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Silverstone RV03B-W
8.9 out of 10

Silverstone RV03B-W

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Overall 8
8.0

Worthy Product with a few Missteps

William S., Newegg
27 December 2013
  • Summary: This case has some great things going for it. It's mostly quiet and looks nice, with excellent airflow. I do not regret building in it. The case manual in particular is very good, and even first time builders will have a joy of a time filling this case with hardware.
  • Pros: * Excellent Airflow * Quiet Operation * Fan mount behind CPU * Good cable routing if using long cables * Best manual EVER
  • Cons: * Overall poor build quality * Design features lacking or poorly executed (see below) * Not so good watercooling support * Wasteful front USB ports
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Overall 8
8.0

Good case

Chris B., Newegg
29 November 2013
  • Pros: its a good case, lots of space, good design, good airflow and easy access usb 3.0,
  • Cons: After about 4 months of owning this case the 2 fans or the fan switches started to malfunction, they will only stay on a low setting, switching it to high only turns the rpm up a VERY tiny bit and very slowly and an uneven acceleration (they used to jump up in rpm's in a second) Cannot fit H80i (...
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Overall 10
10

Best Case

Joseph V., Newegg
26 May 2013
  • Summary: I "would" buy it again. In fact I have, 3 more times. I've replaced it with another Raven 3 when it broke (Not a reflection of the case's durability). And I've built two other machines using Raven 3s.
  • Pros: Air flow, rear handle, intake filters, metal frame, incredible.
  • Cons: I don't like the "snap" locks for the bays. I actually broke one when I was first looking at it (tried to pull it all the way up to 90 degrees). It isn't as long as the Raven 2 was, so you can run out of space if your mobo is too long. But it is taller, allowing me to fit both my graphics cards i...
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Overall 2
2.0

Does not fit Intel server board

Michael B., Newegg
3 March 2013
  • Summary: Had the case been able to mount my motherboard I would have given 5/5. But not having the screw holes in the correct place combined with lack of response from customer service meant unfortunately I had to give just one star.
  • Pros: Sleek case, lots of room. I just *looks* great. Two large fans on the bottom and another fan on the top. The power supply fits snugly on the bottom front. Side covers come off easily - no tools required. The mother board physically fit into the case no problem (but see cons below!). The hard driv...
  • Cons: Supposed to fit an SSI CEB motherboard. In fact, 'CEB' is imprinted on the case. My Intel server motherboard lined up perfectly with the imprint and fit in the case perfectly. Just one problem - only the top left four screws fit. The three along the bottom and also along the right side did not li...
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Don M., Newegg
27 January 2013
  • Pros: Great case. Love the 90 degree rotation on the MoBoard. Added two additional 120 MM fans and have great air flow. Very solid build. Like the isolators on the hard drive mounting to keep things quiet. Very quiet with the 180 MM case fans. I would build with the case again.
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

under rated

Dorian A., Newegg
20 October 2012
  • Summary: Yes, the fans do get pretty loud at max settings, but I don't see why anyone would need them set at max. Low settings are very quiet and cool extremely effectively. My gtx 670 maxes at 56 under load, Idles are 25 and the fans on the gpu never go past 20%.
  • Pros: Space, design, good fans, price isn't bad for what you get.
  • Cons: None really.
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Overall 10
10

Worstation Build

Anonymous, Newegg
21 August 2012
  • Summary: This was used for a very expensive workstation computer. The computer was made for 3-D design & modeling, professional video editing, and much more. The full specs of the computer are as follows: 1 x SilverStone RAVEN Series RV03B-W 1 x ASUS KGPE-D16 SSI EEB 3.61 Server Motherboard 1 x Crucial M4...
  • Pros: Very good case. Lots of fan support and lots of airflow. Allows for very good wire management.
  • Cons: Took forever to install fans in all the applicable spots. Front filters could've been made easier to clean.
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Overall 10
10

Great case.

Joseph Y., Newegg
20 July 2012
  • Summary: I got this case at my local F.r.y.s. for $80. I'm so happy with it. I came across this case when my wife pointed it out. I was looking at the HAF and Storm cases when she said she liked the Raven the best, based purely on looks. I gave it a look and read some reviews.
  • Pros: This case looks great. The stripes that everyone are complaining about are not gold. I actually agree with the manufacturer that they are Champagne. For the people complaining about the color, why did you buy something that you didn't like? I really like the layout also. The two 180 mm fans work ...
  • Cons: For some reason this case took me a really long time to install everything. I don't know why, maybe because of the non-standard design. You will need some longer SATA cables because of the motherboard position. The cable to plug in the PSU is short unless you reach up underneath it and undo a twi...
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Overall 10
10

SilverStone RAVEN Series RV03B

William M., Newegg
1 June 2012
  • Summary: The best case I have built a system in the past 30 years.
  • Pros: I disagree with the majority of the cons people have listed. 1. Yes the case is heavy since it is made of steel, not plastic. 2. After almost a year and probably 50 top(roof) removals I have yet to have a broken part. 3. The power supply cable is not a problem. All you have to do is untwist the c...
  • Cons: Not a thing
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Overall 10
10

Great case! Great Features!

Kelli S., Newegg
11 May 2012
  • Summary: I suggest reading that it only comes with 1 top fan, and get some 55+ CFM (Airflow) Fans for the front. and a 110+ CFM (Scythe brand or similar) 120mm fans, so the airflow from the 2 180mm fans at the bottom can exit as fast as possible via a scythe 120mm fan out the top, since that is the objective...
  • Pros: This case has superb airflow, nice design, good build quality, common sense with thermal dynamics, I think all cases should be like this. Heat only rises, and by turning all the components sideways all of the air rapidly goes from bottom to top in a fast motion, you dont have other fans swirling ...
  • Cons: None at all.
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