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Old 06-04-2012, 02:18 AM   #1
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"The SilverStone Fortress FT03-MINI is a very small case targeted to Mini-ITX and Mini-DTX motherboards, yet it supports video cards up to 10" (254 mm) long (making it compatible with some high-end vid..."

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Old 06-04-2012, 05:11 AM   #2
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I don't understand. Yes, it looks like a nice case, but in other reviews you have stressed that awards are based a lot on value. This case is WAY too expensive for a Golden Award.
It appears to compare somewhat with the Lian Li PC-Q11A. That case however is smaller, but takes a full sized PSU and a standard 5.25" optical drive, yet costs $65 less.
This one might deserve an award for features and quality, but it looks like a poor value.

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Old 06-04-2012, 01:22 PM   #3
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Well, let's just say that I liked the design and the construction quality. But I understand your constructive criticism and I appreciate your feedback.
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:30 AM   #4
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I built my backup rig in a PC-Q08R. Its stock i5/650 isn't quite as cool as I'd like (mid 40s idle), but I'm thinking that low profile Praeton that Mr. Coelho just tested may improve that. You can catch a slideshow of the build on Youtube; it's the only thing I have up at "jtt283." The GPU in it now is a HD7750.
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Back to the FT03 MINI case reviewed. The price noted $165 US is actually the cost of the bigger FT03 micro atx case. The Mini goes for $132. This is closer to the PC-Q11. The "chimney" like venting alllow you to tuck the mini tight into a corner still allowing air to enter the bottom and vent out the top. Looking forward to building a Z77 itx rig and am considering this case .
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Wow, thanks for catching this Mannz. You are absolutely right, I will fix this right away. Now the recommendation makes even more sense!
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