• SilverStone Technology Mini-DTX Small Form Factor Computer Case SG13WB-Q Black/White
  • SilverStone Technology Mini-DTX Small Form Factor Computer Case SG13WB-Q Black/White
  • SilverStone Technology Mini-DTX Small Form Factor Computer Case SG13WB-Q Black/White
  • SilverStone Technology Mini-DTX Small Form Factor Computer Case SG13WB-Q Black/White
  • SilverStone Technology Mini-DTX Small Form Factor Computer Case SG13WB-Q Black/White
  • SilverStone Technology Mini-DTX Small Form Factor Computer Case SG13WB-Q Black/White
  • SilverStone Technology Mini-DTX Small Form Factor Computer Case SG13WB-Q Black/White
  • SilverStone Technology Mini-DTX Small Form Factor Computer Case SG13WB-Q Black/White
SilverStone Technology Mini-DTX Small Form Factor Computer Case SG13WB-Q Black/White
SilverStone Technology Mini-DTX Small Form Factor Computer Case SG13WB-Q Black/White
SilverStone Technology Mini-DTX Small Form Factor Computer Case SG13WB-Q Black/White
SilverStone Technology Mini-DTX Small Form Factor Computer Case SG13WB-Q Black/White
SilverStone Technology Mini-DTX Small Form Factor Computer Case SG13WB-Q Black/White
SilverStone Technology Mini-DTX Small Form Factor Computer Case SG13WB-Q Black/White
SilverStone Technology Mini-DTX Small Form Factor Computer Case SG13WB-Q Black/White
SilverStone Technology Mini-DTX Small Form Factor Computer Case SG13WB-Q Black/White

SilverStone Technology Mini-DTX Small Form Factor Computer Case SG13WB-Q Black/White

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  • Supports standard-length expansion cards (10.5 inches)
  • Mini-DTX / Mini-ITX motherboard & ATX PSU compatible
  • Supports 120mm or 140mm single fan All-in-One Liquid Cooler
  • Supports 2.5" and 3.5" hard drives
  • Elevated standoff for motherboard back side components

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Fantastic Case for A Great Price, Just Plan your build first.I've always been a fan of SFF gaming PCs. I don't even carry them to parties or anything often, but I still enjoy them. A few years ago, I built a small gaming PC in one of Silverstone Tek's other mini-ITX cases that was vertically arranged. It was a great case but was a rat's nest. Partly my fault for poor build order and cable management, but also just not a great layout. This SG13 case uses a better layout that allows for actual empty space and airflow if you assemble in the correct order and dedicate serious time to cable management.The case itself is not necessarily a steal at ~$45, but is certainly worth every penny. I got the mesh front and can honestly say that the waffle pattern seen in the picture is not nearly as prominent in person. The metal (the sides and top are one piece) is not very thick but does feel sturdy enough to hold up. It does tend to bulge out slightly, but that's a minor nuisance. When it comes to building, I felt that it was very easy to work with. I won't list my full build, but just what mattered for this case. The motherboard, CPU, ram, and storage are nothing more than preference, though if you can get away with a single 2.5" drive (I used a 250GB SSD), I'd recommend it to negate the need for the upper drive bay.Graphics: EVGA GTX 980 SC ACX 2.0 EVGA GTX 980 SC ACX 2.0 4GB GDDR5 Graphics Card 04G-P4-2983-KRThis is absolutely the longest Graphics Card that will fit without modification to the front. There is not a single millimeter to spare. Choose wisely.Cooling: Corsair H55 AIO Water Cooler Corsair Hydro Series H55 Quiet Edition Liquid CPU Cooler (CW-9060010-WW)I recommend water cooling regardless of processor or OC to keep CPU temps low. If air cooling, definitely use a blower-style graphics card.Power Supply: Corsair 600W Modular Corsair CX Series 600 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Bronze ATX12V/EPS12V 552 Power Supply CX600MATX is fine but I recommend modular design to keep cable clutter down. If water cooling, I recommend having fan facing out so it gets cool air.Mount the 2.5" drive first, then mount the already fully assembled motherboard. Keep cables managed along the way. Graphics card should be last. Long graphics cards (like mine) will either need to be mounted through the front or at least have that side of the front popped loose so there is room to back it in first. The case is awesome, and I highly recommend it, just be conscious of its limitations. By following good steps and stuffing spare wire above the radiator, the actual center of my case is open space. No wires, just good airflow. As others have stated, a 140mm cooler will be problematic for the graphics card and drive bay if you end up using. Happy building.5Budget Home Theatre PCThis case has all your basic HTPC needs. If this is the route you are going and you're a bit of a newbie, there are a couple of things you should absolutely have with this case. First thing's first. It doesn't come with a case fan. You'll need one. Anything will do, but I recommend something quiet. Second, get a modular power supply. The more cords you have, the harder this case is to work in, and you certainly won't need all the cords that come on good budget power supply. Extra cords can and will choke your CPU's air cooler. So don't skimp out on that. However, there's nothing wrong with using a stock Intel cooler. It works just fine for my old i5-2500, and the newer cpu's are even more power efficient. 