CES 2010 CoverageBosco - January 6, 2010
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SilverStone's booth was quite large this year, with a lot of products, ranging from small compact cases designed for HTPCs to their larger cases built for housing the workhorse computer. They had some nice looking power supplies out on display as well.
The first case that we came to was in the middle of their booth, it was from their Fortress series, the FT02. The FT02 is available in four different models, coming in either silver or black and with or without a window. The material that SilverStone decided to use for this chassis was a 4.5mm aluminum unibody frame and a 0.8mm steel body. The motherboard form factors that are supported with the FT02 are SSI CEB, ATX, and Micro ATX. There are three 180mm intake fans operating at 700-1000rpm and a single 120mm top exhaust fan operating at 1200rpm. The dimensions of the FT02 are 212 x 497 x 616mm. One of my favorite features of the FT02 is the fact that you are going to be able to fit just about any sized PSU inside of the case; this includes SilverStone's own ST1500, which comes in at hefty 220mm deep.
Continuing on with the cases, we came up to the section where they were showing off their smaller sized cases, such as the SG02-F, the Sugo SG07, SG04-FH and the LC12. The SG02-F is a micro-ATX chassis that measures 270 x 212 x 393mm, it is made out of SECC for the body and has a plastic & acrylic front panel. The cooling solution inside of the chassis is a single 80mm fan and two 80mm fan slots. The SG07 is a Mini-ITX chassis that is able to fit one of the largest cards currently out on the market, the HD5970 from ATI. As a card like that draws quite a bit of power, the unit comes with a 600W PSU built into it. The chassis has a 180mm fan mounted to the top of the case that is placed directly over the CPU cooler for that little extra cooling on the processor. The bottom of the case has two fans mounted, one for an intake and the other setup as an exhaust. There is also a divider on the bottom of the case to stop cool intake and warm exhaust air mixing. The side panel has an adjustable duct on the GPU side of the case to fit over the intake of the card's cooler, which allows the card to breathe fresh air. The SG04-FH chassis comes in at only 200 x 417 x 347mm and holds two 120mm fans to cool down the internal components you choose to install. It also has a body made from SECC and an all aluminum front panel and handle. The LC12 is a Mini-ITX case that is comes with an all aluminum front panel while giving you a body that is once again made from SECC. The only cooling that the case provides are vents on the top and the side of the chassis, however this case does only measure 184 x 97 x 288mm.