Silverstone Fortress FT02 Revisited

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While the exterior is mostly aluminum, the internal frame is steel, and it feels solid.. There are five 5.25" drive bays, five 3.5"/2.5" drive mounts, and a metal frame for a 2.5" drive can be used on the left side of the optical drive cage. Cooling is provided by three 18 cm fans on the bottom and a single 12 cm model at the top.

The right side provides primary access to the interior. Gigantic intake fans blow across the entire case interior, through the GPU and CPU heatsinks. The entire case helps to block the big fans' noise from the user.

The big fans are wired to controllers located next to the dimpled 12 cm exhaust fan.

The power supply mounts vertically with the fan drawing air from the back. Underneath the fan vent is an additional square of foam.

The big fans are equipped with dust filters that slide out with ease.

Plastic caddies provide some vibration damping for hard drives. A swinging release mechanism makes removal and installation a snap.

Cable routing holes and tie-down points are strategically placed behind the motherboard tray.

A single SATA backplane is provided for easy drive installation, but the other four bays look noticeably barren by comparison.

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