2.5 inch drives only.This is a good LAN party PC as well, with a small handle on the back. But it's not comfortable to carry that way. But you should have no trouble fitting it under your arm. It won't fit in a backpack. Just barely. I paid dearly for that. But if you've got a big duffel back, it's fine. Silverstone made the case simple with a decent build quality- and at this price point, that's about all you can ask for.This machine has all your basic needs. I can't recommend it for first time builders. But I did just fine using it for my second build.5Great case for console-killer gaming PC.Great little case for the money. Lots of mesh for keeping things cool. It will also come out - I removed it to paint it. Fits ATX power supply and big video cards (I put an R9 285 in it).Careful when removing the front panel. The power and reset switch wires in mine were barely attached and broke off with a very light touch.Make sure your PSU is no longer than 150cm.For air cooling your only options will be stock cooler or an extremely low profile aftermarket cooler as the PSU is directly above the CPU.4if your GPU is longer than 11" be prepared to trimi love this case! it's sturdy, well built, looks great, and cheap! i wanted to make a mini itx build for a media center pc and this is perfect. it's less than 1/4 the size of my main rig and wayyyyy lighter after assembled. BUT be ready to have a frustrating time assembling, if you have fat fingers like me. if your GPU is longer than 11" you'll have to break out the dremel and do trimming. my 11.5"gigabyte r9 290oc barely fit in the case, the front needs to get cut but luckily the case dust shield can be taped to still work. i really recommend a modular psu because even with my cs650m, it was extremely difficult to tuck the little wires i actually was using. lastly, i recommend an ssd because my 3.5 hdd is so huge relative to the rest of the case and with the way the 290's 6&6+2 pcie wires are positioned, there was no way everything was fitting without bending the board slightly to fit it. smaller gpu around 6" should enable you to use a 3.5 hdd just fine. 10/10 would use this case again though it's awesome, thanks silverstone!5Great for micro build.Pros: Great little unit, can't beat the price either. Everything fits and works as it should.Cons: Only downside is it doesn't come with any preinstalled fans. With it being so small It does run on the hot side as idle temps are in the 60c range so a front fan is essential unless you're running a watercooler. I'm running AMD's supplied heat sink, although it fits a water cooler is recommended. There's definitely no room for an aftermarket heat sink.System Specs:AMD Ryzen 3 2200g APUStandard Ryzen heat sinkB450 I AORUS PRO WIFI motherboardASUS ROG STRIX R 5708GB DDR4 Ballistics500 watt 80+bronze EVGA250GB SSD5Top choice for mini-computerFor a long time, computers have not gotten much faster with newer-generation of CPU chips. CPU clocks have maxed-out around 3-4 GHz, and have got only slightly improved IPC (instructions per clock) efficiency and quad-core has been the norm since 1st generation Core ships. There was rarely any much reason to upgrade based solely on performance, and the only real improvements were in power efficiency with smaller and smaller lithography, although these days, it's proving difficult to shrink any smaller than 14nm.With the new 8th generation Intel chips, facing steep competition from Amd Ryzen, Intel has upped their game with the only thing left to improve, upping the core count. Now with 6-cores in a mainstream desktop chip, there is finally a pretty good reason to upgrade. There is also another trend in new system builds, the small-form-factor. More and more users are building systems that are small, low-power and lightweight, with today's Mini-ITX motherboards, that are without largely without compromise featuring high-end overclocked desktop CPU and high-end graphics.Today, there are some solid choices for tiny cases, from as small as 7 Litres to about 25 Litres in size. The smallest possible case has an STX power supply, and the graphics on a riser, making it parallel to the Mobo, and a low-profile CPU air cooler. The largest ones have full-size cooler, a 