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 Post subject: Silverstone SG03
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 4:15 pm 
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I have a great deal of interest in the upcoming SG03
previewed here: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article717-page4.html
and "reviewed" here: http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=8438&page=1

It appears that someone has finally attempted what I've always wanted: the smallest possible case using all standard sized components. There was some creative engineering employed to accomplish this, but I wonder what shot it has as a SPCR worthy case.

Positives:
* outfitted to hold two 120mm fans
* excellent front and back ventilation
* probable high build quality (to go with high price)
* choice of any std ATX PSU
* seems well-suited to passive cooling of CPU

Negatives:
* aluminum construction
* hard drive mounts that look particularly prone to vibration
* constricted airflow (but, probably the best possible for that case size)

On an added note, why did they have to ruin an otherwise simple, elegant, and space-efficient design by sticking a pointless and tacky, protruding bezel on the side. Aargh!

Anyone have any more info/opinions on the SG03? It will be difficult for me to spend my money on this pricey case til I see a review as thorough and trustworthy as those done by SPCR. Did ya catch that hint, Silverstone?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 5:30 pm 
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Here's another review -

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=a ... =689&num=1

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It looks like the PSU placement is going to severely restrict the choice of CPU heatsink. :(

I'm still waiting in vain for a case that's built like an Antec on the inside and a Silverstone on the outside, although frankly I think someone dropped the ball style-wise with this one anyway...


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Build quality looks a little disappointing in some of the photo's. :( Look at the gap to the left of the powersupply: http://www.phoronix.net/image.php?id=68 ... 3_sys1_lrg

The SG02 looked much nicer. Too bad it's only for the Asian market.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 8:00 pm 
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Moogles wrote:
Build quality looks a little disappointing in some of the photo's. :( Look at the gap to the left of the powersupply: http://www.phoronix.net/image.php?id=68 ... 3_sys1_lrg

The SG02 looked much nicer. Too bad it's only for the Asian market.


I see what you're talking about. That would be unbelievable if the design/construction was really that bad. This is a ~130$ case, not including PS.


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KJ wrote:
Moogles wrote:
Build quality looks a little disappointing in some of the photo's. :( Look at the gap to the left of the powersupply: http://www.phoronix.net/image.php?id=68 ... 3_sys1_lrg

The SG02 looked much nicer. Too bad it's only for the Asian market.


I see what you're talking about. That would be unbelievable if the design/construction was really that bad. This is a ~130$ case, not including PS.


I have this case and there is no gap.


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What's the biggest heatsink that will fit?


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