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Silverstone-ft03.33929262
8.8 out of 10

Silverstone FT03

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So Pleased

Norman R., Newegg
17 July 2013
  • Summary: The overall build quality is great and the thoughtful design is great. BUY THIS!!!
  • Pros: This case is fantastic. Lots more space than you realize when you buy it----the 4 hard-drive bays are a good space to hide the wiring and there is a ton of space for a full-size psu. I guess this is the newest version, because it didn't come with the blue-usb-3 pass-through cables, but a black usb-3 cable to attach to a motherboard. Very cool indeed
  • Cons: none
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Great case

Jason N., Newegg
26 June 2013
  • Summary: So far, I am VERY happy with this case and would choose it again without question.
  • Pros: Size, I was worried but this case fits my MSI 7970 and Corsair H80i quite nicely. Sides are easily removable so all areas are accessible; case is a pleasure to work on. The aluminum body panels are a decent gauge and do not flex. The unusual motherboard mounting is brilliant and other manufacturers should take note. The cooling properties of this box are rivaled only by its siblings in Silverstone's Fortress line.
  • Cons: The only two issues I have are minor and not worth deducting an egg. The first is the placement of the power button; it's on the top of the case and is quite easy to push inadvertently while reaching over the top to fiddle with cables. The other issue is QC in the packing department. Case was meant to come with a specific set of screws, standoffs, and fasteners; it came instead, with a random bag of mismatched screws and no MB standoffs at all. Luckily, I've accumulat...
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My new favorite Mini-Itx Case!

Ryan S., Newegg
4 April 2013
  • Summary: I bought this case from another online store because I was able to get free 2 day shipping, but it is the same case nonetheless and I prefer to shop Newegg for most of my computer needs so I think it will be of more avail for users here than on other websites. Great case, great layout, small footprint, VERY clean look! I love Silverstone build quality.
  • Pros: - Very well made case, especially the aluminum side panels. - Small footprint for a tower based computer. - Can fit a radiator on the bottom of the case (see cons). - Can potentially fit the "smaller" full-size ATX Psus. - Well thought-out interior design that allows maximum airflow.
  • Cons: I have two complaints: 1) The aluminum side panels are very sturdy and heavy. The problem is with the little push-pins that hold them on the side of the chassis. The pins are only plastic, and if they break, you won't be able to keep your side paneling on. Not worth docking an egg, but just be aware and careful if you are transporting this case around. 2) The case can fit a radiator! Wait, why is this a con? Well, the only way to cool any of your computer parts is thr...
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great case

Brian P., Newegg
1 April 2013
  • Summary: This is a great case if you are looking for a mATX build with a small footprint. I have spent a ton of money experimenting with pc builds over the last 10 years. if you want air-cooled, small footprint, and mATX motherboard or smaller, this is a great case. i would give it 4.5 out of 5, but it's either 4 or 5 on newegg. the case is better than a 4.
  • Pros: small size yet no limitations when it comes to vid card, cpu heatsink, PSU options. hot swap hard drive bay is nice too. cable routing is easy. very solid construction. you can break down the case to an almost bare frame, making building much easier.
  • Cons: i wish it had more room for intake fans. the slim dvd drive is kinda' a b****. sold separately :( you will run into problems if you want a pci wifi card with protruding antennas. the top grill can get in the way. the antennas can be arranged to poke through the top plastic grill.
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Silverstone FT03

Hung T., Newegg
31 March 2013
  • Summary: Case fits everything I needed nicely. Fits the Asus Maximus V Micro-ATX motherboard very well. I also have an Intel i7 2600K with a Cooler Master V8 in there, and it fits! But I had to remove the 120mm fan angled at the CPU to make it fit. So I got the Cooler Master 212 EVO and changed the fan to have it pull air upwards, and everything worked out peachy! I also have an MSI 7950 Boost Edition in there, fit just fine with room to spare.
  • Pros: SFF performance case Fits performance CPU cooler like the Cooler Master V8 Fits high end video card and ram Stack cooling Three 120mm fans Roomy interior for micro-atx or itx gaming setup Tool-less exterior Sleek design Bottom dust filter is magnetic, sticks to the bottom of the case, very cool! Room for 2 additional 80mm fans and one 80/90mm fan to cool the video card.
  • Cons: No cooling for hard drives Only one 2.5" SSD bay, was not happy with this at all but I got creative with different ways to attach both of the 2.5" SSD so I won't deduct an egg. Holes to loop wires to the motherboard could be bigger I have a Raidmax 850 Modular PSU, it fits fine except the wires may be too long and needed some creative wiring work to jam everything in.
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Some Important Information

