While we've reviewed many SilverStone cases here at OCIA.net, we have yet to get a close look at any of their "extreme enthusiast" RAVEN series, other than the brief glimpses we've had at CES events. SilverStone is now in their third release of the popular RAVEN tower, the RV03 which Jakob previewed at CES 2011
. It was with great anticipation then when we received the RAVEN 3 for review. From our experience SilverStone has always produced high quality enclosures and the RAVEN looks to be no exception, however what really sets this series apart from other tower designs is the 90° clockwise orientation of the motherboard.
Like its predecessors, the RV03 is only available in matte black, but does offer a choice of champagne or grey trim, and with or without a side panel window. In addition to external style updates, SilverStone has tweaked the interior layout of the RV03 to reduce the overall chassis length by several inches, while retaining the bottom-up cooling design. This allows use of larger-than-normal EATX or Extended ATX format motherboards and graphic cards up to 13½" in length, yet reduces the outside dimensions to a more manageable size.
Join us as we take a closer look at the SilverStone RAVEN 3.