Silverstone's Raven RV05 is much smaller than the original

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 25, 2014 - 03:52 PM |
Tagged: Silverstone, raven rv05

The newest Raven from SilverStone is the RV05 which continues the unique look and motherboard orientation of the Raven series. The filtration system continues in the same pattern as previous models with most of the removable screens accessible without needing to disassemble the case.  At 9.5"W x 20.8"H x 19.6"L it is smaller than the previous models which has reduced the number of 2.5" and 3.5" drives which will fit into the case; you will have to decide if the smaller size is worth the sacrifice.  Check out the sound and temperature levels of this case in [H]ard|OCP's full review.

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"The SilverStone Raven series of cases long ago broke the mold when it comes to "normal" computer chassis. Its design execution has always been good and the Ravens' airflow characteristics are excellent. Today SilverStone pushes the new Raven RV05 out there a little bit further in terms of design and function."

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July 26, 2014 | 11:34 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

It broke the mold huh? don't breathe that in, can't be good.

July 28, 2014 | 05:34 AM - Posted by Laststop (not verified)

This case is inferior to the rv02/ft02. With a midsize tower going a little bigger with the earlier models doesn't make much difference of where you can put it. Anywhere you stick the rv05 the earlier edition can almost certainly fit.

This case has 0 5.25" drive bays so no card readers or fan controllers or standard disc drives. The 3.5 inch hard drive cage has to be removed if you are using a 1000 watt+ psu. There is only room for 1 ssd mounted when you take into consideration storing wires neatly and out of sight. So you can possibly be limited to 1 2.5" 7mm drive.

If you want a case that will last you literal decades go with the ft02. It has tons of room for anny hardware you could ever want. And the all metal construction makes it stronger than a tank. I will note though that the rotated motherboard is extremely smart. Heat naturally raises up so this layout actually gets a slight cooling boost from the natural way heat rises you can keep the fans on low 700 rpm and still have great temps PLUS you get super easy access to all the ports and plugs on the back of the motherboard since the i/o panel is on top of the tower now. This is a great case to build in (the FT02) I plan on keeping mine for a long time something would have to blow my mind to get me to buy a new case.

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