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In this review we will be looking at the latest and greatest case from Silverstone called the Raven 2. As the name indicates this case is a second generation Raven chassis that shares many of the same fundamentals established by the original Raven. We had a rare opportunity to see a working prototype of the Raven 2 at Computex and were impressed from the start.
Material reinforced plastic outer shell, 0.8mm Steel body.
Color Matte black
Motherboard SSI CEB, ATX (maximum 12" x 11") , Micro ATX
Drive Bay External 5.25" x 5 or 8 (without hard drive)
Drive Bay Internal 3.5" x 3 (w/ suspension system), 2.5" x 1 for SSD
Cooling System Top 1 x 120mm exhaust fan, 950rpm, 18dBA
Cooling System Bottom 3 x 180mm intake fan 700/1000rpm, 18/27dBA
Expansion Slot 8 Front I/O Port USB2.0 x 2 / audio x 1 / MIC x 1
Power Supply 1 x optional standard PS2 (ATX)
Expansion Card Compatible with expansion card up to 12 inches
Net Weight 12.5kg
Dimension 212mm (W) x 503mm (H) x 643mm (D)
Despite the size the Raven 2 has a very square dimension and measures only slightly larger than the Silverstone TJ10.