Originally Posted by SilverStone
We actually did update the FT01 more than three years ago with a revised design that allows for side removal of the top fan filter just like on the front fan and in the FT02.
You can see this change clearly in the last photo of this page from a roundup review of gaming systems.
That's interesting to know. Too bad I had mine before that revision.
Originally Posted by psyclum
However, ever since the release of the FT02, there was simply no comparison nor reason to buy FT01...
There is still a reason to buy the FT01: Price. For my main rig I'll always pay the extra for the FT02, but If you're budget restricted then the FT01 is going to be a very good alternative to something like the Fractal R4.
In this country at least, the FT02 is around $400 like I said, but the FT01 is $250. Last year I wasted $200 on a R3 for a side project. If I'd seen the FT01 I would have definitely put down an extra $50 for the superior build quality. The FT01 is a nicely built case (unless they've changed it with thinner panels or something), and very easy on the eye.Edited by Oubadah - 11/14/13 at 2:12am