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Silverstone Fortress FT05 Case Review

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Silverstone Fortress FT05 Case Review

By David Shields

Manufacturer: SilverStone Technology Co., Ltd.
Product Name: Fortress Series FT05
Model Number: SST-Ft05S
UPC: 84476101167 EAN: 470007221679
Price As Tested: $180 (MSRP)

Full Disclosure: SilverStone Technology Co., Ltd.

Silverstone is known for creating high quality PC cases with top notch cooling and premium materials, chiefly the Raven and Fortress series towers. Recently, Silverstone updated their Raven series line with the RV05, and now they’ve released the newest chassis in the Fortress lineup, the FT05. Designed to combine supreme elegance with powerful cooling potential, the FT05 comes in a pair of sleek colors and utilizes a motherboard tray rotated 90° to accommodate a vertical airflow design.

While the Raven and Fortress series appear to be very different, they often use the same interior design. This is certainly the case with the RV05 and the FT05 cases. With this in mind, how can consumers decide which chassis suits their needs? In this Benchmark Reviews article, I will discuss the differences between the RV05 and FT05 and potential reasons to pick one over the other before delivering my final rating of the FT05.

FT05 Full View

Silverstone Fortress FT05 Full View

Features & Specifications

Model No. SST-FT05S
 Materials Aluminum outer shell, steel body.
 Dimensions 221mm (W) x 483mm (H) x 427mm (D).
 Cooling System 180mm Fan x 2, 600/900/1200rpm, 17/25/34dBA
downward compatible with 120mm Fan x 3, or 140mm Fan x 2.
 External I/O USB 3.0 x 2, Audio x 1, MIC x 1
 Expansion Slots 7
 Storage Capacity Slim slot-loading optical x 1, 3.5″ x 2, 2.5” x 2.
 Compatibility Fits Graphics Cards up to 312 mm long
162 mm of CPU cooler clearance
Cable management space: 19 mm
Full ATX PSU (w/ HDD cages 175 mm, w/o 304 mm).


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1 comment

  1. David Ramsey

    I ran into similar cable management problems when I reviewed the FT02 some years back, and I’ve seen it in other cases as well. Why vendors would design, test, build, and sell a case where a standard ATX main power cable simply won’t fit between the side panel and the inside of the case without undue pressure still confuses me. Really, how hard could it be to add another couple of millimeters of space?

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