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  • SilverStone Fortress FT01 Case Review
  • SilverStone Fortress FT01 Case Review



    Casemodding can take many forms sometimes it’s a simple fan installation and other times it’s the construction of a completely new panel.  However the best mods are when case manufacture revisits a particular design to improve things that were lacking in the original.

    In this review we will be looking at another awesome case from SilverStone called the FT01, the case is a major modification of the classic TJ07 and is designed to be smaller, stronger and provide better overall cooling.
    The FT01 is Uni-body type case that is folded from single piece of heavy aluminum.  This not only gives the front panel its very unique rounded look but also makes the case extremely strong.
    On the backside of the SilverStone FT01 is very typical and from this vantage point also proves that this case is entirely black.

    The SilverStone FT01 comes in 4 variations much like the TJ10 we reviewed some months back.  There are two basic colors, silver or black. SilverStone also offers versions with and without windows for those folks that would rather not show off their high-end hardware. 

    Below are some quick specs specific to the FT01.  For a complete list of features please consult the SilverStone website.
    Motherboard: ATX, Micro ATX
    Drive Bays: 5 x 5.25" External
    Drive Bays: 7 x 3.5" Internal
    Cooling: 1 x 180mm front Intake fan, 1x 180mm Top intake fan, & 1 x 120mm Rear exhaust fan
    Front I/O Ports: 2 x USB2.0, 1 x IEEE1394 (Firewire), 1 x Audio, & 1 x MIC
    Net Weight: 19 Pounds
    Dimension: 211mm (W) x 486mm (H) x 494.5mm (D)
    Expansion Card: Compatible with expansion card up to 12"