Date: July 13th, 2010
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Silverstone
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While the accessory kit is rather sparse, I strongly suspect that this is evidence of an excellent interior design more than anything else. Proceeding clockwise from the manual, we have the PSU strap, 2.5” drive adapter, PSU support bracket, cable/wire ties, two radiator brackets, screws and other hardware and a 3-pin fan adapter cable.
A detailed list of the hardware and a somewhat clear list of intended purpose is provided in the manual.
And, of course, the Fortress chassis. I'm anxious to see what SilverStone has in store for us inside this Fortress, so let's get right to the pictorial.
PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
While the Fortress is anything but conventional, it nevertheless has a classic look despite its somewhat unusual dimensions. The front panel has five big bays and the SilverStone logo at the bottom, but is otherwise unblemished by lights, ports or gratuitous bling.
Looking at the Fortress from the rear, we get the idea that we're dealing with something unusual here. Where we would normally expect to see a PSU mount and motherboard I/O cutouts we have just a fan filter door for, as we'll see a bit later, the power supply. The top of the case is dominated by a large mesh panel that, in most cases, would conceal exhaust fans. Not so with the Fortress chassis, as we'll see shortly.