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Silverstone Raven RV04 Case Review

Rating: 7.5.

Today we are going to look at the latest model to feature in Silverstone’s critically acclaimed Raven series of cases, the RV04. It promises to build on the success of the previous model, the RV03, offering higher levels of performance.  We are interested to see what Silverstone have implemented to improve various aspects of their case design.

Silverstone are a long-established player in the market and are renowned for producing innovative cases which excel in terms of cooling and acoustic performance.  Over the past couple of years, there has been an explosion of new case manufacturers and models, forcing the more established chassis designers to come up with radical new designs.

Is the Silverstone Raven RV04 good enough to merit a shortlist for a new system?

Silverstone say “Inspiration was drawn from the highly successful Temjin TJ08-E, a Micro-ATX case with compact dimensions and best in class cooling performance, so the motherboard and the fans in the RV04 are mounted in similar fashion to obtain equally impressive performance in ATX form factor while allowing for excellent cable management.”

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Specification

Model No. SST-RV04B (black)SST-RV04B-W (black window)
Material Reinforced plastic outer shell, steel body
Motherboard SSI-EEB, SSI-CEB, Extended ATX, ATX, Micro-ATX
Drive Bay External 5.25″ x 2 Internal 3.5″ x 7 (vibration dampening, 2 hot-swap capable)2.5” x 4
Cooling System Front 2 x 180mm Air Penetrator 600/900/1200rpm, 18/25/34dBA Rear 1 x 120mm option
Expansion Slot 8
Front I/O Port USB 3.0 x 2 Audio x 1 MIC x 1
Power Supply 1 x Optional standard PS2 (ATX)
Expansion Card 6.69” x 13.3” Full length
Limitation of CPU cooler 165mm
Limitation of PSU Unlimited
Dimension 219 mm (W) x 581mm (H) x497mm (D), 63.2 liters

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