00I3EKXN4/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1484287333&sr=1-1&keywords=sg08

Can anyone help clarify the different versions? Thanks!
If I recall correctly, there are 2 versions of the case;

1. (Let's call it) original, comes with good 600 watt PSU & accepts slim tray-loading optical drive.
2. Lite, no PSU & accepts slim slot-in optical drive.

Not sure if the original one is still in production, but I guess you can try to find one. Good luck anw.
 

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If I recall correctly, there are 2 versions of the case;

1. (Let's call it) original, comes with good 600 watt PSU & accepts slim tray-loading optical drive.
2. Lite, no PSU & accepts slim slot-in optical drive.

Not sure if the original one is still in production, but I guess you can try to find one. Good luck anw.
That's what I thought too, but apparently there's a lite version that comes without the 600 watt PSU while still having the tray-loading optical drive. I definitely want the slot-in optical drive version. So there's two versions of the lite edition I guess... confusing.
 

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That's what I thought too, but apparently there's a lite version that comes without the 600 watt PSU while still having the tray-loading optical drive. I definitely want the slot-in optical drive version. So there's two versions of the lite edition I guess... confusing.
I'm not sure.. Silverstone website only lists one Lite, that is without PSU http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=484&area=en

I suggest you to email them to confirm.
 

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If I recall correctly, there are 2 versions of the case;

1. (Let's call it) original, comes with good 600 watt PSU & accepts slim tray-loading optical drive.
2. Lite, no PSU & accepts slim slot-in optical drive.

Not sure if the original one is still in production, but I guess you can try to find one. Good luck anw.
Wait what's the difference between slim slot in and slim tray loading?!
Like the super super slim slot in? Like a PS4 optical drive almost? (no front face?)

I'm worried, do I have a bad case?
 

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Wait what's the difference between slim slot in and slim tray loading?!
Like the super super slim slot in? Like a PS4 optical drive almost? (no front face?)

I'm worried, do I have a bad case?
Should've used better wording.. I meant slot loading.

Yes, just like PS drive. This picture should help.



* Edit:

The original SG08 model uses the tray loading optical drive. The Lite model, as @riziko said, seems to be available in both tray & slot loading optical drive.
 

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Originally Posted by riziko View Post

Hi, I'm trying to figure out how to get the version of this case that has the slot for the optical drive. Seems like it's called the SG08B-Lite, but lots of sites have that one listed as the one with the drive drawer (including Silverstone). So I'm pretty confused about the versioning of this case right now.

This is the one I want: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163253

But it seems like this is the only one I can find for sale: https://www.amazon.com/Silverstone-Mini-ITX-Computer-Front-SG08B-LITE/dp/B00I3EKXN4/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1484287333&sr=1-1&keywords=sg08

Can anyone help clarify the different versions? Thanks!
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Upon further checking.. Now I feel stupid. Yes it seems that there are two versions of this SG08-lite. Hopefully you can find the one you want.
When I bought mine, there were only 2 versions: "original" and lite. The "original" version had tray drive (like laptops) and the lite had slot in drive.

But now, it seems that silverstone has updated the lite model, using the tray drive from the "original" model but without top fan and psu.
 

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Check Amazon and the like for used ones. Actually found a used SG08 (with the 600w PSU) on Amazon for $130...til I noticed he was local and bought it from him for $80 cash. Never know what you might find...definitely a case worth building with if you can though. Super compact.
 

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Hi, had an issue building my rig but it ended up being a fairly simple fix in the end.

i7-3770 and gigabyte GTX1080 G1

I got this 1080 because the profile seemed ideal for this case, good sized cooler, 3 fans but a relatively low profile.
It fits in though the backplate does make contact with the PSU
But with the standard setup I had an issue were the CPU was very cool, like even sub 60C under load yet the GPU would go over 80C and get loud.
Seemed pretty clear that the fan on the top of the case pushing air in was doing an awesome job for the CPU but causing the GPU to basically choke on its own hot air.
Wondered if I had made a mistake and should have just got a 1080 with a blower...

Did some searching, found this thread and it made for a good read but I didn't really find something that would solve the problem.

In the end my fix was rather uncomplicated.
First I tried removing the top fan completely, this dropped the GPU temps to 70-73C but caused the CPU temps to skyrocket to ~90C and become unstable.
Then I simply installed the top fan in reverse and removed the shroud that fills the space between the fan and GPU completely. This has basically done the trick, GPU temps are around 60-64C max under load. CPU is around 70 under load.

i'm wondering if replacing the big fan that is in the case with a good 120mm fan will improve things even more. The case fan has a really beefy grill on the out side that seems like it may restrict flow? Its also very big and I'm thinking maybe a smaller 120mm fan will help airflow... Any recommended fans for this area?

to take it a step further maybe mod the case to install an extra outgoing fan on the side opposite the GPU or back???

also having the setup working this way means no dust filtering. Going to try source some dust filters for the side vents...

Cheers,
 

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some questions,

How does this case compare to the SG13 cooling wise for gaming?
can this be considered and upgrade?

also would the Zotac 1070 mini at 122mm fit?
the case max width is 122mm so not sure on that.

It is true that you can only install Silverstone fans on the case?

Thanks.
 

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some questions,

How does this case compare to the SG13 cooling wise for gaming?
can this be considered and upgrade?

also would the Zotac 1070 mini at 122mm fit?
the case max width is 122mm so not sure on that.

