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SilverStone RAVEN SST-RV01B-W Full Tower Case - Inside the SilverStone SST-RV01B-W Extreme Enthusiast Chassis

Thinking outside the box while designing the inside of one leads to a new "twist" in case design with SilverStone's stealth inspired RAVEN chassis.

| Full-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Apr 7, 2009 5:30 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: SilverStone

Inside the SilverStone SST-RV01B-W Extreme Enthusiast Chassis

 

SilverStone RAVEN SST-RV01B-W Full Tower Case

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Since the RV01 was already on its back, I figured I might as well start there. This is the removable and washable filter that slides under the PSU to keep dust at bay and out of your power supply.

 

SilverStone RAVEN SST-RV01B-W Full Tower Case

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Back up to the top front, we see that gently pressing on the rear of this panel, it opens to reveal the front I/O panel. This consists of two USB 2.0 ports, an IEEE1394 port and two audio 3.5mm jacks.

 

SilverStone RAVEN SST-RV01B-W Full Tower Case

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As I stated earlier, the rear top piece is removable. Just unlock both screws following the arrows, gently slide it to the rear of the case a bit and then lift it straight off.

 

SilverStone RAVEN SST-RV01B-W Full Tower Case

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After removing the top rear cover you can tell something isn't quite right here. The RAVEN rear I/O and expansion slots are in fact in the top of the case.

 

SilverStone RAVEN SST-RV01B-W Full Tower Case

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The front door of the RV01 that covers the optical drive bays slides down behind the lower half of the cover and clicks and locks into place. The door will stay open until you press down on it to release the lock.

 

SilverStone RAVEN SST-RV01B-W Full Tower Case

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I realize it's hard to get an "action" shot of the door, but after you release the lock the door automatically rises into place, as it was doing when I took this image.

 

SilverStone RAVEN SST-RV01B-W Full Tower Case

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Removing the door reveals the real "twist" to this concept and design. SilverStone has taken the usual ATX form factor and laid it on its side. This 90° "twist" is not only very appealing to look at as you will soon see, but it also is backed by the simplest law of heat, convection. With the rear I/O and expansion slots at the top, in this instance it allows heat to naturally travel up and out through all of your components.

 

SilverStone RAVEN SST-RV01B-W Full Tower Case

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Blocking the main board area is a bar that SilverStone designed to aid in keeping the bigger graphics cards from wanting to pull away from the motherboard. The back of this bar has "fingers" backed with a rubber tip that ratchet and lock into position once pressed against the card.

 

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