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SilverStone RAVEN Series RV03B-W Matte Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

  • Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower
  • USB 3.0 x 2, Audio x 1, MIC x 1 Front Ports
  • 7 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 10 (6 from 5.25" adapters) Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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SilverStone Raven Series Computer Case - RV03B-W - Matte Black Steel and Plastic - ATX - Full Tower


RV03B-W

The Raven team's continued push to redefine and perfect the enthusiast tower chassis has resulted in yet another benchmark: the Raven RV03. With world-class cooling performance retained from the previous Raven chassis models in the included 180mm Air Penetrator fans, a rethinking of the interior layout enabled dramatic reduction in overall depth of the chassis (as compared to Raven RV02) while still matching Raven RV01's ability to accommodate extended ATX motherboards and graphics cards longer than 13in. Cable management was also improved with a new 5cm thick hard drive compartment to allow nearly all cables to be connected behind the motherboard tray with ease. An unconventional power supply compartment located in the lower front part of the chassis further add to facilitate cable routing so anyone can assemble a pristine looking system with maximum airflow efficiency.

Complementing the finely-tuned and engineered interior, RV03's Champagne-colored trimmings adorn an exterior with aggressive lines against a reserved profile. The standout styling also fully utilizes the chassis's powerful cooling ability by a set of smartly designed, dual-purpose front bezels that keep the RV03 looking sharp and uniform whether the user is setting up for maximum air cooling or for a silent build.

As a trend-setter and a computer chassis engineering showcase, the Raven RV03 has few equals. However, its advanced features are equally accessible, so anyone from experienced enthusiasts to novice users will find it easy to appreciate and utilize, making RV03 the most appealing Raven chassis yet!



  • Revolutionary 90-degree motherboard mounting, inherited from the Raven RV01
  • Includes two Air Penetrator 180mm fans for superb performance and quietness
  • Supports up to seven 120mm fans for exceptional cooling flexibility
  • Motherboard back plate opening behind CPU area for quick cooler assembly
  • Supports Extended ATX motherboard
  • Supports eight expansion slots and graphics cards of any length
  • Mandatory cable managing design for clean looking system on every build
  • Hard drive compartment with independent cooling zone
  • Upscale and aggressive styling with dual-purpose front panel bezels

 

 

Specifications

Model No. SST-RV03B (Black, Champagne Trim)
SST-RV03B-W (Black, Champagne Trim + Window)
SST-RV03B-WA (Black, Grey Trim + Window)
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Material Reinforced plastic outer shell, 0.8mm Steel body
Color Matte black
Motherboard SSI-EEB, SSI-CEB, Extended ATX, ATX, Micro-ATX
Multimedia NA
Drive Bays External 5.25in. x 7
NA
Internal 3.5in. x 10 (6 from 5.25in. adapters), 2.5in. x 2 for SSD
Cooling System Front 120mm x 4 fan slot*
Rear 120mm x 1 fan slot**
Side 120mm x 1 fan slot
Top 120mm x 1 exhaust fan, 900RPM, 18dBA
Bottom 180mm x 2 AP181 fan 700 / 1200RPM, 18 / 34dBA (compatible with 120mm x 3 fan)
Internal NA
Expansion Slots 8
Front I/O Port USB 3.0 x 2 (backwards compatible with USB 2.0)
audio x 1
MIC x 1
Power Supply Optional standard PS2(ATX); Depth limit: 180mm
Expansion Card Compatible with expansion cards up to 13.58in., width restriction: 6.61in.
Limitation of CPU Cooler 163mm
Limitation of PSU 180mm
Net Weight 27.5lbs (12.5kg)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 9.25in. x 20.5in. x 22.5in. (235mm x 522mm x 570mm)
4,266cu. in. (69.9 liters)
Extra NA
*If front panel is filled to capacity with six hard drives, then only two 120mm fan slots is usable. **Installing 120mm fan into rear fan slot will take away space from the eighth expansion slot.

