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Silverstone Fortress FT05 Mid-Tower Case

83

TechSpot Metascore

Based on 22 expert reviews
  • Excellent:
    9
  • Good:
    9
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    2
9.0

User Score

Based on 145 reviews
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The Fortress FT05 is a sleek, attractive and very well made case with fantastic air cooling potential. The last two iterations of the series haven't quite lived up to the precedent set by the fantastic FT02, but the FT05 goes a long way to rectifying that...

As reviewed by Bit-tech.net


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Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on 75

For what it's worth, the extra money does buy a more elegant case that is nearly void of plastic whereas the RV05 uses a ton. There's also the realization that even if $200 is a significant premium over the Raven, it isn't an outrageous price for a high-performance enclosure that offered some of our best cooling results (albeit with less hardware installed than most cases).

By TechSpot on 75

Lately, Silverstone's high-end cases seem to be falling short because of questionable design decisions. Last year's Fortress FT04 delivered some of the best GPU cooling we've seen but its CPU thermals were average due to the placement of its 3.5" drive...

By bjorn3d.com on 89

The Revolutionary SilverStone FT05 is the fifth generation Fortress computer chassis SilverStone has offered. This one offers the same 90° rotated motherboard that the Raven series offers but SIlverStone has completely removed the 5 1/4 inch drive bays...

By Kitguru.net on 85

The SilverStone Fortress FT05B is an unusual ATX case, as it has pretty much all the usual parts and features however they are not in the usual locations. Where the FT05B-W departs from the norm is the way the motherboard is rotated 90 degrees so the...

By APH Networks on 79

As I have mentioned on the previous page, I have used the Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1000W, which has a length of 180mm. I have also installed two Western Digital Black 4TB drives in the 3.5" drive rack without any issues, all while keeping a pretty...

By Computing on Demand on 84

1. Introduction 2. External Features 3. Internal Features 4. Final ThoughtsIf you are a case designer or manufacturer, you must be asking what you can do to differentiate yourself from the rest of the herd. After all, there are a ton of cases out there,...

By Bit-tech.net on 87

The Fortress FT05 is a sleek, attractive and very well made case with fantastic air cooling potential. The last two iterations of the series haven't quite lived up to the precedent set by the fantastic FT02, but the FT05 goes a long way to rectifying that...

By Ocaholic on 70

Silverstone has created an overall good product with a classy design The Fortress FT05 is characterized by an elegant shape and uses a sophisticated and excellent cooling solution The build quality is in perfect Silverstone style, with high quality...

By Benchmark Reviews on 88

Why should you buy the FT05 instead of the RV05? Well, if you like having more metal in your case, you want a smaller design with many of the same features, or you want a chassis that isn't very flashy but still elegant, then the FT05 might be worth...

By Computer Shopper on 80

Shoppers looking for an understated chassis with quiet cooling, room for multiple video cards, and lots of metal will find a lot to like in the FT05. Just don't expect it to house lots of hard drives, or a standard optical drive. Read...

By AnandTech on

With the lack of versatility and very compact internal dimensions, the audience that would be best served by the Fortress FT05 is largely limited to users that will install a typical mainstream system, do not plan on frequently upgrading or fiddling with it, and favor the Fortress FT05 just for its elegant and sturdy fully metallic design.

By PCPer on

The Fortress FT05 is an interesting option to consider. It provides a simple aesthetic that is very sharp, though perhaps a little dated. The build quality is top-notch, and the case is extremely sturdy and quite heavy. The addition of insulation has...

By eTeknix on

There are few names in the chassis industry as big as Silverstone, they've dominated many sectors of the market with incredible products over many years, and it looks like that trend is set to continue with the latest entry in the Fortress series. The...

By 3dGameMan on

The SilverStone FT05 Case Video is twisted, but in a good way! This case implements a 90 degree motherboard mounting system that's unique. This offers exceptional positive air pressure and it's quiet. This is one of the smallest mid-tower cases, yet it...

By vortez.net on

The Fortress Series has always been synonymous with quality and the FT05 is no exception to this.Comparing the FT04 to FT05 there have been some major alterations to the design and SilverStone has significantly reduced the size of this new successor. By...

By Overclock3D on

It's common for the Fortress series of a Silverstone case to be slightly better thought of than the similarly chassis'd Raven case.  We think the reason for this is that despite essentially identical interiors, the Ravens have usually sported more...

By PC Mag on

The SilverStone Fortress FT05 is a solid chassis with an understated look and quiet cooling, but its quirks and limitations may discourage inexperienced system...

By HardOCP on

Today we are reviewing a new enthusiast computer case from SilverStone, the Fortress FT05 .The SilverStone Technology name is synonymous with high quality power supplies and innovative computer cases. Founded in 2003, the company offers a complete line...

By Techgage on

While it's true that all of us here at Techgage have a job to do, we just can't help ourselves when we see something that really piques our interests. For me it's chassis, but more specifically smaller chassis with a unique interior layout. It just so...

International Review By hardwarezone.com.sg on 80

The SilverStone chassis manufacturer is known for its design concepts that don't really fit the norm. From the Raven RV04 , which required the motherboard to the mounted upside down, to the Sugo SG09 , which is one of the most well-ventilated SFF PC...