SilverStone Fortress FT02

  • SilverStone Fortress FT02
91
Based on 22 scores, 52 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    18
  • Good:
    3
  • Average:
    1
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • 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.

Cons:

  • Not much room for cables behind the motherboard.
  • Case design limits utility of the 7th slot.

Expert reviews and ratings

By AnandTech on

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

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 88

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...

By Fudzilla on

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

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 95

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...

By Tech Arkade on 100

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...

By Bjorn3D on 90

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...

By Tom's Hardware on

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 100

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...

By Maximum PC on 90

Built Fortress tough, with a Silverstone price tag Going on name alone, one would expect the Silverstone Fortress FT02 to be an updated version of our Best of the Best mid-tower case, last year’s Fortress FT01. And while it shares a few of the...

By Modders-Inc on 100

Silverstone will not throw a case together as they do lots and lots of research and development and that is how they came up with the 90 degree positive air pressure case. OK enough smoke blowing....When I saw this case at CES 2010 the first thing I...

By Pureoverclock on

Without a doubt, SilverStone has a winner on its hands. Taking parts of the TJ07, FT01, and the Raven designs adds up to one innovative and outstanding case in the Fortress FT02. While the FT02’s cooling system is based on the Raven RV02 we found...

By Computer Shopper on 89

A few minor flaws aside, the aluminum FT02 is a sturdy, stunning luxury PC chassis. Just be sure your back and bank account can handle the heavy lifting....

By Phoronix on 90

SilverStone has a real winner on its hands with the Fortress FT02. The SilverStone Fortress FT02 is designed very well by incorporating the best traits from their previous high-end cases -- particularly the Temjin TJ07 and Raven RV01 -- while making...

By Atomic MPC on 89

A great choice for an innovative building...

By TechwareLabs on

There’s a lot about this case to love. The styling is impeccable, and the combination of the rotated motherboard mount and pop-off top cover mean that it’s possible to have all your wires tied up in one neat bundle as it exits the back of...

By HardwareHeaven on 100

When we reviewed SilverStone’s last high end chassis, the RV02 it was tested around the same time as the Corsair Obsidian 800D and this prompted a lot of debate around the office about which model was the best. Opinion was very much split with...

By Xtreme CPU on

Silverstone has always been known for classic, stylish case designs. Recently, they gave one product line a bolder look that appeals to the gaming PC community. That line of cases came in the form of the Raven and Raven 2. Not all PC enthusiasts...

By Hardware Canucks on

So there you have it!It certainly looks like SilverStone has a winning recipe here; part TJ07, a bit of FT01 and a healthy dose of RV02 equals one awesome case. We have so many great things to say about the Fortress FT02 that we really don’t know...