What's in the Box

RV03B-W
 

 


Learn more about the Silverstone RV03B-W

Model

Brand
SilverStone
Series
RAVEN Series
Model
RV03B-W

Spec

Type
ATX Full Tower
Color
Matte Black
Case Material
Steel / Plastic
With Power Supply
No
Motherboard Compatibility
SSI EEB, SSI CEB, Extended ATX, ATX, Micro ATX
With Side Panel Window
Yes

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
7
External 3.5" Drive Bays
No
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
10 (6 from 5.25" adapters)
Internal 2.5" Drive Bays
2 for SSD
Expansion Slots
8

Front Ports

Front Ports
USB 3.0 x 2, Audio x 1, MIC x 1

Cooling System

120mm Fans
1 x 120mm top exhaust fan included, 900rpm, 18dBA
4 x 120mm front fans optional
1 x 120mm rear fan optional
1 x 120mm side fan optional

(NOTE: If front panel is filled to capacity with six hard drives, then only two 120mm fan slots is usable. Installing 120mm fan into rear fan slot will take away space from the eighth expansion slot.)
180mm Fans
2 x 180mm AP181 bottom fans included, 700/1200rpm, 18/34dBA (compatible with 3 x 120mm fans)

Physical Spec

Dimensions
22.44" x 9.25" x 20.55"
Weight
25.13 lbs.

Features

Features
Revolutionary 90 degree motherboard mounting from RAVEN RV01

Includes two Air Penetrator 180mm fans for superb performance and quietness

Support up to seven 120mm fans for exceptional cooling flexibility

Motherboard back plate opening behind CPU area for quick cooler assembly

Limitation of CPU cooler: 163mm

Supports Extended ATX motherboard

Supports eight expansion slots and graphics cards of any length

Compatible with expansion cards up to 13.58 inches

Mandatory cable management design for clean looking system on every build

Hard drive compartment with independent cooling zone

Upscale and aggressive styling with dual-purpose front panel bezels

Limitation of PSU: 180mm

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


Customer Reviews of the Silverstone RV03B-W

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  • William S.
  • 12/27/2013 8:50:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorthy Product with a few Missteps

Pros: * Excellent Airflow
* Quiet Operation
* Fan mount behind CPU
* Good cable routing if using long cables
* Best manual EVER

Cons: * Overall poor build quality
* Design features lacking or poorly executed (see below)
* Not so good watercooling support
* Wasteful front USB ports

Other Thoughts: This case has some great things going for it. It's mostly quiet and looks nice, with excellent airflow. I do not regret building in it. The case manual in particular is very good, and even first time builders will have a joy of a time filling this case with hardware.

However, there are some obvious and serious missteps. First of all, watercoolers will be disappointed. There is not much room for either a pump or reservoir, although cable management is excellent. The fan mount at the back of the case is positioned in such a way that should you want to use it, you need to use an mATX board, a smaller fan, or shift the mount about 30 mm toward the sidepanel. Silverstone easily could have prevented this by properly placing this mount, or two even, closer to the window. Furthermore, the front bay covers look cheap and plastic-y, which sadly matches the top cover. I really wish the front covers were the usual Siverstone aluminum, and the top cover held rad-mounts, or was hinged in some way, or anything more utilitarian than what is available. Finally, the front USB ports are merely pass-throughs for the "back" ports on the motherboard. Headers really would have been better here, although given the 90 degree rotation, I understand Silverstone's choice here.

All in all, this is a great case, but would have been better if 30 dollars more for better quality. Although the RV-03 is a very good case, it is not the compelling alternative to the FT-02, or even the RV-02, that the price point demands, or this Silverstone fanboy expects.

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  • Chris B.
  • 11/29/2013 2:56:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGood case

Pros: its a good case, lots of space, good design, good airflow and easy access usb 3.0,

Cons: After about 4 months of owning this case the 2 fans or the fan switches started to malfunction, they will only stay on a low setting, switching it to high only turns the rpm up a VERY tiny bit and very slowly and an uneven acceleration (they used to jump up in rpm's in a second) Cannot fit H80i (exhaust fan) without grinding the handle off the top of the side panel, but cant notice that with the top piece on it so thats fine.

