Silverstone Fortress FT05 Review

Published by Luca Rocchi on 05.11.14
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General   + -
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 materials and attention to detail. Only few external corners looks too sharp in our opinion. In addition, the bundle is rich and you get two 180 mm fans which are already installed at the bottom of the case.  

- Bundle -Slot-in

Manufacturing quality / Ergonomics   + -
The build quality is always good with Silverstone and it is something that we certainly did not have any doubt about in the first place. The interior comes painted in black completely and there are no sharp edges. All the panels are covered with soundproofing material, which is black and thick. In terms of ergonomics we appreciate the presence of loopholes and tool-less systems. However, we would like to find tool-less mounting for the hard drives or for graphics cards as well. The paint-job is solid and hard to mess up, but on the other hand it happens just too quickly that this case is full with fingerprints.  

- Space - Handles - Fan controller

- Only 2x HDD 3.5"
- Fingerprints
Design / Layout   + -
Of course, the design is always a matter of taste but in our opinion, Silverstone has created a product with a very classic design which you will either end up loving or hating. At the lower bottom part of the case there is a reflective stripe that further enhances the external appearance of the FT05. The cooling solutions in the Fortress FT 05 case are innovative and functional. The "chimney" design with a 90 degree rotated motherboard is very interesting and internally offers plenty space for the installation of components. This model is also suitable for the lovers of liquid cooling systems, since on the bottom part has enough room for a 360 mm radiator while the top part can house a single 120mm radiator.  

- Design
- Cooling

Recommendation   + -
The official price of the Silverstone Fortress FT 05 is 148.90 Euro. The FT05 is basically the same case like the Raven RV05 from Silverstone, but with different exterior, which costs about 100 Euro. Therefore the FT05 is almost 50 percent more expensive than the RV05, which is definitely too much in our opinion. Nevertheless, should be looking for a well thought case with elegant looks and shouldn't you have to worry about spending about 150 Euro, then you can definitely consider this model.  

- Gamers
- Enthusiasts

- Price


The Silverstone Fortress FT 05 gets good 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Page 1 - Introduction Page 5 - Installation
Page 2 - Preview Page 6 - Ventilation options
Page 3 - Bundle Page 7 - Conclusion
Page 4 - Product overview  

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