Building With The SG06B
We’ve mentioned that the SG06B is a little flimsy, but it’s still well-designed and accurately manufactured. Unfortunately, a well-made cheaper case still comes with stick-on feet.
SilverStone also adds an Ultra ATA (rather than SATA) notebook drive interface adapter.
A 3.5” hard drive bolts directly to its cage without the benefit of noise-dampening grommets, but that’s not surprising in a budget case. Sliding tabs engage the optical drive tray above it.
Builders get easy access to the optical drive tray once the hard drive cage is removed. Flipping it over reveals a 2.5” drive bay.
There’s a trick to inserting a card as large as Gigabyte’s overclocked GeForce GTX 560 Ti in the SG06 chassis, and that trick is in the order of assembly. First, the card must be installed with all drive hardware removed. Next, the uninstalled hard drive (and cage) must be connected to its power and data cables and placed in its approximate position, since its interface is blocked by the card. The graphics card’s power cables then must be installed before dropping the optical drive tray into position.
Once the optical drive bay is secured, the hard drive can be lifted into position, its mounting tabs slid into the optical drive tray’s slots, and its screws attached to the upper rail.
Even though many components fit tightly, we found that our gaming system performed acceptably within the SG06B. Our tests will show how well it functions compared to other solutions.