Conclusion: Perhaps the main issue with the SilverStone FT03-Mini is its price. At over £100 it's one of the most expensive mini-ITX cases we've reviewed. While the Silverstone Sugo SG08 costs even more at a staggering £160, it includes a custom PSU, is equally tiny and boasts much better cooling.
Conclusion: All that said, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better conversation-piece SFF chassis than this one for the price. Experienced PC builders looking to try their hands at an SFF PC-build project will find this chassis a polished and intelligently engineered one, so long as they are willing to work with...
Pros: Classy, compact design looks pricier than it is, All-aluminum sides, Accepts huge video cards for an SFF case, Includes USB 3.0-to-2.0 header adapter
Cons: Supports Mini-ITX motherboards only, Requires costly slot-loading optical drive, SFX power supply, Front and back panels tend to pop off if case is pulled
Conclusion: The Fortress FT03 is unique, clever and innovative. SilverStone has laid the foundations of a strong mATX concept, and it's only a few tweaks away from realising the full potential of this space-saving tower.
Conclusion: The SilverStone Fortress FT03 is a beautifully made and capable case for micro-ATX motherboards. It cooled our test components competently and quietly and, once the initial shock of the internal layout had abated, it was easy to build a system inside the case.