SilverStone Raven RV05 Review

Up Close: Exterior Front, Rear and Base

SilverStone Raven RV05 Review

Up Close:  Exterior Front, Rear and Base.

The front of the case may look like a door hiding fans and 5.25" bays behind, but it's actually just a solid angled slab.  The Raven logo at the top is subtly raised above the surface so as to not be too intrusive, with an illuminating chevron below lighting up to show power status.

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It takes a keen eye to spot the aperture for the optional slot loading slim optical drive, situated as it is down the edge of the front panel.  The base of the case is formed from a single piece of dense plastic with the feet forming a part of this moulding.

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The rear of the case, usually such a busy area but here all is quiet with just a mesh area for the rear mounted roof venting PSU and a large hole for all the other cables to be turned and routed rearwards.  Although the PSU intake is unvented by default, Silverstone do provide a magnetic dust filter which attaches over the vented area.

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The base of the case is lifted high of the deck and benefits from a full length fine mesh filter.  This filter can be removed from the front, but it's first necessary to remove two securing screws which are secreted away in the rear case feet.  The instructions don't make it at all clear how to remove the filter, or even point out that the screws are there.

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With the screws removed the filter pulls out stiffly revealing the majestic sight of two of Silverstone's 180mm Air Penetrator fans.  While not much cop for water cooling these fans have been shown capable of pushing a column of air deep into a PC case interior.

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Most Recent Comments

21-07-2014, 05:57:09

WYP
Looks like a good addition to the series.

My question is, would an exceptionally mad individual be able to place... lets say a dual 180mm rad in the bottom and use those large air penetrator fans in the bottom?Quote

21-07-2014, 06:01:56

barnsley
Finally a proper Raven case! I was worried they were starting to become all boring and non-daft. Few .Quote

21-07-2014, 06:30:12

MadShadow
I think it actually looks quite good, aside from that odd top bit. That really ruins the overall look to me.Quote

21-07-2014, 08:40:24

SieB
Tempted to buy... one guy on left shoulder saying no and the other guy on the right is saying yes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmo0dAo-7PQQuote

21-07-2014, 08:52:57

Wraith
Different I'll give Silverstone that, the one thing it does for me is the orientation to gorp at your lovely hardware from a different angle

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Originally Posted by Watsyerproblem View Post
Looks like a good addition to the series.

My question is, would an exceptionally mad individual be able to place... lets say a dual 180mm rad in the bottom and use those large air penetrator fans in the bottom?
Those penetrators aren't really that impressive as SP fans, but they do create a lot of air flow.Quote
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