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SilverStone Fortress FT02
Innovative, unique design.
Sleek appearance refreshing among the glut of "extreme" and "military" styled cases.
Room for five 5.25" devices andfive 3.5" devices.
Excellent build quality.
Classic good looks and unusual stance.
Excellent cooling performance.
Topnotch fit and finish.
Roomy, convenient interior.
Fan speed control.
Hotswap drive feature.
90 Degree motherboard rotation.
Not much room for cables behind the motherboard.
Case design limits utility of the 7th slot.
Longer cables required both internally an externally.
Smooth exterior makes the case difficult to move.
Mismatched colors and text.
Spartan front panel I/O.
Potential monitor cable issue.
I would have loved to see thumbscrews for the expansion slots.
Top hanging power supply makes us uneasy.
Nearly the size of a fulltower.
By AnandTech on August 15, 2011
Ever since we reviewed the SilverStone Raven RV03, a lot of you have chimed in about their Fortress FT02 enclosure, with more than one even proclaiming it the best air-cooling enclosure ever; high praise to be sure. To be fair, we were impressed...-
By InsideHW on August 22, 2010
What do you get when you mix two popular enclosure models by Silverstone, namely Temijin TJ07 and Raven RV01? A new series called “Fortress”. All enclosures in the family have taken the very best out of their predecessors. The Temijin model...-
By Benchmark Reviews on August 04, 2010
The performance of this case— specifically, its cooling ability— was excellent, as is its quietness. In 2007 I had a system with twin NVIDIA 280GTX cards; it was quite noisy under load (i.e. playing Crysis), but at the time I just accepted...88
By Fudzilla on July 22, 2010
After four hours of assembly, wire management and some final adjustments, the aesthetic value of our Fortress FT02 build came to meet even our most critical expectations. Not only did the unibody aluminium frame enhance its elegant exterior design...-
By TweakNews on July 13, 2010
Not having reviewed a SilverStone case in the past, I was nevertheless aware of their reputation for quality and performance. Therefore, I had high expectations when the Fortress arrived here in the Tweaknews lab. To say that I was impressed with...-
By FutureLooks on June 21, 2010
When we first saw the Raven two years ago, it wasn’t the appearance that intriguing to us, but that of of the internal chassis innovations. It was proof that we sometimes either love or hate something merely because of the way it looks. Since many...95
By Tech Arkade on May 11, 2010
SilverStone FT02S BuiltPerformance:The SilverStone FT02S case build process was breath-takingly easy. Cable management was so simple due to the motherboard tray cutouts, and the tool-less install for the disc drive and hard drive worked very...100
By Bjorn3D on May 02, 2010
The Silverstone FT02 was very enjoyable to work with, and its construction was phenomenal. It's been quite some time since I've seen a very well constructed chassis. The FT02 is one of them. Not only was its design special by having the...90
By Tom's Hardware on April 12, 2010
The most practical of today’s premium cases is also the least spectacular and expensive. SilverStone’s Fortress 2 provides excellent cooling at an extremely low noise level, with an uncluttered back panel that could make it...-
By LanOC Reviews on April 02, 2010
With a style that is simple enough to be used as a workstation as well as a high end gaming rig it’s hard not to love the Fortress 2. After spending weeks with the Fortress 2 I found it hard to find any fault in the case at all. My only complaint...100