SilverStone Raven RV03

  • SilverStone Raven RV03
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The SilverStone Raven RV03 employs an unconventional design that rotates the motherboard and power supply so they are mounted vertically with the I/O panel facing the top of the chassis. Besides improved cooling courtesy of the "stack effect," this design makes it much easier to access the system's power, display, USB, Ethernet and other connectors.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on -

The Raven 3 is a worthy successor to the Raven 2 Evolution and a valid member of the ever-expanding Raven series. As the best-designed Raven case to date, the RV03 delivers loads of improvements over the previous model, not least in cable management,...

By LanOC Reviews on -

Of all of the cases we have taken a look at recently, the Raven 3 tops the charts for how many times you could make us ooh and aah. Its unique design is still impressive to this day even though it is similar to what we have seen on past Raven and...

By Vortez on -

The Raven has always been a symbol synonymous with intelligence and independence. Over the years many have look to the Raven as a symbol of wisdom and a bird that is able to single-handedly deliver messages of mystery and the RV03 fits perfectly into...

By uk.hardware.info on -

Computer cases still get plenty of attention from both industry and consumers. Other PC product areas are steadily shrinking, but new brands of computer cases still regularly appear. The result is that you still see innovation in this area. Especially...

By SilentPC Review on -

The SilverStone Raven RV03 endured our torture tests with grace like its predecessors, the RV02 and Fortress FT02, despite shedding a fan in the update. The basic design still works wonders as the rotated motherboard tray design plus the immense fans...

By FutureLooks on 85

– Strider Gold 850WattAs for the Silverstone Strider Gold 850 power supply, this thing is a rugged beast. It actually lives up to its specifications and slightly exceeds them especially if you need up to 100 watts more than its rating. Stable rails,...

By TweakNews on -

SilverStone's Raven 3 case ups the ante from its older siblings. While keeping the best features from the older versions, the RV03 brings some new improvements to the table. SilverStone has literally turned the case on its ear, with the mobo I/O...

By OverClock Intelligence Agency on -

In the third generation of its RAVEN series cases, SilverStone has managed to reduce both the size and weight of the case without sacrificing functionality or usable interior space. The style of the top and front bezels has been refreshed and the...

By hardwareasylum.com on 100

The Silverstone Raven3 is a perfect example of what can happen when you refine a good idea into a great one. Previous Raven designs held on to many traditional case features and had to be considerably larger as a result. The Raven 3 breaks this trend to...

By HEXUS.net on 80

Few sub-£100 chassis offer this level of performance and functionality. Get past the looks, and you'll find the Raven RV03 is well worthy of consideration for a high-end gaming rig. The Good Excellent air-cooled performanceShorter than its...

By Pureoverclock on -

The Raven 3 continues SilverStone's tradition of solid well engineered cases. To be quite honest, it's hard to find flaws in the Raven 3 chassis. SilverStone’s engineers took a chance by moving the power supply bay to the front of the case, and also...

By APH Networks on 79

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary / Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, over a SilverStone Raven RV03 that looks hardcore. As much as I want to be a poet as famous as Edgar Allan Poe, I just simply...

By Overclock3D on 87

When I first heard that Silverstone were to release a Raven with the window on the correct side my initial reaction was 'finally, that's going to be awesome!'. Then the details emerged that they had put the PSU in the front and the hard drives behind...

By AnandTech on -

At this point, SilverStone's signature in the enclosure world is the 90-degree rotation of the motherboard. This unique engineering decision makes cases like the FT03 possible, but for a long time enclosures with this design have been extremely...

By DreamWare Computers on -

When you think of performance computer cases, some things that usually come to mind are high price tags, large physical sizes, and lots of other great features you can only drool over but can rarely afford. Silverstone came out with their performance...

By Phoronix on 80

The Raven RV03 is an interesting case that right now is selling for around $140~160 USD (the cheapest has been found at Amazon.com for $139.99). It is not my most favorite SilverStone chassis that I have come across as the Temjin TJ10 still holds a...

By The Tech Report on -

Much like that goth kid sitting alone behind the bleachers, the Silverstone Raven RV03 seems to go out of its way to attract attention. The case is obviously different, and it deserves praise for daring to stray from the flock. However, the RV03 feels...

By Hardware Canucks on -

When they were introduced, the RV01 and RV02 far surpassed the size of many other ATX cases on the market and the budgets of most buyers. However, Silverstone’s engineers went back to the drawing board and have reformulated their award winning Raven...

By Bit-tech.net on 83

The RV03 is an interesting development of the Raven line of cases. The internal changes have brought a few advantages, such as easy cable routeing and a more compact size. However, the six empty fan mounts conflict with the default floor-to-roof...

By Metku.net on -

First of all I have to say it's a joy to review these Silverstone cases as the company clearly isn't afraid to try new designs. The RV03 not only uses the tilted motherboard placement, but also hides HDD-bays behind the motherboard tray and saves in...