SilverStone Raven RV05 Review
Published: 21st July 2014 | Source: SilverStone | Price: 82.99 |
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.