SilverStone SG05-450 SFF Chassis
Author: Shawn Knight
Editor: Zahn Funk
Date: 12-23-2010
Provided by: SilverStone
First Look

Inside the retail box is the case, user manual, power cable, four rubber feet, a wire tie and a replacement lower front bezel cover. An optional front bezel is something different if you want to go for more of an OEM / debranded look.

It's tough to express just how small this system is if you are new to this form factor, but the image of the chassis with the soda above should give you some perspective.

The SG05-450 is painted black both inside and out which looks really nice. The exterior paint has a tiny bit of texture to it, although it's difficult to see in the photographs. The cover and body of the case are .6mm SECC steel while the front bezel is plastic.

Looking at the front of the system we find an optical drive bay, two USB 2.0 ports, headphone / microphone jacks and power / reset buttons with accompanying activity LEDs. A large mesh covering hides the 120mm intake fan, the only active cooling in the case (besides the PSU fan). As mentioned above, SilverStone includes a replacement solid black lower front bezel cover should you not want to display the SilverStone name.

The left side of the chassis is perforated for passive cooling. This will primarily aid the GPU should you opt to use a discrete video card.

The back of the system reveals a top-mounted power supply, two expansion slots and the I/O shield cutout. The top / side panels are all one piece and held in place with four screws at the back of the case.

More perforated passive cooling vents can be found on the right side of the chassis near the CPU area.

The bottom of the chassis is flat with no markings or pre-installed feet (SilverStone let's you install those on your own time). The top of the chassis features even more perforated passive vents covering the entire motherboard area.

Let's move ahead and take a look at what's inside the SG05-450.

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