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Silverstone-raven-rv03.33260770
9.3 out of 10

Silverstone Raven RV03

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Overall 8
8.0

Awesome case, notable flaw

Marc S., Newegg
26 July 2014
  • Pros: The case is very spacious, I like the idea of rotating the mobo 90 degrees, and I like that they are breaking with conventional thought. I don't normally buy things at the cutting edge, for lack of a better phrase, but the configuration just made great sense. It's less stress on the cards and better for airflow (heat likes to rise upwards and this case like to send it on its way!)
  • Cons: If you buy this case, be prepared to manage the large holes at the top (you can see what I'm talking about from the photos). Mind you, these ventilation holes are normal for a case, however this is a modified design. Those holes are normally out the BACK of your traditional case, not the TOP. Yes, there is a plastic piece that goes on top, but this is not proof against things falling or bouncing into it. Just the thought of a case screw or other metal object (easily) ...
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Overall 8
8.0

nice looking, but over-designed

Anonymous, Newegg
1 June 2014
  • Summary: The cons I listed really never bother me. I haven't thought about any of them since assembling the system, but they should still not be left out of a good review. If you agree with the following, this is likely the case for you in spite of the cons. As much as good GPUs weigh, they simply should never be oriented horizontally.
  • Pros: vertical orientation of GPU means no sagging & no strain on PCIe slots high quality, thick window two mega-fans blowing air upward are nearly silent and still very effective on low setting room for 11 storage devices USB & audio on top
  • Cons: power supply at the front power supply sideways These two design choices are definitely the worst thing(s) about this, which overall is still a good case. The wiring from one or more of the top USB, audio, and fan speed switches gets in the way of putting an optical drive in the only available 5 1/4" bay. It will fit, but getting it in there involved friction, so I didn't want to leave it there. Depending on the mood of the assembly line workers on the day yours was m...
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Overall 8
8.0

RV03B

Mr. h., Newegg
25 February 2014
  • Pros: Nice case
  • Cons: No on board case USB connectors from the motherboard and missing front panel speaker connector
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Overall 8
8.0

Stress off the GPU!

Miguel C., Newegg
21 November 2013
  • Summary: Overall it's a good case. It's perfect for anyone who wants to take the weight strain from the GPU off the PCI slots. It has some issues that may or may not be trouble for some power supplies or overly large CPU coolers. The Noctua NH-D14 has only a couple of millimeters of clearance from the viewing window, but it fits. Anything bigger than that might not allow proper case closure. I still recommend it, though.
  • Pros: Motherboard tray is rotated 90 degress, so the IO knockout is at the top of the case. It provides the necessary support for today's heavier GPUs. All the weightt is on the case itself as opposed to the PCI slot. This means no more warped PCBs! This is the main reason I got this case. It looks great and has sufficient cable management for most systems. The power supply's orientation makes it even better, as all the wires come behind the mobo tray. The SSD/HDD mounting ...
  • Cons: The internal Power supply cable is a little short. I had to force it to connect to the power supply. It is connected and it works, but I don't like that pressure. It has me a little worried. I don't see why Silverstone couldn't add just ONE MORE INCH to that cable. Oh well, it still works, but to me it's enough of a concern to knock off an egg. No wiring should be subject to such stress. They need a little room to wiggle, and this case's internal power supply connecto...
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Stuff right nyah!

Jonathan L., Newegg
7 February 2013
  • Summary: I purchased this baby because the RV01 was about 5x the price. I was presently surprised that she incorporates some of the best ideas of her two predecessors, thus making her better than the RV02 by far, but still second to the RV01. Again, for the price of this baby, she was a steal! I plan to purchase 4 more fans for this beauty since it has so much room for more!
  • Pros: Just the right amount of plastic structure with a great amount of steel reinforcement. I've had many cases in the past and this baby made me happy right out of the box. Further inspection satisfied me that much more. Its easy to figure out, everything is very conveniently placed, lots of space, and room for options. She's a beauty and the price was a steal compared to the RV01 and RV02.
  • Cons: It has a handle built into the rear top of the case for easy transportation, but thats the only handle. I would have preferred Silverline to finish the idea and put a second handle on the opposite side of the case for ease. Also the handle is plastic, so I foresee it breaking one day.
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Overall 8
8.0

