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SilverStone Fortress FT02 Mid Tower Case Review

by Mike D.     |     January 30, 2010

Performance Testing


As expected, the massive amount of intake airflow maintained very reasonable CPU temperatures. We saw a full five degree decrease in comparison to the Antec P183!


The great temperatures don’t stop at the CPU either. The motherboard temperature sensor on our EP35-DS4 also enjoyed some active cooling – along with absolutely everything else in the case.


The GPU also realizes some very low temperatures thanks to cool intake air feeding the 4870’s fan. We saw a full one degree decrease an open bench environment and nine degrees over the negative pressure environment within the P183.


Hard drive cooling is an often overlooked aspect of case cooling, but it is perhaps one of the most important. It is a fact that hard drives kept cool outlive hard drives that run at higher temperatures. This becomes even more important with high-RPM drives like the Western Digital Raptor series. As you can see, the drive in the open bench configuration received no active cooling, and quickly approached 40°C. There is certainly no shortage of airflow to hard drives in the FT02, and temperatures were maintained at very acceptable levels.


Since all of the 180mm fans can have their RPM reduced to quieter operation, we ran a couple of quick tests to see what kind of impact this has on the FT02’s performance. As you can see, the GPU and CPU temperatures increased slightly, but were still very acceptable. This is pretty incredible given that the case is nearly silent when the fans are set to “low”.

All-in-all, we think these performance results speak for themselves. The FT02 packs a lot of potent cooling.
 
 
 

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