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SilverStone SST-FT03B Micro ATX Chassis Review (Page 8)

Chad Sebring | May 6, 2011 at 4:44 am CDT - 1 min, 34 secs time to read this page
Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Silverstone

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With everything out of the way, the DFI I installed went in with all kinds of room to spare. While the Swiftech cooler is a tight fit, I was able to use a full tower cooler with no issues. At this point I also slid the body of the PSU in place and connected the power cable.

Looking in from the front of the chassis, you can see the side of the cooler is very close to the frame of the case; in fact, it's touching the chassis. Access from this side allows for an easy application of the 8-pin, and below the cooler there is even room for memory with taller heat spreaders.

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I went a little crazy installing hard drives, but I wanted to show just how much room there is back behind the motherboard. I have the OS drive in the hot swappable tray with another 3.5" drive next to it. I then used the adapter to show where the SSD would get placed. I did leave the bottom left corner without a drive installed to give me plenty of room to run the wiring and keep it out of the front of the chassis.

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Without the cord being run to the FT03, you really can't tell it's running. With the chassis powered up, in a living room for a HTPC the fans will be audible when close to the chassis, but for a gamer or an internet box, this case is pretty quiet for the amount of airflow it produces. Another feature I liked about the top mounted I/O is that even with the power LED on and the HDD activity light flickering, even from a slightly downward angle the lighting isn't visible. For the HTPC crowd this also means no blinding LEDs around the screen from the FT03.

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Chad Sebring


After a year of gaming, Chad caught the OC bug. With overclocking comes the need for better cooling, and Chad has had many air and water setups. With a few years of abusing computer parts, he decided to take his chances and try to get a review job. As an avid overclocker, Chad is always looking for the next leg up in RAM, cooling, as well as peripherals.

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