titleWhen it comes to interesting or creative designs for PC cases, Silverstone is one of only a few manufactures that come to mind. They are known for making stylish cases but they have also gone off the beaten path with designs like their Raven and Fortress cases where they have designed the motherboards rear I/O panel to vent out of the top of the case for improved airflow. When they introduced their Fortress FT03, they weren't replacing the previous model, instead bringing out a smaller model to sell along with it. It’s been out for some time but when Silverstone asked us what we wanted to take a look at it, it was still at the top of our list. Of course with all of this time waiting, we have high expectations. Let’s find out where it stands.

Product Name: Silverstone Fortress FT03

Review Sample Provided By: Silverstone

Written by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes


Model No.

SST-FT03B (black)
SST-FT03S (silver)
SST-FT03T (titanium)


Aluminum outer shell, steel body


Micro-ATX, DTX, Mini-ITX

Drive Bay

Slot loading slim optical drive x 1

3.5" x 3 * , 2.5" x1

Cooling System

1 x 120mm exhaust fan, 1200rpm, 22dBA
1 x 92/80mm optional fan

2 x 120mm intake fans, 1200rpm 22dBA
2 x 80mm optional fan slots

Expansion Slot


Front I/O Port

USB 3.0 x 2 (backwards compatible with USB 2.0)
audio x 1
MIC x 1

Power Supply

Standard PS2(ATX)

Expansion Card

Compatible up to 13.77” long, width restriction-6.77"

Limitation of CPU cooler


Limitation of PSU

up to 180mm deep

Net Weight



235mm(W)x487mm(H)x284mm(D), 32.5 liters


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garfi3ld replied the topic: #28669 20 Dec 2012 03:50
I'm sure Skyler will have thoughts to add to this one considering he had this same case for a while. Check out our review of the FT03 from Silverstone

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