Silverstone Raven RVZ01 Review

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Silverstone Raven RVZ01 Review

Up Close:  Exterior

To describe the case style of the RVZ01 as being similar to the classic Pizza box design of Dell or HP office desk tops would be insulting, never-the-less that's the closest comparison we can make.  It's fair to say though that that is where all comparisons end, as in style alone the RVZ01 kicks some significant bottom.  The Raven lineage can be clearly be seen in the sculpted Aluminium front with even the Black Raven Badge not intruding through the darkness. 

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Although plastic the side panels are beautifully formed and with designs mimicking the roof section venting of the RV04 will provide additional ventilation for the case.

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The removable roof panel is steel and aside from a single 120mm fan mount is otherwise clean.

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So far we've looked at the RV04 in the horizontal position, but should you wish to opt for a more conventional vertical desk top orientation it is extremely easy to stand the case up.  Silverstone are considerate in not pre attaching the rubber feet to the case leaving you free to choose your own style and thus leave the other surfaces foot free as it were.

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The picture below left shows what would be the base of the case should you plump for the horizontal orientation.  It's reasonable to say that when vertical the two 120mm fan mounts, one of which sports a slim line fan will provide better ventilation, postioned as they are, directly under the GPU area.  The other small area of perforation is there to afford airflow to the PSU.

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03-03-2014, 05:36:15

barnsley
I've got a build log of one of these to do. Its got an i7 4770s (lower power draw), a GTX 780 (with the ugly as sin evga plastic cooler) and the silverstone cooler. It'll be powered by silverstone's 450w gold psu that they released for this case. Its also modular as well. which should be helpful.Quote

03-03-2014, 05:46:21

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by barnsley View Post
I've got a build log of one of these to do. Its got an i7 4770s (lower power draw), a GTX 780 (with the ugly as sin evga plastic cooler) and the silverstone cooler. It'll be powered by silverstone's 450w gold psu that they released for this case. Its also modular as well. which should be helpful.
Do a proper job then......Quote

03-03-2014, 05:57:25

barnsley
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Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Do a proper job then......
Just waiting for the motherboard to arrive as it was out of stock when it was ordered (gg scan). The same for the short cable set. I'm going to build it at the weekend as its at a mate's.Quote

03-03-2014, 10:38:05

Feronix
So much innuendo

Kind of want to do a build in this...Quote

03-03-2014, 10:38:37

barnsley
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Originally Posted by Feronix View Post
So much innuendo

Kind of want to do a build in this...
Make a steambox!Quote
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