Silverstone Sugo SG05 and SG06: Gaming mini-ITX cases?

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TEST RESULTS - continued

MINIMALIST CONFIGURATION

This is a minimalist setup using only the onboard video in the Zotac motherboard. Three different heatsinks were tried, with some temperature differences.

A. Results with SilverStone Nitrogon NT06-E heatsink:


The Nitrogon NT06-E was run fanless, with the front fan at different speeds.

With no additional sources of noise in the system, this configuration sounded and measured the same as the baseline noise findings. Temperatures of the CPU and the GPU were good enough under high load in both systems. The 12V fan setting produced little gain in cooling, so a lower fan setting is naturally preferred for lower noise. The SG06 ran very slightly hotter; this difference might be larger with hotter weather or a hotter CPU — something we would not advise in a small case.

SG05: Case Fan + SilverStone NT06-E fanless
Fan
dBA@0.6m
CPU*
GPU
12V
27
62/66°C
68°C
9V
22
63/67°C
67°C
7V
22
64/69°C
67°C
*There are two cores in the CPU, with temps for both reported. Ambient temperature was 24°C.

SG06: Case Fan + SilverStone NT06-E fanless
Fan
dBA@0.6m
CPU*
GPU
12V
24
63/67°C
70°C
9V
22
64/69°C
72°C
7V
22
65/70°C
75°C
*There are two cores in the CPU, with temps for both reported. Ambient temperature was 24°C.

B. Results with Arctic Cooling Alpine 7 Pro heatsink

This is a quiet, simple all-aluminum cooler with decent but not high performance that does yeoman duty around the SPCR lab. It has an integrated fan, and a total height of neary 8.5 cm. Despite Silverstone's 7.8 cm heatsink height caution, it fit, but just barely, as the second photo below shows.


Arctic Cooling Alpine 7 Pro mounted on the board.


The fan frame of the heatsink cleared by just a mm or two.

This heatsink was only tested with the fan set to ~1200 rpm, which produced a noise level slightly lower than the baseline of the two cases. Overall temperatures were a touch better than with the fanless Silverstone. Again, the SG05 gave slightly lower temps than the SG06.

SG05: Case Fan + Arctic Cooling Alpine 7 Pro, 1200 rpm
Fan
dBA@0.6m
CPU*
GPU
12V
27
60/64°C
64°C
9V
22
61/66°C
66°C
7V
22
63/68°C
71°C
*There are two cores in the CPU, with temps for both reported. Ambient temperature was 24°C.

SG06: Case Fan + Arctic Cooling Alpine 7 Pro, 1200 rpm
Fan
dBA@0.6m
CPU*
GPU
12V
24
62/66°C
68°C
9V
22
63/68°C
73°C
7V
22
65/70°C
76°C
*There are two cores in the CPU, with temps for both reported. Ambient temperature was 24°C.



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