5.25" bay and room for 3-4 hard drives. At 11.5 Litres, the Silverstone SG13 allows a liquid CPU cooler, decent air-flow and room for a hard drive. It's about as small as you can go, without making heavy compromises on cooling and performance.Unfortunately, most tiny cases do not have room for an optical device, because the standard 5.25" bay is bigger than it needs to be for an optical device, and it takes up way more space than the drive itself, with wasted extra width, to fit the mounting hardware. Silverstone makes several cases that feature a slot for a "slim optical" device, found in laptops, and the SG08 is a great choice for this. But these tend to be for a "media center" style PC, which feature fancy front bezel, and not as good for air-flow and cooling. A better choice is a tiny USB external optical drive. So if you can live with that, you can get an awesome tiny case, without compromise.I finally decided onthe Silverstone Sugo SG13, after reading a lot of case reviews, and watching review videos. This case, is simply the best choice I could find. The SG13 incorporates design improvements over years of development of the SG series. It's suitably tiny at 11.5L, has all the right air-flow, allows liquid cooling, and a graphics card up to 10.5" fits a GTX 1080 if you want. The SG13 has either a solid front, which looks nice, or a grille for better air-flow. With a 120mm fan at front, this case can achieve excellent air-flow and cooling, surprisingly as good or better than the air-flow in a tower case.This layout seems to be the optimal one for tiny cases: graphics card right next to an external vent, pulling in fresh air, cools it better than most larger cases. The power supply pulls its own fresh air and exhausts it without involving warm case air, and the CPU and Mobo is cooled by relatively huge air-flow from the 120mm fan in front. It works amazingly well. For liquid cooling, the front 120mm radiator pulls warm case air and expels warmer air straight out the front.Finally, the price, at $44 is just amazing, leaving you extra cash to buy a better CPU than you normally would. I'm super-happy with my choice, and I know this case will last me for years, even surviving several upgrades -- until we can finally get rid of solicon chips, go optical, or bio-computing or whatever. Viva la tiny computer.5Great little case, but beware component compatibility problemsI recently built a small gaming rig using the model with the plastic front, and while I'm pleased with it overall, I have to put in a big warning: if you install a 140mm all-in-one liquid cooler, you CANNOT install the drive cage (meaning that you're limited to one 2.5" drive) or use a graphics card longer than about 8 inches. A 140mm cooler intrudes into the space for both of these, while a 120mm cooler won't.I had ordered all my parts and was about halfway through assembling it before I realized that there was a problem. It doesn't say anywhere in the specs or marketing literature that a 140mm cooler limits what other components you can install. The only mention I found of it was on page 24 of the instruction manual, and by the time I saw that, it was a little late. I had to stop what I was doing, order a new cooler, and wait for it to arrive before finishing assembly. Now I've got to return the first cooler and eat the return shipping cost because of a compatibility problem that Silverstone knew about but failed to make clear up front. On a more minor note, three of the four tabs for the screws that hold on the front panel were already broken when it arrived because the screws had been overtorqued at the factory. The front panel is still staying on okay, but I'm worried that it might not in the future.But aside from that, it's a great little case. Cable management is an issue, as with all tiny cases, but everything runs cool and quiet. I highly recommend a modular PSU, because it will help cut down on cable clutter, and you may even want to consider an SFX PSU with an adapter bracket to give yourself a little more room to work with. SFX units generally have shorter cables, so they should be more manageable.4A tight fight, but has some breathing room with proper cable management.Before getting into the review, here is my build:Intel Core i7-4770K Quad-Core Desktop Processor (3.5 GHz, 8 MB Cache, Intel HD graphics, BX80646I74770K)Corsair Hydro Series H80i v2 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler, BlackMSI Mini-ITX DDR3 LGA 1150 USB 3.0 + SATA (6Gb/s) Motherboard (H81I)Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory 1.5VSamsung Electronics 840 Pro Series 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive, 256GBSeagate 6TB BarraCuda Pro SATA 6Gb/s 256MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive (ST6000DM004)Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 Mini ITX OC 3GB GDDR5 Graphics Card (GV-N1060IXOC-3GD)SilverStone Technology Platinum Certified Single +12V Rail ATX Power Supply, PS-ST55F-PTI decided to take my old full tower build and fit as many parts as I could into a mini-ITX build. Clearly an ATX motherboard wouldn't fit in here. The MSI motherboard is fine, but I do have a minor annoyance with the layout. The front audio cable has to go all the way to other side of the case. I did have to get a new power supply because the old one (Corsair AX760) was too big. The PSU I got instead is adequate since it's 180 mm x 140 mm versus the standard 180 x 160 mm, but the cables are longer than I'd like them to be. An SFX form PSU would save a little more space, but you need to buy an extra mounting bracket for it. Low profile RAM would have saved even more space, but I wasn't about to buy more old DDR3 ram when mine still works fine. If I were feeling froggy, I would have taken off the heat spreaders.1Installation was honestly a little frustrating but kinda fun at the same time. I had to put the build together and take it apart several times to figure out an optimal setup. Since I have a mini-ITX video card, I had space in the corner to cram excess cabling (looking at you, Silverstone PSU). I also had some space to put some of cables to the side of the video card as well (see 3rd picture).Part of me wants to give this case 4 stars. There were tiny scratches on the front of the case, and I ended up creating more scratches while trying to install everything. That was partly my fault, though. Also, the right blue LED that shows up on the bottom front of the case came loose, so it doesn't look as bright as the left LED. That could have also been my fault when I was pulling out the front panel during installation.I included a screenshot of my temperature range using RealTemp 3.70. Be sure to test your temps under load and also long afterwards to see if your build is properly getting rid of the heat. I actually had the fan in the wrong direction because I was going with the setup shown in the H80i v2 manual. It doesn't work the same way for this setup. You're trying to get rid of the hot air, not push it in. You are also limited to one 120mm fan. My PSU is also oriented with the fan facing down to blow cool air under load. You can't do that with air cooling solution that would have a fan typically blowing air up; therefore, I would recommend AIO liquid cooling.If you're willing to be patient, I would highly recommend a mini-ITX build. When Ryzen and Vega come out later, I will probably keep this case and change out a few parts. For my purposes, there is no need for anything bigger. If it weren't for the AIO liquid cooler, I could probably get away with bringing it as a carry-on and traveling abroad.54.5 stars Great balance between size, noise, cooling performance and capabilitiesI've built quite a few PCs over the years, and fair bit of Micro ATX builds, but this was my first mini-ITX machine, so I'm certainly no expert on SFF builds, but overall I'm very pleased with the build quality, and the cases' fit and finish. It's nothing fancy at about ~$55, but it was really well thought out, and provides a really nice foundation for a capable workstation/gaming rig in a very small package not much bigger than your average toaster.Pros:Decent cooling performanceAdequate clearance for a decent air cooler (Noctua NH L12s in my case) when paired with a SFX PSU and Silvesrstone's PP08B SFX to ATX adapter platecapable of handling a full-sized graphics card (although I opted for an 8.8 SFF card)Cons:Some trade-offs if you want to install a 140mm case fan, in that you won't be able to use 2.5 inch SSDs in the drive included drive bayThermal performance is just OK, and when running at full CPU load the single case fan really revs up and is anything but quiet (I use a 1500 max RPM Noctua NF-P14s)Bottom Line:I'm not sure how much better this case could be given its price, its diminutive size, and its ability to handle full-sized PC components. It feels like it's butting up against the limitations of physics when it comes to balancing noise and heat, save for possibly installing a 120mm AIO water cooler (which I may try at some point).5Understated and very compact; perfect for small gaming or home theater buildsThe whole chassis is about the size of a shoebox, and has ventilation everywhere it needs to. It's fairly versatile and can support SFX or ATX power supplies, as well as an AIO for the CPU. You'd probably want to use an AIO since there isn't much room for airflow with any conventional CPU air cooler, as even an SFX power supply leaves barely a few centimeters in space between it and the low-profile coolers. The GPU has its own direct intake on the side, and the case supports a fairly wide range of sizes. If you plan on using the 2.5" drive mount on the top of the case, be aware that it can put pressure on the 8-pin connector to the actual graphics card if it's on the side of it instead of the end, but this would depend on the actual card length. Cable management is practically impossible in this case. There's literally just enough room for your parts, cables, and space for airflow. If you enjoy RGB and tons of lights in your PC, this case isn't for you. Almost nothing from inside the case is visible on the outside. This wasn't an issue for me, but everyone has different preferences. Overall, very good case; 9/10. One point deducted for a slight lack of airflow options.5