It is true that you can only install Silverstone fans on the case?

Thanks.
The classic SG08 has that 180mm Air Penetrator (AP) fan that can cool your motherboard & nearby components. It's silent & powerful enough even at low RPM. Not sure if it's still available as a default option with the new SG08 Lite.

I use Zotac 950 mini and it fits, but not sure with the Zotac 1070 mini.

You can install any fan as long as they fit size wise. As of now I replace my Air Penetrator fan with a Thermaltake Riing 120mm, because the AP fan blocks Zotac 950's top power plug.
 

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The classic SG08 has that 180mm Air Penetrator (AP) fan that can cool your motherboard & nearby components. It's silent & powerful enough even at low RPM. Not sure if it's still available as a default option with the new SG08 Lite.

I use Zotac 950 mini and it fits, but not sure with the Zotac 1070 mini.

You can install any fan as long as they fit size wise. As of now I replace my Air Penetrator fan with a Thermaltake Riing 120mm, because the AP fan blocks Zotac 950's top power plug.
after some more research it seem that the SG13 should be better even that the SG08 have that huge fan.
I guess I would just try the SG13 and see how it goes.

Thank you.
 

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after some more research it seem that the SG13 should be better even that the SG08 have that huge fan.
I guess I would just try the SG13 and see how it goes.

Thank you.
No problem.

Indeed SG13 is newer than SG08, but since the dimension is different, I can't really call SG13 an upgrade. More like different case types for different hardwares.

Perhaps it's more accurate to say SG13 is an upgrade of SG05.
 

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Hi all,

I found out tonight accidentally, the main source of annoying noise in my sg08 is actually the 600w stock bronze supply. It's real bad, and I'm using a 200w system, and it's clean,....

Any tips, beyond outright fan replacement? I figure this is the best option (yes, I could do it safely)

Man;it's so bad
 

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Hi all,

I found out tonight accidentally, the main source of annoying noise in my sg08 is actually the 600w stock bronze supply. It's real bad, and I'm using a 200w system, and it's clean,....

Any tips, beyond outright fan replacement? I figure this is the best option (yes, I could do it safely)

Man;it's so bad
Fan noise? I almost never heard my SG08's PSU fan. I mean, it's spinning but very quiet.

FYI my case is on my desk, about 60cm from my head.
 

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Sadly, mine is. I don't know why.

Z370 ITX board, 8400 CPU and no GPU (!!!) I only have an m.2 and 1x HDD - it can't be more than 150/200w at idle.
I had always blamed the AP181 fan (sorry guys, see my posts the last 5/10 pages) but I was entirely wrong.

I rebuild build the PC this time and a cable is accidentallty stuck in the AP181 stopping it but I'm noticing hella fan noise, I realise the damn 181 is infact very quiet on low but the PSU is gross.
NOTE: it's not that heavily used and the PSU is quite clean, none the less, noisy as...

So, take it out I guess? What fan to replace it with and is it soldered in or no?
 

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Sadly, mine is. I don't know why.

Z370 ITX board, 8400 CPU and no GPU (!!!) I only have an m.2 and 1x HDD - it can't be more than 150/200w at idle.
I had always blamed the AP181 fan (sorry guys, see my posts the last 5/10 pages) but I was entirely wrong.

I rebuild build the PC this time and a cable is accidentallty stuck in the AP181 stopping it but I'm noticing hella fan noise, I realise the damn 181 is infact very quiet on low but the PSU is gross.
NOTE: it's not that heavily used and the PSU is quite clean, none the less, noisy as...

So, take it out I guess? What fan to replace it with and is it soldered in or no?
Sorry to hear that (no pun intended)

If you know how to replace PSU fan, then I guess why not..

Edit:

The manual (http://www.silverstonetek.com/legacy.php?area=en&model=SG08) says that the PSU uses 120mm fan, so you might want to start with that..
 

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Hi guys!

Some news from France!

After nearly 5 years of good job, my « Black box » rig had to be updated.

As Nvidia flagships are now built in 2-slots form factor,
my « FrankenSugo » had been stopped.

So, what's now in?

-Asus Rog Strix Z370-I Gaming
-Intel Core I7 8th gen 8700k
-2x8Go DDR4 PC35200 Gskill Trident Z 4400mhz CL19
-New 80 Gold 700w Silverstone PSU
-Asus Titan X Pascal (my preeeeecious....?)
-And still my previous « old-but-still-good-enough » Samsung 850 Pro and 840 Evo SSD, and 1To 10000Rpm WD Velociraptor.

First start today. Hope all will be ok!!!

Some data:
-the mobo is excellent for space: if I had more money, I would have replaced my 2.5 SSD by 2 M2 ones. What a space saved!!!
More: no more « power stage » on the side, like on the P8Z77. I think cooling will be even better.

-If I were a fierce knight of modding, looooooot of space could be saved by cutting « to much long wires » and removing the « *** why by the hell did they put some much additionnal » power lines...

-this PSU fits perfectly the Sugo, and come right in front of the back of the Titan. Mind your cable management!!!! Larger one or modular one will not fit with big GPU.

Pictures to come!
 

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Hi team,

Has anyone ever Dremel out that flat piece of metal on the rear for extraction of heat? Right near the vrms

I notice is almost exactly 110x50mm, so 2x50mm fans would fit in perfectly.


I'm going to try soon. Hopefully works well.
 
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