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SilverStone Raven RVZ 01 Small Form Factor Case Review

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Posted June 26, 2014 by Vinny Petronio in Cases & PSU

Overview

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Price at time of Review: $84.99 US
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Well made, Excellent layout on the inside , Great price, Will house larger video cards, Vertical or Horizontal Orientations, Good Ventilation, Quiet running, Water cooling option.
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

None
 
BOTTOM LINE:
For those who have been waiting to make the move to small form factor computing, and are looking for a truly standout case you should definitely consider the The SilverStone Raven RVZ 01. It's not only suited for everyday use, but it would also make a great HTPC or gaming rig at an affordable price point of only $84.99.
by Vinny Petronio
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Introduction:

Since the original RAVEN RV01 debuted in 2008, the RAVEN team at SilverStone has demonstrated many times how it can truly define or defy computer enthusiasts’ expectations of what a performance PC is capable of in both form and function. For 2014, the Silverstone team had a new target, which was to exceed and reshape the small form factor landscape with yet another breakthrough case design.

The result of this effort is a new line of case products from SilverStone called RAVEN Z. As the first model, this Raven RVZ01 is unlike any SilverStone small form factor cases before it. Utilizing a PCI-E riser and custom designed fans, this slim, 14-liter case is capable of housing some of the biggest consumer graphics cards on the market with superb air cooling performance and the ability to also support liquid cooling. Read on and let’s see if the Silverstone Raven RVZ01 is what we have all been waiting for.

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Our thanks go out to SilverStone for providing us with the hardware and our review sample.

About SilverStone:

Founded in 2003, SilverStone is an established leader in its field, with an elite team of engineers; we started our quest of providing products that create inspirations. We have since expanded the lines of products as well as types of products we produce, giving our customers a wide selection of choices.

With distribution centers in different areas of the globe, SilverStone products can be seen all over the world, not just for computer users but also for home entertainment use. Providing leisure with integration of advanced technologies that is functional and making them enjoyable to use.

Here at SilverStone Technology, we continue to pride ourselves in providing the highest level of standards in designing and manufacturing computer enclosures, power supplies, and accessories. Our pursuit for the first class aesthetic appeal is relentless; our teams of devoted engineers are constantly searching for the best technologies that suit end-users with different needs and will make our products as technologically sound as they are beautiful.

Philosophy; SilverStone Technology’s philosophy is based on our recognition that merely having innovative expertise within the industry is not enough. Our objective is to ensure that our expertise is delivered to all products with consistency, in response to user’s needs, and with maximum user satisfaction. SilverStone Technology thrives on challenges of rapid technological advancements and creating aesthetic standard for the industry.

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3 Comments


  1.  

    Dear Sir,

    Over the last few months, I was considering putting together a modern home entertainment center, similar, to the one you showed.

    I was very impressed with your setup – and the way – you illustrated it, piece by piece.

    I hope your example, stays up, for a very long time, to show the world, how to do it, and how to do it right…

    Small question… What was the manufacturer and model number of the equipment rack that you used? I feel that it should be included in the part list – on your page – as part of the setup…

    Take Care,

    Bryan




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      Vinny Petronio

      Hi Bryan,
      Glad you enjoyed my review of the Silverstone RVZ01 HTPC case, in regards to the equiptment stand I had purchased it over 5 years ago, from a local store here in Southern California called Audio Video Today and no longer have that information available but it is close by so I will make it a point to stop in and get that information for you.

      Vinny




  2.  
    Sandy Bruce

    Bryan,

    I sent Vinny a message so he can come answer that question for you. I also was impressed with the HTPC build and that entertainment stand. Does not look like some cheap big lots shelf at all. lol I want!





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