Pros: Thick aluminum panels very sturdy, easily removable panels for upgrading components, plenty of room to work in, look is unique.
Cons: The ap vortex type fan from silverstone is quite loud at 1500 rpm. The reset button on top is near the power button, which should of been recessed to prevent accidental reset. The clips holding the panels are a tad too loose doesn't take much effort to pull panels off.
Summary: Case fits well together with typical tolerances. All panels are aluminum, top grate is plastic, all filter grates are plastic and removable. Keeps everything extremely cool, vents are all functional, case is easy to use and build inside. Cabling has plenty of places to go, and access to drives is also easy. Hotswap drive works very well, can use full-size power supply (made the mistake of ordering a SMALL form factor PS--oops). Very happy with case.
Summary: Very quality construction. Perfect in every way, the heat moves UP through the case and out. Genius!! Bigger than I would like but I knew the measurements going in :) very nice switch from the jr. High look of most cases sold, you know, the ones with neon and twinkle lights and dragons....
Summary: Doing a custom cooling system in this case. Had to modify it some for the radiators, but everything is laid out well and easy to organize, good cable routing. Would also make a great air cooled machine. Takes some special ordering, such as the slim dvd drive, but fits full size video cards and standard power supplies.
Summary: I've built computers in my fair share of cases now so I can appreciate some of the finer things in cases. For starters, I love the thermal design of this case as a result of rotating the motherboard 90 degrees. That puts all the ports on top of the case which makes everything easy to plug in, but the included mesh top means you can still set things on top of it if absolutely necessary.
Summary: Wow, nice case! Good quality construction, nice extruded aluminum side panels which are all about 2 mm thick on two sides, and about 3 mm thick on the other two sides. the rest is steel painted white, all nicely done. The vertical design is really innovative. I've got two 3.5" drives in a raid, a third 3.5" drive in the removable slot sometimes (backup drive to take out of the house...), and one SSD with Win7 and Ubuntu on it.
Summary: I finished my build last night and this was my first SilverStone case. Normally I'm a Lian Li guy, but after watching a few positive reviews I decided to give the FT03 a try. Besides, what I really wanted were those gorgeous aesthetics - especially for a home theater environment. I love this case, both inside and out. The internals are a bit unorthodox, which I was a bit skeptical about at first, but they work wonderfully. The outside is minimalistic and attractive.
Summary: While i think this is a bit tall I think the overall look is very clean. Because of it's height I could not put it in my old computer's spot. It sits beside my computer desk. The fact that all the ports are on top is a little odd to me and I didn't like that all my wires were going to be visible coming out the top/back of the tower. To help with that i got a large wire loom and all wires pass through that to the back of my desk.