Conclusion: The performance of this case— specifically, its cooling ability— was excellent, as is its quietness. In 2007 I had a system with twin NVIDIA 280GTX cards; it was quite noisy under load (i.e. playing Crysis ), but at the time I just accepted that as an inevitable consequence of owning a high-performance air-cooledsystem. With the hotter and arguably louder GTX480s, the SilverStone Fortress FT02 is almost inaudible at idle, and much quieter than my other system at load.
Pros: Innovative, unique design brings significant cooling benefits, Sleek appearance refreshing among the glut of "extreme" and "military" styled cases, Room forfive 5.25" devices andfive 3.5" devices, Excellent build quality and quiet operation, Integrated fan controllers
Cons: Not much room for cables behind the motherboard, Case design limits utility of the 7th slot...and there really should be 8!, Longer cables required both internally an externally, Smooth exterior makes the case difficult to move, Mismatched colors and textures slightly compromise case appearance
Summary: The SilverStone Fortress FT02 Case is one of the very best Full-Tower cases on the market. This case offers gorgeous styling, aluminum unibody design, lots of fans, excellent air circulation, removable dust filters, plenty of drive bays, cable management holes and so much more. This case is truly in a class of it's own.
Excerpt: Going on name alone, one would expect the Silverstone Fortress FT02 to be an updated version of our Best of the Best mid-tower case, last year’s Fortress FT01. And while it shares a few of the FT01’s traits (like a unibody aluminum frame, acoustic padding, and some stylistic cues like black metal mesh), the vast majority of its DNA comes from the Raven RV02. In fact, it’s the homo sapiens to the RV02’s chimpanzee.
Summary: In buona sostanza, Fortress 2 si presenta come un'evoluzione di Raven 2. Dedicato a chi preferisce linee pulite e classiche ad un look aggressivo.
Migliorato il supporto dei dischi rigidi, che ora può accoglierne ben cinque, più che sufficienti per soddisfare le esigenze di qualsiasi tipo di configurazione.