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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.
Three large fans included.
Great cable management.
ODD stealth feature.
Stacked effect cooling design.
Available with and without windows.
Not a top cooling performer.
Installation not intuitive.
Hard drive cage(s) difficult to remove.
Some internal cables were tight internal design could cause incompatibility issues with some devices.
Complicated HDD installation.
Mains power connector location.
No front panel USB 2.0.
By TechSpot on May 25, 2011
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 Vortez on May 23, 2012
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 SilentPC Review on February 18, 2012
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 February 07, 2012
– 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...
By TweakNews on January 19, 2012
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 December 27, 2011
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 Ninjalane on November 02, 2011
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...
By HEXUS.net on September 26, 2011
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 August 14, 2011
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...
By APH Networks on July 29, 2011
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...
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