Silverstone Fortress FT04 Review

Up Close: Interior Continued

Silverstone Fortress FT04

Interior Continued

In a throwback to the days of old Dell and HP server cases Silverstone for some bizarre reason have chosen to include an extended expansion card support.  The rest of the plastic assembly does a least serve to duct the air from the intake fans towards the GPU and motherboard area.  Silverstone have also gone old school on the 5.25" bays, forgoing any temptation to include tool free fittings.

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We have to look steeply upwards into the case to see where the PSU lives.  if you're wondering just how you fit it, don't fret, as it's all done from the outside via the removable roof panel.

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The inverted motherboard layout also makes things look pretty odd on the reverse side.  30mm or so of room though should make cable management a doddle though.  Anterior to the vertical management holes there is a large vertical gap, which although unsightly does make it very easy to move cables about the case.

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A large cut out at the top of the case is provided for PSU cables to exit down the reverse side.  posterior to this there is a smaller cut out, but it's unlikely this will be of any use to you unless your using a short PSU, which given the price and intended uses of this case is very unlikely.  There's also a large  gap down along the base of the removable motherboard tray (yes we said removable), which again makes it very easy, although messy to move cables about. 

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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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