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Silverstone FT01
7.7 out of 10

Silverstone FT01

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Overall 8
8.0

Great case, would buy another in a second.

Christopher O., Newegg
19 January 2013
  • Summary: I have a dual Xeon motherboard in this case with two 80 watt processors for 3D rendering. Under full load, a lot of heat builds up inside the case. Heat rises, but the top fan is set up as an intake, so the only way the heat can escape is through the single rear 120mm fan.
  • Pros: Very sturdy, looks great, lots of room, hot-swap bays, sides remove easily. I wanted a nice solid case without all the gimmickry so prevalent on cases today. I was building a computer, not some alien spaceship. This fit the bill perfectly.
  • Cons: Cable space behind motherboard tray is limited, but if you're careful, it's adequate. Top dust shield is technically removable but blocked by cables going to the top USB/headphone panel. Positive pressure pressure design is questionable (see below).
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Overall 8
8.0

Beautiful but flawed Case

Nathan V., Newegg
15 January 2012
  • Summary: Despite how good this case looks and a lot of the other benefits, some of the cons seriously should not exist in a case that's this expensive and boasts such high quality. I would highly recommend using a modular PSU with this case because there is no good place to store the excess cables without...
  • Pros: -Beautiful design -Top of the line construction -The brushed aluminum on the panels is breathtaking -Excellent Airflow -Quiet fans -Great expandability -easy to assemble and access parts -Dust filters are a nice touch
  • Cons: -Poor cable management. The room behind the motherboard tray is sparse and attempting to route any cable behind it will cause the side panel to bulge out and warp the metal panel. -Large amounts of interference in the front headphone jack. It's not as noticeable when nothing else is plugged in bu...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Case witih Minor Issues

Rob T., Newegg
25 October 2011
  • Summary: Note 1: The first expansion slot cutout on the case (coincding with the first PCI-E slot on mobos) has a tiny, raise metal ridge. The DisplayPort ports on my ASUS 6970 card are close to the ridge, and if you know DisplayPort connectors, they are beefy.
  • Pros: -Great-looking, fresh design -Tiny footprint -Design allows it to accomodate long video cards -Uses a standard desktop power supply -By design, offers an external pass-through for USB 3.0, eliminating problems of older USB 3.0 motherboards that don't offer USB 3.0 headers.
  • Cons: -Unusual (and probably rare) issue if you are trying to use the DisplayPort connection on certain video cards (see note 1) -Must purchase a slot-load ROM drive, which are usually slower, and they need a SATA adapter (see note 2) -Minor case modifications may be necessary - also in rare cases (see...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Case but Small

Victor P., Newegg
10 February 2011
  • Summary: I purchased this case as a display model at a local computer shop, so needless to say it had some scratches and dings but as for the blatant product quality that others are mentioning, I find it surprising.
  • Pros: Extremely clean cut case with black inside and out for those who are particuarlly picky. Fans are also effective and even better the air filters are even more effective. I don't expect to have to clean out my PC nearly as much as long as I maintain the air filters. Harddrive bays with sound dampe...
  • Cons: Simply put, this is a tight case. I'm running dual video cards, 1 optical drive and 5 hard drives and I feel like it's a rats nest with the side panel bowing due to so many cables. More importantly, PAY attention to the motherboard you get. The SATA cable opening is directly to the left of the mo...
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Overall 8
8.0

Its a Fortress alright.

Anonymous, Newegg
7 February 2011
  • Summary: Silverstone couldve provide extra filters.
  • Pros: The fans are great they provide adaqute cooing to teh entire case. Fan filters a are provided are exetremely easy to take out and clean, they simply slide in and out, no screws required. Foaming on side panels are a nice touch, and possibly reduce noise. The case is large enought to fit 10 inch c...
  • Cons: Although the foaming is a nice touch, it does hamper wire management, it makes it alot harder to close the side panel, because all the wires are bulging out. I suggest a modular PSU, maybe it will cut down on the number of execessive wires. The one thing im ticked off about though is that the pro...
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Overall 8
8.0

Almost perfect, but fixable

Chris C., Newegg
15 April 2010
  • Summary: The only reason of don't give it fewer stars, is that all the important things are present with a little extra effort. I am running an i7 930 at 3.88mhz, and the hottest I can prime95 it to is 62 C, all while being the quietest machine in the room.
  • Pros: Three big, quiet fans, easy-clean fan filters, sophisticated understated black theme, inside and out, no sharp edges. The H50 cooler fits into this case, with the screw holes expanded slightly. PSU mounts on the bottom, with air flowing in from the bottom and out the back. Room for many many driv...
  • Cons: The PSU fits exactly into the space provided, but an unnecessary rubberstrip was added, making PSU installation impossible until I cut it out with a razor. The exhaust fan on the back sits adjacent to the biggest intake fan, on the top, so it blows out the cool air just brought into the case. Thi...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great case but why Silverstone????

Brian G., Newegg
8 April 2010
  • Summary: Great case and add a few small refinements and it would be the best one out there for the money.
  • Pros: This case is nice, clean layout love the all black look.
  • Cons: OK, some issues..First what the heck is with the Molex connector on the SATA hot swap bay? Really Silverstone? I also purchase a silverstone modular PSU and I have to somehow add another entire cable just to use it. They also provided what I take as openings for cables to go through, only its tig...
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Overall 8
8.0

A Good Case

Anonymous, Newegg
22 March 2010
  • Summary: It's a solid case. I'll give it 4 stars.
  • Pros: This case is extremely quiet with all three fans running. I used a Corsair H50 Cpu cooler as well and this chassis makes hardly any noise. Very nice. It also weighs less than other cases I've used, easier to carry around. Aesthetically pleasing to look at. All around good case.
  • Cons: It's a little smaller than I thought it would be. A bit cramped working inside the case but no more so than any other enclosure would be of it's class.
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Overall 8
8.0

Rationalizing price - Design is top notich

Anonymous, Newegg
6 March 2010
  • Summary: Lian Li or Thermaltake's cases, Cosmo Cooler is another...i like the feet and handles as well as design on the latter but wanted a mid-tower. For the price, if you are a heavy gamer and use SLI/XFire, he FTO2 mayb be wiser choice and its gorgeous and has some slick new features for me the...
  • Pros: Alum single form design, elegant styling, fans-120 and 2- 180 mm should be plenty cool. Hot swap HDD, the ability to mount HDD for quick release, great brand name and rep which provides a sense of security in buying, Silverstone always goes above & beyond whether its a case or a PSU. Understated,...
  • Cons: Pricey, but I guess you get what you pay for..would have liked an e-Sata outlet on top and at least 3 hot swap cables for HDDas one is supplied and some say they located others @ $5 ea another reviewer said could not locate any anywhere...I'll report back when i put mine together. Would also like...
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid Case

Matthew K., Newegg
2 January 2010
  • Summary: Lets be honest. The main reason anyone is buying this case is because it looks awesome. Solid construction and subtle. I had a holiday party at my house a few weeks ago and even though most people do not know what an overclocked i7 920 is they knew it was a killer PC by looking at the case.
  • Pros: Great airflow and quiet. I have an OCed 920 and 5870 and the fans are barely audible. Plenty of room to work on the inside even for a mid tower. Filtered fan intakes.
  • Cons: Top fan filter is almost impossible to remove. The rubber pads on the feet are moving around and will eventually need to be replaced. My only major complaint is that there is not access to the back of the mobo with out removing it. A case in this price range should have a removable mobo tray or a...
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