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Description
  • Supports standard-length expansion cards (10.5 inches)
  • Mini-DTX / Mini-ITX motherboard & ATX PSU compatible
  • Supports 120mm or 140mm single fan All-in-One Liquid Cooler
  • Supports 2.5" and 3.5" hard drives
  • Elevated standoff for motherboard back side components
Reviews

Customer Reviews

Fantastic Case for A Great Price, Just Plan your build first.I've always been a fan of SFF gaming PCs. I don't even carry them to parties or anything often, but I still enjoy them. A few years ago, I built a small gaming PC in one of Silverstone Tek's other mini-ITX cases that was vertically arranged. It was a great case but was a rat's nest. Partly my fault for poor build order and cable management, but also just not a great layout. This SG13 case uses a better layout that allows for actual empty space and airflow if you assemble in the correct order and dedicate serious time to cable management.The case itself is not necessarily a steal at ~$45, but is certainly worth every penny. I got the mesh front and can honestly say that the waffle pattern seen in the picture is not nearly as prominent in person. The metal (the sides and top are one piece) is not very thick but does feel sturdy enough to hold up. It does tend to bulge out slightly, but that's a minor nuisance. When it comes to building, I felt that it was very easy to work with. I won't list my full build, but just what mattered for this case. The motherboard, CPU, ram, and storage are nothing more than preference, though if you can get away with a single 2.5" drive (I used a 250GB SSD), I'd recommend it to negate the need for the upper drive bay.Graphics: EVGA GTX 980 SC ACX 2.0 EVGA GTX 980 SC ACX 2.0 4GB GDDR5 Graphics Card 04G-P4-2983-KRThis is absolutely the longest Graphics Card that will fit without modification to the front. There is not a single millimeter to spare. Choose wisely.Cooling: Corsair H55 AIO Water Cooler Corsair Hydro Series H55 Quiet Edition Liquid CPU Cooler (CW-9060010-WW)I recommend water cooling regardless of processor or OC to keep CPU temps low. If air cooling, definitely use a blower-style graphics card.Power Supply: Corsair 600W Modular Corsair CX Series 600 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Bronze ATX12V/EPS12V 552 Power Supply CX600MATX is fine but I recommend modular design to keep cable clutter down. If water cooling, I recommend having fan facing out so it gets cool air.Mount the 2.5" drive first, then mount the already fully assembled motherboard. Keep cables managed along the way. Graphics card should be last. Long graphics cards (like mine) will either need to be mounted through the front or at least have that side of the front popped loose so there is room to back it in first. The case is awesome, and I highly recommend it, just be conscious of its limitations. By following good steps and stuffing spare wire above the radiator, the actual center of my case is open space. No wires, just good airflow. As others have stated, a 140mm cooler will be problematic for the graphics card and drive bay if you end up using. Happy building.5Budget Home Theatre PCThis case has all your basic HTPC needs. If this is the route you are going and you're a bit of a newbie, there are a couple of things you should absolutely have with this case. First thing's first. It doesn't come with a case fan. You'll need one. Anything will do, but I recommend something quiet. Second, get a modular power supply. The more cords you have, the harder this case is to work in, and you certainly won't need all the cords that come on good budget power supply. Extra cords can and will choke your CPU's air cooler. So don't skimp out on that. However, there's nothing wrong with using a stock Intel cooler. It works just fine for my old i5-2500, and the newer cpu's are even more power efficient. 