Summary: Silverstone has taken the unique design of the Fortress FT03 and reduced the overall size of the chassis to create the FT03 Mini. Even so, the case manages to impress in terms of quality, with its thick aluminum panels and solid internal construction.
Pros: Unique design, Extremely compact, Two expansion slots, Can hold 10 inch long graphics card, 2x 2.5 inch and 1x 3.5 inch bays, Slot loading ODD in front, Thick aluminum plates all around, 140 mm FDB Air Penetrator fan on the underside, 2x USB 3.0, USB 3.0 to 2.0 adapter included, Dust filter on fa...
Cons: No eject Button for ODD, Air penetrator fan is quite loud, 10 inch GPU a tight fit, Forced to use low-profile or OEM heatsink, Basic I/O
Summary: Without a doubt the SilverStone Fortress FT03 raises eyebrows. It also raises important questions about compatibility which spurs the debate over the potential of a build proposed for this case. Limiting a build to micro ATX and below may be an issue some cannot simply overlook.
Pros: Excellent exterior look, Includes three 120 mm fans, Capable of holding extended graphics cards, Cable management cutaways, Hot swap bay, Passive cooling for hot swap hard drive, Small footprint, Adaptability for any build, Two USB3.0 front panel connections, Great brushed aluminum feel, Truly un...
Cons: Limiting mainboard form factor to mATX and below, Slot loading optical drive, Large CPU heatsinks may cause case fan to be removed
Excerpt: 4 Flares 4 Flares × It would be fair to say that over the past couple of years we’ve seen some very interesting chassis design innovations from Silverstone. They haven’t been afraid to think outside the box and have come up with some very impressive cases in the process.