The SilverStone Raven RVX01: An Affordable New Mid-Tower

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 20, 2015 - 08:00 AM |
Tagged: Silverstone, RVX01, rv05, raven, mid-tower, enclosure, case, 90 degree motherboard

There's a new version of the Raven mid-tower enclosure on the way, and while it still offers a premium look this new model will be priced to move with a projected price of just $80.

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The SilverStone Raven RVX01 still features a 90-degree inverted motherboard design, with the I/O facing the top of the enclosure as with the current RV05, a layout that provides excellent cooling power from fans that blow hot air upwards from the floor of the case. No less than 3 of SilverStone's 120 mm "Air Penetrator" fans are pre-mounted at the bottom of the RVX01 (up from two 180 mm fans in the RV05), so there should be no shortage of cooling power. It will be interesting to see how noise might be affected by the smaller fan size, thought on their high setting the RV05's 180 mm fans were among the loudest I've tested.

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The new Raven case features the same aggressive, angular styling as before, again with a 5.25"-free design that offers only internal drive mounts. But where the current Raven only offered a single dual-3.5" bay along with a pair of 2.5" SSD mounts behind the motherboard, this new version has 4 bays that can be used for 3.5" or 2.5" drives. While the drive total will be the same the option of up to 4 3.5" drives will definitely appeal to some, as the previous design was rather restrictive when it came to storage.

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The Raven RVX01 is scheduled for a November 2015 release.

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October 20, 2015 | 04:20 PM - Posted by Lance Ripplinger (not verified)

Silverstone seems to make weird cases. Personally I am not a fan of this, but each to their own I guess. Do you guys think you will be able to get one in and review it?

October 20, 2015 | 06:22 PM - Posted by Sebastian Peak

Hopefully. I personally like these designs, but I was a fan of the RV01 that this and the recent RV05 were a throwback to. Very interested in the new 120mm bottom fans in particular

October 20, 2015 | 09:40 PM - Posted by alexman (not verified)

I like the RV01, but not this one - yikes. Too plasticky and too "gamery".

October 22, 2015 | 11:45 AM - Posted by Patrick3D (not verified)

My first response is I don't hate it, but I don't like the way the rear plastic blocks the exhaust fan It seems like it will just create unnecessary noise.

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