SilverStone Sugo SG10 Review

July 8, 2013 | 07:58

Tags: #air-penetrator #aluminium #m-atx #micro-atx #micro-atx-case

Companies: #silverstone

Cooling Performance

Our previous micro-ATX kit graphics card went the way of the dodo a while back so we still only have a few comparable results for such cases using an AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB. If you're desperate for comparison numbers for older cases such as NZXT's Vulcan, the CPU numbers should be vaguely comparable as the CPU and motherboard are still the same.

Apart from the graphics card, our new micro-ATX test kit is practically identical. It contains an Intel Core i7-875K CPU, which has been overclocked from 2.93GHz to 3.4GHz using a vcore of 1.175V and a CPU PLL of 1.86V. This is an admittedly modest overclock, but as some cases that we have trialled previously made the CPU run at a Delta T of 54°C, it's reasonable for a micro-ATX case.

The CPU is cooled by a Gelid Tranquillo with a Noctua NF-S12B ULN 120mm fan. This is a low-airflow fan, so it will highlight cases with poor cooling for the CPU. We also lock the fan speed on the graphics card to 25 per cent in order to prevent the automatic speed control from interfering with the results, making them inconsistent.

We record the temperature of the CPU using RealTemp, noting the temperature of the hottest core, and use GPU-Z to log the temperature of the graphics card. Having recorded the ambient temperature in front of the main air intake of each case, we're then able to calculate the delta T - the difference between the ambient temperature of our lab and the temperature of the hardware.

To load the system, we use a combination of the Unigine Heaven DirectX 11 benchmark and the smallfft test in Prime 95. We loop each test for a minimum of 30 minutes, or until the temperatures reach a plateau, and record the highest temperature in the log files.
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-875K CPU overclocked to 3.4GHz
  • Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
  • Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H55M-UD2R
  • RAM: 2x 2GB OCZ 1,866MHz DDR3
  • Hard Drive: 1x 160GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.9
  • Heatsink: Gelid Tranquillo with a Noctua NF-S12B ULN fan
  • Power Supply: Seasonic M12D SS-850EM


Case performance - CPU Delta T

Arranged by CPU Delta T

  • SilverStone TJ08-E (max speed)
  • SilverStone Sugo SG10 (max speed)
  • SilverStone Sugo SG09 (max speed)
  • SilverStone Sugo SG10 (med speed)
  • SilverStone TJ08-E (min speed)
  • SilverStone Sugo SG10 (min speed)
  • SilverStone Sugo SG09 (min speed)
  • Corsair Obsidian 350D
    • 39
    • 43
    • 41
    • 44
    • 42
    • 46
    • 42
    • 46
    • 43
    • 44
    • 43
    • 47
    • 44
    • 47
    • 46
    • 49
0
10
20
30
40
50
°C, lower is better
  • CPU Delta T
  • GPU Delta T

Case performance - GPU Delta T

Arranged by GPU Delta T

  • SilverStone TJ08 (max speed)
  • SilverStone Sugo SG10 (max speed)
  • SilverStone TJ08 (min speed)
  • SilverStone Sugo SG09 (max speed)
  • SilverStone Sugo SG10 (med speed)
  • SilverStone Sugo SG10 (min speed)
  • SilverStone Sugo SG09 (min speed)
  • Corsair Obsidian 350D
    • 39
    • 43
    • 41
    • 44
    • 43
    • 44
    • 42
    • 46
    • 42
    • 46
    • 43
    • 47
    • 44
    • 47
    • 46
    • 49
0
10
20
30
40
50
°C, lower is better
  • CPU Delta T
  • GPU Delta T

Read our performance analysis on the next page.
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