SilverStone Fortress FT05 Review
Published: 5th November 2014 | Source: SilverStone | Price: 124.99 |
Up Close: Exterior
No we haven't just taken the image and flipped it, the FT05 really is exactly the same on both sides. With no window in our review sample there's also no way to view the goodies within. Still, if you're after monolithic silence the FT05 with it's solid steel chassis and thick Aluminium panels might just be the thing you're chasing. After all, if you're in the pursuit of sonic perfection, then a dirty great window isn't going to help matters.
With the FT05 being a rotated Motherboard design, cool air is brought in at the base of the case, by means of the long horizontal cut outs running along the base, and exhausted through the full length roof grill. The grill is easily removed by simply sliding it back, giving access as it does to what is by convention the rear I/O area, even if in this case it's not at the rear but on the top.
The front I/O area is covered by a stealth, soft pop up cover revealing a brace of USB3.0s, a set of audio jacks and a pair of fan controllers. Power and reset buttons are again stealthily located on either side of this panel
Lifting the top panel off gives us a view into the roof of the case where the rear I/O lives. Here we see seven vented PCI slot covers, along with a mesh area for a 120mm fan. The PSU is located vertically on the left hand side of the case. Lifting the roof panel also reveals the small levers which act to release the side panels.