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SilverStone Sugo SG04 Case Review
Author: Dennis Garcia
Published: Monday, December 29, 2008
When attempting any casemodding project you have to ask yourself, “What will my final design accomplish?” In most cases the answer to that question will dictate the direction in which you will go. In Architecture we call this “Form Follows Function” loosely this translates into a minimalist design principal where the end result only does what its supposed to do. For instance if you need good surround sound acoustics an 8 sided room is best. If you need proper cooling in a computer chassis create positive case pressure. Or if you need a small and portable gaming case don’t bother with adding wheels and separate cooling compartments but rather make it small and include a carrying handle.
In this review we will be looking at a new Silverstone case designed specifically for LAN Gaming where size and portability are important.
MicroATX chassis design
Steel frame with Aluminum front panel
Tool less access
We will be taking an in-depth look into the SG04 and focusing on different aspects of the case from a casemodders perspective. This unique look goes beyond if a motherboard will actually fit and focus on things like case construction, cooling, and airflow. We'll also look at the possible ways the case could be modified to either enhance what we find lacking or to include things that the designers might not have originally intended.