Page 1:What Does It Take For A Case To Be Elite?
Page 2:Azza Genesis 9000
Page 3:Inside The Genesis 9000
Page 4:Building With The Genesis 9000
Page 5:In Win Tòu
Page 6:Inside The Tòu
Page 7:Building With The Tòu
Page 8:Rosewill Blackhawk Ultra
Page 9:Inside The Blackhawk Ultra
Page 10:Building With The Blackhawk Ultra
Page 11:SilverStone Fortress FT04
Page 12:Inside The Fortress FT04
Page 13:Building With The Fortress FT04
Page 14:How We Test Our Four Elite Cases
Page 15:Heat, Noise, And Heat Vs. Noise
Page 16:Which Case Is Elite?
Building With The Fortress FT04
The Fortress FT04 includes a card support bracket, which hangs from the power supply brace, and three tabs. Fortunately, the graphics board we're using isn’t heavy enough to need it.
The FT04’s intake fans can use either motherboard or power supply connectors, but come with a warning label that probably has something to do with their 1.3 A maximum electrical current.
Front-panel fan speed selectors work with either power source, but SilverStone recommends using the high fan setting in conjunction with motherboard-based controls to reduce the likelihood of the fan stalling at lower voltage levels.
Two 2.5” drives can be installed beneath each of the FT04’s single-drive 3.5” cages, without interfering with 3.5” drive support. Holes at the sides of the 3.5” cage allow cable pass-through. Just remember that you need straight-ended connectors to fit. Some motherboard bundles include only right-angle cables, as do some power supplies.
Our full-ATX motherboard fits without the need to disassemble the FT04’s motherboard tray or upper drive cage. The CPU cooler support brace is then extended up from the secondary lower drive cage to reach the CPU cooler, and secured by tightening its screws.
The end result is a very clean-looking mid-tower assembly, with minimal use of lighting.
- What Does It Take For A Case To Be Elite?
- Azza Genesis 9000
- Inside The Genesis 9000
- Building With The Genesis 9000
- In Win Tòu
- Inside The Tòu
- Building With The Tòu
- Rosewill Blackhawk Ultra
- Inside The Blackhawk Ultra
- Building With The Blackhawk Ultra
- SilverStone Fortress FT04
- Inside The Fortress FT04
- Building With The Fortress FT04
- How We Test Our Four Elite Cases
- Heat, Noise, And Heat Vs. Noise
- Which Case Is Elite?