Silverstone’s "Sugo" small form factor cases came out in 2007 and last year, but there are new models for 2009. Newest in the line is the Sugo SG04, a case that is obviously meant for LAN parties. Its incredibly small interior fits a full size power supply (1000W model in the picture), a miniATX motherboard, two hard drives, and an optical drive with sufficient room and airspace for dual video cards. It seems to me that this case might get a little hot at times, but for its size and compact nature—plus a handle, to boot—make this a sure-fire winner for a LAN party case.
The Sugo SG05 is also new this year, but continues the traditional SFF look.
Silverstone displayed its pico-ITX and ITX cases, too. These ultra small chasses are meant primarily for embedded applications, but more and more folks are finding use for them as HTPC front-ends and business computers.
Power Supplies and Accessories
A new hard drive enclosure can do hardware encryption, and apparently has a set of RFIDs the presence of which is required to unlock the encryption. There’s also a variety of cages for 5.25″ to 3.5″ conversions, as such is becoming more common as hard drive prices drop. Also new is a crossblowing fan for the Sugo SFF case series.
In the power supply section of its products, Silverstone is set to introduce a 1500W PSU in March or April, and is working on acheiving 80PLUS certification for its OP series. The Nightjar series continues with higher wattages despite its fanless design.