Specifications, Availability and Pricing
The RAVEN SST-RV01B-W (black with a window), that SilverStone has let us take a look at, comes with an all SECC, 0.8mm, steel construction. The case then takes on new lines and shapes with the addition of various pieces of the reinforced plastic shell. The RV01 will accept a total of five form factors for motherboard choices and has a total of eleven bays for all your additional drives. The RAVEN is cooled with three supplied fans, two of which are 180mm at the bottom and run at a minimal 18dBS. The top fan is the same noise level, but in a 120mm version. This chassis with no equipment weighs in at 15 Kg, or roughly 33 lbs and is large in size overall.
With the release of the RAVEN SST-RV01B-W being not too awful long ago, I am surprised to see they have started to populate the more major e-tailers. Even though my Google shopping trip came up with only seven places carrying this chassis, I found that a little more looking turns up the RAVEN RV01 in a few more places. Availability is good now and can only get better at this point. I'm sure a few more e-tailers are getting their ads ready as I type this.
SilverStone cases have always, in my opinion, demanded a slightly higher asking price than the average case, but that is due to the time and effort it takes to do things right the first time. The RAVEN SST-RV01B-W lists currently at Newegg for the asking price of $249.99 U.S. Dollars, plus shipping. For that price range at Newegg there is nothing as unique in looks and as revolutionary in design as what SilverStone offers its customers who choose to purchase the RV01. This case is a bit steep for some buyers, but to be honest, even SilverStone labels this as an enthusiast piece of hardware; not exactly for the budget minded buyers out there. It's that time again, where we finally get to open it up and see firsthand what the RAVEN SST-RV01B-W is all about.