Silverstone Fortress 2 FT02 Tower

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Introduction to the Silverstone FT02

For the short time Silverstone has been around, they have joined an elite group of manufacturers known for the most sought after PC gear. In the case of Silverstone, it means cases, cooling, power supplies, and optical drives. Their cases and power supplies are what many of us want in our systems. Not too long ago, I reviewed the SG06, an awesome little small factor factor case able to house the most powerful of today's graphic cards. The quality we saw in the case was just a small showing of what Silverstone is capable of producing.

Many products from Silverstone have been mid and full size cases. We read many rave reviews of the RV02, the second revision of the Raven case. Unfortunately, did not got a chance to review it, but I drooled each and every time I read a word about it. If you have been around for a while, you may remember the TJ line that consisted of the TJ07, TJ09 and TJ10. We can go on and on about all the wonderful cases that have come from Silverstone.

Today, I would like to thank the guys and gals at Silverstone for sending us their newest case. We know it is bound to please any who want quality, class, simplicity and space. The FT02 is the rebirth of the FT01, which was also called the Fortress. Consisting of two different technologies from the legendary cases, RV01 and TJ07, the FT02 has a uni-body construction and 90 degree rotated motherboard design to give you the best of what both cases had to offer. It also has a few things the other two did not have and we will be talking about those in this review

Silverstone on the FT02

"Combining two of SilverStone's most distinctive computer chassis breakthroughs - the unibody construction of the Temjin TJ07, introduced in 2005, and the 90-degrees rotated motherboard mount of the RAVEN RV01 from 2008 - the Fortress FT02 advances both chassis construction and thermodynamics in a dynamic, streamlined design. With the Fortress FT02, SilverStone engineers have combined the rigidity of unibody construction with the unparalleled cooling layout of the RAVEN chassis, adding a hot-swappable hard drive cage and an acoustically padded interior for maximum versatility. The result is increased structural strength, increased storage capacity, and whisper-quiet operation. Available in black and silver colors, its elegant outer shell is perfectly accentuated by the U-shaped unibody aluminum frame that not only provides unique styling, but also functional purpose. The bottom gap from the frame to the main body actually serves as the main air intake area for its three massive 180mm fans, making it even suitable for use on carpeted surfaces. For professionals and enthusiasts looking to build a silent workstation or gaming machine with maximum performance, there is no better than the SilverStone Fortress FT02."