The versatile Fortress Fortress FTZ01 Mini-ITX is an amazingly flat housing, which sets by its enormous performance potential new standards in HTPC gaming. Silverstone is in the construction of the chassis ?? once again completely new ways and presents an exceptional ventilation concept in connection with optimal use of space and thereby enables powerful gaming power thanks to full-fledged high-end graphics cards in an unprecedented form factor. The narrow case with a volume of only 14 liters, making it the ideal base for a homemade Steam Machine based on steamos and Windows. Traditional consoles have to oppose this concentrated PC power nothing.
Compared with the similarly constructed Raven Z, FTZ01 noble materials are used and come in Silverstone Fortress carries the well-known simple design of the Fortress series with the Mini-ITX version continued. Weighing just 4.6 kg, the FTZ01 for an impressively-performance housing is very lightweight and easy to take to friends perfectly with. The robust steel body of the feature-packed lightweight is expertly complemented by a unibody frame made of aluminum. The easy-access I / O panel on the front provides a respective high-definition audio input and output as well as two fast USB 3.0 ports. Among them are LEDs and the Power and Reset button. In combination with the compact dimensions of only 376 x 107 x 351 mm, the noble hardware nest allows the construction of a space-saving, yet enormously powerful living room gaming PCs, longs to be able to sit directly below the flat screen TV.
The Fortress FTZ01 is constructed to match the compact size clever. By removing the cover, the view of the sophisticated interior is free, which is fundamentally divided into two sections. On the left side an optical drive (ODD) in are slim slot-in format, housed up to three 2.5-inch HDDs or SSDs, and the graphics card, while the mainboard, power supply and a 3.5-inch HDD on the right side have their place. The area above the motherboard in the Mini-ITX or DTX format is not obstructed, so as to allow the installation of quiet, yet powerful CPU coolers with low-profile (up to 83 mm height).
The greatest innovation of the SilverStone Fortress FTZ01 is the use of a GPU adapter in the form of a PCIe riser card (eng to rise -. Rise), which and the assembly of a full-fledged dual-slot gaming graphics card with up to 33 cm in length maximum 14.9 cm width at a 90-degree angle, parallel to the motherboard allows. Where often is in other cases with similar format even at middle-class graphics card circuit, Silverstone provides here for maximum computing power and shows: the Fortress FTZ01 is a class of its own. In the GPU support two of the 2.5-inch drives are housed, which can be installed easily outside the housing together with the graphics card and optical slim slot-in drive. This very original design, it allows a suitably equipped Fortress FTZ01 in combination with a powerful processor to deliver a truly divine performance.
The use of an AC adapter (optional) in a compact SFX format fits seamlessly into the design philosophy of the housing. Without the whole construction to increase, so must not be dispensed with a powerful and efficient power supply. The stowed in a frame SFX power supply is isolated from the air circulation and draws cool air in at the bottom of housing, which is then transported laterally outwards. Can be accommodated in the power supply cage while a 3.5-inch hard drive. The IEC power connector for the AC power is routed to an internal adapter cable to the housing along the edge on the back. A modular for SilverStone Strider Gold with 450 watts matching set of extra short cables, makes a decent cable management problem.
Another highlight of the housing flounder is clever ventilation concept. In bulky ATX towers a majority of the volume is usually filled with air. In connection with the efficient use of space of the Fortress FTZ01, Silverstone therefore relies on a creative and effective cooling by overpressure. Are located on the housing bottom two slots for 120-mm fan (preinstalled 1x) for the graphics card and at the top of the case, another 120-mm fan on the CPU cooler is installed. The softly rotating fan in slimline format are placed behind specially shaped ventilation grilles, which control the airflow and minimize noise generation perfectly.
All fans are mounted so that they conduct continuously fresh air into the housing and on the right to be cooled hardware components. Due to the resulting pressure the warm exhaust air is then quite naturally by the numerous, unobtrusively anywhere in the housing incorporated vents transported outwards, without offering this house dust a chance incident. Three practical dust filter with magnetic adhesion protect all aspirated 120-mm-vents from dust.
Even friends of watercooling will have great pleasure with the Fortress FTZ01. Under the graphics card can alternatively be attached to the fans and a 240mm dual radiator and over the CPU, a 120-mm single-radiator. In the third slot for 2.5-inch disks on the left side are holes are for alternative mounting of a Laing DDC pump. Total arise so many opportunities for individual design of effective cooling of the Fortress FTZ01. Since many ITX Motherboards have few fan connectors, a Y-adapter cable for 3-pin fan is included in delivery.
Other components of the accessories are needed in addition to all the screws and the dust filters and four round, decoupling feet with adhesive surface for horizontal installation of the Fortress FTZ01. However, a vertical mounting is possible without any problems by means of the four major anti-vibration feet for hooking on the side walls. This can even be achieved even better air circulation. Rounding out the package of an illustrative, easy to understand step-by-step guide, with the correct installation a breeze.
Dimensions: 376 x 107 x 351 mm (W x H x D)
Material: Steel (Material thickness from 0.9 to 1.0 mm), aluminum
Weight: approx 4.6 kg
Form Factor: Mini-DTX, Mini-ITX
1x 120 mm (cover)
2x 120 mm (bottom)
1x 120 mm (lid;.. 1500 U / min, a maximum of 18 dB (A))
1x 120 mm (bottom;.. 1500 U / min, a maximum of 18 dB (A))
1x 5.25 inches (external, only for slim slot-in drives)
1x 3.5 inch (internal)
3x 2.5 inch (internal)
Power Supply: 1x SFX (optional)
Extension slots: 2
I / O Panel:
2x USB 3.0 (internal connection)
1x per Audio In / Out
Maximum video card length: 330 mm
Maximum video card Width: 149 mm
Maximum CPU cooler height: 83 mm