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SilverStone FT05 Review

With a complete build, the FT05’s interior is spacious.  Large heatsinks, PSUs, and video cards will have plenty of room to stretch their legs.  Void of drive cages, unneeded structural elements, and a rotated motherboard the FT05 can be the primary residence of anything your heart desires.

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SilverStone’s creation is built magnificently, the construction is top-notch.  The thick aluminum exterior and strong steel construction makes this case extremely sturdy, but a bit on the heavy side.  Personally, I am not the type to go carrying my rig around with me (water-cooling), so this type of thing doesn’t matter much to me.

I can say that the lack of storage options in the FT05 can be concerning.  However, being a huge proponent of NAS storage, the need for large amounts of storage options in my computer’s case is a bonus… not a requirement.  While on the subject of storage, having a slim loading optical drive can save a ton of space, but it will also limit your options.  There are a ton of 5.25″ optical drives to choose from, not so many for slot loading though.  Luckily, with a bit of work, you can find whatever you need… right from SilverStone.

Weighing in at right around $189.00 USD, the SilverStone FT05 is more like a luxury item than a utility.  The FT05 does offer high quality construction, a unique layout, and incredible looks, but is it worth the price?  If you are looking for a finely crafted chassis worthy of high praise, then yes.

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Review Overview

Quality - 10
Value - 7
Features - 7
Appearance - 9.5


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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. External Features
  3. Internal Features
  4. Final Thoughts

About Joe DiFiglia

I have always had a passion for everything computing. In early 2000, I decided to take my passion to the web. Thus, C.O.D. was born. Through the years we have made many great friends at C.O.D. and hope to continue our journey for years to come.

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