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 Post subject: SilverStone RVZ01: Mini Raven Case
PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 11:17 pm 
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http://www.silentpcreview.com/SilverStone_Raven_RVZ01


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 Post subject: Re: SilverStone RVZ01: Mini Raven Case
PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 8:48 am 
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Nice article!
It's a shame the SFX PSU offering is so meager (or non existent) outside the US :( Else it would be a great option for replacing my current gaming system (Antec Solo-II).


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 Post subject: Re: SilverStone RVZ01: Mini Raven Case
PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 9:08 am 
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Thanks, been looking forward to this review. Disappointing to see some marks against the fit and finish.

And I wish it were even smaller. Valve's Steam Machine beta was considerably smaller -- though no external optical drive and no space for a 3.5" drive, which I don't need.

http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Steam+Ma ... down/20473

I'm still considering this case though -- nothing else on the market like it.


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 Post subject: Re: SilverStone RVZ01: Mini Raven Case
PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 10:09 am 
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Finally, great that you review the Raven Z, I have been looking forward to this. It is my next mini-itx gaming case! Strong cooling performance and small size :D


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 Post subject: Re: SilverStone RVZ01: Mini Raven Case
PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 9:14 am 
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The included round rubber feet didn't elevate the case much, making it more difficult for both the Scythe fan and the power supply to draw cool air into the case.

Would the horizontal orientation perform better with bigger rubber feet, to give the intakes more breathing room?


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 Post subject: Re: SilverStone RVZ01: Mini Raven Case
PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 7:35 pm 
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SilverStone had revised the fan and fan speed in the power supply used.
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In the Q&A on the product page they say the two versions can differentiated by a sticker on the outside of the box.

Which version of the power supply was used for this build, can we tell?

http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=342


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 Post subject: Re: SilverStone RVZ01: Mini Raven Case
PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 10:48 pm 
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I wish they would make a sleek minimalist fortress version. A nice clean aluminum version of this would make a perfect HTPC/Steambox. This one is too gaudy for the wife though.


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 Post subject: Re: SilverStone RVZ01: Mini Raven Case
PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 6:58 pm 
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deadlockedworld wrote:
I wish they would make a sleep minimalist fortress version. A nice clean aluminum version of this would make a perfect HTPC/Steambox. This one is too gaudy for the wife though.


Having an all aluminum exterior would cost quite a bit more though, but if you can accept having "aluminum look-alike" type of styling, the ML07 is a good alternative:

http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=503


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 Post subject: Re: SilverStone RVZ01: Mini Raven Case
PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 4:26 pm 
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Having an all aluminum exterior would cost quite a bit more though, but if you can accept having "aluminum look-alike" type of styling, the ML07 is a good alternative:

http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=503[/quote]


I just saw this today. I am excited for the ML07 (I currently have an ML03 under my TV ... and need to get a full size card in there for my Steambox build!!) I would pay basically anything for rounded aluminum.


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 Post subject: Re: SilverStone RVZ01: Mini Raven Case
PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 2:27 pm 
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GentleGiant wrote:
SilverStone had revised the fan and fan speed in the power supply used.
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In the Q&A on the product page they say the two versions can differentiated by a sticker on the outside of the box.

Which version of the power supply was used for this build, can we tell?

http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=342

V2 -- our review sample.

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