( 4.5 Average / 27 Ratings )
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For this price it's hard to beat an mITX case like this. In both size and capability.
I love this little case! Was originally thinking of the even smaller SG05, but this one came up on special and the ability to use a standard ATX PSU rather than an SFX model made the overall value more compelling.
The downside to the choice of an ATX PSU is that it's really tight in there. You're extremely limited as far as CPU coolers and thus really should consider this case only for lower-powered CPUs, unless you want to cram a small AIO water cooler in there (which is possible). Frankly, if you're running a CPU hotter than 65w you really should opt for a slightly bigger and better ventilated case.
Silverstone says to limit the CPU to 140mm length if you plan to use the upper drive tray and they're not kidding. You might be able to get away with 150mm if all the cables are pretty low down on the PSU but it'll be really tight. I used a Corsair semi-modular model that works well. Modular is good on these smaller cases because you only need to worry about space for the cables you are actually using. If you want to try to make a bit more space, you could consider an SFX PSU with an adapter plate that would allow more room. Silverstone makes a nice modular one but you do pay more for those.
A single 120mm fan gets decent airflow through the case. There is a full-length vent grille on the left side where a GPU would go, so anything instlled there should be mostly sucking in air from the outside. There are also vents on the right side and on top. The PSU mostly sucks in air from the top and exhausts out the back. All nicely laid out.
Minor annoyances: you have to remove the front cover to get at the intake air filter, which requires you to take off the case cover first. That's a total of eight screws which is a bit of a pain for a filter cleaning. The built-in standoffs for the motherboard are not as solidly attached as I'd like. Managed to get one of them spinning in place (it seems to be riveted) and resorted to JB-weld to permanently fix it. My bad for cross-threading a screw that caused it, but still should not have moved that easily. Reset button is a "straighted paper clip" type rather than a real button. Always one of my pet peeves. Still, all these amount to only a one star deduction. For the money it's hard to beat in an ultra-compact case.
+ Unbeatable Price
+ Excellent Airflow
+ Supports standard ATX PSUs
+ Only 11.5 Litres, ITX cases are usually twice its size
Nothing bad to say about this case, love everything about it, double it's price and i still would of happily bought it.
The Mini ITX case is great for the price. It's design was very well thought out and allows all the necessary components to fit inside (I especially like the mini PSU shelf and the hard drive holders).
The metal itself looks solid from afar, but upon close inspection it is actually pretty lightweight and thin (good for cooling). There might be extremely slight warping/bending around the air vents if you are cramming many cables in there without doing amazing cable management, but you can't really see it unless you look very carefully (also, I got pink and suspect this is less visible on the black or white models).
I love this case and would recommend it to anyone looking for a solid Mini ITX with a great price and simple aesthetic (unlike the bulkier looking Cooler Master that is popular for Mini ITX builds).
Not much to say. Gets the job done and you can fit a lots of components nicely. Case construction could definitely be more rugged and robust but for $40 i think it's too much to ask for. Don't even try to cable manage this case, It is near impossible,there is no cable management holes,and you will be half-lucky to even find a place to cram your extra cables, however this can be easily solved by a modular SFX power supply. This is the cheapest option for ITX build, if you have more money then go drop it on a Corsair 250D or something, but otherwise this is a nice option for the job.
I've used this case before and really like it. It's tiny and wouldn't be a good choice for a system requiring lots of airflow and cooling, but for the purpose it's well-ventilated and does a very good job. In my current use with a 54w TDP processor that mostly is running at or close to idle, it doesn't even require a front fan. There is one, but the BIOS pretty much never cuts it in.
One slight downside: After using and re-using the case a couple of times, the wires to the power and reset switches started to detach from the switches. Not a big deal, I resoldered them solidly into place, but if I weren't comfortable with that kind of work, the low-level wear and tear would have sidelined the case completely. My advice is to be careful when removing or replacing the front grille that contains the switches.
A Little a pretty nice case, I like the air intakes but it’s missing some dust filtering stuff on the sides, in the upper part is not much of a problem because the PSU exhaust the air to the outside not letting much dust in. I made a dust filter with my keyboard box and some unused panties in the house, until now it’s working fine but I left 1 other side untouched because I’m afraid temps go out a lot, another reason to get the Liquid Cooler installed.
The case is made of aluminum I think but it’s not as sturdy as I would have liked, it’s awesome and would buy it again for its low price, but it’s not as durable as it seems, just something to take in mind, Silverstone had to cut somewhere in the budget but still a top class case for the price.
One of if not the smallest ITX cases that can house the hardware it can. Unfortunately, lackluster construction and compatibility really ruin it for me.
Amazing little case. Looks great, somewhat decent build quality (exceptional considering the price), and fairly good air flow considering the size. Have yet to put a GPU inside, which may affect my rating down the line, but I don't foresee any problems.
I've seen some complaints about the lack of dust filters for this case, but that seems to mostly be solved for using the positive air pressure from the recommended AIO CPU cooler. I may add on custom dust filters for the PSU and GPU windows when I start stressing the system enough for their fans to actually draw air.
I'm not a big fan of the front panel connectors. Their placement, attachment, and cabling leaves a bit to be desired, but other than that the case works quite nicely.
The Sugo S13B is by far the smallest case I could find. The build was quite manageable, and in spite of its small size, everything scaled down quite nicely. Originally I was able to even fit a double wide RADEON 4870X2 in there... (giant massive brick). Obviously the build is compact, and space is meant to be efficient and maximized, but that's the point of Micro ITX~! That being said, nothing was too-tight or unmanageable. I even originally used a full sized CM600 ATX PSU, and it fit nicely, however there was too little space between the PSU and the CPU fan, causing a tug-of-war which likely resulted in the CPU fan being starved of air. After switching to a SF450 SFX PSU, the additional clearance resulted in increased airflow and reduced CPU fan noise, as well as more room/airflow in the case due to the SHORTER cable lengths~!!
Abandon all your commitments to 'cable management'. (I still wont take off a star for that... it's expected when breaking new territory in the size wars, and they still did a great job... what we really need now is shorter PSU cables.)