Silverstone Raven RVZ01 Review

Introduction and Technical Specification

Silverstone Raven RVZ01 Review

Introduction

If you're an OC3D frequent flyer you'll have noticed we've been reviewing an increasing number of Small form factor (SFF) cases of late.  The particularly attentive amongst you will also have noticed we're featuring ever more capable and feature rich M-ITX motherboards.  Now factor in the impending approach of the Steam OS and the projection that a proportion of PC based gaming will move from the bedroom to the living room and thus necessitate the building or purchase of ready made Steam-Boxes and you'll start to see how all this hangs together.  Deciding which technology is in the driving seat here is a bit of a chicken and egg situation and is largely irrelevant, either way we the consumers are benefitting from this little (ahem) arms race.

Of course SFF cases are nothing new to the chaps at Silverstone, they've been making some very stylish and very high quality SFF cases for years and so are somewhat Past Masters.  Not being a company to rest on its laurels though they've set about bringing the Raven styling to an SFF box which at only 105mm high will nestle nicely beneath a TV.  Oh, and did we mention that despite its diminutive stature the RVZ01 is still able to take 13" long GPUs?  As you might imagine, to accomplish this Silverstone have had to be pretty clever with the internals

 

Technical specification 

 Material Steel with Plastic
 Colour Black
 Dimensions 382x105x350mm (WxHxD)
 Motherboard Support M-ITX, DTX
 Internal Storage 1x3.5", 3x2.5"
 External Storage 1xslim ODD
 PCI slots 2
 Front I/O 2xUSB3.0 Audio In/Out
 Cooling

 Top:    1 x slim 120mm 1500rpm 18db(A)

 Base:  1 x slim 120mm 1500rpm 18db(A)

           1 x slim 120mm optional

 PSU SFX
 Max GPU dimensions Max length 13", Max height 5.88"
 Max CPU cooler Height 83mm

 

Features


- Supports graphics cards up to 33cm
- Mini-ITX motherboard, power supply SFX-enabled
- Maximum performance in slim form factor with support for liquid cooling
- Pressure design for excellent cooling, low noise and preventing dust formation
- Fits in nearly any environment with horizontal or vertical orientation

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Most Recent Comments

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
Quote:
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
Quote:
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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