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  • Joseph V.
  • 5/26/2013 9:55:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsBest Case

Pros: Air flow, rear handle, intake filters, metal frame, incredible.

Cons: I don't like the "snap" locks for the bays. I actually broke one when I was first looking at it (tried to pull it all the way up to 90 degrees).

It isn't as long as the Raven 2 was, so you can run out of space if your mobo is too long. But it is taller, allowing me to fit both my graphics cards in it.

The PSU bay was... Not planned out as well as it could be. Had the stretch the interior cable to its max length, but it works.

Other Thoughts: I "would" buy it again. In fact I have, 3 more times. I've replaced it with another Raven 3 when it broke (Not a reflection of the case's durability). And I've built two other machines using Raven 3s. I don't know if I will ever buy any other case as long as the mobo will fit, and these are still being made.

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  • Michael B.
  • 3/3/2013 12:34:55 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDoes not fit Intel server board

Pros: Sleek case, lots of room. I just *looks* great. Two large fans on the bottom and another fan on the top. The power supply fits snugly on the bottom front. Side covers come off easily - no tools required. The mother board physically fit into the case no problem (but see cons below!). The hard drives fit on an enclosure with rubber grommet baffles. All in all a killer case.

Cons: Supposed to fit an SSI CEB motherboard. In fact, 'CEB' is imprinted on the case. My Intel server motherboard lined up perfectly with the imprint and fit in the case perfectly. Just one problem - only the top left four screws fit. The three along the bottom and also along the right side did not line up with screw holes in the case. I called the manufacturer and provided them with several pictures highlighting the problem areas. The fellow I spoke with did not sound very knowledgeable. No response after my initial contact. Thank goodness for New Egg's return policy.

Other Thoughts: Had the case been able to mount my motherboard I would have given 5/5. But not having the screw holes in the correct place combined with lack of response from customer service meant unfortunately I had to give just one star.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you very much for purchasing a SilverStone and we apologize for your experience. If possible, can you please contact us again and let us know which motherboard model you used? Our contact information is as follow:

usasupport@silverstonetek.com
909-465-9596

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  • Don M.
  • 1/27/2013 4:12:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great case. Love the 90 degree rotation on the MoBoard. Added two additional 120 MM fans and have great air flow. Very solid build. Like the isolators on the hard drive mounting to keep things quiet. Very quiet with the 180 MM case fans. I would build with the case again.

Cons: None

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  • Dorian A.
  • 10/20/2012 6:17:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsunder rated

Pros: Space, design, good fans, price isn't bad for what you get.

Cons: None really.

Other Thoughts: Yes, the fans do get pretty loud at max settings, but I don't see why anyone would need them set at max. Low settings are very quiet and cool extremely effectively.

My gtx 670 maxes at 56 under load, Idles are 25 and the fans on the gpu never go past 20%.
My Asrock OC Formula motherboard hovers between 29 - 39 degree area.
Finally my 2700k clocked at 5.0ghz idles high 30 and maxes in the 60 degree range, but I blame that on my current heatsink and fan setup.

Bottom line, it keeps everything within my case plenty cool at low settings, and at those settings the noise is very tolerable and not a remote issue. It creates an audible, but light hum.

The case itself is very sturdy and easy to work with. I take the top cover off a lot and haven't had any issues. It's very easy to remove and well made. It does make a loud snapping sound when putting it back on, maybe that's what worries people, but it's fine.

Subjective, but I also think it looks good. I prefer a more sleek case, this isn't it but it doesn't look bad either.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/21/2012 6:56:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorstation Build

Pros: Very good case. Lots of fan support and lots of airflow. Allows for very good wire management.

Cons: Took forever to install fans in all the applicable spots. Front filters could've been made easier to clean.

