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Silverstone FT03
8.7 out of 10

Silverstone FT03

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Overall 8
8.0

Shes a looker

nicholas b., Newegg
19 December 2014
  • Pros: -small footprint -easy to remove panels -vertical cooling path -simple cooling with filter -looks lovely -unique
  • Cons: -very difficult to find correct DVD drive. most options are wildly expensive. When I ordered this case Newegg didn't even have a compatible drive. If you manage to find a drive.... you will still need an unusual cable to power it. -cable management is difficult, especially if you install the disc...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Case with some Compromises

Kyle S., Newegg
30 November 2014
  • Summary: Overall I love this case and it functions well for my mini gaming computer! There will always be the obvious problems when building a computer with a small case, and I think this case serves its function very well.
  • Pros: -Looks beautiful on desk -High quality aluminum sides -High quality fan comes with it -I kind of like the I/O on top of case as opposed to back -CPU water cooling works great
  • Cons: -The sides come off too easy, wish they would secure better -BARELY fit my 660 ti, should have an extra inch of card clearance -My GPU gets upward of 70-80 celcius, but taking the front panel cools card at least 15 degrees -Virtually no cable management -No room for disc reader with all my parts in
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Sherman_H, NCIX.com
20 September 2013
  • Summary: Silverstone has made an interesting case that defies convention. It's good to have stylish alternative in the non-Apple world using mostly typical PC parts (except for the slim slot optical drive).
  • Pros: Distinctive case
  • Cons: Plastic a bit flimsy
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Overall 8
8.0

Unique

Carl M., Newegg
1 March 2013
  • Summary: Maybe go with a DC PSU, if you can. It might be small enough to fit properly.
  • Pros: Strong, solid, well built. Easy to work on considering how compact it is. The giant fan is audible but low enough that you don't usually notice it.
  • Cons: Even Silverstone's own modular PSU doesn't fit in the case without taking the 3.5" drive bracket out and bending a few things.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Sitka10101, NCIX.com
12 August 2011
  • Summary: This is a pretty sweet-looking case. I got the black edition. When the unit arrived the paint felt slightly "sticky", though that's not the case a week later. In case it's not obvious, this case orients the motherboard so that the IO shield faces up, out the top of the case - so all your...
  • Pros: Looks, peripheral cable management, space-saving design, amazing internal capacity, hot-swap SATA bay!
  • Cons: Fragile finish, only works with one (expensive) slot-load DVD drive, hot-swap bay door feels cheap and plasticky.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Nukemaster, NCIX.com
1 July 2011
  • Summary: I got this case after wanting a bit more room on my desk. I saw some server cases with hard drives behind the motherboard. The down side to this is about a 10c increase in temps(in the hot swap bay at least). This was all with the stock fans at low speed.
  • Pros: +Small footprint, +Lots of hardware fits, +Fairly light
  • Cons: -Hard drives get hotter, -Paint seems like it will scratch easy, even came with a small scratch, -Wish the doors had some latches?
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Overall 8
8.0

Small and compact case. Clever design

Scuttttler, Scan
10 October 2014
  • Excerpt: Well thought out design, but as it's small, installation is a bit fiddly. Most of the case is well made, but a few bits let it down; sloppy pop-rivets for example.
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Overall 8
8.0

Well made and attractive case

yowl, Scan
3 October 2014
  • Excerpt: I like Silverstone products and this case is my second. Its well made, looks nice, and has good ventilation from bottom to top which makes sense. Its compact inside, but there is space for all the cables you need.
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Overall 8
8.0

Clever design, useful size

JohnJB, Scan
16 January 2014
  • Excerpt: Very clever design, and a 'Goldilocks' size for me. Connections in the top are unusual, but quite appropriate if you stand the pc at low level. Great access and well built, lots of flexibility.
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Overall 8
8.0

Tight fit

pknorge, Scan
10 January 2014
  • Excerpt: Managed to get a 760 GTX in this but it was a really tight fit, extremely fiddly to get everything in. I have 1 3.5 HDD and 2 2.5 SSD's as well as the slot loading DVD player. The wiring is quite a mess and not much room to manage it but when things are this small it is to be expected.
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