Silverstone Raven RV 05 Review

Published by Luca Rocchi on 18.07.14
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Conclusion

General   + -
Silverstone has created an excellent, and in case you are not familiar with the Silverstone Raven lineup, a rather different product. The Raven RV05 is characterized by an aggressive design and uses a sophisticated and excellent cooling solution. The build quality is in perfect Silverstone style, with high quality materials and attention to every single detail. In addition, the bundle is also very rich and you get two 180 mm fans which are already installed in the bottom of the case.  

- Bundle -Price -Slot-in

 
       
Manufacturing quality / Ergonomics   + -
The build quality is always good with Silverstone and it is something that we certainly did not have any doubt about in the first place. The interior come completely in black and there are no sharp edges. In terms of ergonomics we appreciate the presence of loopholes and tool-less systems. However, we would like to find tool-less mounting also in case of the hard drives. Another point that we'd like to see improved concerns the rubber cover of the front USB 3.0 ports which is too easily removed and a different system would be more appropriate.  

- Space - Handles - Fan controller

- Front I/O Port
- Only 2x HDD 3.5"
       
Design / Layout   + -
Of course, the design is always a matter of taste but in our opinion, Silverstone has created a product with a very sophisticated design which you will either end up loving or hating. The cooling solutions in the Raven 05 case are innovative and functional. The "chimney" design with a 90 degree rotated motherboard is very interesting and internally offers plenty space for the installation of components. This model is also suitable for the lovers of liquid cooling systems, since on the bottom part has enough room for a 360 mm radiator while the top part can house a single 120/140mm radiator.  

- Design
- Cooling



       
Recommendation   + -
At the time of writing, the Silverstone Raven RV 05 has a starting price of about 100 Euro excluding shipping costs at Geizhals.eu. In our opinion, the price is perfectly aligned with the features and quality of the product. If you are looking for a functional case, which offers a fresh and different design as well as a good margin for cable management, the Silverstone Raven RV 05 is definitely a great choice.  

- Gamers
- Enthusiasts


 

 
Rating
The Silverstone Raven RV 05 gets good 4 out of 5 stars.
 




Page 1 - Introduction Page 5 - Installation
Page 2 - Preview Page 6 - Ventilation options
Page 3 - Bundle Page 7 - Conclusion
Page 4 - Product overview  




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