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SilverStone RV01 Raven Case Review


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Introduction


SilverStone has been hard at work on building their "Murder Scene" recently with the form of the Raven line of products.  The SilverStone RV01 Raven is a very different approach to the typical SilverStone case design and is also the first case that is not completely made from aluminum. The unique Uni-Body design we saw in the FT01 is also gone, in fact most of everything we associate with a SilverStone case is out the door when it comes to the Raven Series.  One of the main reasons behind the Raven series is to do something different and break away from the typical SilverStone branding.  Let's dive into what makes the RV01 Raven different and yet very similar to what we find in the SilverStone world.
The SilverStone RV01 Raven is a very different kind of case, not just for SilverStone but for any other case out there.  One of the biggest changes is moving from an all aluminum construction to a Steel and Plastic combination.  The black plastic molding creates a very unique look that resembles the rigid and hard lines found on the Stealth Bomber and the steel chassis adds strength.
Another unique feature is that the entire case features some form of plastic molding, even the back of the case feature a plastic panel to maintain the sleek appearance. 

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Specifications
Motherboard: SSI EEB, SSI CEB, Extended ATX, ATX, Micro ATX
Driver Bays: 5 x 5.25" External
Driver Bays: 6 x 3.5" Internal
Cooling: 2 x 180mm bottom intake fans, 1 x 120mm top exhaust fan
Front I/O Ports: 2 x USB2.0, 1 x IEEE1394(Firewire), 1 x Audio, 1 x MIC
Net Weight: 33 Pounds
Dimensions: 280mm(W) x 616mm(H) x 660mm(D)
Expansion Slot: 7
Expansion Card: Compatible with expansion card up to 12 inches
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