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SILVERSTONE RAVEN Series RV03B-WA Matte Black with Gray Trimming, Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

  • Reinforced plastic outer shell, 0.8mm Steel body ATX Full Tower
  • USB 3.0 x 2 (backwards compatible with USB 2.0)
  • Audio x 1
  • MIC x 1 Front Ports
  • 4 x 120mm Front Fan
  • 1 x 120mm Rear Fan
  • 1 x 120mm

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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3 out of 5 eggsSilverStone RV02 & 03

This review is from: SILVERSTONE RAVEN Series RV03B-WA Matte Black with Gray Trimming, Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Pros: low temps and nice to know that their is no gpu sagging .

Cons: the top cover sucks and brock on me the first month but its ok i guess.

Other Thoughts: if I was able to rethink about buying this case. I would not knowing everything that is wrong .

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  • Pavel P.
  • 11/3/2015 7:21:43 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsReally bad case

This review is from: SILVERSTONE RAVEN Series RV03B-WA Matte Black with Gray Trimming, Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Pros: None

Cons: Hard drive management is a joke. Very hard to to remove bays and install hard drives. If you planning to install 2 video cards in SLi configuration you facing overheating. Yes, case have vertical design with 2 big intake fans, but for output.. well... only vertical design and 1 small fan. It's like 5 lanes highway ending with 1 lane open and 4 lanes closed for construction. If you want to have water cooling you need to look for different case. With this one it is simply impossible.
I working for games development company and personally build more than 50 very complicated gaming PC. This is worst case I ever saw.

Other Thoughts: I tried to return, bit I will lose half of money in restocking and shipping, so this case goes directly to garbage.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you very much for purchasing a SilverStone RV03. As with many of our cases, the RV03 was designed to create positive pressure with more intake airflow. So combine that with included intake filters, this makes the case very effective at keeping dust out, which ensures consistent cooling performance over time. The analogy you provided with 5 lane highway ending with 1 lane open is incorrect. The RV03 has not only a 120mm fan mount for exhaust, its entire top panel has been drilled with various passive vents to allow hot air to easily escape. So with two 180mm fans pushing air upward, the heat from CPU and graphics card can be quickly dissipated. We have done extensive testing during RV03's development to make sure it performs at top of its class with 2 video cards in SLI or CrossFire. so if you haven't already, please give the case a try and you'll be pleasantly surprised at how good it can air cool a high end system without having to go liquid cooling.

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  • Jordan P.
  • 8/10/2015 7:22:19 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat case

This review is from: SILVERSTONE RAVEN Series RV03B-WA Matte Black with Gray Trimming, Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Pros: Got this for my main build, I love the design.
I sometimes will put it on top of my AC vents to give it a little extra cooling!

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Just love the design of this box!

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  • Jeremy C.
  • 9/12/2014 1:24:30 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFabulous Case

This review is from: SILVERSTONE RAVEN Series RV03B-WA Matte Black with Gray Trimming, Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Pros: Short version: This case is great.
Long version: I've owned this case for over a year now and i haven't had any reason to complain. I have my dual EVGA 670 SC's and i've never noticed any excessive heat. During gaming, the chip temps rarely exceed 65 degrees. Under full load, this case manages to dissipate a hell of a lot of heat, very well. The rotated motherboard is fabulous, i'm never going back.Cable management is extremely manageable. I only have the stock fans in the case (except i added the fan that blows on the HDD's (not because they were getting too hot, but i had an extra fan). I have a 120x120 radiator on the top exhaust fan, no airflow problems.

Cons: I've really had to stretch for anything to put here. The top case cover thingy (that snaps on and off) seems *slightly* flimsy. Works fine though.
Besides that, nothing really.

Other Thoughts: I have a adaptor on the DVI port from the back of my video card, so the top thingy doesn't fit on. But it would work fine with a flexible dongle. Not the case's fault, just a comment. Really it still looks nice up on my desk with out the top.

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  • Mark M.
  • 8/14/2014 7:59:06 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove It... with a caveat

This review is from: SILVERSTONE RAVEN Series RV03B-WA Matte Black with Gray Trimming, Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Pros: Love the design, top loaded ports make for super easy access. Also: Really appreciate the filters on the case bottom, should make future dusting that much easier. Full ATX is sooo roomy!

Cons: Why is this form field required?

Other Thoughts: The power supply positioning caused me some problems. Power cord feeds into the case through the bottom and attaches to your power supply internally via a supplied cable. That cable attaches to your PSU from inside the case at a flush, 90 degree angle. This caused me a problem due to the angled cable overlapping my PSU's normally external kill switch, forcing it to stay in the powered off position. If your buying this case, make sure your PSU's switch is either flush or is positioned away from the cable connector port

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  • Marc S.
  • 7/26/2014 12:23:53 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAwesome case, notable flaw

This review is from: SILVERSTONE RAVEN Series RV03B-WA Matte Black with Gray Trimming, Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Pros: The case is very spacious, I like the idea of rotating the mobo 90 degrees, and I like that they are breaking with conventional thought. I don't normally buy things at the cutting edge, for lack of a better phrase, but the configuration just made great sense. It's less stress on the cards and better for airflow (heat likes to rise upwards and this case like to send it on its way!)

