SilverStone has had great success in the past with their SUGO line of small form factor cases, and the addition of the SG12 should help them to continue that success. Designed for Micro ATX builds, the SG12 offers plenty of features that allow for a very powerful system to be placed inside. With room for video cards up to 14.5 inches in length, builders using the SG12 should have no problem fitting a graphics card that meets all their needs into this case. Powering a high-performance system can be daunting, but the SG12 has room for a full-size ATX power supply as well.
Storage options are aplenty in the SG12, with no less than 12 total options for mounting 2.5″ drives. Three 3.5″ removable drive trays are also available, and come housed in a drive bay with a 120mm cooling fan. Even if all three of the 3.5″ drive bays are utilized for 3.5″ drives, a remaining nine mounting points are available for 2.5″ drives. Let’s not forget that the SG12 also has room for a single 5.25″ optical drive for those users wishing to take advantage of physical media options.
While the cooling options may be a bit lacking in the SG12, the two 80mm fan mount positions can be outfitted to assist with the included 120mm fan found on the 3.5″ hard drive cage. Primary exhaust duties will be left up to the power supply and graphics card, depending on their designs.
The build quality of the SilverStone SG12 case is great. The brushed aluminum front panel with its bright blue carrying handle looks very nice, and the black paint job on the exterior of the case keeps things simple. We do wish that the interior of the case matched the exterior paint job, but this is solely an aesthetic complaint.
SFF system builders should definitely take a look at the SilverStone SG12 when considering cases for their builds. We found it to have enough room for large, high-end GPUs and tons of storage, as well as room for a beefy PSU to handle power distribution for all the gear that can be packed into this case. Well done SilverStone!