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Silverstone FT03
8.7 out of 10

Silverstone FT03

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Overall 6
6.0

Side panels came warped

Nathaniel G., Newegg
23 January 2014
  • Summary: Just ordered a Caselabs s3 today as a replacement.
  • Pros: Great Quality, really. Nice and thick side panels dampen noise. small formfactor.
  • Cons: My side panels came in warped, and do not sit flush on the back side..... really frustrating considering the price.
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Overall 6
6.0

In retrospect, I would have bought another one.

Cristobal C. "cristobal", Amazon
30 November 2013
  • Summary: I think this case looks really cool, the heat management is actually great... but there are some things that I don't like as much: Cable management is OK if you have a modular power supply, if you don't, then it's just bad. No access to the powersupply switch once the case is closed.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good But Not Without Flaws....

Christopher M., Newegg
28 September 2013
  • Summary: This case looks amazing. Truly it's the best looking computer I've ever built, and everyone who sees mine loves it. A lot of people think it comes from some big fruit company that shall not be named.
  • Pros: Beautiful Design Good Storage Options Mostly well built...
  • Cons: Some odd design choices Only 1 SSD tray. Flimsy panel latches. Not really all that small....
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Overall 6
6.0

Planning on using this case with an optical, or 3.5" drive? Read below...

Darby A., Newegg
25 May 2013
  • Summary: Not a big thing, but ALL cables use the top plastic grill as a entrance facility -Woulda been nice to have a knockout (or a 2nd back panel with a hole in it?) to run cables out of the back as opposed to the top
  • Pros: So once upon a time, finding handheld instrumentation a bit lacking I found myself wanting to have a garage computer to throw on a cart, with a couple 24"s and some speakers to diagnose vehicles Im working on, flip on some tunes, some videos, doing some packet injection against neighborhood AP's,...
  • Cons: Size (Not necessarily saying this is some huge caveat or anything, but when I got it -I was of the opinion that its ~30% bigger than what the pics n' videos allude to in height) The other thing here is powersupplies... In the description, they make a point of illustrating CPU heatsync as a critic...
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Overall 6
6.0

Overall very good, with a few oddities

Goffe T., Newegg
3 January 2012
  • Summary: I bought and set this up for a reception area to look a bit more elegant than the typical tower case mounted on the floor. i3 with an SSD, so functionally the case is overkill. I removed all but the very top case fans.
  • Pros: Mostly elegant, minimalist look. Deals with cables in a unique way in order to clean up the typical tangled look. Airflow is well designed. Heavy aluminum panels. Convenient top access to USB 3.0 ports. The plastic lattice top is nice for placing accessories. The SATA hot plug is nice to have. Th...
  • Cons: As previously stated, the side panels tend to detach a bit too easily and the gaps between the panels are noticeable. The white plastic top piece and side ventilation panel look out of place against the silver main panels. The top piece is difficult to remove properly (which is required to remove...
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Charles_L, NCIX.com
15 August 2011
  • Summary: Recently built this system, consisting of an Asus P8P67-M Pro, Core i7 2600k, GTX580, 240Gb SSD. Using stock CPU and GPU cooler, and only the top case fan. System is very quiet and keeps things reasonably cool. Planning on getting a better aftermarket cooler, but right now happy with stock cooler.
  • Pros: Not your typical looking case, pretty cool and quiet, with room to build a pretty powerful system
  • Cons: You need to choose components very carefully., The side intake really wrecks the appearance of the case., The "front" USB3 ports are useless., Power and reset buttons are too prominent, making them very easy to press by accident.
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Overall 6
6.0

It's a garbage can!

Justin H., Newegg
26 April 2011
  • Summary: Not much of a difference in cooling with the 90 degree angle.. Due to the design, the CPU fan is going to be pulling in the hot air from the PSU exhaust. The single top exhaust fan does do a good job of removing the hot air from inside the case.
  • Pros: 90 degree mounting - which is nice for tower style coolers. Able to fit 160mm tall heat sinks. I'm using a Scythe Mugen 2 Rev. B The three included fans are decent and are quiet at 900rpm. Lots of room to work with due to three removable panels. Very clean cable management with cut outs and clips...
  • Cons: Included fans are loud at stock speeds and would prefer my own to reduce the cost of this case. Plastic parts look cheap compared to the aluminum panels. Quality of the plastic latch for the swappable bay is questionable if used often. Side panels are not perfectly aligned in any way, so don't ex...
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