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Hardware SilverStone Fortress FT03 Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 15 Feb 2011.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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  2. djzic

    djzic Bokehlicious!

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    ooh! nice look!
     
  3. jrs77

    jrs77 Well-Known Member

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    I think the price is quiet ridiculous for a µATX-case and I don't really like the layout there.
     
  4. Snips

    Snips I can do dat, giz a job

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    I think a H70 cooler would work nicely in there. Bit pricey but I may consider it on a future build.
     
  5. AHeilemann

    AHeilemann :-)

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    Nice review. Now we just need some nice P67 mATX boards to fit in there :)
    The Asus P8P67-M Pro actually doesn't have internal USB 3 Headers, so in that specific case, I'm glad they're not internal.
    The FT03 manual actually recommends that you use intake fans that spread out, so guess they thought about the air going in straight lines as well.
     
  6. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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    This case will be the home for my next build. Now all I need to is find the money. Hmmm....
     
  7. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Oo it looks really nice in black! It's actually so nice I feel sorry I no longer have a mATX build... Might have to change that

    Thanks for the review, although I'd wanted to see a roof shot with the grill/bezel in place. Haven't really seen a shot with that in place, so can't get a good picture of how it actually looks in use.
     
  8. r3loaded

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    Yep, I remember reading on their site that they consciously chose not to use their new air penetrator fans for this very reason. For dual-GPU, they recommend replacing the 120mm fan with two 80mm ones for more effective directional cooling.


    My FT03 arrives this week, nice to know that I've not bought a lemon :)
     
  9. Da_Rude_Baboon

    Da_Rude_Baboon What the?

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    I built mine at the weekend and its a great case. I used a Silverstone Strider modular PSU with the optional short cable kit which make cable routing a breeze. The finish to the panels and the raised Silverstone logo give it a really classy finish. One other annoyance is the use of the molex plug on the hot swap bay. Why not have a SATA connection?
     
  10. Da_Rude_Baboon

    Da_Rude_Baboon What the?

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    Check out the pictures in this thread Jipa.
     
  11. the_kille4

    the_kille4 Chaos will rule da world.eventually

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    I WILL create a PC based on this case, LGA 1356 CPU + mobo and AMD HD 7xxxx series...
     
  12. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    magnetic dust filters! now that's innovative.

    would radiator as thick as H70 fit in the intake fan near RAM, above PSU? what about H50?
     
  13. x5pilot

    x5pilot Fragile explosion

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    Looks great! Love the slot loading minamilist front....
    Any chance they might make a full style ATX case based on this design???
     
  14. Boscoe

    Boscoe Electronics extraordinaire.

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    I'm all for micro atx but it could of easily fit an ATX board into here without making it much larger what so ever. I hate wasted space. I love getting as much as possible into the smallest space!
     
  15. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    you can say that about most mATX cases though
     
  16. Snips

    Snips I can do dat, giz a job

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    I'm not sure either would wuyanxu. The top exhaust fan would be the best place for either.
     
  17. Jack_Pepsi

    Jack_Pepsi Clan BeeR Founder

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    I think so...

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    mark@scan Technical / Returns Manager

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  19. Material

    Material Soco Amaretto Lime

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    This is the only shot we have with the top grille in place
     
  20. The Infamous Mr D

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    I love this case. Top marks to Silverstone for some genuinely original and inspired thinking.
     
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