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SilverStone Fortress Series SST-FTZ01S-E Silver Aluminum unibody frame, steel chassis Mini-ITX Computer Case

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  • Aluminum unibody frame, steel chassis Mini-ITX
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5/ 5
Excellent ITX Case with a Few Drawbacks 3/20/2019 6:20:50 PM

Pros: -All metal construction; aluminum on the outside, steel on the inside (minus the plastic housing on the GPU)

-Can successfully install a full ATX PSU @ 150mm (at least with this model)

-Can run full ATX equipment at the size of an ITX (GPU up to 13 in., CPU up to 95 W)

-Also comes with accessories, including 3 fan filters, 2 leg stands, a voltage divider for the fan, and more.

Cons: -Price; there are other ITX cases with similar features like this chassis which are less expensive. This case is not the best bang for your buck.

-You must be willing to make sacrifices when building with this model, especially with a full ATX PSU. The number and type of sacrifices greatly depend on the parts that will used for the chassis (see below). Most ITX cases may require some type of compromise here and there, but this chassis will be a challenge itself.

-Cable management; you could get away with the cables provided in the PSU, although you may have a challenge determining an optimal layout based on your specifications

-Subpar leg stands. The material is made of hard plastic instead of metal. It will hold the chassis in a vertical position without too much trouble, but a single blow with moderate force applied against the case can knock it down.

Overall Review: My Setup:

This chassis (duh)
Intel Core i7 8700 (65W)
ASUS ROG STRIX B360 Motherboard
Shadow Rock LP CPU Cooler (Rated at 130 W; yeah, I went overboard on this one)
G.Skill TridentZ, 32 GB @ 2666 MHz
Samsung 970 Evo Plus @ 1 TB
Seasonic Prime 550 Platinum (550 W, Full ATX @ 150 mm)
ZOTAC Gaming RTX 2080 AMP!

-Yes it's made in China, but at least you get what you pay for, especially when the chassis features a premium look.

-As I stated, you must be willing to compromise which greatly depends on your configuration. For example:

1. If going with a full ATX PSU, the recommended length is 150 mm. You can go as high as 160 mm (I don't recommend it), but at that point, you must remove a metal part which can house a 2.5 HDD that acts as a barrier when inputting the cables. Nevertheless, I removed the plating and had to purchase additional cables just to get the lengths right without overflowing them. Using cable clips help with cable management. Note the chassis already has a 90 degree cable that connects directly to the PSU; no need to purchase one yourself. Also, the width of the PSU compartment in the chassis measures just a little over 150 mm, barely enough for the ATX PSU with a tight snug to fit in.

2. RAM & CPU cooler: Obviously you have to use an ITX motherboard (can use a Mini-DTX mobo, but haven't seen any mainstream versions). The tight space requires more attention to the RAM and PSU cooler. The taller your RAM module is, the less flexibility you may have with the CPU cooler, and vice versa. I opted out of the Corsair Platinum series because of the tall module itself and went for the G.Skill TridentZ series. You can put the Corsair RAM, but you may need to change the orientation of the cooler or buy a different one.

3. GPU: I chose the Zotac AMP! series mainly because of its greater cooling capacity. I must admit I went a bit blindfolded when I purchased the GPU. In my case, it would not using the standard configuration when I bought the chassis. I had to remove the fans so that it would fit, but I still wanted the fans installed nevertheless. Seeing that I'm only using a PCie and have no plans in installing an SSD, I decided to remove the plastic cover itself (you'll need a hex screwdriver to remove 2 screws) and used a riser card with a flexible cable (since the plastic holds the default riser card) and bought guardrails to hold the GPU together. It barely fits by about 1-2 mm, but it works very well. Note that I'm using 15 mm fans; 25 mm fans are out of the question for my config.

I think the other problem here is that SilverStone does not specifically specific the maxmium height limit for the GPU. It does show other dimensions in helping you determine the height, but I found it a bit strange since they mention other dimensions for other components. Based from the manual, I would set the absolute max height at 68 mm.

Final Thoughts

This is a very challenging ITX build, possible even greater that other ITX cases. While SilverStone did not fully address all concerns the case it had, it still is capable to operate a full size ATX powerhouse in an ITX build. These are significant flaws that you must address yourself, and be prepared to compromise with this case. In the end, you'll be rewarded knowing you successfully built this machine with high-end equipment.

Don't get too frustrated if the case doesn't deliver the results you may first expect. Feel free to make any adjustments as needed. I've seen people actually cut their cases physically in order to make more room for a specific component. That can work, but it's not necessary to do that.

Good luck!

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4/ 5
Tight, slick with good cooling 2/14/2019 7:57:43 AM

Pros: Mini-ITX with a riser for 2 PCIe slots. Slim with good cooling. It's tight, but isn't that the point...not wasting space.

Its good for my build.

Cons: It's a computer case, am I going to complain about a sharp edge here or there?

Overall Review: Don't crank down your mobo screws until the riser is fitted. A little play will help here.

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2/ 5
Made in China 9/13/2018 7:59:04 PM

Pros: Looks nice from 10ft back

Cons: To many to list

Overall Review: As an Eng I'm baffeled by the number of poor choices made by the design team. Additionally, the build quality is very poor. Will not be buying from this company again.

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