Here's the spec:
Motherboard Form Factor
Max CPU Cooler height
Max GPU Length
221(W) x 483(H) x 427(D)mm
Aluminum front, bottom, and rear panels, steel body
SSI-CEB, ATX, Micro-ATX
1x Slim slot-loading optical
2x USB 3.0 1x Audio 1x MIC
2x 180mm Intake, 1x 120mm Exhaust
What comes in the box:
This gap bellow the case also gives you access to the magnetic dust filter that covers the whole of the underside of the case. Though the filter is high quality, it can be quite cumbersome to remove and re-attach but this is just a tiny proportion of the hassle it is removing dust from an unfiltered case so I'm not too fussed in this instance. On the bottom of the support section we do also get some
Behind the front I/O is a massive grill cover whom's pattern resembles the form of an old staggered interlocking wood pattern. The staggered design helps hide the power/reset buttons we saw and helps detract from the fact it is in fact just a grill. This panel slides backwards to reveal all of our motherboard and PSU I/O, exhaust fan mounts, side panel latches and handles to lift the case with.
Get Creative: you can use the pre-drilled holes in the case handles to help cable tie up and manage you I/O cables so you don't keep having to re-feed them into this compartment every time you unplug them
With seven expansion slots we aren't looking at anything too special when it comes to SLI/Crossfire support but I wouldn't put this as the biggest reason not to jam three GPU's in here anyway. Your graphics cards ARE however given ample amount of room in regards to length with 312mm of clearance top to bottom and that's with the dual 180mm Air Penetrators sitting in the bottom providing them with extra cooling. Depth wise you are looking at little to no room at all on the bottom slot between it and your power supply and HDD cage so I would stick to leaving this one free of any expansion cards that require active cooling.
Removing the right side panel and going round the back of the motherboard tray, we find a few things. Firstly there is two, 2.5" hard drive mounts for mounting all of your 2.5" storage. Remember the hard drive cage is not compatible with this size drive and this is all of the storage you get on the FT05. Unfortunately these drive bays aren't entirely tool less however the installation is simple enough. Other than storage you do also get the odd cut out in the motherboard tray for cables but as the tray itself is very small, most of the case is already open for cable routing. We can also see the backside of the 3.5" storage and here it is just as open as it is around the front, with full a easy access for connecting power and data cables to your hard drives.
The case is not perfect however and we know this. Although it gets a lot of bonus points for being so compact while not limiting you too much where it counts the most, some serious storage options may not have gone amiss for some people and therefore two 3.5" drive bays in a case of this calibre is somewhat scraping the barrel. I do also wish the logo module had not been white on the back however this is easily fixable.
In summary, with the perfect airflow set-up, water cooling support, long graphics card support, beautiful aluminium exterior, I/O compartment and the extreme sound dampening this case looks and feels every single penny it costs and I can not recommend it enough. For most people it won't be worth it as there is some nice cheaper alternatives but for those looking at building a REAL system this case is an easy contender for the best professional mid-tower case on the market.
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