SilverStone SUGO 16 Review (Page 3 of 4)

Page 3: Physical Look - Inside

Removing the side panels on the SilverStone SUGO 16 was a very simple process, with all the screws being very easy to loosen. The screws are captive, so you will not lose them unless you somehow lose the whole panel. From there, you can slide the side panels off to view the inside of the case. These side panels are thin, but do no bend easily or show much flex when pressure is applied, so there is nothing to worry about.

With the side panels off, we can get a better look at the interior. The space inside the chassis is wide open and is capable of fitting various components inside. Because there is so much space, it should be relatively easy to work within in this case when connecting components. Like the outside of the case, the inside is solidly built with no flex in the frame. We can see an opening behind the single block connector, although this does not serve any purpose. A black power cable hangs from the top of the case and feeds directly into the AC power outlet, as the power supply is meant to be mounted towards the front of the case. As mentioned earlier, the SilverStone SUGO 16 can accommodate ATX and SFX sized power supplies, which is nice for build flexibility.

In the main area, you can see a large opening for users to mount their mini ITX and mini DTX motherboard form factors. Mini DTX is a larger version of the mini ITX form factor, where the biggest difference is mini DTX will have extra space underneath the expansion card slot. The white standoffs can be seen bolted to the case along with a large opening at the back to expose the back of the motherboard. This is useful for smaller motherboards that may have an SSD mount on the back. To the left, we can see a mounting area for a single 120mm cooling fan. Unfortunately, SilverStone has not included any case fans, which is a shame. We can see from the design of this case that the motherboard is meant to be placed at the very back, as opposed to other mini DTX/ITX cases where it is placed closer to the middle. This means all building be done on a single side, although you may have to wire some of the components in a specific way to reach everything.

At this angle, we can get a better look at the connections for the I/O panel. Unfortunately, these cables are still terminated in multiple headers for the power switch, power LED, hard drive activity light, and reset switch. I would appreciate if they could group them all into one header, which will help with cable organization when building into this case. We can also see a ledge near the top for the graphics card to rest on.

Removing the front panel was an even easier process than removing the side panels. There are no screws holding the front panel onto the case and is instead held on by ball-and-socket joints, thus the front panel can be removed by simply pulling it off. Here, we can see the area that can be used to either hold a 3.5" or 2.5" storage device, 80mm fan, or a 120mm fan or radiator. To the right of this area is the opening for mounting your PSU. We can see anti-vibration pads behind this opening for the PSU to rest on. The maximum size of the PSU that can fit is 220mm in length. The opening at the top is for users to slide the graphics card into to connect to their system. This is the only way for users to insert their graphics card into the SUGO 16 as the side is too small to push your GPU through. The SUGO 16 can fit graphics cards up to 275mm in length and 147mm in width. Overall, I am very happy with the build quality of this case. All the edges are smooth and clean, and the openings are all appropriately placed.

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