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



    Working with SilverStone Fortress FT01 has been an eye opening experience for the Ninjalane crew. At first glance we see a nice, clean-cut, and smooth mid-tower case, at second glace you begin to see all of the work the engineers did in order to make such an incredible case even more amazing.  The SilverStone Fortress FT01 is easily the luxury sports car of the mid-tower's that rivals some full tower designs. The simple elegance of the soft lines and tight fitted construction screams quality and perfection.

    As we have seen the SilverStone Fortress FT01 is a case without many flaws.  In fact the only negative aspect is the price. The FT01 does not come cheap.

    Finally we have the positive air pressure cooling system and all of its benefits.  Good case ventilation means that air cooled heatsinks will operate at their fullest cooling capacity, large 180mm fans will move massive amounts of air with minimal amounts of noise, and while fan filters have been provided the separation of cooling spaces helps to minimize slow moving air and thus dust is simply whisked away.  Of course the FT01 cannot promise massive overclocks but good ventilation is a step in the right direction.

    Now for the ever popular list of Good things and Bad things.happy smile
    Good Things
    Positive Air Pressure Cooling
    Whole case is completely black even the inside
    Noise level is low with quiet fans and noise damping foam on doors
    Nice deep tray on top of the case
    Lots of expansion slots for more hard drive and optical drives
    Very strong quality aluminum construction with no vibration in the chassis
    A hot-swappable SATA hard drive slot
    Bad Things
    Not a completely "tool-less" case
    The PSU area may be too small for larger Power Supply Units
    The price is on the high side of the pricing spectrum
    Only one hot-swappable SATA hard drive bay area
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    We would like to thank SilverStone for helping make this review possible.