Silverstone Raven RV05-BW Chassis Review

by - 5 years ago

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Total build time on the Silverstone RV05-BW was 50 minutes, a little longer than a build usually takes me and that’s mostly due to the unique nature of this chassis layout. It’s not the easiest chassis to work with overall, but for anyone with a bit of build experience it’s hardly complicated.

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The unique layout of the motherboard looks a little strange at first, but given that heat travels upwards, the bottom to top cooling layout certainly makes sense.

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Our hard drive locked easily into place on the tool free hard drive bays in the bottom left.

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Cable routing is a little tricky, but with a little extra care it’s still possible to get a neat and tidy finish, just a shame not all of the interior cables are sleeved as the red and yellow cables of the fans really stand out. GPU clearance is really good and while it was a close call, our Sapphire R9 270X fit with relative ease.

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There are no obstructions surrounding out CPU and our top mounted Corsair H80i will easily be fed plenty of airflow from the fans in the base of the chassis.

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From the top you can see the main IO section of the chassis. All cables will obviously hook up here and can be passed through the opening at the back, all tucked neatly out of sight under the top panel.

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The side panel gives a nice view of the interior components, although it proved troublesome for my camera as it can be a little reflective.

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1 Comment on Silverstone Raven RV05-BW Chassis Review

  • Wayne says:

    I’ve built a few systems in Silvestone chassis’s and to me (as you guys are so fond of quoting) they’re like Marmite. The folk that have them love them. I’m not keen on them, they’re too edgy for my taste but I can’t deny their quality.

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