Innovation does a lot more than give us fancy little toys that turn out to be all the rage. Sometimes, innovation causes others to come up with better ideas. Take the ATX motherboard in your computer for example. Innovative thinking resulted in the ability to take all the features and shrink it down to something called a mini-ITX motherboard. With companies like ZOTAC pioneering the m-ITX market and GIGABYTE stepping up as well, computer case manufacturer Silverstone has once again answered the call. Today they give us the SG07 enclosure from their SUGO series.
SG07 Features and Specifications
What other Mini-ITX (m-ITX) cases may lack in features, the SG07 does not. Whether building a Mini-DTX or Mini-ITX system, this little case packs a 600 watt power supply punch. The PSU features a very strong single 12V rail rated with enough amperage to support a full sized HD5870 or GTX480 video card. It’s also an 80Plus Bronze certified PSU which means you can expect it to keep up with whatever m-ITX system you plan to install.
The SG07 supports 1 x 3.5″ and 2 x 2.5″ hard drives. One could install two notebook or solid state drives while storing the rest on either a Seagate Barracuda XT or a Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB hard drive. The chassis also supports one slime optical ROM drive. You’ll find 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x Audio, and 1 X MIC port in the front panel for easy access.
Keeping the chassis cool is a large 180 x 25mm, 700 to 1200rpm cooling fan code named the Air Penetrator which produces about 18 to 34dBA of noise. At 1200rpm, this fan should be moving at least 80CFM or more. The 600 watt PSU also utilizes built in 120mm cooling fan which further keeps cool air circulating.
Currently, the SG07 can be your next elite mini-ITX enclosure for about $209.99 US which is obviously more than the SG05. But, the SG07 does offer a lot more in the way of quality than most of the comparable cases on the market.
SST-ST60F-SG Power Supply Features and Specifications
The 600 watt 80Plus Bronze power supply offers Active PFC, Over Current Protection, Over Power Protection, Over Voltage Protection, Under Volt Protection, and Short Circuit Protection. All this protection kind of makes you feel like you could stroll in to any war zone and block bullets with just the power supply in hand, at least in game.
The PSU utilizes a single 120mm cooling fan to stay cool. It’s rated to spin just fast enough to produce 19dBA to 30dBA of noise. Basically, about as loud as a discussion in progress right next to you. Overall the PSU is pretty compact which is why they’re able to get it to fit inside with room to spare.
As you can see, there’s the exact right amount of braided power cabling needed to connect your mini-ITX ZOTAC H55ITX-C-E motherboard, Core i7-875K, and ZOTAC Geforce GTX480 video card.
Unboxing and Overview of the SG07
To give you a unique inside look at the SG07, we decided to make a video to show you every inside detail. It’s worth watching so grab a coffee…
While the bundle is pretty basic, there’s clearly a lot more to this little case. Let’s dive a little deeper into some of the areas that we had to skip over for brevity. For that, we’ll take it to the written medium and head inside the SGO7 on the next page.