SilverStone RAVEN RVZ02 SFF Mini-ITX Case Review
By Jason Vaught
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.
Features & Specifications
|Material||Reinforced plastic outer shell, steel body|
|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
|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|
|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.