Silverstone Raven RV01 ATX Chassis Review
Peter Donnell / 7 years ago
With the side panel removed were presented with a very unique internal layout, the motherboard takes up the upper left area and is mounted with the I/O facing upwards, the 5.25″ bays in the top right as you would normally find on a pc chassis, HDD bays are rotated 90 degree, PSU has its compartment in the low base of the chassis.
The bottom left side of the chassis features a 180mm intake fan and another 180mm fan on the right directly below the HDD bays, both of which draw air from under the chassis and from the side panel vents which will line up with the large space located below the HDD bays and the 180mm fans.
Moving up from there we see the VGA bracket with its retractable supports.
There feature a locking gear system that ensures they’ll stay firmly in place. Not sure if this is really needed, but it does look cool and it’s nicely engineered.
The 5.25″ bays feature a slick locking mechanism that operates much like a light switch, push the top to lock, bottom to unlock, very easy to operate.
Each of the six hard drive bays support both 2.5″ or 3.5″ drives, while the left most drive bay also features a set of hot swap sata connections.
With the VGA support arm removed we can see the board is extensively drilled for installing motherboard standoffs, making this chassis compatible with a multitude of motherboard sizes and configurations. There is some cable management cut outs on the left and right sides but they’re overall quite small and I’m worried they might be difficult to work with overall.
There is no CPU cooler mounting cutout either, so the backplate for the cooler must be installed before the motherboard.
Cut into the chassis are these metal clips, perfect for some cable management and a somewhat simple yet effective solution to the problem.
Here we can better see the air filters on the side panels, they’re likely going to be a nightmare to keep clean but I’d rather clean dust from the door panel than my entire system.