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...
Excerpt: Silverstone is well-known for releasing a few solid chassis every year, usually rehashes of its Temjin full-tower line. But this year has already brought two excellent cases that mark departures from the tried-and-true: the full-tower Raven RV01 (reviewed in our March full-tower roundup) and the...
Pros: Solid construction, great looks, plenty of dard drive bays. Quiet, effective thermals.
Cons: A tad expensive, a bit cramped for side-mounted SATA ports. Only one SATA hot-switch plate.
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.
Summary: SilverStone Fortress FT01 is a mid-tower case targeted to the exigent user that wants a high-quality all-aluminum case. Here is a summary of what we found about this product.
In summary, we think this is a terrific product for the exigent user that is willing to pay more to have a top-notch case.