Silverstone haven’t felt the need to give the SG09 a beautiful visage like the FT03, opting for a more pedestrian approach. In fact, we would go as far as saying the SG09 is vastly inferior to the FT03 in terms of aesthetic design and build quality. The entire of the chassis is constructed from a combination for black plastic and powder coated black steel.
The front of a chassis features a large vented section which lets the forward-mounted power supply breathe. At the top there is space for a slot loading optical drive for those users who one. About half way down, we find the front panel connections. Silverstone have provided two USB3.0 connections as well as headphone and microphone jacks.
Moving round to the left side of the case, there are a plethora of air vents which can be populated with fans if required. There is also an exhaust vent for the power supply and a large fan vent on to the top of the case which is populated with a 180 mm Silverstone Air Penetrator intake fan which can either run at 700 or 1,200 rpm.
The back of the SG09 features four expansion slots as well as a standard 120 mm exhaust fan vent. Silverstone have populated this with a 120 mm 1,200 rpm fan to exhaust hot air from the chassis. At the top of the back panel there is a 3-pin power cable socket which feeds the forward mounted power supply.