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.
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.[easyazon_cta align=”center” identifier=”B00OD36PIG” key=”wide-light” locale=”US” tag=”compondema06-20″]