2.5 inch drives only.This is a good LAN party PC as well, with a small handle on the back. But it's not comfortable to carry that way. But you should have no trouble fitting it under your arm. It won't fit in a backpack. Just barely. I paid dearly for that. But if you've got a big duffel back, it's fine. Silverstone made the case simple with a decent build quality- and at this price point, that's about all you can ask for.This machine has all your basic needs. I can't recommend it for first time builders. But I did just fine using it for my second build.5Great case for console-killer gaming PC.Great little case for the money. Lots of mesh for keeping things cool. It will also come out - I removed it to paint it. Fits ATX power supply and big video cards (I put an R9 285 in it).Careful when removing the front panel. The power and reset switch wires in mine were barely attached and broke off with a very light touch.Make sure your PSU is no longer than 150cm.For air cooling your only options will be stock cooler or an extremely low profile aftermarket cooler as the PSU is directly above the CPU.4if your GPU is longer than 11" be prepared to trimi love this case! it's sturdy, well built, looks great, and cheap! i wanted to make a mini itx build for a media center pc and this is perfect. it's less than 1/4 the size of my main rig and wayyyyy lighter after assembled. BUT be ready to have a frustrating time assembling, if you have fat fingers like me. if your GPU is longer than 11" you'll have to break out the dremel and do trimming. my 11.5"gigabyte r9 290oc barely fit in the case, the front needs to get cut but luckily the case dust shield can be taped to still work. i really recommend a modular psu because even with my cs650m, it was extremely difficult to tuck the little wires i actually was using. lastly, i recommend an ssd because my 3.5 hdd is so huge relative to the rest of the case and with the way the 290's 6&6+2 pcie wires are positioned, there was no way everything was fitting without bending the board slightly to fit it. smaller gpu around 6" should enable you to use a 3.5 hdd just fine. 10/10 would use this case again though it's awesome, thanks silverstone!5Great for micro build.Pros: Great little unit, can't beat the price either. Everything fits and works as it should.Cons: Only downside is it doesn't come with any preinstalled fans. With it being so small It does run on the hot side as idle temps are in the 60c range so a front fan is essential unless you're running a watercooler. I'm running AMD's supplied heat sink, although it fits a water cooler is recommended. There's definitely no room for an aftermarket heat sink.System Specs:AMD Ryzen 3 2200g APUStandard Ryzen heat sinkB450 I AORUS PRO WIFI motherboardASUS ROG STRIX R 5708GB DDR4 Ballistics500 watt 80+bronze EVGA250GB SSD5Top choice for mini-computerFor a long time, computers have not gotten much faster with newer-generation of CPU chips. CPU clocks have maxed-out around 3-4 GHz, and have got only slightly improved IPC (instructions per clock) efficiency and quad-core has been the norm since 1st generation Core ships. There was rarely any much reason to upgrade based solely on performance, and the only real improvements were in power efficiency with smaller and smaller lithography, although these days, it's proving difficult to shrink any smaller than 14nm.With the new 8th generation Intel chips, facing steep competition from Amd Ryzen, Intel has upped their game with the only thing left to improve, upping the core count. Now with 6-cores in a mainstream desktop chip, there is finally a pretty good reason to upgrade. There is also another trend in new system builds, the small-form-factor. More and more users are building systems that are small, low-power and lightweight, with today's Mini-ITX motherboards, that are without largely without compromise featuring high-end overclocked desktop CPU and high-end graphics.Today, there are some solid choices for tiny cases, from as small as 7 Litres to about 25 Litres in size. The smallest possible case has an STX power supply, and the graphics on a riser, making it parallel to the Mobo, and a low-profile CPU air cooler. The largest ones have full-size cooler, a 5.25" bay and room for 3-4 hard drives. At 11.5 Litres, the Silverstone SG13 allows a liquid CPU cooler, decent air-flow and room for a hard drive. It's about as small as you can go, without making heavy compromises on cooling and performance.Unfortunately, most tiny cases do not have room for an optical device, because the standard 5.25" bay is bigger than it needs to be for an optical device, and it takes up way more space than the drive itself, with wasted extra width, to fit the mounting hardware. Silverstone makes several cases that feature a slot for a "slim optical" device, found in laptops, and the SG08 is a great choice for this. But these tend to be for a "media center" style PC, which feature fancy front bezel, and not as good for air-flow and cooling. A