SILVERSTONE FORTRESS SERIES FT03B BUILD

Can I use a tower-style heatsink without a fan? It is truly an ITX case if you look at it from a volume standpoint. And with the tower standing as tall short as it does there was not wobble like in another SFF case I am reviewing. ALL trademarks are registered to their respective owners. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment. When mount in the case sits right behind the optical drive mounting system. Today that conversation bears fruit. We recommend choosing and installing components with heat pipes carefully by taking into consideration of the following examples:

And one has to remember which side panel does where. Silverstone has recently released a modular SFX that many would elect to go with in a build like this. Graphic card length reference: Today, we are taking a look at a case that looks very familiar to us. Along the bottom of each side is an opening to allow air to flow into the case. In the shot belong is the one plate that is not removable from the skeleton of the case.

The results are always exciting, and the FT03 is one of their most impressive designs yet. The style these cases can be used in several different environments but to us we see it mostly as the ideal HTPC tower.

Yeah, we know there only has been a couple released to date. Our Silverstone watt SFX was the choice for the power supply in this build.

The two cases fottress pretty much a duplicate of one another except the Mini is about half the size of the original. The bottom of the Mini has another plastic piece that acts like a shroud for the mm Air Penetrator fan.

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The standard SFX power supply benchmark more Mounting the fan on the bottom of the case allows the air to move upward and blowing over all the components of the system. The unit will only support a SFX power supply without modding. There are several pieces that make up the inside of the case and each serves a different purpose.

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Groove heat pipes are very susceptible to gravity while powder heat pipes are less so. To achieve best performance in either heat pipe technology, they need to be placed horizontally silveestone have the heat source side located below the other end of the heat pipe.

Bottom mm air penetrator fan.

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Removable hard drive bracket. In a Class of Its Own. Graphic card length reference: Why is the case designed to only support slim optical drive?

Conclusion When it comes to elegance and in world of cases I would say that Silverstone is one of the best. Today that conversation bears fruit. Post Your Comment Please log in or sign up to comment.

The bottom of FT03 has an integrated fan filter that can effectively cut down dust intake into the case so as long as the filter is cleaned on a regular basis, there is no need to worry about dust or cooling performance. Can I use a tower-style heatsink without a fan? Milk crate PC case.

The fourth panel which the motherboard sits on is not meant to be removed. Log in Don’t have an account? Yes, that would include cards like the GTX or many others. It will require its share of velcro or cable ties. The orientation of an enthusiast motherboard in a normal ATX case The orientation of an enthusiast motherboard in the FTMINI As the illustrations above show, most enthusiast motherboards with heat pipes will work fine in the FTMINI, the heat source is located below other parts of the heat pipe.

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To get this section of article started we had to remove the side panels.

We recommend choosing and installing components with heat pipes carefully by taking into consideration of the following examples: If you had any idea how many different fan configurations they tested in the GD04 before settling on one capable of cooling a pair of Radeon HD X2s and a watt AMD Phenom, blood would shoot out of your noise.

And speaking of optical drive mounting this is the metal tray which it drive sits in. And here we have another tray for mounting a 2. The panels of made of anodized aluminum sheets with a steel internal skeleton. Recommendations for Purchase of New Laptop! Now, we have our Sapphire Radeon HD installed with room to spare.

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ALL trademarks are registered to their respective owners. However, this does not account for overclocking and performance will vary depending on the efficiency of the heatsink used. Another shot of the Silvestone power supply. We had a chance to meet with SilverStone back at CES, and their reps generously bild us to “call dibs” on what was easily one of the most interesting enclosure designs at the show, the FT

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