Silverstone Fortress FT04 Review

The Build

Silverstone Fortress FT04

The Build

Aside from very comprehensive instructions Silverstone also include a glossy brochure detailing all their products, you know, for the times when your internet is broken and you have to go "analogue".  You also get a box packed with accessories, brackets, cable ties and the usual screws.

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It's not strictly speaking necessary to remove the motherboard tray to fit the motherboard, but you know, "When in Rome" and all that.  In reality it does make fitting easier, and if you're planning a water-cooled rig it will be much easier to attach the various blocks and barbs in this manner.

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The motherboard tray slides in easily from the reverse side and is held in place by three screws (one of which took us a while to find).  The expansion slots don't have thumb bolt retainers, so again you're going to need your trusty screwdriver.  Thankfully Silverstone have thought to cut some holes in the sides to enable your driver to line up with the screw heads.

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We said it was a tight fit for the PSU didn't we.  Tighter than a Nuns Nacho in fact.  We've mounted the PSU with the fan up as owing to the layout of the cables on the rear this gives us that little bit more length to play with.

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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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