Summary: Feature rich and very innovative is the best way to describe the SilverStone Raven RV02 Case. This case is up there with the best cases on the market. It has lots of drive bays, plenty of room to work, cable management holes, 4 fans, fits a 3x120mm radiator and much more.
Conclusion: IMPORTANT: Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time. While we each do our best to ensure that all aspects of the product are considered, there are often times unforeseen market conditions and manufacturer changes which occur after publication that could render our rating obsolete.
Pros: Unique Design, Great Thermal Properties, Quiet Operation, Open Design Great for Working In, Great Price
SilverStone Raven RV02 PC chassis - how does it stack up?
11 November 2009
Conclusion: We consider any product score above '50%' as a safe buy. The higher the score, the higher the recommendation from HEXUS to buy. Simple, straightforward buying advice. The rating is given in relation to the category the component competes in, therefore the SilverStone Raven RV02B-W is evaluated with respect to our 'mid-range components' criteria. The SilverStone Raven RV02B-W chassis is currently on sale from Scan.co.uk* for £103.44 .
Conclusion: We’d be lying to ourselves if we said there wasn’t a market for premium cases. And just because this one isn’t made of flimsy aluminum doesn’t make it any less of a case. Still, the SilverStone Raven RV02 isn’t a case for budget system builders, as the MSRP puts it dangerously close to $200. But for that $200, you get a heck of a deal. The case is well made with a great fit and finish, an incredible design, and it’s a joy to work in and be around.
Summary: SilverStone Raven RV02 is a full-tower case targeted to the enthusiast that wants a high-quality high-end full-tower case and liked the concept of the motherboard being 90° rotated but doesn’t want to pay more than USD 200 on a high-end case. Here is a summary of what we found about this product.
In summary, we think SilverStone hit bull’s eye with Raven RV02. It brings the innovative design introduced with Raven RV01 but at a more affordable price.
Excerpt: Those avid readers and followers of what the team at OC3D get up to will not be surprised to see the Silverstone Raven RV02-E because it's not the first time it has been seen here. The Raven was one of the white chassis we recently took to Gadget Show Live. This meant not only did we have to build a chassis up to show quality but we also got to use the system for a solid week in some pretty demanding conditions but also talk to the public to get a feel for their instant...
Silverstone Raven RV02 Full Tower Case Video Review
28 December 2009
Excerpt: Silverstone Raven RV02 Video Review A Hardware Canucks Product Showcase Online: Silverstone Website Model Name: SST-RV02B-W Price: Compare Prices on SILVERSTONE RV02-BW Matte black Computer Case Warranty: 1 Year The Silverstone Raven RV02 is based on the successful introduction of the Raven RV01 earlier this year, and takes the same unique approach to cooling, using the stack effect system. In all other respects however, it is an entirely new breed of case.
Conclusion: There's no doubt that the SilverStone Raven RV02 is unique amongst similarly priced competitors. From our experience with the Raven RV02, mounting the motherboard vertically does seem to work for good airflow ventilation as the top panel felt really breezy. But as we've also seen, there are some drawbacks. Installation was pretty troublesome - specifically the PSU - and we didn't like that you needed four system fan headers to power the Raven RV02's fans.