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

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MINIMALIST CONFIGURATION

C. Results with Coolermaster GeminII heatsink

The idea of trying the GeminII came directly from Tony at Silverstone, who pointed out a web forum thread in which a user had installed the Coolermaster heatsink on a similar motherboard, and installed it in the SG05. Kudos to Tony for being big-minded enough to point out a competitor's product. The GeminII is a massive heatpipe heatsink with room for two 120mm fans — which would never fit into the SG05/06 with fans. It came without fans, and that's the way it was used here.

The GeminII looks almost custom designed for fanless use in the SG05/06 cases. It fills much of the available space, yet remains just within the physical confines. This model is probably being discontinued; a smaller GeminII S model is now appearing in the online stores.


Coolermaster GeminII mounted on the board.


The fan frame was removed before installation. Good thing this monster uses through-the-board bolts for mounting.


The GeminII clears the power supply by a few mm. Note how far it extends to the front, putting it close to the intake fan.

The GeminII cooled significantly better than the smaller Silverstone Nitrogon NT06-E or Arctic Cooling Alpine 7 Pro.

SG05: Case Fan + Coolermaster GeminII, fanless
Fan
dBA@0.6m
CPU*
GPU
12V
27
56/61°C
62°C
9V
22
59/63°C
66°C
7V
22
60/64°C
69°C
*There are two cores in the CPU, with temps for both reported. Ambient temperature was 24°C.

SG06: Case Fan + Coolermaster GeminII, fanless
Fan
dBA@0.6m
CPU*
GPU
12V
24
59/62°C
65°C
9V
22
60/64°C
68°C
7V
22
62/65°C
72°C
*There are two cores in the CPU, with temps for both reported. Ambient temperature was 24°C.


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