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Silverstone Raven 2

Stylish case with a twist
Model: RV02B-W
Author: Jouni 'Jipa' Vasama
Published: 20.12.2009
Manufacturer: Silverstone
Product Group: System Enclosures
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Internal Design

 

Silverstone Raven 2 System Enclosure - RV02B-W
 

Moving on to the internal layout of the case. Apart from the motherboard facing up, the case looks pretty normal. There are a total of eight 5,25" drive bays, but with the hard drive cage using three of those, and one lacking the quick mount, the practical maximum comes down to four. Four 5,25" drive bays should be more than enough for most users, but oddly enough there are just three 3,5" drive bays! I'm not sure why Silverstone decided to have just three hard drive bays, as surely there would be room for a couple more.

On this shot one can also see just how recessed the connections are.

 

Silverstone Raven 2 System Enclosure - RV02B-W
 

On the rear side of the motherboard tray there's plenty of room for cable managing. The case comes with two-step fan controllers for the bottom 180 mm fans, which explains why there are so many wires running around. As for the holes on the motherboard tray, there's the by-now pretty standard mounting hole for the CPU cooler and also a bunch of motherboard mounting holes for form factors all the way up to dual-processor SSI-CEB motherboards.

 

Silverstone Raven 2 System Enclosure - RV02B-W
 

Here's a better look at the fan array at the bottom of the case. These are fans similar to the ones seen in the Fortress review, and also come with individual dust filters. The dust filters, plastic fan guards and also the case floor add quite a lot of impedance to the airflow and also take lots of space inside the case, so we'll have to wait for the performance test to see how well this solution really works. The HDD-cage at the right in this picture also seems awfully restrictive.




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