Silverstone Fortress FT04 Review

Silverstone Fortress FT04

Up Close:  Stripped

If all the various bits of internal plastic and ironmongery have left you somewhat peeved, feeling that they’re cluttering up and ruining the internal looks of an externally clean chassis, then peev no longer not as a few minutes with a screwdriver will have the interior of your FT04 looking as clean and minimalist as the exterior.  First to get the Philips head treatment is the internal drive rack.  Removing this and the 3.5″ bay beneath it also reveals additional floor mounts should wish to remove the rack and still keep some storage. 

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Removing the anterior most 3.5″ bay affords us a better look at the hot swap mechanism.  With the rest of the cables in the case either coloured or braided it’s a shame that Silverstone have left some of these as bare coloured wires.

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We haven’t removerd the posterior 3.5″ rack but doing so would reveal yet more floor mounts for 2.5″ drives, giving four in total.  On an even more positive note, the hideous plastic expansion card support monstrosity can also be removed, although this will take a little patience and a lot of screws.

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With all superfluous knobs and excrescences removed the interior of the FT04 begins to look a lot more pleasing to the eye and to airflow.

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