Conclusion: When I first saw the picture on the box of this chassis, I thought to myself, “Great, another Antec 900 look-a-like.” This assumption couldn’t have been further from the truth. In fact, the Silverstone FT01B-W is much more than that, and has many features that I haven’t ever seen on a mid tower case such as this. Silverstone really did an amazing job with this one.
Conclusion: The SilverStone FT01is in some ways, a carefully tuned product; it's airflow, for instance. In other aspects it's a blank canvas for serious builders. There's no denying its good looks, particularly the version I reviewed, with the large, clear side window and black interior. It really highlights the system components, especially if you add a splash of color with cables and such.
Pros: Classic design principles, executed with precision, Light weight, strong construction, Quiet design with high quality fans, Dust-Free pressurized case design, Flexible HDD drive bay provisions, SATA hot-swap feature available, one included, Flexible mounting of PSU, Did I mention how good it looks...?
Cons: Two of three filters not easily removed and/or cleaned, Cable management could use improvements, Airflow options are limited, Slight mismatch of anodized finish on external drive bay covers, No eSATA connector on external patch panel