A Detailed Look – At the Inside

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We removed the top cover to get a better look at the SG07’s spacious interior. I say spacious because I’ve seen many mini ITX cases with much short dimensions, but the SG07 is specifically designed to handle some of today’s longest graphics cards including the GTX 480 and HD Radeon 5970 that measures at 12.2″ in length.

 

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Silverstone included a beefy 600w power supply that is actually mounted behind the front panel instead of the back of the case. There’s a long cable that routes from the PSU to the back of the case to connect the power cable. You can also see the hard drive cage that supports one 3.5″ hard drive and one 2.5″ solid state drive. I also like that they added rubber grommets to decrease noise and vibrations from the 3.5″ hard drive.

 

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Another unique feature that comes with the SG07 is this massive 180mm “air penetrator” fan that is adjustable between 700 and 1,200 RPMs. It also maxes out at 34 dBA so it won’t sound like a wind tunnel during operation. You can also just use the fan bracket with a 120mm fan if you want to go with something with a smaller profile.

 

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Here’s a better shot of the 180mm fan without the dust filter. You can see the 120mm fan mounting holes better too.

 

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The front optical drive is designed for a slim version instead of a typical 5.25″ optical drive. This makes room for the PSU and hard drive cage below it without increasing the case’s dimensions.

 

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Here’s a good shot of the left panel that shoes all the sleeved cabling and front panel headers that are not sleeved. Looks like some good cable management will be necessary during installation, but I’ll save my thoughts on that until we get to that portion of the review.

 

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