Overall and FV

One thing's for sure, Silverstone has created something completely new with the Fortress FT03. They managed to pack a big gaming rig into a small footprint, perfect for anyone who wants to run their PC on their desk without it taking up half of the desk, or for a LAN environment. Having said that, there are small issues here and there that you have to keep in mind if you plan on getting one. First, you are limited to only three 3.5 inch bays and one 2.5 inch bay, for most this won’t be an issue though. I found the unique cooling layout to perform well in our testing, but I am concerned that there isn’t room to improve the cooling much if you need it. I also found the case to be really hard to pick up and carry around; luckily Silverstone sells a carrying bag that supports this case.

On the good side, I love the styling of the FT03. It has that elegant Silverstone look that almost no other manufacturer can come close to. This is mostly because of its use of brushed aluminum and curved corners. I mentioned it before, but its small footprint is impressive, especially with support for multiple video cards and Micro ATX motherboards. Normally with this sized footprint we are limited to one card with a Mini ITX motherboard, those looking for a little more will love this. Of course at just under $170 the Fortress FT03 isn’t cheap. But if you want a little style, something completely unique, and room for SLI and Micro ATX, it’s one of only a few options on the market. And I can promise you, its one of the most unique.


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You might call him obsessed or just a hardcore geek. Wes's obsession with gaming hardware and gadgets isn't anything new, he could be found taking things apart even as a child. When not poking around in PC's he can be found playing League of Legends, Awesomenauts, or Civilization 5 or watching a wide variety of TV shows and Movies. A car guy at heart, the same things that draw him into tweaking cars apply when building good looking fast computers. If you are interested in writing for Wes here at LanOC you can reach out to him directly using our contact form.

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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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