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SilverStone RAVEN RVZ02 SFF Mini-ITX Case Review

By Jason Vaught

Manufacturer: SilverStone Technology Co., Ltd.
Product Name: RAVEN RVZ02
Model Number: SST-RVZ02B-W
UPC: 844761012540 EAN: 4710007222546
Price As Tested: $79.99 (NewEgg | Amazon)

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by SilverStone.

The RAVEN line, SilverStone’s iconic and innovative line of gaming PC chassis, has become a staple in the gaming community for many years. Featuring unique designs, clean lines, and tough aluminum construction. RAVEN designers are expanding their approach to gaming in the SFF (Small Form Factor) market with the new RVZ02B-W. The -W stands for Window, as the regular RVZ02B only has black filters in place of clear vented windows. The RVZ02B-W is a Mini-ITX case that features a super slim design, and the ability to utilize full sized graphics cards.

Now I know what you may be thinking, “Why would I chose vented windows over filters?”, well if you’re like me and you can get a little slack about cleaning your filters, you like the idea of adding some of your own lighting or you just like being able to see some of your components, then the vented window version if for you.

SilverStone is attempting to help pioneer the SFF gaming market, allowing for a full sized gaming experience in a 12 liter package. Have they done it? That’s what we’re going to find out with this review.

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Features & Specifications

Model No. SST-RVZ02B-W
Material Reinforced plastic outer shell, steel body
Color Black
Motherboard Mini-ITX
Drive Bay External slim optical 12.7mm or 9.5mm x 1 (9.5mm compatibility limited to tray type)

Internal 2.5″ x 2

(one additional 3.5″ or 2.5″ space depending on expansion card installed)

Cooling System Rear – Passive exhaust vents

Side – Oversized vents over CPU motherboard and expansion area

Expansion slot 2
Front I/O Port USB 3.0 x 2

Audio x 1

MIC x 1

Power Supply SFX & SFX-L
Expansion Card *Compatible with 13″ long, width restriction – 4.78″
CPU Cooler Limit 58mm
Net Weight 3.2kg~3.3kg
Dimensions 380mm (W) x 87mm (H) x 370mm (D), 12 liters
Extra Supports two Kensington locks

*Expansion card holder needs to be removed when installing expansion/graphics card wider than 4.78 inches. When system is assembled without the holder, vertical orientation of the case is recommended and transporting/shipping should be avoided. For details, please refer to the manual.


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