SilverStone Fortress FT01 Case

SilverStone is becoming one of the best know manufactures for top of the line cases with their ever so creative and innovative ideas. This time SilverStone has come up with a positive air flow case know as the Fortress FT01. Designed with the positive air pressure concept, it enables better cooling performance than traditional chassis but also helps to prevent dust from penetrating into the chassis. 

Sponsor: SilverStone

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First Impression

Cases are a very personal item that each one of us takes time to examine in depth. Some may like a case with a window or more spaces for hard drives or maybe what size fans are included. So creating the perfect case is pretty much out of the question. SilverStone though is trying to get as close as possible. The SilverStone Fortress FT01 comes encapsulated in a heavy duty box that also give you great detail about may different points of the case.
SilverStone Fortress FT01
Nicely packaged inside the box and ready for you to inspect it.
SilverStone Fortress FT01
Out of the box we can see that SilverStone means business in keeping your investment safe from harms way. Two Styrofoam caps keep the case secure and away from the edges of the box. They only way the Fortress FT01 could get damages if something were to pierce the box. A large clear protective bag is used to keep the case clean and free of minor scratches that may occur during shipping.
SilverStone Fortress FT01
Also included in the box are the some extra parts like the manual, mounting screws and powerconnection for fans.
SilverStone Fortress FT01
Our first look at the FT01 and man is it sweet looking; OK, for me that is. The SilverStone Fortress FT01 is constructed from aluminum with some minor items made from mild sheet metal, but overall the case is 99% aluminum.  A simple yet striking design on the outside makes the case command you attention. The SilverStone Fortress FT01 is available in either the Silver (as in this review) or Black. Both color cases can be had with or without a left side window.
SilverStone Fortress FT01
 

Specifications:

 

 Model No.

SST-FT01B (black)
SST-FT01S (silver)
SST-FT01B-W (black + window)
SST-FT01S-W (silver + window)

 Material

3.0mm ~ 6.0mm uni-body aluminum outer frame and aluminum body

 Motherboard

ATX, Micro ATX

 Multimedia

 Drive Bay

 External
 5.25″ x 5
 
 Internal
 3.5″ x 7

 Cooling System

 Front
 1 x 180mm intake fan, 700rpm, 18dBA
 Rear
 1 x 120mm exhaust fan, 900rpm, 18dBA
 Side
 
 Top
 1 x 180mm intake fan, 700rpm, 18dBA
 Bottom
 
 Internal
 

 Expansion Slot

 7

 Front I/O Port

 

USB2.0 x 2

IEEE1394 x 1

Audio x 1

MIC x 1

 Power Supply 1 x Optional standard PS2 (ATX)
 Expansion Card Compatible with expansion card up to 12”
 Net Weight

 8.66kg

 Dimension 211 mm (W) x 486 mm (H) x 494.5 mm (D)
 Extra
 One CP05 included for single hot-swappable SATA hard drive, additional CP05 can be purchased separately

 

To enable SATA hot-swap function, you must have the following:

  • Install SATA hard drive into drive holder with CP05
  • Use motherboard or SATA card with AHCI function
  • Enable AHCI function(please refer to your motherboard or SATA card manual)
  • When installing OS(Windows XP SP2 or Vista), SATA drivers should be pre-loaded

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