Silverstone Raven X (RVX01) Case Review – A Great Cooling Performer With Mediocre Support

With the Silverstone Raven X (RVX01) Case, it lets the company known for making a whole range of computer cases have a new contender for the business sector. Said company made it into the scene as they have caught the attention of computer buffs who are avid customizers of their rigs with their beautiful HTPC cases. This would include the LC13B-E, which has the class of a Lian-Li and had an excellent build quality. Now, with the RVX01, the company is now aiming to rekindle the spark of what they had with the LC13B-E.

Silverstone Raven X (RVX01) Case Review - A Great Cooling Performer With Mediocre Support

Could the Silverstone Raven X (RVX01) Case Become a Great Contender in the Computer Casing Department?

For the exterior, the Silverstone Raven X (RVX01) Case is reminiscent of that of the Raven RV05, but there are still some small, and yet rather obvious changes. For starters, the RV05 has a solid black chassis whereas the RVx01 sports some red highlights.

The Raven X RVX01 Case is classed as a mid-tower. However, it is still surprisingly smaller as to other cases in its class as it just measures 485-millimeters tall. Although it is 50-millimeters deep and 215-millimeters wide. This gives the RVX01 a rather modest 52L capacity. Still, it does make it 18-percent smaller than the RV05.

The RVX01 is not only smaller but also thinner as it is 11-percent thinner than the RV05. Seeing this will let those who like to customize their gaming rigs to be alarmed and worried about the case’s cable management option. Although, Silverstone claims that the RVX01 will be able to handle full height CPU air coolers. While this can be great news, it does leave other spaces for parts, such as those sitting behind the motherboard tray, to be 13-percent shorter.

The I/O panel for the RVX01 has been moved to the top of the case. This will provide easier access to users who wish to place the case under their desks. In the I/O panel, there are two USB 3.0 ports, two audio jacks, as well as the power and reset buttons. For those who find the layout similar, it should be as it is quite the same with the RV05.

The Silverstone Raven X (RVX01) Case offers great cooling performance, and is smaller and thinner than the RV05, which is actually a turn for the better. However, the case’s cable management is daunting and the CPU cooler support is subpar. Seeing these specs and features, the RVX01 may have a hard time keeping up with its competitors.

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