Cons: If you buy this case, be prepared to manage the large holes at the top (you can see what I'm talking about from the photos). Mind you, these ventilation holes are normal for a case, however this is a modified design. Those holes are normally out the BACK of your traditional case, not the TOP. Yes, there is a plastic piece that goes on top, but this is not proof against things falling or bouncing into it. Just the thought of a case screw or other metal object (easily) falling into the case through these holes makes me cringe. It can fall straight down into the bottom fans, or bounce around and arc along your graphics card or mobo, etc. and fry your rig. Get yourself some mesh or screen and glue it, etc., to the inside to cover these gaping holes, while still allowing for ventilation. I hope the manufacturer is paying attention, because with a vertical configuration like this, you have to think about gravity pulling things into this case. They need to reduce size of the grill holes or screen them over.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/1/2014 5:44:54 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsnice looking, but over-designed

This review is from: SILVERSTONE RAVEN Series RV03B-WA Matte Black with Gray Trimming, Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Pros: vertical orientation of GPU means no sagging & no strain on PCIe slots
high quality, thick window
two mega-fans blowing air upward are nearly silent and still very effective on low setting
room for 11 storage devices
USB & audio on top

Cons: power supply at the front
power supply sideways
These two design choices are definitely the worst thing(s) about this, which overall is still a good case.

The wiring from one or more of the top USB, audio, and fan speed switches gets in the way of putting an optical drive in the only available 5 1/4" bay. It will fit, but getting it in there involved friction, so I didn't want to leave it there. Depending on the mood of the assembly line workers on the day yours was made, you could get an RV03 without this problem. And going without an optical bay is not inconvenient enough to try to RMA a case, considering the postage, but it's unimpressive and worth mentioning for anybody who really requires an optical drive.

I think the grommets for water cooling are also a bit far to the front, considering they would have to go all the way to the back then down for any custom loop with any part outside of the case. It gives the impression that the designer just checked "liquid cooling grommets" off a checklist of requirements, putting no thought into any actual liquid cooling. But there is also space more than halfway to the back where you could drill your own holes, which is a pretty minor mod for anybody who's already doing custom liquid cooling.

Other Thoughts: The cons I listed really never bother me. I haven't thought about any of them since assembling the system, but they should still not be left out of a good review. If you agree with the following, this is likely the case for you in spite of the cons. As much as good GPUs weigh, they simply should never be oriented horizontally. So as soon as I began shopping, I had narrowed the candidates down to either a Raven or a large HTPC case, and for gaming I didn't want to deal with the size constraints of HTPC cases, even relatively large ones.

If I could afford the Temjin 11 I would have preferred that but in my price range this was the best choice, or at least close to the best. As good as this looks, I think that due to the cons I would have preferred a Raven RV01, RV02-E, or RV05. It's hard to say which is the best though, they're all close to perfect and probably all have some compromises which will be significant to some users but not all.

Regarding the power supply, in the worst case, if you have trouble routing the extension cord to your PSU's AC input, just undo its twist tie to get enough slack. It WILL reach. And there is lots of room for cable management behind the mainboard. It will take more time than just jamming extra cable into the space next to the PSU, as you can do with more generic ATX case designs, but to me it's worth it to know that my GPU's weight will not damage itself over time, nor the PCIe slot on the motherboard where it's hanging.

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5 out of 5 eggsBest case I've ever built in

This review is from: SILVERSTONE RAVEN Series RV03B-WA Matte Black with Gray Trimming, Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Pros: Incredible design. I'm not sure why more case manufacturers have adopted this model. The 90 degree rotation makes for an incredibly efficient cooling design. The result is amazing temps, with low fan speeds, and a cleaner case as a result of the lower airflow in combination with the filters.

Also happen to love being able to access all ports on top of the case rather than the back. Every future build will be designed around this case.

Cons: None. However, if you're not willing to think out your build it may be a little different for someone use to a standard case.

Other Thoughts: Also happen to think its the best looking case I've ever seen.

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  • Luke S.
  • 5/2/2014 8:18:07 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI love it.

This review is from: SILVERSTONE RAVEN Series RV03B-WA Matte Black with Gray Trimming, Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Pros: Great airflow design; Having rear panel on the top makes it a lot easier to plug/unplug wires; Filters are good quality; Most wires can be routed behind motherboard plate; Power supply cord was long enough for me, no problems connecting it; Hard drives mount behind motherboard plate and because of the small area, the side panel fan is able to pull a lot of air around them; Fan controller for the intake fans on the bottom;

Cons: The filters on the bottom made maneuvering the case awkward during setup; The handle is good quality, but there needs to be a second place to grab in the front.

I only see 2 front mounting locations for fans, which are located directly behind the bays. The description says there are 4 total?

Other Thoughts: I had to remove the top fan guard for a push/pull setup to work. I wish the metal for the screw holes was flat instead of round so I might have had enough room to leave it on.

I also wish the power cord could exit the top rear with the other wires.

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  • Mr. h.
  • 2/25/2014 11:44:48 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsRV03B

This review is from: SILVERSTONE RAVEN Series RV03B-WA Matte Black with Gray Trimming, Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Pros: Nice case

Cons: No on board case USB connectors from the motherboard and missing front panel speaker connector

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