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Written by Bruce Normann - Editied by Olin Coles   
Monday, 24 November 2008
Table of Contents: Page Index
SilverStone Fortress FT01 Case SST-FT01B-W
Closer Look: Exterior
Detailed Exterior Features
Closer Look: Interior
Drive Cage Features
Detailed Interior Features
Thermal Testing
Fortress Series Final Thoughts
SST-FT01BW Conclusion

SilverStone Fortress SST-FT01B-W

What's the first thing you look at when presented with a new computer chassis? Since we're not talking about a video card, then it's probably not going to be a picture of a drop-dead gorgeous girl brandishing an edged weapon. All the same, I think we judge it on appearances; first impressions count. Interestingly enough, just like humans, there are no two Mid-Tower Computer cases that are exactly alike. So every time we see a new one, whether we've got a beauty of our own at home or not, we evaluate it, rate it, and imagine what our system would like, installed inside. Who knew we had such a rich and heartwarming relationship with a series of empty, rectangular, metal boxes.

SilverStone has a long history of designing and building fantastic looking products, and the Fortress Series is no exception, especially the SST-FT01B-W model. Benchmark Reviews has investigated a few SilverStone products up to now, and we've always come away impressed by their good looks, thoughtful design, and premium build quality. Things are definitely looking up; let's take it home and see what it can do with this premium computer case.

So, after we get over the fact that it's a stunning looker, we take a peek inside to find out what it's really made of. The FT01BW makes this easy, with its large, clear, side window and black interior finish. The Fortress Series FT01 models impress with uni-body construction, acoustic foam on the sleek side panels, a couple of 180mm slow speed fans, and modular drive bays for the HDDs. Things are definitely looking up; let's take it home and see what it can do.

SilverStone Fortress Features

More than two years after the introduction of the world's first uni-body PC chassis, the SilverStone Temjin TJ07, a new product line was created to extend this unique construction further into other applications. The first model for this line is the Fortress FT01, which sports the same super strong uni-body frame as its predecessor but with a sleeker profile thanks to its smaller size. Designed with positive air pressure concept, it enables better cooling performance than traditional chassis but also helps to prevent dust from penetrating into the chassis by use of filters on intake fans and forcing air out of the chassis through unfiltered vents and gaps. Comprised of modern touches such as quick release drive cages and dual 180mm fans, this case is easily the top choice for anyone looking to assemble a top of the line midsize system.

Special Features

  • Positive air pressure design optimizes cooling performance
  • Uni-body frame construction from the flagship Temjin TJ07
  • Artful, understated design with excellent ergonomics
  • Dual 180mm silent fans included for outstanding cooling and quietness
  • Minimal use of rivets for maximum serviceability
  • Highly flexible drive storage options with hot-swappable SATA adapter

SST-FT01B-W Specifications

About the company: SilverStone Technology

Founded in 2003, SilverStone is an established leader in its field, with an elite team of engineers; we started our quest of providing products that create inspirations. We have since expanded the lines of products as well as types of products we produce, giving our customers a wide selection of choices. With distribution centers in different areas of the globe, SilverStone products can be seen all over the world, not just for computer users but also for home entertainment use. Providing leisure with integration of advanced technologies that is functional and making them enjoyable to use.SilverStone-Logo-250px.png

Here at SilverStone Technology, we continue to pride ourselves in providing the highest level of standards in designing and manufacturing computer enclosures, power supplies, and accessories. Our pursuit for the first class aesthetic appeal is relentless; our teams of devoted engineers are constantly searching for the best technologies that suit end-users with different needs and will make our products as technologically sound as they are beautiful.

If you have any doubts about SilverStone Technology's ability to stay on the leading edge of technology, take a look at just two of the 2008 Milestones listed on their website:

  • January - SilverStone NVIDIA ESA Certified Chassis, Temjin J10-ESA announced
  • July - SilverStone announced ZM1200 & ZU1200 to support GTX 280 in 3-way SLI



# Top filter Problem solvedcharliesierra 2011-11-08 13:38
Now , no problem with the top filter, Silverstone has done an improvement , you can now extract the filter by the left side, without difficulties
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