Building With The Fortress 2
SilverStone’s Fortress 2 installation kit includes a very good multi-language manual, a power supply support bracket, two radiator brackets, a power supply support strap, four reusable cable ties, a triple-fan power adapter, a 3.5”-to-2.5” drive-adapter plate, and a bag filled with screws and standoffs.
Rubber grommets prevent the transmission of noise-producing vibrations from drives, while shoulder screws prevent these grommets from being crushed.
We used a super-long Radeon HD 5870 to show how each of the components fit. Placing our optical drive in the top bay meant using screws, rather than screw-free clips, to hold it in place. Drives up to 180 mm deep are supported.
With its moderate 19.6” height and excessive 24.2” length, the Fortress 2 would probably work best (ergonomically) on top of a low-lying shelf, with its face protruding slightly from beneath the desk for better access to top-panel connectors. Aesthetically, its metal-mesh top panel would look especially attractive under glass-topped desks.