Silverstone Fortress FT04 Review

Introduction and Technical Specification

Silverstone Fortress FT04


Silverstone have been nearly as busy as we have of late.  Tom's been re modelling the Office and Silverstone have been re modelling and updating several of their flagship lines.  Having recently reviewed the new Raven we now turn our sights on the Fortress FT04, which as Tom would say is the errr, ahem, 4th in the line of Fortress cases from Silverstone.  The case as you will see shares much of its internals with its "Darker" Sibling the RV04, but has a much more understated exterior.  It's also considerably more expensive selling for between £175 and £200.  On the face of it it's hard to see where this money has been spent.  Good job we're here then to have a good look at it before you part with your hard earned moola.


Technical Specification


 Material Steel Body, Aluminium Top Plate and Door 
 Dimensions 219x546x482mm WxHxL 57.6Litres
 Weight 11.5kg
 Motherboard EATX, ATX, M-ATX
 Internal Storage 7x3.5" (2 hot swap), 2.5"x4
 External Storage 2x5.25"
 Expansion Slots 8
 Front I/O 2xUSB3.0, Audio I/O

 Front:  2xAP182 180mm (500-2000rpm) 17-42dB(A)

 Conversion for 3x120mm (optional)

 Rear: 120mm (optional)

 Max GPU 13.3"
 Max CPU Cooler Height 165mm




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Most Recent Comments

03-02-2014, 07:17:59

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

03-02-2014, 07:18:38

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 Quote

03-02-2014, 15:57:48

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 Quote

03-02-2014, 16:01:50

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...Quote

03-02-2014, 18:24:37

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.Quote

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