SilverStone Sugo SG12 chassis review - Refined mobility

During this year's Computex, Silverstone has unveiled several new case concepts, including the semi-portable Sugo SG-12. While it might follow a design specific to the micro-ATX Sugo Series, this chassis has some interesting tricks up its sleeves.

As I said several times before, Silverstone is one of those companies that you either love or have mixed feelings about, though everyone always agrees on one thing – what the company makes, is always of good build-quality. However, with the new products being unveiled, I think they may have went the extra mile and made the first steps into become a universally acclaimed producer. SG-12 shows design sensibilities not only on the inside, but the outside as well, and its level of polish made me thing of a showroom type chassis, the kind you’d use to showcase key hardware features. Considering its small form-factor and lightweight built, that may very well be the case, though that’s not the only thought that went into building it.

As I previously said, portable cases, the kind used for micro-ATX and mini-ITX motherboards have become considerably more common. Everyone is interested in this tiny-form factor machine that can be used in the living-room or on the go. Hell, with HBM enabled graphics-cards like the Fury Nano (not yet available, but soon) and even Fury X to a lesser extension, creating a monstrously powerful machine in a tiny case has become a viable alternative.

SilverStone Sugo SG12 - Product Image 

The SG-12 might be the enclosure you could use to build a powerful machine, but it’s not actually tine. It might only hold micro-ATX and mini-ITX MOBOs and is most assuredly half the size of a proper tower case, but it’s still not as small as Silverstone’s Rvz01 or Fractal Design’s Node 202. Those are console sized cases, and those will be the ones around which PC-couch gaming will be built. If such a thing will ever happen.

SG-12 is still portable though. It’s small, lightweight and comes with a handle, specifically added so you could lug it around to LAN-parties, events and whatnot. Does it manage to deliver on its promise though? Is it small enough to be portable, but spacious enough to still have a proper gaming PC inside? 

Let’s have a look.

SilverStone Sugo SG12

Case Type

SFF (small form-factor)



Front bezel Material


Side Panel


Body Material


5.25" drive bay (External)

1x External 5.25"

3.5" drive bay (External)


HDD bay

2.5"  x9
3.5"  x3

Expansion Slot



Micro-ATX, Mini-DTX, Mini-ITX


Rear: 1 x 80mm fan slot, Optional cross-flow fan
Side: 1 x 120mm intake fan, 1200rpm
Top: 1 x 80mm fan slot

I/O Ports

USB3.0 x2
USB2.0 x2
Audio in/out

Maximum Compatibility

VGA Card length: 340mm (with restriction 18cm)
PSU length: 180mm 
CPU cooler height:165mm

Power Supply

ATX (Optional)


266mm (W) x 210mm (H) x 407mm (D), 22.7 liters

Net Weight


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