SilverStone SG05 Case Review :: System Build

09-18-2009 · Category: Hardware - Cases

By Benjamin Sun
  • 2GB Corsair DDR2 1066MHz Dominator DDR2 memory
  • ASUS ITX-220 Motherboard
  • Celeron 220 CPU onboard
  • WD 36GB Raptor SATA HDD
  • LG CD-ROM Slim Design DVD

SilverStone SG05 Case Review System build

System build

SilverStone SG05 Case Review Left side

Left side

SilverStone SG05 Case Review Right side

Right side

SilverStone SG05 Case Review Top view

Top view


Starting with the system specifications, I had an ITX-220 motherboard from ASUS lying around. As the purpose of a system build is to show how easy building a system with a case is and an ASUS ITX-220 motherboard with built in CPU is a good fit for this case. Unfortunately this motherboard does not have a PCI Express slot so I can’t show a HD 4850 in the case. So anyway let’s get to the actual system build.


SilverStone SG05 Case Review HDD rack

HDD rack

SilverStone SG05 Case Review HDD installed

HDD installed

SilverStone SG05 Case Review CD-ROM

CD-ROM

SilverStone SG05 Case Review CD-ROM installed

CD-ROM installed


The first step is to remove the outer shell from the case by removing the screws and sliding the shell off the case. The next step is to remove the screws holding the HDD bracket with a screwdriver and remove the cage outward. The next step is to remove the optical drive bracket and remove that bracket from the case. At this point the motherboard tray is available for use.


SilverStone SG05 Case Review Screw

Screw

SilverStone SG05 Case Review Right side complete

Right side complete

SilverStone SG05 Case Review Left side complete

Left side complete


Slid in the motherboard and screw it in on the standoffs. Make sure you install the I/O Bracket into the rear I/O area and attach the various power cables and connectors. At this point you should install your ODD into the bracket along with the 2.5” HDD if you are installing one. Remove the screws holding the slim optical drive cover and remove the optical drive tab with a screwdriver. Reinstall the Optical drive bracket by screwing it in. Reinstall the front cover and install the 3.5” HDD bracket if needed. Once you have everything in place including cables, reinstall the case shell and you are done.