Raven from SilverStone (also known as RV01) is a full-tower case with a unique design, where the motherboard is rotated 90°, making the rear connectors to be available on the top part of the case. This was done to improve thermal dissipation, especially from the video card, as hot air tends to go up and high-end video cards usually blow hot air from the inside to the outside of the case – usually to the rear of the case, but with Raven hot air is blown to the top.

We were impressed by the size of the cardboard box this case comes in, definitely the biggest we’ve seen to date, measuring 30” x 16 ½” x 30 ½” (76 cm x 42 cm x 77 cm) (H x W x D).

SilverStone Raven RV01Figure 1: SilverStone Raven box.

On Figures 2 and 3 you have an overall look at Raven RV01. The case is made of steel with all parts painted black.

SilverStone Raven RV01Figure 2: SilverStone Raven.

SilverStone Raven RV01Figure 3: SilverStone Raven.

The front door is opened by pushing it down, and it has an interesting spring mechanism that needs just a light push down when it is opened to automatically close it, through a slow-motion robotic movement. This case has five 5.25” bays.

SilverStone Raven RV01Figure 4: Front panel.


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