The Sugo SG05 is aimed toward the HTPC enthusiast who wants a small chassis that doesn't skimp on the features, so we took a first look.
Able to take Mini-DTX (who has one of them?) or Mini-ITX boards, the 10.8-litre SG05 will cost around $95 when it goes on sale this week.
Housing an intake 120mm fan at the front and a slot for a slim optical drive at the top, the SG05's budget origins show through in the plastic front. Mind you, it's not bad at all, and it looks better than in the picture.
The show model was equipped with ZOTAC's impressive GeForce 9300 mini-ITX board and GeForce 9800 GTX+ card. Whilst small, the SG05 packs in a 300W PSU and should be able to power all nine-inch-long video cards.
SilverStone will also sell a half-height Blu-ray drive for folks who don't have access to one, but expect it to cost a further $170 on top.
Supporting either 2.5in or 3.5in drives, we reckon the SG05 makes reasonable sense as an HTPC chassis, especially if equipped with a decent board.
Should you have a bit more cash at your disposal, SilverStone will be selling the just-announced SG06 in a couple of months time. Based ostensibly on the SG05 and costing $30 more, the newer model packs in a nicer-looking aluminium front and SHARKOON 'Golf Ball' fan.
Do these chassis tickle your fancy as bases for an HTPC chassis? Tell us what you think.