Seth D., Newegg
20 January 2013
  • Summary: Here are some helpful notes from the manual and myself: - Adapters for displays will require a cabled version not a stub version as provided with most video cards. - Largest power supply supported is the Silverstone ST1200 - When using a tower cooler you may loose the 120mm case fan that would sit below you CPU, also you will loose the ability to mount in the 80mm sulimental fan for your graphics card - So long as it will not interfear with your PCIe Slot you can fit in...
  • Pros: - Small Footprint - Good build Quality - Everything Fit... almost (See Other Thoughts)
  • Cons: The power supply Measurements are off a bit... The largest Power Supply it can fit (According to the manual) is the Silverstone ST1200 Power Supply. I bought A 1200W Power and Cooler for it and it was just 3/8in to long with cables secured. So I followed their recommendation instead.
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JAWSOME

Mason B., Newegg
7 November 2012
  • Summary: This is my sixth build, and I always try to use nice quality cases. In the past I have used mostly Antec cases (P180, P182, 900) for their great design and build quality, but Silverstone has topped them all with the FT03 mini.
  • Pros: -Great build quality -Easy to work with -Nice airflow system -Plenty of space inside -Looks great
  • Cons: -Plastic top piece
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perfect

Brian P., Newegg
25 August 2012
  • Summary: i have a Prolimatech PRO-MGH-B CPU Cooler that fits with no problems, but if my ram sticks had anything other than a standard heatsink, i wouldnt be able to run dual 120mm fans on the cpu cooler. i think the plug'n'play water solutions will work well with this case, but i think you are limiting the exhaust flow by using the only exhaust fan as your radiator fan. imo, i dont think this is a good case for an internal radiator, but it would be perfect for an external setup.
  • Pros: i have had a TON of cases over the last 4 years or so and this is my favorite case of all. I have built full tower, water cooled beast setups, as well as moderate enthusiast-level setups. I can fit everything i need for a great gaming setup and not have it take up half of my desk space.
  • Cons: its hard to find the slot-load cd drive for this case. maybe that's why the case is discontinued. it is discontinued right? but keep in mind most people rarely need to use a cd drive. I just use an external drive for loading the OS.
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User Review

Jason S., Newegg
14 April 2012
  • Summary: One more con: - Internal A/C cord is extremely thick, and doesn't bend too well. May need some creative routing if using two long GPU's. - If you are using two graphics cards that fit without removing the bottom fan and bracket, I still recommend doing so and mounting two 80mm fans. This way that air is travelling vertically over the GPUs rather than diagonally towards the CPU.
  • Pros: - Very elegant looking. This case is centerpiece-worthy, and takes up a very small desk footprint. - Having all I/O ports on top works wonders for convenience. No more pulling the tower away from the wall, tipping it forward, or grabbing a flashlight to plug things in. Also allows case to be positioned all the way against the wall. - Cable management is pretty decent. There is room between the harddrives and motherboard panel to stuff cables at the rear of the case. -...
  • Cons: - Bottom fan filter is useless. Within 20 minutes of it being off the case, it warped beyond all belief, and the magnets are no longer strong enough to keep it attached. This REALLY needs to be addressed. Perhaps a thin aluminum filter with an aluminum mesh needs to be designed. - Right-Angled SATA cables may have issues in this case. If your SATA ports come out vertically from your mobo, use the right angle to straight cables. If your SATA ports come out parallel wit...
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I Like it lots

Peter R., Newegg
6 March 2012
  • Summary: FOR THOSE COMPLAINING ABOUT THE LACK OF EJECT BUTTON for the CD/DVD Rom; if you mount the CD Rom just right, you can press the button by pushing on the front case cover gently. It works each and every time, in fact, I love the way it works. I wish the power supply could be mounted upside down.
  • Pros: The case has a lot of room inside and can still fit a full size heatsink, 2 video cards, full size cooler, RAM with large heatsinks, and 3 3.5" drives. The case is solidly made from thick steel. The panels are extremely easy to remove, giving a full access to the insides making the computer a dream to work with.
  • Cons: The included bottom filter attaches by magnets. That filter warped and the magnets were to weak to hold it in place. Maybe I'm just unlucky but the filter is useless to me. Wish the filter was attached by thumb screws and/or clips. The top buttons placement; it is very easy to power/reset the whole thing.
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