DTX Lives! Four Double-Slot Cases For ITX Gaming Machines

Building With The SG07B-W

With most of its hardware factory-installed, the SG07B’s installation kit is fairly sparse. Its power supply includes a high-quality cable, and SilverStone adds a self-adhesive foam ring (shipped with a supportive foam disk) for porting the graphics card fan directly to the side panel.

Unfortunately, the shape of our graphic’s card’s cover didn’t conform to the fan port’s design, and that type of ventilation isn’t designed for dual-fan cards anyway. We advise anyone building with the SG07B to choose a graphics card with single-fan, blower-style cooler instead.

We said before that the SG07B’s included power supply is a standard full-sized (PS/2) form factor unit, and card installation is the snag that will force buyers who want to replace it to spend extra time shopping. Most high-capacity power supplies are longer than standard and will block card installation, as do the power cables of most modular units.

Anyone with minimal build experience will find nothing unfamiliar in the SG07’s hardware installation, though we didn’t notice the dual-2.5” drive space between the case’s 3.5” drive bay and power supply until we took this photo.

Our finished SG07B-W looks nice to us, though we find it somewhat incomplete without blue (USB 3.0) front-panel ports.

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  • Stupido
    This "Tank" case from Cubitek looks interesting. Though if I was the designer, I would have moved the top 140mm fan bit forward.
    The reason is that in such a case it would be very interesting to install self-contained water cooling unit like Corsair's H50/60/70 or Antec H20...
    so either installed to draw air in or out, the 140 mm fan would aid the expel/intake much better is it is bit further in the front than closer to the rear fan.
  • LePhuronn
    Check out MAX11L for some insane builds using the Sugo SG05 (identical to the SG06 except for the plastic face).

    With a wee bit of patience and cutting a hole in the case, the guy got a GTX 480 AND a Corsair H70 in there!

    Good to have the confirmation of the Sugo SG05/06's maximum internal size for a graphics card (without modding) as I'm speccing a Sandy Bridge gaming rig paired with a Sapphire 6950. Silverstone declined (WTF) to give me internal dimensions so I've had to do a bit of guessing!
  • doive1231
    My builds are getting progressively smaller. I'm currently on a mATX with the smallest case that will accept a full size graphics card. Mini-ITX should be next with cases like these.
  • Griffolion
    This review forgot the SG05B-450, the even smaller brother to the SG06B, it also has an open front fan grille, not that closed fascia look which improves airflow. It also has an inbuilt 450W Silverstone PSU designed for a gamer rig.

    Otherwise, an interesting article. I think ITX gaming should be pushed more by the companies as a means for people to get into PC gaming even if their desk real estate is confined.
  • mi1ez
    The two side bits on the mini-tank look like they should be gun turrets. But I like it! Surprised to see it do so badly on the cooling front though.
  • regis_57
    That is good to know the dimension are good for the video card, however you do not say nowhere it is running well, without power outtage of the whole system.
    Please let me know if it is fine to run with top game settings this video card (560 TI OC) using the 450w PSU provided.
  • System Analysis Program
    SG07 FTW