TechSpot: Building a Small Form Factor Gaming System

For years now we've had the ability to take a compact Micro ATX motherboard along with a high-end GPU and squeeze them into a custom case not much bigger than a shoe box. We did it back in 2010 with the Lian Li Mini Q PC-V354, which became home to a Phenom II X6 1075T along the Gigabyte 880GMA-USB3 motherboard and the monstrous Radeon HD 5970 graphics card. The case also made room for seven 3.5” hard drives and could support long power supplies.

The following year we tried out the less subtle Thermaltake Armor A30 which was outfitted with similar hardware. That review was best known for our apparently controversial decision to use a 2L coke bottle for a size comparison.

However before either of those reviews were published I got my first real taste of serious small form factor gaming back in 2009 with the Silverstone SG04. Arguably the best case of them all, the SG04 was aimed squarely at the gaming community. Complete with a handle on top and the ability to support the latest hardware, the Sugo SG04 was 25 liters of gaming goodness.

Read: Building a Small Form Factor Gaming System with the Silverstone Sugo SG10 and Haswell Hardware

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