SilverStone Raven RV03

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EXTERIOR

Measuring 23.5 x 52.2 x 57.0 cm or 9.3 x 20.6 x 22.4 inches (W x H x D), the RV03's total case volume is just under 70 liters, close to that of its predecessor. The Raven seems to be shedding mass with each iteration, weighing in at 11.4 kg (25 lb) compared to the 12.5 kg RV02 and 15.0 kg RV01.


The front bezel and top cover are composed of a reinforced plastic outer shell. The power and reset buttons are arranged like beady eyes near the top of the case.


As the case features a rotated motherboard design, all the rear ports are located at the top, requiring a removable ceiling cover with enough clearance for cables. A flap at the front flips upward to reveal USB 3.0 and audio ports.


Just beyond and below the front ports are a pair of fan control switches connected to the 18 cm fans on the case floor. There are only two speeds offered: low and high. Visible on the left are the cables for the front USB 3.0 ports — they connect externally.


On the right side is another vent for the power supply and a pair of simple 12 cm fan mounts, one on the right side panel behind the CPU area and one at the back next to the motherboard expansion slots.


Two large dust filters are attached at the bottom of the case with a series of magnets around the perimeter. The filters have fine screens on them while the metal grills they cover are quite open. The case uses rectangular feet rather than cylindrical, giving it a more industrial look.


The power connector is located under the case, set three or four inches inside. Most users will have to lift the front of the case upward to plug in the AC power cord.


The side panels are thin for a premium case, only 0.8 mm thick. Despite this, they feel fairly solid, exhibiting little in the way of flex. The top cover must be removed to access them as they are secured at the top with thumbscrews rather than at the rear.



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