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Silverstone RAVEN RV02
8.6 out of 10

Silverstone RAVEN RV02

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Overall 10
10

User Review

Anonymous, super biiz
28 June 2015
  • Summary: The Good: This tower is enormous and can fit everything for even the most advanced computers. It has plenty of room for at ton of hard drives and SSDs. It comes with 3 giant fans that are really quiet, and always keeps my motherboard under 35 celcius, this thing is a cooling master.
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Overall 2
2.0

Shameful disappointment!

Quan D., Newegg
19 August 2014
  • Summary: I might've reviewed this case somewhere else or even on here before, and I remember giving it a decent score—that was only because I thought the issues were negligible. As time went on and having to LIVE with this case, more and more issues came up.
  • Pros: -unrestricted intakes -all intakes are dust-filtered -a lot of positive pressure -can fit any size GPU, CPU air cooler, & PSU
  • Cons: TIMELINE of failures: Day 1: Broken front audio connector Half a year later: rattling fans 8 months: Flicker power LEDs 9 months: Dust filter mesh starting to fall off. Roughly 1 year later: completely dead power LEDs. Other cons: -weak body/frame -flimsy side & top panels -only 2 front USBs -PSU...
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Overall 10
10

Been a Great Case

Harold R., Newegg
31 December 2013
  • Summary: I have enjoyed this case so much I just decided to write this review in appreciation. Sometimes I try to imagine how I would improve this design. Its a fun challenge.
  • Pros: I have owned this case for over two years. My last major pc upgrade. The only reason I didn't buy here was I got a cheaper price with free shipping on Amazingzon. Most of the rest I bought here. Amazingly cool and quiet case. I still run a 2500k@4.6 all day and night without any issue at all. Usi...
  • Cons: Case is long but not an issue with me due to my large desk and office space. Case is also heavy when filled with Hardware. You don't want to move it around too often.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Design, Great Cable Management

John H., Newegg
14 June 2013
  • Summary: There are certainly full towers out there that make a DIY build easier, but I don't believe any of them have the combination of looks, quietness, coolness, and utility that the RV-02 has. At its current price of $200+, I can't say I would fully recommend it, however.
  • Pros: Great airflow (keeps system about 5*C cooler than previous case), 90* mobo rotation works well (quick, easy access to all I/O ports without crawling behind a desk), quiet, easy on the eyes, easy hot swap configuration, tons of room for cable management. I could go on, but it should suffice to say...
  • Cons: -The power supply configuration is a little different than most cases. It's been a while since I've been inside my rig, so forgive me if my memory is fuzzy, but you need to be careful which PSU you select. The intake port can be blocked by the case, potentially. It wasn't an issue for me with the...
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Overall 10
10

Great case

Anonymous, Newegg
11 May 2013
  • Summary: Bought the case from a competitor for a far greater price, sorry Newegg. Overall happy with the purchase, great case. MSI P-67 GD-65 Mobo Rev.3 i7 2600k OC @4.2 GHZ Corsair H60Water Cooler EVGA 580 GTX Black Ops Edition 16GB (4x4GB) GSkill RipJaw X DDR3 2133mhz OCZ Agility 3 240GB 2x 250GB WD Caviar...
  • Pros: Great airflow. Smart design. My 580 GTX at idle with the fan on Max will cool down to 34c vs 40c with my old case where the card was in the horizontal position.
  • Cons: Because of the layout I had to move my tower or I could have bought new cables or extensions to connect my monitor, sound etc. I wish the case had a built in speed controller for the fans.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Case

Eric L., Newegg
19 February 2013
  • Summary: The case wasn't actually as big as I expected. Coming from a CM Cosmos, it's actually much shorter, albeit deeper, than my old case. However, since the motherboard is rotated 90 degrees, my Raven sticks out the same amount as my Cosmos did from under my desk because with no cable connectors coming...
  • Pros: Great airflow due to the 90 degree rotated motherboard. Plenty of room for video cards. Good cable management setup. Nice HD setup. Great setup for going watercooled. Looks really good.
  • Cons: CPU cutout is a little too high for the two LGA 1155 motherboards I had. SATA hot swap connector was not quite right - had to push the connector in one direction and the HD in the other to get them to connect up, which meant taking off the back cover too. As mentioned in another review, the PSU c...
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Overall 10
10

Bring it back Newegg!

Eric L., Newegg
18 February 2013
  • Summary: Even though this case is big, it's actually smaller than my last case (Cosmos) and since the mobo is rotated 90 degrees, the cabling is much easier to manage. I was able to slide this case all the way back to the end of my desk and it sticks out exactly as far as the Cosmos did, since all the...
  • Pros: Great case: 90 degree design makes cooling much more efficient. 3 180mm fans at the bottom operate super quietly but push a lot of air. Moving the PSU to the top and giving it it's own direct vent to outside air makes it run cooler and keeps the inside of the case nice and cool. Great cable manag...
  • Cons: A few minor complaints: Should have sleeved the front panel wiring - power, reset, hdd. As well, should have sleeved and used a black connector for the big blue led lights on the front. Hot swap connection is only 3gb/s and is hard to get drive properly connected to. I had to push the drive in on...
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Overall 10
10

The perfect case

Anonymous, Newegg
18 January 2013
  • Summary: I purchased this via another popular retailer with named after a popular souuth american river...
  • Pros: I upgraded to this case after using an NZXT Phantom for two years, and I am so glad! The rotated motherboard configuration really does work, 7-10C cooler than in my Phantom (which had the extra fans installed). The case is also considerably quieter than the Phantom, I was expecting the "Air Penet...
  • Cons: Ideally it would be great to have one more fan pulling air out of the top, but as it stands the case is amazing.
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Overall 10
10

wow

Jeff P., Newegg
28 December 2012
  • Summary: Very nice case, in the future I will buy more of these. as long as I get this fan replaced.
  • Pros: Very Large, moves a ton of air. noticed about a 5-10 degree change in temps from a traditional style case. great cable management and enough room to fit my GTX 260 wich is a huge video card. very well built, seems very solid and little features that are nice like any place you need to use a screw...
  • Cons: you have to remove the top cover to remove the side pannels. I have 1 of the bottom fans that hits the plastic on the slide rail. The vent on the back for the PSU doesn't seem to line up with my PSU fan, most of it does but it seems they werent thinking about people running smaller PSU's (antec 750)
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Overall 6
6.0

A good air-cooling case but has SEVERAL ISSUES...

Quan D., Newegg
20 December 2012
  • Summary: The drive mounting system is SEMI-tool-less; i.e., the hard drives require screws to be mounted onto the drive rails before the drive rails can be slid into the drive cage. This isn't a perfect case, nowhere near perfect at all.
  • Pros: -Big rectagular window -Excellent airflow -Great fans -Very tactile, very easy to press power/reset buttons -Dust filters for all 3 bottom fans as well as PSU intake -Built-in fan controllers for the three 180mm air penetrator fans -Can fit almost any size GPU, PSU, and CPU heatsink
  • Cons: -Have to remove the top grill to access the fan controllers -Have to remove side panel to access dust filters -Barely enough space for cable management -Placement of PSU intake cut-out is too low for shorter PSUs as it covers part of the PSU fan -No grommets for cable management holes -Not enough...
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