Hey everyone, a few months ago, I was looking for a high end mid-tower case and eventually decided to get the SilverStone FT02B after some suggestions from you guys. Well, I got a bit lazy about buying it (even though I have a 4770K sitting around waiting to be put to use), and I noticed that the FT04 is now out.
Is the FT04 a worthy successor to the FT02, or is the FT02 the best one I can get? Keep in mind that I value acoustic performance the most.
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#2AlleRacingPosted 9/9/2013 1:22:53 AM
The FT02 and FT04 seem like fairly different cases. The internal layout is fairly different, 90 degree rotation versus 180 degree rotation. If you value acoustic performance the most, it looks like the FT04 will be slightly better for that, though they both have sound dampening so it's probably pretty close between the two. The FT04 also looks a little more cramped inside and I don't think it looks quite as good. However, it does look like they addressed at least a couple of my minor complaints about the FT02 and made the CPU cutout bigger and added a lot more cable tie points. In the FT02, the cutout on the motherboard tray is too small to install a backplate for most motherboards, so you pretty much have to remove the motherboard to install a backplate anyway. That, and there are only 6 cable tie points, 4 along the bottom hole, and two along the drive bays, none immediately near the PSU cut out, and none any where on the top half of the tray at all.
Personally, I'd probably go with the FT02 out of the two of them, well, I actually bought one two weeks ago, so I did.