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Silverstone FT01: Liked the TJ07, you’ll love this

Silverstone FT01: Liked the TJ07, you’ll love this

Smaller form factor, same curvy shape.

As we know, many of you are fanboys for Silverstone cases - especially the curvy TJ07. So, we thought you might like this: the FT01, or Fortress 01. In the same way as the TJ07 was, the FT01 is also formed from a single sheet of aluminium, curved into a U shape and pressed around to make the top, front and bottom.

Everything else is then bolted to this. The reason why it’s taken so long to arrive is that the process is extremely difficult to perfect – either the aluminium warps or bounces out of shape once it’s bent; however, Silverstone seems to have fixed this process enough to produce a second case with a smaller form factor based on the technology.

It features two huge 15cm fans with a very low RPM in the front and the top of the case, as well as a 120mm in the rear. The PSU sits at the button and vents in front underneath. Seven hard drive bays are all separately loaded by plastic holders and include vibration dampening and the option of quick release.

The upper drive cage is removable should you use an exceptionally long graphics card, although both aren’t – this case isn’t designed for super-high end multi-GPU. It does however include a small rear switch for the CMOS - providing your motherboard has a traditional three pin out, although it's still a good initiative to try and help the overclocker.

The price should be about 50 Euro less than the TJ07, so around about 150 to 200 Euros.

Silverstone has also made an ESA unit that can convert any case into ESA compliant - a simple 5.25" drive has the driver, temperature probes and fan connectors for all this - all it needs is a USB to a compatible Nvidia motherboard. Even though Nvidia won't officially certify it, it should make upgrading easier!

Find the pictures below and let us know what you think about it in the forums.



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Naberius 7th March 2008, 09:18 Quote
I do love the TJ07, however i can't say the same for this, it looks too cramped on the inside, looks a mess. The outside looks decent enough though.
tomshawn 7th March 2008, 09:55 Quote
this is one beautiful case. I was looking for it a long time on net... dounf here:)
thanks for link!
naokaji 7th March 2008, 10:10 Quote
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Originally Posted by Naberius
I do love the TJ07, however i can't say the same for this, it looks too cramped on the inside, looks a mess. The outside looks decent enough though.

Big Towers FTW... no such problems with them.
Jipa 7th March 2008, 11:33 Quote
That might well be the first case with extra large fans that I could even think getting. It's simple and sleek and the huge fans aren't of those turbine models that belong to toys designed for 6 year old kids.

On Silentprcreview there were already people being worried about the HDD cooling and noise as the HDD-cage seems to be very restrictive and sti right next to the front fan, but from different angle it seemed like there was enough space in between the disks for air to travel freely.
Cupboard 7th March 2008, 12:04 Quote
If this isn't too expensive, I might try and get this. I like the look and it will be so much better than what I have currently. Due to space restrictions I have to have 3 hard drives on top of each other with an 80mm fan wedged in front of them!
Redbeaver 7th March 2008, 15:10 Quote
oooooooh me loveeeeeee!!! :D
IanW 7th March 2008, 17:23 Quote
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The PSU sits at the button and vents in front underneath.

Typo methinks?
lamboman 7th March 2008, 19:35 Quote
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Originally Posted by IanW
Quote:
The PSU sits at the button and vents in front underneath.

Typo methinks?

lol

Anyway, ugly case IMO. Not as nice as the TJ07. The CM690 or Lian Li cases are better choices.
Jipa 7th March 2008, 22:14 Quote
Costing around 50-150 € more they'd better be good choices..
chaosbringer 9th March 2008, 21:24 Quote
It shall be mine!
The_Beast 9th March 2008, 21:50 Quote
I like it

looks just fine to me
E.E.L. Ambiense 9th March 2008, 22:26 Quote
I like it. Not too shabby. But I'd, of course, prefer the TJ07.
rjkoneill 10th March 2008, 11:25 Quote
will wait for the bittech review
tonschk 26th August 2008, 07:27 Quote
Quote .......It features two huge 15cm fans with a very low RPM in the front and the top of the case, as well as a 120mm in the rear. The PSU sits at the button and vents in front underneath. Seven hard drive bays are all separately loaded by plastic holders and include vibration dampening and the option of quick release.

Have two mistakes , the top and front fans are 180mm , not 150mm ,and the back fan is 140mm ,not 120mm

I like very much this case , only need to change the orientation of the HDD rack , to face the front-back instead leftside-rightside, to become similar to the Cosmos S or the Coolermaster Stacker
Bindibadgi 26th August 2008, 07:35 Quote
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Originally Posted by tonschk
Quote .......It features two huge 15cm fans with a very low RPM in the front and the top of the case, as well as a 120mm in the rear. The PSU sits at the button and vents in front underneath. Seven hard drive bays are all separately loaded by plastic holders and include vibration dampening and the option of quick release.

Have two mistakes , the top and front fans are 180mm , not 150mm ,and the back fan is 140mm ,not 120mm

I like very much this case , only need to change the orientation of the HDD rack , to face the front-back instead leftside-rightside, to become similar to the Cosmos S or the Coolermaster Stacker

:) This was a pre-production model we reported on at CeBit so the fans have probably changed like you say. I've no idea if the rack has changed yet, I've not seen it recently.
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