Silverstone Fortress FT04 Review

Up Close: Exterior Overview and Roof

Silverstone Fortress FT04

Up Close:  Exterior Overview and Roof 

Whereas the RV04 case reviewed recently by Tom was more performance based the Fortress FT04, with it's sleek curved single piece Aluminium Front door and minimalist roof vent have more of a low key impact on the eye.  That's not to say it's any less impressive, with it's curving lines have more than a hint of the Art Deco about them.

Silverstone Fortress FT04     Silverstone Fortress FT04

 

Those familiar with the Fortress Series and for that matter a great many other cases from Silverstone will already be at ease with the concept of having the window on the right hand side of the case.  For those of you who are as yet uninitiated, this, at first view might seem paradoxical.  It does though make as much sense to have it on the right as it does on the left, and even more sense for those of you who's desk and room layout dictates that the case must be placed on their left. 

Silverstone Fortress FT04     Silverstone Fortress FT04

 

The roof, like the Front door is made of aluminium, with only the removable PSU vent cover being made of plastic.  All of which affords the FT04 a great feeling of class and quality. 

Silverstone Fortress FT04     Silverstone Fortress FT04

 

The mesh vent, although unfiltered is easily removed and refits snuggly without distorting the lines of the roof.

Silverstone Fortress FT04     Silverstone Fortress FT04  

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03-02-2014, 06:42:21

tinytomlogan
http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...111412749l.jpg

Hot on the heels of the Raven, we take a look at the latest in the Fortress series, the FT04 From Silverstone


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03-02-2014, 07:17:59

You_What?
Will read later mate, looks huge, was hoping it'd be a nice small case!

03-02-2014, 07:18:38

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by You_What? View Post
Will read later mate, looks huge, was hoping it'd be a nice small case!
Gary wrote it dude - its the same size as the RV04 though so not small

03-02-2014, 15:57:48

Robi_G
Not my cup of tea, seems overpriced at 180, especially with the lack of tool-less drive bays and grommets and the top mounted power supply, which I thought had finally been eradicated in cases. Looks nice on the outside though

03-02-2014, 16:01:50

Wraithguard
Really liked the case at first until I saw the scissor jack!?! Could probably drop 20 from the price if they took it out, only gripe I have and am yet to see in cases is the ability to flip the motherboard tray and IO panel round...

03-02-2014, 18:24:37

unidentical
I'm not feeling this new, more plasticy trend silverstone is going with. I own the Fortress FT02 and it's glorious.

I'm also really not liking the motherboard orientation. The 90 degree roll was what made these things special.

03-02-2014, 18:28:21

GoogalyMoogaly
After getting a TJ11 I've sort of gone off Silverstone cases now.
This one doesn't really change my mind either.
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