SilverStone SUGO 16 Review (Page 2 of 4)

Page 2: Physical Look - Outside

Our review unit of the SilverStone SUGO 16 came in white, although you can also purchase this case in black. There is no gold accent on this case like there was on the SilverStone SUGO 14. Every aspect of the case is metal, which feels very solid and is nice to run your finger across. The front panel is also made out of metal, which is nice to see considering we had suggested that as an improvement with the SUGO 14. A dust filter can be seen on top of the case with the I/O ports off to the side. Overall, I appreciate the simple design of the SUGO 16.

When it comes to dimensions, the SilverStone SUGO 16 is, by all measures, smaller and lighter than the SUGO 14. It measures 200mm in width, 232mm in height, and 280mm in length with a volume capacity of 13L. It also weighs in at 2.66kg. Like the SUGO 14, these dimensions do not include the feet, which can be attached after the fact.

From this angle, you can get a good look at the front and left side panel. It should be noted that the side panels can be interchanged with each other, although this is not new for PC cases. The left-side panel is simply a solid white surface with nothing of note. The front panel has an array of ventilation holes for intaking or exhausting air. The SilverStone brand name and logo is printed on above. Behind the front panel, you can also mount a 3.5" HDD or 2.5" SSD here instead of a fan, if you so desire. If you are using an ATX power supply, you are limited to mounting an 80mm or 92mm fan. Your cooling options are a lot more versatile if you use an SFX power supply, with those options being a 120mm fan or 120mm radiator if you choose to go with liquid cooling.

The picture above gives us a better view of the I/O ports. Going left to right, we have a combination audio jack, two USB 3.0 Type-A ports, reset button, and a circular power button. I wish there was a USB Type-C port here, as it is 2022. The single combined audio jack is another nice feature of this product. For most of us, we have both laptops and desktops, and most modern laptops are commonly equipped with a single 3.5mm jack only. When purchasing a headset, we definitely want something compatible with both laptops and desktops, so it will be inconvenient if we have to deal with the situation where the laptop has a single jack while the desktop has the headphone and microphone jacks split. Some gaming headsets come with separate headphones and microphone plugs though, leading to inconvenience to some. An included Y-split cable would rectify this situation, which the SilverStone SUGO 16 unfortunately did not come with. We can see ventilation holes through the dust filter at the top. The SUGO 16 does not support air cooling at the top, so this is purely for your graphics card, which we will talk about more later.

At the back, everything is fairly standard for a mini DTX/ITX box case. Here, we can see the opening for the motherboard I/O, honeycomb opening for an exhaust fan at the back, and two expansion slots. It would have been nice if there were three expansion slots for chunkier cards like what we saw on the SUGO 14. Finally, we have a standard AC power plug for your power supply, which we will look at in more detail next page. We can see all the panels are held on by thumbscrews, which makes it easy to remove them. This angle also gives us a better look at the right side panel, which has ventilation holes for drawing air in or pushing air out.

The SilverStone SUGO 16 comes with rubber feet that are not already attached to the case. Instead, you can stick them on the bottom with attached adhesive. SilverStone has included a single set of four rubber feet. You could also choose to stick the feet on to the side of the case. Either way, the feet will raise the case about 1cm off the ground. The side panels can be swapped around so you can move the side panel with ventilation holes to the top side, if need be.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. Physical Look - Outside
3. Physical Look - Inside
4. Installation and Conclusion