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Silverstone Fortress FT03S mATX Silver Aluminum Case 1X5.25 SLOT-LOAD 3X3.5INT 1X2.5INT No PS

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Part #: FT03S

SKU: 58298
Shipping Weight: 17 lbs

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Experience: 1 Weeks


- Easy to remove sides and front
- sturdy
- easy to install components
- fans keeps interior cool
- looks cool
- because the sides and back are easy to remove, must be careful when carrying it
- top is plastic or pvc but doesn't feel durable or sturdy
- top too easy to remove, should have some sort of lock
I bought this at the most recent clearance sale in Richmond, BC for $99. Nothing wrong with it. No scratches, nothing brokem. Still pretty much new. Just an open box item. I am quite happy overall despite it's shortcomings. Components are easy to install and there's enough space for a long video card. Cooling fans are also quiet and does a very good job in keeping things nice and cool inside the case. The one thing I don't like is the white plastic top. It's too easy to remove and feels cheap. I plan to spray paint it chrome for a better finish to match with the sides. Overall, a nice mATX case.

Experience: 1 Weeks


exterior finish, design concept, cable management
fitting, interior quality, price
This case is a bit of a disappointment, for the most part the quality is substantially lower than most other Silverstone cases I've come across. The whole design concept is very, very good, just poorly implemented. Maybe Silverstone should try for another revision.

Good stuff:
The exterior finish of the case is absolutely impeccable, the sandblasted aluminum finish looks great in light and is very fingerprint/smudge resistant. I just can't stress enough how nice the finish on the shell is.
Very few rivets are used and the side panels are mostly tool free. However, most of the screws used to hold the case together were not threaded properly. (this could just be an unlucky QC issue)
Cable management was very well thought out with this case, I was able to do an incredibly clean job, cleaner than most mid tower builds I've done. (which is a pretty big deal)
They also use a very thick awg14 gauge extension cord for the PSU, which is nice but difficult to route.
All of the motherboard standoffs that are common to m-atx and mini itx/dtx standrds come pre-installed.
The included fans are fairly quiet with decent static pressure, but still require undervolting for silent operation.

Mediocre stuff:
The aluminum panels are of two different thicknesses, ~3mm and ~2mm, not the advertised uniform 2.5mm.
There are also very few external IO options. But the rear IO is right next to the external stuff anyhow.
Depending on CPU socket placement on your motherboard, the CPU intake fan bracket will interfere with the front fan of most tower coolers.
There's a giant aluminum slab used to cool the hot swap drive, but it honestly doesn't do much except bring up the cost. A cheap thermal pad would have been more effective.
The case requires a slim slot loading optical drive, which only Silverstone has readily available at a minimum cost of $70 at time of posting.
The expansion slot covers are made of flimsy steel with a poor finish. Nothing like what's used in the separately sold product or the ones used in other Silverstone cases.
Thicker 24 pin cables will interfere with video cards longer than 9.6", although the case advertises compatibility with 12" cards.
The plastic top cover feels flimsy and does not fit very will.

Bad stuff:
The interior steel body was a pretty big disappointment and it's not because of the fact it was steel. The paint job is very shoddy, some parts of the case had a few layers of white gloss, but others barely had half a layer of paint on them. (the grey colour of the steel is just visible) To be honest, Silverstone's budget $35 cases have a far better paint job.
The fitting of the side panels was not done very well. It started out too stiff, but after taking them off a few times they're too lose, causing annoying aluminum vibration noise. They did use tiny foam pads to prevent this, but they definitely don't work very well.
The fan filters both have gaps and holes that render them useless.
The bottom filter is magnetized and sits flush enough, but the 80mm fan ports aren't fully covered.
The side panel filter only covers most of the intake for the CPU. Not only does it not work, but due to design limitations it recycles hot air from the PSU into the CPU area.
The front panel HD audio gets a lot of static, its not even usable. However this could just be another unlucky QC issue.

The launch for this case was originally delayed because Silverstone needed to find ways to bring down the cost of the case. It went from being a full aluminum body case with a few plastic parts and AP121 fans to an aluminum shell with a cheap steel body and plastic parts and no AP121's. Given how much they cut back on the quality, I find this case to be completely overpriced at its current MSRP. ($170USD) I did get a PM for $155 though, which made the price a little less revolting since I've been waiting for a long time for this case to launch.

All in all, it's a great concept but poorly implemented with questionable quality and an outrageously high price tag for what you get. Feels like a pre production sample of a good product.

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  • Super small footprint design with no cables on four sides
  • Stack effect layout with 90 degree motherboard mounting
  • Support graphics cards of any length
  • Support full tower CPU coolers
  • Mandatory cable routing design
  • Includes hot-swap bay for quick data storage needs
  • Backside hard drive mounting with passive cooling for silence


 Model No. SST-FT03B (black)
SST-FT03S (silver)
 Material Aluminum outer shell, steel body
 Motherboard Micro ATX, Mini-DTX, Mini-ITX
 Multimedia --
 Drive Bay  External Slot loading slim optical drive x 1
 Internal 3.5" x 3 * , 2.5" x1
 Cooling System  Front --
 Rear --
 Side --
 Top 1 x 120mm exhaust fan, 1200rpm, 22dBA
1 x 92/80mm optional fan
 Bottom 2 x 120mm intake fans, 1200rpm 22dBA
2 x 80mm optional fan slots
 Internal --
 Hard Drive Aluminum side panel heat conduction
 Expansion Slot


 Front I/O Port USB 3.0 x 2 (backwards compatible with USB 2.0)
audio x 1
MIC x 1
 Power Supply Standard PS2 (ATX)
 Operating system support --
 Expansion Card Compatible up to 13.77” long
 Limitation of CPU cooler 167mm
 Limitation of PSU up to 180mm deep
 Net Weight 6.7kg
 Dimension 235mm(W)x487mm(H)x284mm(D)

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