SilverStone Fortress FT02 Case Review :: Introduction

01-24-2010 · Category: Hardware - Cases

By Benjamin Sun

ATX Tower cases are excellent starting points for a high-end enthusiast gaming machine. One issue with modern case design is there is the warping of the motherboard due to stress placed on the motherboard from the weight of heavy video cards like the HD 5970 . One change is the unibody chassis construction, another was the 90 degrees rotated motherboard mount which places the stress on the upper portion of the case.

SilverStone is a computer component manufacturer that has been around for many years. They manufacture cases, Power Supply Units and other computer accessories. Their Temjin case was one of the first with a unibody construction meaning it is one piece. Their Raven case series innovates in another way with 90 degree rotated mounting of the motherboard compared to older cases. The Fortress FT02 case is the combination of the Temjin unibody design plus the 90 degrees rotated motherboard tray and is today’s review.