better choice is a tiny USB external optical drive. So if you can live with that, you can get an awesome tiny case, without compromise.I finally decided onthe Silverstone Sugo SG13, after reading a lot of case reviews, and watching review videos. This case, is simply the best choice I could find. The SG13 incorporates design improvements over years of development of the SG series. It's suitably tiny at 11.5L, has all the right air-flow, allows liquid cooling, and a graphics card up to 10.5" fits a GTX 1080 if you want. The SG13 has either a solid front, which looks nice, or a grille for better air-flow. With a 120mm fan at front, this case can achieve excellent air-flow and cooling, surprisingly as good or better than the air-flow in a tower case.This layout seems to be the optimal one for tiny cases: graphics card right next to an external vent, pulling in fresh air, cools it better than most larger cases. The power supply pulls its own fresh air and exhausts it without involving warm case air, and the CPU and Mobo is cooled by relatively huge air-flow from the 120mm fan in front. It works amazingly well. For liquid cooling, the front 120mm radiator pulls warm case air and expels warmer air straight out the front.Finally, the price, at $44 is just amazing, leaving you extra cash to buy a better CPU than you normally would. I'm super-happy with my choice, and I know this case will last me for years, even surviving several upgrades -- until we can finally get rid of solicon chips, go optical, or bio-computing or whatever. Viva la tiny computer.5Great little case, but beware component compatibility problemsI recently built a small gaming rig using the model with the plastic front, and while I'm pleased with it overall, I have to put in a big warning: if you install a 140mm all-in-one liquid cooler, you CANNOT install the drive cage (meaning that you're limited to one 2.5" drive) or use a graphics card longer than about 8 inches. A 140mm cooler intrudes into the space for both of these, while a 120mm cooler won't.I had ordered all my parts and was about halfway through assembling it before I realized that there was a problem. It doesn't say anywhere in the specs or marketing literature that a 140mm cooler limits what other components you can install. The only mention I found of it was on page 24 of the instruction manual, and by the time I saw that, it was a little late. I had to stop what I was doing, order a new cooler, and wait for it to arrive before finishing assembly. Now I've got to return the first cooler and eat the return shipping cost because of a compatibility problem that Silverstone knew about but failed to make clear up front. On a more minor note, three of the four tabs for the screws that hold on the front panel were already broken when it arrived because the screws had been overtorqued at the factory. The front panel is still staying on okay, but I'm worried that it might not in the future.But aside from that, it's a great little case. Cable management is an issue, as with all tiny cases, but everything runs cool and quiet. I highly recommend a modular PSU, because it will help cut down on cable clutter, and you may even want to consider an SFX PSU with an adapter bracket to give yourself a little more room to work with. SFX units generally have shorter cables, so they should be more manageable.4A tight fight, but has some breathing room with proper cable management.Before getting into the review, here is my build:Intel Core i7-4770K Quad-Core Desktop Processor (3.5 GHz, 8 MB Cache, Intel HD graphics, BX80646I74770K)Corsair Hydro Series H80i v2 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler, BlackMSI Mini-ITX DDR3 LGA 1150 USB 3.0 + SATA (6Gb/s) Motherboard (H81I)Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory 1.5VSamsung Electronics 840 Pro Series 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive, 256GBSeagate 6TB BarraCuda Pro SATA 6Gb/s 256MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive (ST6000DM004)Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 Mini ITX OC 3GB GDDR5 Graphics Card (GV-N1060IXOC-3GD)SilverStone Technology Platinum Certified Single +12V Rail ATX Power Supply, PS-ST55F-PTI decided to take my old full tower build and fit as many parts as I could into a mini-ITX build. Clearly an ATX motherboard wouldn't fit in here. The MSI motherboard is fine, but I do have a minor annoyance with the layout. The front audio cable has to go all the way to other side of the case. I did have to get a new power supply because the old one (Corsair AX760) was too big. The PSU I got instead is adequate since it's 180 mm x 140 mm versus the standard 180 x 160 mm, but the cables are longer than I'd like them to be. An SFX form PSU would save a little more space, but you need to