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Thursday, 22 July 2010 12:14

SilverStone Fortress FT02 chassis gets reviewed - Unboxing, Packaging and Specifications

Written by Jon Worrel

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Review: Uncompromised aesthetic simplicity, maximum airflow performance

Unboxing, Packaging and Specifications

When our black Fortress FT02 with side panel window (SST-FT02B-W) arrived, it was encased in a typical rectangular “case box” almost identical to that of the Fortress FT01. The marketing details gave us an accurate description of what to expect inside, accompanied by a standard image of the white version of the chassis. The green “FORTRESS” font design at the top left of the box emphasizes a bold distinction between the Fortress series and the Raven series that features a white Halloween-themed font on the Raven RV02 box. Superficialities aside, the case came wrapped in a nylon fabric sandwiched between two large Styrofoam placeholders, making for an ample amount of shipping security while being transported via DHL from SilverStone’s US distribution warehouse in Chino, California.

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After unpacking, the chassis itself appeared untouched and in perfect mint condition – not a dent, scratch or smudge to be seen. Just like the Fortress FT01 before it and the Raven RV02, the package also came with a product manual, an assortment of screws, fan adapters, fan power adapters and hard drive mounting accessories.

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In particular, the SilverStone Fortress FT02 (SST-FT02B-W) features a total size of 212mm (W) x 497mm (H) x 616mm (D). In contrast, the Fortress FT01 (SST-FT01B-W) came in at a slightly smaller 211mm (W) x 496mm (H) x 494.5mm (D). The most noticeable difference between the two chasses lies with the depth increase on the newer revision, but these unusual dimensions prove to be useful for multi-GPU setups as we will mention shortly.

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SilverStone Fortress SST-FT02B-W black with window side panel

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SilverStone Fortress SST-FT02S-W silver with window side panel

 

Here are the general specifications of the Fortress FT02:

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In comparison, the Raven RV02 (SST-RV01B-W) measures in at 212mm (W) x 503mm (H) x 643mm (D) while the Raven RV01 (SST-RV02B-W) comes in at a much larger 280mm (W) x 616mm (H) x 660mm (D).SilverStone Raven RV02 for comparison:

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