Silverstone Raven RVZ01 Review

Up Close: Front Roof and Rear

Silverstone Raven RVZ01 Review

Up Close:  Front Roof and Rear

Having taken in the sleek lines of the exterior it's time to zoom in and look at things in a bit more detail.  Nestling up near the roof of the case and barely distinguishable from anything over a few metres away we spy a little slotted aperture for a slim line ODD.  Beneath this Silverstone have mounted the Raven badge.  Now if you're thinking well that's fine and dandy if I have the case horizontal, but it's a shame it's going to look stupid if I go with a vertical orientation then fear not as it's removable, and, as you'll see later Silverstone have actually included another badge, curved differently so it can be used in the vertical position.  Now that's what we call attention to detail.  Over to the right, again the USB3 and audio connections are stealthy located.  A pop off rubber cover would have been nice but we're being picky as usual.  Down below and almost unnoticed lie the power and reset buttons as well as LED activity lights

 

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In the vertical plane the case is supported by four dense rubber feet.  These don't actually adhere to the case, instead they have protuberances which locate into the venting slits on what would have been the side panels.  The fit is really quite excellent and feels secure, yet they are easily removed is you so desire.  If you're going to go dragging the case across a desk top then the likely hood is you're going to dislodge them, but unlike the feet on the much maligned Antec 1900, these aren't actually meant to stay on.

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With the two expansion slots positioned laterally off to the right of the main rear I/O area, the rear of the RVZ01 gives a bit of the game away with regards to how Silverstone have gone about enabling the accommodation of full length full height GPUs.  There's also a fair bit of perforation back here which should help with cooling in what appears to be a positive pressure set up.

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Both 120mm fan mounts have attractive linear grill designs, but are cleverly recessed so as to allow the attachment of the supplied magneic fan filters

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03-03-2014, 04:28:19

tinytomlogan
http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...080257456l.jpg

Silverstone offer up the RVZ01, Raven styling with an M-ITX form factor. Did somebody say Steam-Box?

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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
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