buy an extra mounting bracket for it. Low profile RAM would have saved even more space, but I wasn't about to buy more old DDR3 ram when mine still works fine. If I were feeling froggy, I would have taken off the heat spreaders.1Installation was honestly a little frustrating but kinda fun at the same time. I had to put the build together and take it apart several times to figure out an optimal setup. Since I have a mini-ITX video card, I had space in the corner to cram excess cabling (looking at you, Silverstone PSU). I also had some space to put some of cables to the side of the video card as well (see 3rd picture).Part of me wants to give this case 4 stars. There were tiny scratches on the front of the case, and I ended up creating more scratches while trying to install everything. That was partly my fault, though. Also, the right blue LED that shows up on the bottom front of the case came loose, so it doesn't look as bright as the left LED. That could have also been my fault when I was pulling out the front panel during installation.I included a screenshot of my temperature range using RealTemp 3.70. Be sure to test your temps under load and also long afterwards to see if your build is properly getting rid of the heat. I actually had the fan in the wrong direction because I was going with the setup shown in the H80i v2 manual. It doesn't work the same way for this setup. You're trying to get rid of the hot air, not push it in. You are also limited to one 120mm fan. My PSU is also oriented with the fan facing down to blow cool air under load. You can't do that with air cooling solution that would have a fan typically blowing air up; therefore, I would recommend AIO liquid cooling.If you're willing to be patient, I would highly recommend a mini-ITX build. When Ryzen and Vega come out later, I will probably keep this case and change out a few parts. For my purposes, there is no need for anything bigger. If it weren't for the AIO liquid cooler, I could probably get away with bringing it as a carry-on and traveling abroad.54.5 stars Great balance between size, noise, cooling performance and capabilitiesI've built quite a few PCs over the years, and fair bit of Micro ATX builds, but this was my first mini-ITX machine, so I'm certainly no expert on SFF builds, but overall I'm very pleased with the build quality, and the cases' fit and finish. It's nothing fancy at about ~$55, but it was really well thought out, and provides a really nice foundation for a capable workstation/gaming rig in a very small package not much bigger than your average toaster.Pros:Decent cooling performanceAdequate clearance for a decent air cooler (Noctua NH L12s in my case) when paired with a SFX PSU and Silvesrstone's PP08B SFX to ATX adapter platecapable of handling a full-sized graphics card (although I opted for an 8.8 SFF card)Cons:Some trade-offs if you want to install a 140mm case fan, in that you won't be able to use 2.5 inch SSDs in the drive included drive bayThermal performance is just OK, and when running at full CPU load the single case fan really revs up and is anything but quiet (I use a 1500 max RPM Noctua NF-P14s)Bottom Line:I'm not sure how much better this case could be given its price, its diminutive size, and its ability to handle full-sized PC components. It feels like it's butting up against the limitations of physics when it comes to balancing noise and heat, save for possibly installing a 120mm AIO water cooler (which I may try at some point).5Understated and very compact; perfect for small gaming or home theater buildsThe whole chassis is about the size of a shoebox, and has ventilation everywhere it needs to. It's fairly versatile and can support SFX or ATX power supplies, as well as an AIO for the CPU. You'd probably want to use an AIO since there isn't much room for airflow with any conventional CPU air cooler, as even an SFX power supply leaves barely a few centimeters in space between it and the low-profile coolers. The GPU has its own direct intake on the side, and the case supports a fairly wide range of sizes. If you plan on using the 2.5" drive mount on the top of the case, be aware that it can put pressure on the 8-pin connector to the actual graphics card if it's on the side of it instead of the end, but this would depend on the actual card length. Cable management is practically impossible in this case. There's literally just enough room for your parts, cables, and space for airflow. If you enjoy RGB and tons of lights in your PC, this case isn't for you. Almost nothing from inside the case is visible on the outside. This wasn't an issue for me, but everyone has different preferences. Overall, very good case; 9/10. One point deducted for a slight lack of airflow options.5
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