SilverStone FT03 Micro ATX Chassis
Author: Shawn Knight
Editor: Zahn Funk
Date: 05-08-2011
Provided by: SilverStone

In addition to the accessory bundle that comes with the FT03 (standard set of screws, useful instruction manual, etc.), you will at least need a slot loading optical drive to use with this case. SilverStone included a few extras to showcase in this review which we will have a brief look at now.

First up is their Strider Gold 750W modular power supply, model SST-ST75F-G. This 80+ Gold power supply features a 135mm fan with 19 dBA noise output, Japanese main capacitors and dual 8-pin connector support. As you can see by looking at the cable bundle, however, this power supply is made with a regular mid-tower / full tower case in mind.

This isn't an issue, however, as all of the cables on this unit are modular and can be removed. Normally one would just remove the unneeded cables from a modular power supply and go about connecting what they need with the cables supplies.

Fortunately SilverStone makes a short cable kit for installations where long cables either aren't needed or aren't possible. Model PP05 includes the following cables from left to right: a 20+4 pin ATX adapter, two 4-pin Molex connectors, 4x PCI-e 6+2 pin connectors, two 4-pin Molex plus floppy connector cable, two STA 90˚ connectors, a 4+4 pin CPU connector and dual 180˚ SATA connectors.

As you can see, these cables are much shorter than the stock ones included with the Strider Gold 750 and should work perfectly in our build.

The final component that SilverStone sent over is their slim slot-loading optical drive, model SOD01. This Panasonic 8X DVD +/- R burner includes a single cable that outputs to a SATA connector and a 4-pin Molex connector for power. There is an eject button and LED indicator on the front of the black bezel.

With all of our accessories in order, let's move ahead and get to installing some hardware.

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