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SilverStone RAVEN RV02B-EW-USB3.0 Matte black reinforced plastic outer shell, 0.8mm Steel body ATX Full Tower Computer Case with Window Side Panel with 2X USB3.0 ports
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Love the layout. Lots of cooling capacity.
The Intel liquid cooler fit like a glove in the upper fan position, looks like a stock part when installed.

It even fit a slightly larger mainboard then indicated in the specs.

Cons: Bottom fans had some plastic overcast on the cages which the blades rubbed on, had to shave that off to make it quiet.
No PC Speaker, swapped one in from a old case.

SATA cages are upside down so the power supply cables are keyed in the wrong direction. THese days most PS SATA power are 90 degree oriented, so I had to find some Y cables to power the HDD. The PS cables wouldn't reach otherwise.

Other Thoughts: Build:
Xeon E5-2670 CPU
Kingston 64GB ECC Unbuffered DDR3 1600
Intel BXRTS2011LC Liquid Cooler
GeForce GTX 680
2x Western Digital RE4 Enterprise HDD
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos SSD

GIGABYTE GA-X79S-UP5-WIFI LGA 2011 Intel C606 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Power components laid out well, runs very cool.
SLI capable (although I've not bought a second geforce to try it)
ECC Unregistered Works (but I had to contact Gigabyte to find that out, unregistered is not listed in the manual or their website)

Cons: First board had to be RMAed, would not POST.
Takes forever to POST, from the time the power switch is pushed until it makes any indication of life is ~40 seconds.

Other Thoughts: Build:
Xeon E5-2670 CPU
Kingston 64GB ECC Unbuffered DDR3 1600
Intel BXRTS2011LC Cooler
GeForce GTX 680
SilverStone RV02B-EW-USB3.0 Case


Benjamin M.'s Profile

Display Name: Benjamin M.

Date Joined: 02/26/03

  • Reviews: 2
  • Helpfulness: 0
  • First Review: 10/27/12
  • Last Review: 10/27/12
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