Other Thoughts: This was used for a very expensive workstation computer. The computer was made for 3-D design & modeling, professional video editing, and much more.
The full specs of the computer are as follows:

1 x SilverStone RAVEN Series RV03B-W
1 x ASUS KGPE-D16 SSI EEB 3.61 Server Motherboard
1 x Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB
1 x PNY VCQ5000-PB Quadro 5000 2.5GB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Workstation Video Card
2 x Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) ECC Unbuffered Server Memory Model KVR1333D3E9SK2/8G
1 x AMD Opteron 6272 Interlagos 2.1GHz Socket G34 115W 16-Core Server Processor OS6272WKTGGGUWOF
1 x SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS
1 x SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 ST2000DL004 2TB
1 x Noctua NH-U9DO A3 AMD Opteron CPU Cooler
1 x LITE-ON Black 12X Blu-ray Burner with Blu Ray 3D Feature SATA IHBS112-04
1 x Rosewill RCA-1204BL 120mm Sleeve 4 Blue LED Case Fan, 4/PK

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  • Joseph Y.
  • 7/20/2012 2:10:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsGreat case.

Pros: This case looks great. The stripes that everyone are complaining about are not gold. I actually agree with the manufacturer that they are Champagne. For the people complaining about the color, why did you buy something that you didn't like?

I really like the layout also. The two 180 mm fans work well and its nice that they each have a hi and lo switch. I don't really know if each one needs its own switch though, I always have them both set to the same speed.

I also like that the I/O is on top of the case instead of the back. Even though I have to take off the top part, its still way easier than crawling on the floor and pulling the computer away from the wall.

It only has 2 USB ports in the front, but since the I/O is on top you can still easily plug things in there if the cord is long enough.

Lastly, I have not broken anything on it yet. I don't know what happened with the reviewers that said the top part broke, but I have yet to damage anything.

Cons: For some reason this case took me a really long time to install everything. I don't know why, maybe because of the non-standard design.

You will need some longer SATA cables because of the motherboard position.

The cable to plug in the PSU is short unless you reach up underneath it and undo a twist tie. This was not mentioned in the manual, but I already knew about it from reading other reviews.

Other Thoughts: I got this case at my local F.r.y.s. for $80. I'm so happy with it.

I came across this case when my wife pointed it out. I was looking at the HAF and Storm cases when she said she liked the Raven the best, based purely on looks. I gave it a look and read some reviews. Turns out she picked a great case.

About a week later we went back to get some other things and check it out again. For some reason F.r.y.s. cut the price in half. They had one in stock and now i own it. It was a good day.

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  • William M.
  • 6/1/2012 7:40:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsSilverStone RAVEN Series RV03B

Pros: I disagree with the majority of the cons people have listed.

1. Yes the case is heavy since it is made of steel, not plastic.
2. After almost a year and probably 50 top(roof) removals I have yet to have a broken part.
3. The power supply cable is not a problem. All you have to do is untwist the cable tie and it can be reached with the side cover off.
The fans do an excellent job of cooling using only the bottom and one top fan, my case stays at(27 degrees"C")
5. It is suggested that you get longer Sata cables if using the front DVD's slots.
6. If you understand how the front fans fit, it is no problem to remove and install them. They lock into the front drive housings, which are removable.
7. To the guy who wrote the case is ugly. All I can say you should have not bought it if youa re going to condemn it's looks.

Cons: Not a thing

Other Thoughts: The best case I have built a system in the past 30 years.

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  • Kelli S.
  • 5/11/2012 7:44:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat case! Great Features!

Pros: This case has superb airflow, nice design, good build quality, common sense with thermal dynamics, I think all cases should be like this. Heat only rises, and by turning all the components sideways all of the air rapidly goes from bottom to top in a fast motion, you dont have other fans swirling the heat around the components finding a way to the exhaust slowly over time, this is just a woosh from bottom to top, with all the components lined sideways in line to get the rush of cool air and pushing all the hot air out.

Cons: None at all.

Other Thoughts: I suggest reading that it only comes with 1 top fan, and get some 55+ CFM (Airflow) Fans for the front. and a 110+ CFM (Scythe brand or similar) 120mm fans, so the airflow from the 2 180mm fans at the bottom can exit as fast as possible via a scythe 120mm fan out the top, since that is the objective of this case

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