- Brand Name: SilverStone Technology
- Model Number: FT01B
- Item Package Quantity: 1
SilverStone FT01B Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Uni-Body Computer Case - Retail (Black)
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- Positive air pressure design optimizes cooling performance
- Uni-body frame construction
- Dual 180mm silent fans included for outstanding cooling and quietness
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Top Customer Reviews
First, the main reason for buying this case. It is beautiful. Not flashy at all (though you can get the version with a window and bling it up with lights if that is more your taste). It also looks very wide, though it's only about 1/2" wider than my Antec P180.
If you decide to get this case, I strongly urge you to inspect it before putting components in. I had two minor issues that took me a long time to fix. The top fan popped out of its housing (possibly during shipping) and two of the three rubber grommet / C channel around one of the wire guides were loose. In order to get the fan back in, I had to disassemble part of the top railing that holds in the front panel, and loosen one of its screws. The rubber grommet just needs to be pushed in, but it was a pain to do it when I've already routed wire through it. I'm a little disappointed at the QC here. I expected more of such an expensive case.
Let's talk about the absolute worst thing about this case first. The top fan. There is no way to remove the filter without serious disassembly. The filter is removable, but pull it out about 1/3 of the way and it is obstructed by the top panel I/O connectors. Not very intelligent design. This is the main flaw that to me cost the case its one star. Followed closely behind is the lack of a removable filter for the PSU intake. However, you can always mount your PSU upside down (not drawing air from the outside) to prevent dust buildup.
There's also surprisingly few accessories. For example, while it is able to fit 7 hard drives, there's only one "hot swap" CP-05 cable. I purchased two more from another retailer. They're about $5 each.Read more ›
Contrary to what another reviewer wrote you do NOT need to remove the top intake fan (or any fan for that matter) to remove and clean the dust filters. To clean the top filter you simply open the side of the chassis by removing the 3 thumb screws holding the side plate of the side opposite the motherboard (the side you'd normally open to view the motherboard from the top), the slide the filter screen out from its holder inside the chassis next to the top fan.. The front face filter screen also slides out in the same manner as the top.
I give this sweet-looking SilverStone case only two stars due to a glaring functionality issue: the case's primary intake fan on the top of the case must be REMOVED in order to access its removable/washable dust filter. The "easiest" way of doing this is to invert the case to make accessing the fasteners easier - doing this once or twice a year will help keep you in shape.
Also, the PSU intake is a finely perforated grill that cannot be removed for cleaning/dusting.
This leaves only the front intake fan with a filter that is relatively easy to access remove - and these filters have proved effective!
I'd love to see SilverStone update this otherwise appealing case to feature excellent/effective/easy-to-use dust management ;)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this enclosure after going through a lot of reviews, but I would say it's not worth the price tag. Read morePublished on January 15, 2011 by Anand S Bisen
I had researched for months and finally decided on this case. Black alum w/classic styling. Didnt want a lot of lites and bling, just something w/a smaller footprint to house... Read morePublished on April 13, 2010 by Phebe Hart