SilverStone has just announced their top-of-the-line gaming PC case called the ALTA F2. One of the standout features of this case is its innovative internal design that prioritizes keeping your components cool through stack-effect cooling. The motherboard tray has been rotated 90 degrees, so its I/O ports are facing upwards. Additionally, the case has three 180 mm Air Penetrator 184i PRO fans with special air-channeling surfaces that draw in cool air from the bottom of the case and circulate it around all the components.
When it comes to installing your graphics card, there are three options for orientation. The first one is pretty standard, where the card is attached directly onto the motherboard with the I/O ports facing upwards. The second option involves rotating the card so that the I/O ports are still on top, but the fan vents face towards the side-panel. The third option is the most unusual, where the graphics card is installed at an 11-degree angle and tilted to the side, with the I/O ports pointing towards the rear of the case.
The lower compartment of the case is mostly empty and is designed to provide cool air to the 180 mm intake fans. However, there are four 3.5-inch/2.5-inch mounts available in case you want to install a few drives down there. Additionally, there are three more spots on the motherboard tray where you can install 2.5-inch drives. If that’s not enough storage space for you, there’s also a cage located in the front of the case where you can install up to four 3.5-inch drives. In total, you have 17 expansion slot options to work with. There are nine slots along the motherboard tray, four slots with a portion of it rotated, and four more towards the rear.
The SilverStone ALTA F2 gaming PC case has several fan mounting options. You can install two 140/120 mm front intakes, four 120 mm or one 140 mm top exhausts, and three 180 mm bottom intakes. For radiator installation, you can choose from a 280 mm (or smaller) radiator along the front panel, a 480 mm or smaller radiator along the top panel, or a 560 mm or smaller radiator along the bottom vents.
When the case is in its standard orientation, it can accommodate graphics cards that are up to 35.4 cm long. However, if you choose to orient the I/O ports towards the rear, you’ll have a much larger space of 60.4 cm to work with. The PSU bay supports power supplies up to 22 cm long, and CPU coolers can be up to 20.5 cm tall.
The SilverStone ALTA F2 will hit the Asian market next week, followed by North America in mid-May, and Europe towards the end of May. The price of the case may vary depending on the region, but it’s expected to fall in the range of USD $900 to $1,000.