I may be too old...

sebastien r., Newegg
14 September 2012
  • Summary: Newegg rock on for shipping :P
  • Pros: Decent size and room inside. Interresting lay out 90 degrees upward, it helps a lot for the airflow actually. Charming look I like the steel side of it, it makes the case sturdy. I could mount my close loop Thermaltake liquid cooling with ease. Good case overall and also really silent which is exactly what I was looking for! Pretty genius side HDDs holding bays. Helpful holes in the backplate for cable routing.
  • Cons: I may be too old, I do not know but it was my first tool less this and that and I did not like it. No even a bit. I do not understand those clips lock and I still have to mount screws anyway. Plastic clips? no thank you, never again, I seriously did not like it because I do not understand it, optical drive and NZXT fan controller 5.25 budge and move, no matter if plastic clips is locked or opened and as long as I do not install retaining screws.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice big case with a few quirks

Brian C., Newegg
10 July 2012
  • Summary: When you order this, go ahead and also order an additional 120mm fan for the right side of the case. I do not know why they don't include one. It's all set up to house a fan there, and will help airflow, but you need to order it separately.
  • Pros: I was looking for a tower case that would hold a large SSI EEB form factor motherboard and there just aren't that many cases built to handle that size. This case seems to keep things relatively cool and is quiet. I really like the right-side disk drive mounting options. You can pack this case full of drives.
  • Cons: Like many others on here, mine was shipped with a few bits of plastic broken on the top where the top lid connects to the rest of the case. It's just not a good place to use plastic. However, the lid still attaches, so it's not worth paying to ship this giant case around to try to get one that has all its plastic bits intact. The fact that the monitor cable etc is routed out of the top of the case is OK, but not something I really needed. It could be a problem for som...
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Overall 8
8.0

Big case

Todd L., Newegg
10 June 2012
  • Summary: A friend of mine purchased this case for his new computer and it's mostly a pleasure to work in. I was planning on adding a few 120mm cooling fans to augment what the case comes with but there really isn't any need. The two fans at the bottom and the single 120mm at the top are really enough to keep things reasonably cool.
  • Pros: This case is HUGE. It takes a full SSI EEB motherboard - barely. It has 8 slots for cards but apparently won't take an XL-ATX board that would need 10 slots. The bottom two fans are routed through a two-speed switch at the top of the case allowing for full- or (roughly) half-speed - not that they're that loud to begin with - and both have long leads to reach any header on any motherboard you might want to use. The top fan is very quiet, too. The obvious benefit of thi...
  • Cons: The power connector for the pass-through to the power supply is on the bottom of the case near the front and mounted quite high. I would recommend plugging in the power cable there FIRST before plugging the rest of the external cables (keyboard, mouse, monitor, etc). You'll have to tilt the case back a bit to see and reach it. The USB 3.0 ports on the front of the case terminate in external-style USB cables meant to plugged into the back-panel USB ports of your mother...
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Overall 8
8.0

overall very good quality case but can't do watercool, it doesn't have enough room

El skeleton, Amazon
22 May 2014
  • Summary: I bought it from amazon uk. The case was bent on the bottom corner a tiny bit and side panels didn't align, looks like the case had been used before or had been thoroughly abused by UPS. I guess I was very unlucky. But overall this case was very good. Buy it. I like the 90 degrees rotated motherboard position. I gave 4 stars only because it was defected.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great case, not a great seller

D. R. Jones, Amazon
22 January 2013
  • Summary: I purchased this case after much research and was excited to receive it. Upon arrival, the box and case had been thoroughly abused by UPS and the case was in a sorry state with a huge, taped-over hole and big dents. I contacted the seller who refunded my money after some lengthy back-and-forth (there were no more similar units available in their stock), but as the seller is not a native English speaker this made things very difficult.
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