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Combining two of SilverStone's most distinctive computer chassis breakthroughs - the unibody construction of the Temjin TJ07, introduced in 2005, and the 90-degrees rotated motherboard mount of the RAVEN RV01 from 2008 - the Fortress FT02 advances both chassis construction and thermodynamics in a dynamic, streamlined design. With the Fortress FT02, SilverStone engineers have combined the rigidity of unibody construction with the unparalleled cooling layout of the RAVEN chassis, adding a hot-swappable hard drive cage and an acoustically padded interior for maximum versatility. The result is increased structural strength, increased storage capacity, and whisper-quiet operation. Available in black and silver colors, its elegant outer shell is perfectly accentuated by the U-shaped unibody aluminum frame that not only provides unique styling, but also functional purpose. The bottom gap from the frame to the main body actually serves as the main air intake area for its three massive 180mm fans, making it even suitable for use on carpeted surfaces. For professionals and enthusiasts looking to build a silent workstation or gaming machine with maximum performance, there is no better than the SilverStone Fortress FT02.

  • Revolutionary 90 degree motherboard mounting from RAVEN RV01
  • Innovative 4.5mm aluminum unibody frame from Temjin TJ07
  • Three 180mm fans for unprecedented positive pressure and stack effect cooling
  • Supports liquid cooling radiator mounting
  • Motherboard back plate opening behind CPU area for quick cooler assembly
  • Supports 11” wide ATX motherboard
  • Foam padded interior for advanced noise absorption


ATI Radeon HD 5970 in FT02
Easy access power/reset button with hidden front I/O ports
Top motherboard I/O port design with support for ClearCMOS
Top mounted 120mm exhaust fan
Support for 2.5” HDD or SSD at unique location
Large motherboard tray cut-out for CPU cooler backplates
Five tool-less button design for 5.25” drive bays
Foam padded interior for advanced noise absorption
Hot-swappable drive cage support (one CP05 adapter included)
Three 180mm fans in alignment for unprecedented cooling performance
Automotive-caliber 4.5mm aluminum unibody frame
Large air cap created by bottom panel usable for carpeted surface
Positive pressure design with filter on all intake vents
FT02 Feature list
Model No.
SST-FT02B (black), SST-FT02B-USB3.0 (black)
SST-FT02S (silver), SST-FT02S-USB3.0 (silver)
SST-FT02B-W (black + window), SST-FT02B-W-USB3.0 (black + window)
SST-FT02S-W (silver + window), SST-FT02S-W-USB3.0 (silver + window)
4.5mm aluminum unibody frame, 0.8mm steel body
SSI-CEB, ATX (maximum 12” x 11”), Micro-ATX
Drive Bay
External 5.25" x 5
Internal 3.5"/2.5" x 5 , 2.5” x1
Cooling System
Front --
Rear --
Side --
Top 1 x 120mm exhaust, 1200rpm, 19dBA
Bottom 3 x 180mm intake fan 700/1200rpm, 18/34dBA
Internal --
Expansion Slot
Front I/O Port
USB 2.0 x 2 (SST-FT02B, SST-FT02S, SST-FT02B-W, SST-FT02S-W only)
USB 3.0 x 2 (SST-FT02B-USB3.0, SST-FT02S-USB3.0, SST-FT02B-W-USB3.0, SST-FT02S-W-USB3.0 only)
Audio x 1
MIC x 1
Power Supply
1 x Optional standard PS2(ATX)
Operating system support
Expansion Card
Support 12” or 12.2” (with fan grille removed), width restriction-6.69"
Limitation of CPU cooler
Limitation of PSU
Net Weight
15.3kg (FT02B,FT02S)
15kg (FT02B-W, FT02S-W)
212mm (W) x 497mm (H) x 616mm (D), 64.9 liters
One CP05 included for single hot-swappable SATA hard drive, additional CP05 can be purchased separately
Support VESA Mount

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FT02 Manual
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  • Q. I have a custom cooler, how do I know which way the heat pipes should be situated to obtain the best performance in the FT02?
    A: There are two main types of heat pipes used in popular aftermarket coolers, they are groove and powder. Groove heat pipes are very susceptible to gravity while powder heat pipes are less so. To achieve best performance in either heat pipe technology, they need to be placed horizontally or have the heat source side located below the other end of the heat pipe. We recommend choosing and installing components with heat pipes carefully by taking into consideration of the following examples:


    The orientation of an enthusiast motherboard in a normal ATX case

    The orientation of an enthusiast motherboard in the FT02

    As the illustrations above show, most enthusiast motherboards with heat pipes will work fine in the FT02, the heat source is located below other parts of the heat pipe.
    CPU cooler:
    Horizontal style cooler

    Good orientation Good orientation Bad orientation

    Many CPU coolers can be rotated when installing on motherboards, the illustration here shows a SilverStone NT06-E

    VGA cooler

    The illustration here shows a VGA cooler that will not work well in the FT02 because the heat source side (touching the GPU) ends up being located higher than the other end.

  • Q. USB 3.0 Cable Upgrade Guide.

    1. Use both hands to remove top cover gently.

    2. First, loosen two screws located on the top-front cover.
        Then push top-front cover in the direction as shown gently and finally pull up to detach the top-front cover.

    3. Flip top-front cover over to loosen two screws near front I/O module and detach it gently.

    4. Install USB 3.0 front I/O module (part number: G11303260) and fasten two screws back gently.

    5. Assemble parts back in reverse order carefully.
        Your case is now USB3 ready.

If the answers don't solve your problem, please email to support@silverstonetek.com. Thanks!
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