FT04 arrives in a large double reinforced cardboard box. SilverStone have made the packaging eye-catching by placing a depiction of FT04 on the front and another image of the case without its side panel and have pinpointed a comprehensive list of features.
Inside the box, the case is covered in a clear plastic sheet and extra protection has been given by way of two polystyrene pillars.
Packaging for FT04
Unveiling the Fortress FT04 we actually have a very similar case to that of the recently released SilverStone Raven 4 rather than a direct successor to FT03. Inside, the chassis along with its layout is almost identical because both cases use the same design. Its the exterior where things are vastly different.
FT04 prides itself by having an aluminium front door rather than the flimsy plastic we found on the Raven case. From a visual point of view the FT04 looks much more refined and the physical appearance is superb.
The prominent side panel is on the reverse side and has a large Perspex window which allows an overview of the hardware when installed. Over on the other side, there are no significant features just a solid side panel.
Large Perspex window on prominent side
Smooth, precise aesthetics