Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Builds & Case Mods › Build Logs › Building a Fortress
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Building a Fortress

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
From the moment that I saw the first picture of a Silverstone Fortress I fell in love - I actually didn't know what the case was, it just looked like a professional version of the Raven2 that I was checking out. I read all the reviews, found as many videos as possible, checked out all the bench marks for the case, it was all that I had imagined it could be, but it turned out to be so much more!

When I got it, the first thing that clicked was, WOW this thing is huge! I read that it was quite large in the reviews, but until you actually see it in person, or own a full size tower, you probably have no idea exactly how large this case is!

Next was just the joy of installing all my components into the case, what a pleasure. Sure I didn't get finished putting it together until 2:30 in the morning, and I couldn't manage to fit my uber long blu-ray drive into it, and then there was the whole fan controller ordeal to which I'm still working on, but wow is all I still have to say. The lines on it are absolutely wonderful and it was super easy to get around inside the case. The only trick was the wire management since the TX950 happens to have super long wires and is not modular so some of the wires had to be tucked in next to one of the fans.

Some late personal reviews said that the case now came equipped with Air Predators, of which mine came with. They apparently push out as much air at 700rpm as the old ones at 1200 rpm. I don't have the old fans to test out this theory, but it certainly seems to push out quite a bit!

Last I should say, this case is nice and quite. My old case (Cooler Master Storm Scout) had a bunch of noisy fans, so maybe I'm coming from that perspective, but it just sits there and runs quite and cool. It is definitely worth every $$ that I paid for it and maybe more! Hope y'all enjoy the gallery, I certainly love this case.

Parts:
CPU Core i7 930
MOBO - Asus Rampage III Formula
Memory - G.SKILL 1333 MHZ 6GB Triple Channel
Cooler - Venomous X (With Yate Loon's Push/Pull)
Video - PNY GTX465 SLI - 470 Unlock
Hard Drive(s) - 2X 1TB WD Caviar Black in Raid 0 + 1 Hitachi 1TB for backup
PSU - Corsair TX950
Wireless - Asus Wireless N card
DVD Drive - Asus DVD Burner
Case - Silverstone Fortress FT02B-W









