Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 7
Rated 1 out of 5 by Wilko100 Poor cooling for GPU.
Bought this case after reading lots of positive reviews to use as a small gaming rig.
The recommendation for the GPU is a rear exhaust. In reality there are not many high end GPUs that have this design, as most are top down cooling. You are also very limited by the GPU length.
I managed to squeeze in an MSI GTX770 Twin Frozr without any modification. However, after running FurMark for 30 minutes the GPU was running at 100 degrees Celsius and smelt like electrical burning. The GPU throttles at 100 degrees.
After taking off the front panel, the GPU temps immediately dropped to a more realistic 60 degrees C. The fan noise also became bearable.
Seeing as nearly all high end GPUs have a top down design and are longer than 10" then I feel this case doesn't give any future proofing. The new GTX 900 series also look to have this design.
I've subsequently sent this case back for a refund and ordered an Ncase M1.
I cannot fault the way it looks and the build quality is awesome.
Hope this helps.
11 September 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by pknorge Tight fit
Managed to get a 760 GTX in this but it was a really tight fit, extremely fiddly to get everything in.
I have 1 3.5 HDD and 2 2.5 SSD's as well as the slot loading DVD player. The wiring is quite a mess and not much room to manage it but when things are this small it is to be expected.
My only reservations are that it is on the expensive side considering you need to also buy a more expensive laptop slot loading drive (if you want an optical drive that is) and SFX power supply. Also the panels aren't as secure as I would like and would of preferred screws to the clips they use to keep them in place (this would only be a problem if you move your pc around a lot, which most won't I guess), that being said the build quality is excellent.
10 January 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by StooMonster Best gaming PC case I have ever bought
A gaming PC doesn't need dozens of PCIe slots or racks of hard drive bays, so I was looking the for smallest possible case that would fit my beast of GPU and this was it.
Admittedly it's tight squeezing everything in there, and requires planning, but I have two drives (SSD and HDD) as well as top-class Nvidia GPU and i7 CPU in my FT03-Mini case.
I went one step further replaced the stock fan and CPU fan with water-cooling and a radiator on the bottom. So my case is silent too, and that fitted with no problem.
I love the snap together aluminium side panels, makes it easy to put together and maintain, but you have to be careful if you are carrying it about.
One point: maximum length of cards this case can take is 10-inches which is great for GTX680 but means a Titan won't fit as it's 10.5 inches long. If they updated this case in a version 2.0 that allowed longer GPUs I would buy one in a heartbeat. Brilliant.
06 January 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Mindo A lot of money for low quality
Very disappointed as the panels are not aligning properly. And not holding them that strong either, which makes moving the case a very delicate procedure.
I know you might think "So what there is a 3mm gap on one side", well at THAT price I would expect at least no gaps. And also the styling was the main reason for buying this case, now it just looks odd...
Also one of the panel holders (pin) came broken.
(attached photo, check for yourselves)
06 December 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by rossmerr Finish is high and space is tight
Brilliantly small case which was just what I was looking for, looks great on my desk, little niggles with it would be the bottom fan is a bit noisy at full load and the top gill is plastic which does detract a bit from the overall looks.
It’s a very tight fit to get everything in but if you research all your components you should have a problem.
10 September 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Josh â€¢ It is very cramped in there and yet temperatures are lower than my old midi tower.
â€¢ Very good design.
â€¢ Solidly built
â€¢ Can't fit a DVD drive in or extra HDD drive mounts in you use a Corsair H80i. The radiator is too thick.
â€¢ If you're going to use all your ports on the I/O, cable management could be an issue.
21 February 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chris small compact design and amazing space saver and with all the compact modern components such as the asus P8Z77-I DELUXE iwith pci-e 3.0 i no longer need a big horse power machine like i had before with 1000w corsair
i now have a 350w be quite and my energy bills have gone down , bye bye coolermaster cosmos hello silverstone fortress , amazing case recomended
very fiddly to begin with
17 July 2012