Silverstone Raven RVZ01 Review
Published: 3rd March 2014 | Source: Silverstone | Price: 69.98 |
Up Close: Interior and Accessories
After undoing a pair of screws at the rear of the case the roof lifts off easily, and boy do things get interesting in here. Looking down on the case with it's front to our left the area nearest is shared between the SFX PSU and the motherboard. The other half of the case, being given over to the GPU, SSD and ODD bays. If you didn't pick up on the clues when we viewed the rear of the case then the included riser card should enlighten you as to how this case houses GPUs that some other SFF units would struggle with. If you're straining to see how all this is done, don't worry as all will become clear when we start the build.
The GPU bracket is removed by undoing six quite small screws, so make sure you have a little pot to hand to place them in. Lifting it off reveals the two 120mm fan mounts below, one of which is fitted with a slim line 120mm 1500rpm unit rated at 18db(A). Having the fans positioned where they are will be key in keeping the GPU cool as there's otherwise not a great deal of space around it. It is of course the work of seconds to move the supplied fan to the other location should you feel it would be better suited to your GPU or if you felt a bit more oomf was needed then you could always add another. Looking more closely at the other side of the case we can see the small bracket designed to house a SFX power supply, on top of which are four metal tabs enabling the solitary 3.5" drive this case can hold to be mounted. There's no additional cooling up here and the 3.5" drive will be sitting directly on top of your SFX PSU so it may get more than a little toasty.
We thought we'd show you the GPU bracket in a little more detail as it is key to the design and functionality of the RVZ01. We're calling it the GPU bracket as that's it's main job, but this piece of plastic has more to offer than mere GPU support. At the opposite end to the PCI slots, holes are provided for a slim line ODD to be attached in an under slung configuration, whilst when viewed from above it's easy to see where two SSDs can be mounted. This sure is one multi tasking bit of plastic.
We've already seen a few of the accessories in action when we looked at the case feet options, but don't go thinking that's your goody bag empty. Silverstone have been more than generous with the inclusion of a riser card extension adapter, GPU supports, a fan splitter, a set of no less than three magnetic fan filters and a curved Raven badge for use when the case is vertical. Not bad Silverstone, Not bad at all.