Overall we have mixed feelings about the Silverstone Sugo SG09. It’s very compact for a Micro-ATX case which is sure to impress those looking to build a compact gaming system with dual graphics cards. However, for those who only require a single graphics card, a mini-ITX system would suffice. We’ve seen a couple of impressive mini-ITX motherboards pass through our labs in the past months like the ASRock Z77E-ITX which offer a similar level of overclocking performance as full size ATX motherboards.
The aesthetics and build quality of the Silverstone Sugo SG09 are a little uninspiring, especially when we compare it to the Fortress FT03. Sure, the FT03 is about £20 more expensive but we feel the difference in design and quality more than justifies this amount. That said, the SG09 has been very cleverly designed internally so that you don’t have to compromise on hardware. There is room for full height CPU coolers, ATX power supplies and long graphics cards.
The Silverstone Sugo SG09 can be yours for a little over £90 from Scan which we think is a little pricey considering what you get. We would like to see it falling to around £75 before we would say it was a high value purchase.
Those looking for a plain case which offers good value for money should also consider the Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced. At £35 from Ebuyer, it’s very cheap indeed and could be used to build a powerful system if you select the hardware carefully.
- Good cooling.
- Clever internal design.
- Very compact.
- Dull design.
- Fairly loud.
- Steel Construction.
KitGuru says: Another interesting case from Silverstone which can pack a series of performance components into a very small space.