Silverstone Raven RV05-BW Chassis Review

/ 5 years ago

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The chassis is obviously very unique in terms of its stance, it’s covered in odd angles and shapes that really make it stand out despite its somewhat stealth like body panels. The left side panel features a wide and tinted window panel.


The right side features a plain black panel.


There are no optical drive bays or flip open covers here, just that angular front panel and Raven logo to keep you entertained. If you look at the right edge, you can just about make out the slim slot-load optical bay, but since it comes with such a narrow opening and a rubber protective grommet to patch the hole, its pretty hard to notice.


At the top of the front panel you’ll find a power and reset button on the left and right side, as well as a rubber lift-out cap in the centre.


The rubber cap hides a pair of USB 3.0 ports as well as HD audio connections.


Around the back you’ll find a large opening for your cables to pass through (more on that in a moment) and a large ventilation section for your PSU, this is also where you can mount the magnetic dust filter that came included in the box.


The top panel features a very cool looking ventilated cover that can be easily lifted out, it’s worth pointing out at this point that the chassis features a rotated motherboard mount, so the back of the motherboard is actually at the top of the chassis and it’s behind this cover that you’ll find all your USB ports, HDMI ports etc.


The panel is heavily ventilated to allow heat to escape the chassis given that it has a bottom to top airflow pattern.


Lift the cover off to gain access to the “back” of the chassis”


Here you’ll find a PSU mount, seven expansion slots, motherboard IO and a 120mm fan mount.


Tucked away under the top cover on the back of the front panel you’ll find a pair of two-way switches, each toggles one of the 180mm AP fans in the base of the chassis from low to high speeds.


The underside of the chassis features four large rubber grip feet and a massive slide out dust filter.


Behind the dust filter you’ll see the two huge 180mm AP fans, as well as an alternate fan mounting plate that supports either 2 x 140mm or 3 x 120mm fans.


The dust filter slides out from the front of the chassis and can be washed for quick and easy maintenance.


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