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SilverStone SST-FT03B Micro ATX Chassis Review

By: Chad Sebring | Other Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: May 6, 2011 9:44 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Silverstone

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One of the main things you are going to need for this build is the slim optical drive. The SST-SOD01 is currently retailing for around $70-80 US dollars, so if you don't have a slot load drive, you need to add this to the bill. There is a Blu-ray version of this drive, but it is priced near $300.




Inside the box the drive, the handy little all-in-one power and SATA lead, screws, and the manual get packed in foam and was delivered in great shape.




SilverStone also sent the PP05 short cable kit for the Strider series of power supplies. This kit is relatively cheap, as I see it priced for around $25.




Since I got the short cable kit, I need something to connect them to, and SilverStone sure delivered here. They asked what I was going to be powering and offered this 750W, 80PLUS Gold rated monster to handle the business of bringing life to my Fortress.




While some manufacturers claim their PSU is modular, SilverStone went all the way. There are no hard wired leads to hide with this PSU. Just plug in what you need to use and leave the rest of the rats nest in the power supply box! This beauty will set you back right around $160.


While I truly appreciate that SilverStone has sent the extras to not only showcase more products, this chassis design limits users to want to buy more SilverStone products to complete the build. I don't see anything wrong with that, but more fully modular PSU's on the market and access to the slim drives make you want to keep brand loyalty if you are going to shell out for the new components. As tested, case and additional parts, the chassis is at a price point of near $425 with all the equipment you have seen up to now.


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