Silverstone Fortress FT04 Review
Published: 3rd February 2014 | Source: Silverstone | Price: £174 |
Up Close: Exterior Rear and Base
With most tower chassis having the same rear layout, it's refreshing to take a slightly different path. Aside from the reversed and inverted motherboard dictating the position of the rear I/O the most obvious feature is the roof mounted PSU.
Although there's a vent above the PSU, there's no filter (just like the old days). Not a massive problem as you can still have your PSU with the fan inboard if you choose, as many do with a base mounted PSU. Beneath the PSU there's a large square mesh area allowing for additional ventilation, sitting as it does beside the 8 vented PCI slots. At the bottom of the case there's a mount for a 120mm fan. We think at near £180 it would have been nice to have a fan back here, but as many will change their fans anyway it's not a biggy for us.
The case sits on four large rubber capped feet, some of which have additional holes in for long reach screwdrivers to access the various screws that retain the internal components of the case. We'll look at this in a bit more detail when we get inside.