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Silverstone SG06 ITX Form Factor Case

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Silverstone SG06

Introduction to the Silverstone SG06

I go my share of forum hopping and during the hopping process regularly visit the SFF forums. It is amazing what people can put into such a small case. Most of the cases use is on the large side of the small form factor spectrum. Cases like the Thermaltake Lan Box, NZXT Rogue and the Silverstone SG03 are all popular choices amongst the small box builders. Even I have had my share of them including the NZXT Rogue and the Silverstone SG03 which my wife is currently using for her rig.

But with the introduction of the Intel Atom processor it seems that case manufacturers have been putting out a lot of much smaller cases entitled ITX. In many cases the ITX standard is about half of the size of the standard cube type cases. This is mainly due to the fact that not much cooling is needed to tame the processor so large coolers are used for other builds. And another reason for such a small case is due to the extra small motherboard used. All this lead to very little enclosure and a new form of fun.

And to lead the ITX revolution, Silverstone has released two very attractive cases in the SG05 and the SG06. The SG05 is the lower price mesh covered unit that was released first. The SG05 was one of the best looking ITX cases on the market. Later came the SG06 which we are going to take a look at today. The SG06 is the more elegant case with sleek lines and a very profound presence.

Silverstone talks about the SG06

Designed for use with Mini-DTX and Mini-ITX motherboards, the SG06, like the SG05 is the smallest Sugo yet. Compared with Micro-ATX iterations at around 23 liters in volume, the SG06 at 11.1 liters is less than half the size! In keeping with the spirit of its Sugo name, the case is capable of swallowing many standard components while keeping everything cooled. The SG06 is equipped with a low speed 120mm fan that utilizes golf blades for exceptional quietness to airflow. As in the SG05, the fan is mounted in the front drawing air into the case to create positive air pressure cooling. Other notable features that are shared with the SG05 include the ability to accept 9 inch long graphics card, room for thicker 2.5 inch hard drives such as Western Digital’s VelociRaptor™, full-height for retail boxed CPU coolers, and an 80 PLUS certified SFX 300W power supply tuned by SilverStone for improved quietness and performance (300W continuous rated at 50°C). For building a fast PC in the smallest possible form factor and with great styling, there is nothing better than the SG06.