LL
LL
LL
LL
LL
Edited by appleg33k85 - 10/30/10 at 2:52pm
The Laptop
(6 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel i7 2860QM AMD Radeon HD 6770M Corsair Vengence 1600MHz Samsung 840 Pro 256GB 
OSMonitor
Mac OS X 10.8 1680 x 1050 anti-glare high resolution  
  hide details  
Reply
The Laptop
(6 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel i7 2860QM AMD Radeon HD 6770M Corsair Vengence 1600MHz Samsung 840 Pro 256GB 
OSMonitor
Mac OS X 10.8 1680 x 1050 anti-glare high resolution  
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 6
Thread Starter 
More Pictures Just Misc
Attachment 178671
Attachment 178672
Attachment 178673
Attachment 178674
LL
LL
LL
LL
Edited by appleg33k85 - 10/30/10 at 2:38pm
The Laptop
(6 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel i7 2860QM AMD Radeon HD 6770M Corsair Vengence 1600MHz Samsung 840 Pro 256GB 
OSMonitor
Mac OS X 10.8 1680 x 1050 anti-glare high resolution  
  hide details  
Reply
The Laptop
(6 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel i7 2860QM AMD Radeon HD 6770M Corsair Vengence 1600MHz Samsung 840 Pro 256GB 
OSMonitor
Mac OS X 10.8 1680 x 1050 anti-glare high resolution  
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 6
Nice, will be doing similar in a couple of days, but only with 2 x 470's
Killer
(20 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Core I7 3930 gigabyte x79 up4 gigabyte gtx680 gigabyte gtx680 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
32 Gb Corsair Vengence 1600 4 x 120GB Kingston HyperX SSD 2TB Western digital Black edition 2 x 1TB Seagate sata III RAID 0 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
ASUS DVD/CD combo sata Alphacool WB with 360 RAD for CPU Windows 7 Ulitmate 3 x ASUS 24" LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G19s OCZ 1000 watt modular NZXT Switch 810 Logitech G700s 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
steel series onboard 7.1 system Logitech G13 Logitech G35 and G930 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 4770K Msi z87i Msi Nvidia 760 hawk 16gb Kingston beast 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1 x OCZ 60 Gb ssd agility 3 asus Bluray drive seidon 120M windows 7 ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 32" 1080p screen black window Enermax 850 bitfenix prodigy 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Ouroboros razer Goliathus Megaladon 
  hide details  
Reply
Killer
(20 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Core I7 3930 gigabyte x79 up4 gigabyte gtx680 gigabyte gtx680 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
32 Gb Corsair Vengence 1600 4 x 120GB Kingston HyperX SSD 2TB Western digital Black edition 2 x 1TB Seagate sata III RAID 0 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
ASUS DVD/CD combo sata Alphacool WB with 360 RAD for CPU Windows 7 Ulitmate 3 x ASUS 24" LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G19s OCZ 1000 watt modular NZXT Switch 810 Logitech G700s 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
steel series onboard 7.1 system Logitech G13 Logitech G35 and G930 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 4770K Msi z87i Msi Nvidia 760 hawk 16gb Kingston beast 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1 x OCZ 60 Gb ssd agility 3 asus Bluray drive seidon 120M windows 7 ultimate 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG 32" 1080p screen black window Enermax 850 bitfenix prodigy 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Ouroboros razer Goliathus Megaladon 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 6
God damn.. Love me a fortress 2 case. Nice choice on a case.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 GO XFX 680i lt sli xfx 5850 Zotac 8600gt XLR8 2x2GB DDR2 PNY 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorPower
Samsung Spinpoint f3 1tb Seagate Barracuda 250gb Samsung SH-S223L 3xSP2208wfp Corsair TX650w 
Case
Silverstone Fortress FT02B 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 GO XFX 680i lt sli xfx 5850 Zotac 8600gt XLR8 2x2GB DDR2 PNY 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorPower
Samsung Spinpoint f3 1tb Seagate Barracuda 250gb Samsung SH-S223L 3xSP2208wfp Corsair TX650w 
Case
Silverstone Fortress FT02B 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkG View Post
Nice, will be doing similar in a couple of days, but only with 2 x 470's
Awesome! Love this case, though they are 470's just happened to be flashed from 465's lol!
The Laptop
(6 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel i7 2860QM AMD Radeon HD 6770M Corsair Vengence 1600MHz Samsung 840 Pro 256GB 
OSMonitor
Mac OS X 10.8 1680 x 1050 anti-glare high resolution  
  hide details  
Reply
The Laptop
(6 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel i7 2860QM AMD Radeon HD 6770M Corsair Vengence 1600MHz Samsung 840 Pro 256GB 
OSMonitor
Mac OS X 10.8 1680 x 1050 anti-glare high resolution  
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 6
FT02's FTW!

I have a FT02 as well and i love it to bits! Best case i've ever owned... hard to do watercooling on it though.. been planning it for ages now, but jsut cant figure out the best way to mount a radiator without making it look messy...
Ren - First Born
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K Maximus IV GENE-Z NVIDIA GeForce Matrix GTX 580 Platinum G-Skill RipJawX 8GB 1600MHz  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
2x 1TB Samsung F3 in Raid 0 60GB OCZ Vertex 2 Corsair H80 Windows 7 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Hanns.G 27" 1920 x 1200 Apple Aluminum Keyboard Thermaltake ToughPower XT 775w Silverstone TJ08-E 
Mouse
Razer Deathadder 
  hide details  
Reply
Ren - First Born
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500K Maximus IV GENE-Z NVIDIA GeForce Matrix GTX 580 Platinum G-Skill RipJawX 8GB 1600MHz  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
2x 1TB Samsung F3 in Raid 0 60GB OCZ Vertex 2 Corsair H80 Windows 7 64-bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Hanns.G 27" 1920 x 1200 Apple Aluminum Keyboard Thermaltake ToughPower XT 775w Silverstone TJ08-E 
Mouse
Razer Deathadder 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Build Logs
Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Builds & Case Mods › Build Logs › Building a Fortress