I would like to thank SilverStone for supplying the review sample.
SilverStone is an established manufacturer of innovative chassis and quality power supplies. Being the latest enthusiast case released, the Fortress FT03 weighs in with an extraordinary design tailored to small form factor. The FT03 is a unique design experiment with a mission to maximize the amount of computer you can put inside while maintaining an exterior presence worthy of an art gallery. In short this case balances both form and function. With an upright structural support look it's possible it may not be appealing at first but examining beyond the skin depth will unravel the many layers of this case.
Features: (as listed by the manufacturer)
- Super small footprint design with no cables on four sides
- Stack effect layout with 90 degree motherboard mounting
- Support graphics cards of any length
- Support full tower CPU coolers
- Mandatory cable routing design
- Includes hot-swap bay for quick data storage needs
- Backside hard drive mounting with passive cooling for silence
|Color||Black or Silver|
|Material||Aluminum outer shell, steel body|
|Form Factor||Micro ATX, Mini-DTX, Mini-ITX|
|Drive Bays||1x External Slimline, 3x Internal 3.5", 1x Internal 2.5"|
|Case Fans||TOP: 1 x 120mm exhaust fan, 1200rpm, 22dBA, BOTTOM: 2 x 120mm intake fans, 1200rpm 22dBA|
|Top I/O||USB 3.0 x 2 (backwards compatible with USB 2.0)audio x 1 MIC x 1|
SilverStone Strider Gold 750W Power Supply
Attending this case review is an accompanying SilverStone product, the Strider Gold 750W(ST75F-G) power supply. Foremost this power supply will not be tested in depth, however; the FT03 is truly unique and a completely 100% modular power supply would be perfect. The Strider Gold series are the latest series to the existing Strider class. The gold level of efficiency is a remarkable feat for any manufacturer who is able to attain over 80% efficiency at various loads. With a completely modular design the ST75F-G allows cable management to begin at the power supply. Additionally SilverStone sent along their PP05 modular cable set to reduce the leftover lengths and make tidying up the case just that much easier. The Strider Gold series starts with 750 watts and peaks at 1200 watts.