Conclusion: Overall then, the Fortress is a really impressive case. When it comes to the outlooks, it nicely follows the well proven lines of the TJ07. I can't imagine anyone not liking the thick aluminum outer shell with its lines.
Pros: Extremely sturdy, Good ventilation, Build quality, Quiet fans
Cons: The side panels could be a bit thicker, Lacks proper cable management, No hole for the CPU cooler installation
Summary: SilverStone has taken the idea of a clean room such as used in the manufacture of computer chips to the case level first with the Temjin TJ07 and now with the Fortress FT01. The case kept the computer running cool, with positive air pressure driving air out of the case instead of causing it to...
Summary: The SilverStone FT01 Case is a very well crafted mid-tower case. There's two large 180mm fans and one 120mm fan which provide positive air pressure. The use of dust filter along with this positive air pressure eliminates dust and provides excellent cooling.
Summary: How much Silverstone's touted uni-body construction and positive pressure cooling affected the case's performance is difficult to assess. Regardless, the Fortress is substantially better than their last uni-body effort .
Summary: Overall, this case was a joy to work with, and one of the best-looking cases I’ve worked with to date. The brushed aluminum looks nice, without the fingerprint issues that a smooth-polished finish would have.
Conclusion: Silverstone produces high-end chassis, and the build quality of the FT01 is virtually impeccable. There are no sharp edges or other areas of concern. Building the main body of the case out of a single piece of aluminum also creates a more rigid structure, allowing Silverstone to eliminate that pesky...
SilverStone has a well earned reputation among PC enthusiasts for providing a full line of high quality enclosures, power supplies, cooling components, and accessories. The new FT01 is the first enclosure in SilverStone’s new Fortress series.
Excerpt: A couple of years ago Silverstone created a uni-body PC chassis, the Temjin TJ07. The TJ07 case is still one of the best looking cases from Silverstone to date. In an attempt to expand on that design Silverstone has decided to create a new line of chassis, the Fortress series.
Summary: Hardware installation was a very painless procedure. SilverStone included everything necessary for a smooth installation (screws, standoffs, etc.). I installed my test system in the FT01, which consists of the following hardware:
Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 @ 3.4 GHz
Cooler Master V8