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SilverStone Fortress FT02 mixes Raven and FT01 internals. Looks promising

by Tarinder Sandhu on 3 June 2009, 11:56

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I've always liked SilverStone chassis. Classy looks, good thermal performance, and, usually, excellent build quality put them very near the top of the wish-list. Trouble is, most SilverStone chassis tend to be on the expensive side, but you can literally see where the money goes.

The ATX-accommodating Fortress FT01 is a case in point. Clean look and decent thermals make it desirable at the current £140 etail price.

At COMPUTEX, SilverStone showcased the Fortress FT02, pictured on this page, which is a larger version of the chassis.

However, representatives reckoned it wouldn't cost much more than the incumbent because whilst the exterior is aluminium, the innards are (SECC) steel.

The drive-bay arrangement has changed between the Fortress models, and the roomy interior is plain to see. The deeper interior will hold larger boards.

Five 5.25in bays and five 3.5in drive-bays should keep storage in check, and the 615mm x 497mm x 212mm dimensions are somewhat bigger than the FT01's.

Raven-like in how the components are oriented, the Fortress FT02 does look cool on initial inspection, complete with integrated cable-routing.

Note the graphics cards going 'up'?

What you can't see from this angle is the ability to install a 2.5in drive on the far side - about time more chassis shipped like this. We should see it available in August/September for, hopefully, £150.

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Beautiful! Smartly designed aerodynamics and ability to access all the ports on top of the case puts it on my top list of cases for aircooled PCs.
What you can't see from this angle is the ability to install a 2.5in drive on the far side

Now we need a few others to follow suit, with a few more than one slot as well :)
Excuse my ignorance, but what's that thing that is seemingly cooling the CPU?
That is one tasty looking case!

I'm still not sold on the idea of having all my conectors in the roof though.
Looks like some sort of pipe cooler fill with some sort liquid that will evaporate or something and travel around the pipe.

Yeh anyways looks awesome, it is gonna be a long case.