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SilverStone Raven 4 B-W Full-Tower Chassis Review - SilverStone Raven 4 B-W Full-Tower Chassis

SilverStone Raven 4 B-W Full-Tower Chassis Review

SilverStone brings forth the latest evolution of the Raven chassis line up. With a whole new take on the design, the unique Raven 4 hits the market.

| Full-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Oct 22, 2013 2:01 pm
TweakTown Rating: 97%      Manufacturer: SilverStone

SilverStone Raven 4 B-W Full-Tower Chassis

 

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The large plastic door on the Raven 4 has the Raven name designed into it near the top. As for the rest of it, the pinstripes run down the front in a cascading effect that breaks this up into four sections. Between the top two sections, there is a red LED backlit stripe that will illuminate.

 

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Gently tugging the right side of the door allows it to open to the left. Visible now is the pair of 5.25" bay covers, a pair of fan switches, a pair of 180mm AP fans, and the louvered dust filter that covers the fans.

 

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As the top curves back to meet the top section of the Raven 4, to the right and to the left there are the power and reset buttons positioned into the door. You can also see that the pin striping from the front turns wavy and ends up looking like some sort of tribal design at the back.

 

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The front I/O connectivity is done on the right side of the chassis at the top, right where the door meets the side. In this section, there is a pair of USB 3.0 ports with a native connection inside, and no adapter for USB 2.0. There are also the 3.5mm jacks for the HD Audio.

 

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Now, stepping back to get the entire right side of the RV04 in frame, you get a much better sense of how the front door is placed, as well as getting a glance at the windowed version of this design. The view does show a bit of the bay devices, but does also allow a full view of an ATX motherboard.

 

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In the back of the RV04, the PSU is mounted at the top. Then what is delivered is a rear I/O plane that has been inverted. This leaves the eight expansion slots at the top, and the rear I/O and optional 120mm fan location at the bottom of the chassis.

 

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You may have noticed something odd about the top in the last image. That was the tab to grab on the edge of the dust filter that will slide out of the back of the chassis to allow for maintenance cleanings.

 

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The right side of the chassis offers a solid steel panel. There is still the SilverStone name on the top panel, as something to look at, but that bulky hinge on the door seems like an afterthought and not really something that goes with this sleek and more simplistic exterior design.

 

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Under the chassis, large square rubber feet give the RV04 a solid stance. In the middle of the floor, you see a bunch of holes. Some are already populated from drive cages mounted inside, but this is also how you mount 2.5" drives on the floor - you screw them in from here.

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