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Silverstone Makes Super Dense, Compact Al Case

Looking for a full featured, powerful computer but you don't want to have to deal with a big, clunky case? Silverstone was showing something off at Computex that is absolutely insane when it comes to component density.

Silverstone calls it the FT03, or the Fortress, and it's both stylish and ingeniously designed – or an absolute nightmare if you're a modder.

The Fortress can pack in a micro-ATX system complete with an ATI Radeon HD 5970, multiple hard drives (including two that are hot swappable) and a handful of fans to keep air moving rapidly in the cramped space.

The elongated square form is made up aluminum, giving it a fairly stylish exterior. We could spend time explaining every detail, but this case is better relayed through pictures.

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  • TomD_1
    I might be mistaken, but does the power supply blow hot air into the case?
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  • Arethel
    At least it's something to read. I don't know about anyone else, and I'm probably going to regret posting this, but I get kinda sad on the weekends when I open up Toms Hardware and there's nothing since Friday.

    That is a pretty nifty case though!
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  • micr0be
    ArethelAt least it's something to read. I don't know about anyone else, and I'm probably going to regret posting this, but I get kinda sad on the weekends when I open up Toms Hardware and there's nothing since Friday.That is a pretty nifty case though!
    yea same here, i'd even be ok with them posting something about apple... i think
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  • shin0bi272
    This just looks like a bad idea to me. Granted yes there are a lot of fans but its not a good idea to cram that much stuff into that small of a space. High end video card, standard sata hard drive, ram, power supply, mobo chipset, and of course the cpu all crammed into a shoebox will still be very hot.
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  • Raccio14
    Alright. Smooth design silverstone; blow hot air from the power supply right up into the CPU heatsink.

    Seriously, as much as you guys hate apple, they did this way better with their G4 cube computer. Really nifty little proprietary form factor there. that said, it was a total pain in the ass to work on though, so yeah apple being proprietary kinda killed the niceness of it.

    that aside, silverstone FAIL
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  • DokkRokken
    I'm giving Silverstone the benefit of the doubt here. They know how to make a good case, so I'll wait until the tests. This could be one nifty little Media PC case.
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  • Arethel
    DokkRokkenI'm giving Silverstone the benefit of the doubt here. They know how to make a good case, so I'll wait until the tests. This could be one nifty little Media PC case.
    That's what I'm thinking too. Silverstone makes some pretty decent products after all.
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  • Kelavarus
    ArethelAt least it's something to read. I don't know about anyone else, and I'm probably going to regret posting this, but I get kinda sad on the weekends when I open up Toms Hardware and there's nothing since Friday.That is a pretty nifty case though!
    Same here. I open Tom's like every few hours, and on the weekends it's a constant "Aw, nothing new?".

    TomD_1I might be mistaken, but does the power supply blow hot air into the case?
    I haven't actually had a case that does different. Only way it wouldn't is if there was a vent specially for the power supply, am I correct?
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  • dEAne
    Its looks like something at the kitchen to me.
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  • seriousazn
    looks too much like iCrap...the zoomed out view makes me think of that logo thing as an apple...DO NOT WANT!
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