Silverstone Fortress FT04 Review

Up Close: Interior Continued

Silverstone Fortress FT04

Interior Continued

The Aluminium top cover is easily removed after releasing two thumb bolts at the rear of the case.  Doing so grants access to the interior of the separate roof section allowing for fitting of the PSU and 5.25" bay devices. 

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The 5.25" bays are covered by unvented plastic covers which can be effortlessly popped out and back in again.  Fitting of devices up here will require you to use a good old fashioned screwdriver, so dust off that man card (apprentice level) and get stuck in.

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The PSU mount area is just wide enough to take a PSU to the point that if the one you intend to use has any embossed areas or raised badges on the side they will scrape against the sides of the panels.  Once in however the PSU has a comfortable seat atop two full length rubber strips.

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Those who have been reading diligently through the review will know by now that the FT04 features a sight rarely seen these days outside of server systems.  Yup boys and girls, it's got a removable motherboard tray, which once out grants unprecedented internal access from both sides.  Ideal if you're fitting rads and reservoirs and need room to access otherwise hard to reach fittings.

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So here it is in all it's numerically scaled glory, one removable motherboard tray.

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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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