1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

SilverStone Fortress FT03

Michael Larabel

Published on 8 April 2011
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 1 of 4 - 13 Comments

Back in January at the Consumer Electronics Show one of the most interesting and innovative products I came across was not one of the many tablets or 3D monitors on display, but was actually a computer case. SilverStone Technology has been producing computer enclosures for years, yet they seem to always drive a new level of innovation into their products, and is why they're one of the few enclosure manufacturers to be featured on Phoronix. After being fascinated by their small form factor Sugo enclosures in the past, they introduced a SFF Fortress enclosure, which is easily one of the most unique micro-ATX enclosures.

I previously reviewed the Fortress FT01 and Fortress FT02 enclosures from SilverStone, which were brilliant ATX enclosures, but the FT03 takes a radically different approach with a much smaller form factor to target micro ATX/ITX systems. When seeing this enclosure at SilverStone's CES suite, I thought at first that it was a next-generation Sugo. The FT03 seeks to reduce the chassis depth without compromising the ability to fit mainstream components. SilverStone has been successful in doing so while making one very sleek enclosure. With a distinct columnar design, this is just not a miniature version of the FT01/FT02.

Features:

- Aluminum shell, steel body
- Micro ATX, Mini DTX, Mini ITX Support
- 1 x Slim optical drive loading bay
- 3 x 3.5-inch Internal Drive Bays
- 1 x 2.5-inch Internal Drive Bay
- 2 x 120mm Case Fans
- 3 x 80mm Optional Fan Slots
- 4 Expansion Slots
- USB 3.0 Support
- 6.7 Kilogram Net Weight
- 235 x 487 x 284 mm

Contents:

The SilverStone Fortress FT03 was well protected via two Styrofoam molds within a thick cardboard box. SilverStone usually protects their products quite well for shipping and this micro-ATX enclosure is no different. The Fortress FT03 is available in SST-FT03B and SST-FT03S models with the post-fix denoting the black or silver exterior color. The sample kindly sent over by SilverStone Technology was the black version.

<< Previous Page
1
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. AMD R600g/RadeonSI Performance On Linux 3.16 With Mesa 10.3-devel
  2. Intel Pentium G3258 On Linux
  3. SilverStone Precision PS10
  4. ASRock Z97 Extreme6
Latest Linux Articles
  1. Nouveau vs. Radeon vs. Intel Tests On Linux 3.16, Mesa 10.3-devel
  2. KVM Benchmarks On Ubuntu 14.10
  3. X.Org Server 1.16 Officially Released With Terrific Features
  4. Ubuntu With Linux 3.16 Smashes OS X 10.9.4 On The MacBook Air
Latest Linux News
  1. A New Video Has Us Real Excited About The New UT For Linux
  2. CoreOS Experiences Its First Stable Release
  3. GNOME 3.13.4 Continues Working On Wayland & More
  4. Wine 1.7.23 Has Initial Support For 64-bit Android Builds
  5. FreeBSD Developing A New Automounter, Other Features
  6. Guix 0.7 Can Now Install The GNU Operating System
  7. X.Org Foundation Still Works Towards Becoming An SPI Project
  8. Open-Source AMD Hawaii Support Should Now Be Working!
  9. KDE Developers Continue Working Toward Wayland Support
  10. Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS Released
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  2. AMD "Hawaii" Open-Source GPU Acceleration Still Not Working Right
  3. Radeon related kernel bug??
  4. how the US intellegentia operates:
  5. AMD Publishes Open-Source Linux HSA Kernel Driver
  6. Next-Gen OpenGL To Be Announced Next Month
  7. Open-Source Radeon Performance Boosted By Linux 3.16
  8. Remote gui not accessible in Phoronix Test Suite 5.2