Silverstone RV04-B Raven Full Tower Chassis Review

by - 6 years ago



The interior of the Raven RV04 is pretty huge, although a large portion is reserved at the top for the PSU, 5.25″ drive bays and some extra cable routing space. There is room in here for anything from Micro-ATX to E-ATX motherboards and you’ll notice a wide array of cut-outs on the motherboard tray to allow for optimum cable routing for various motherboard sizes and configurations, as well as a large rear cut-out to ease CPU cooler installation.


An extendable arm in the base can act as a CPU cooler support should you need it.


Eight expansion slots provide you with more than enough space for multiple graphics cards or similar devices. Since the screws would be hard to reach, Silverstone have cut eight circle cut-outs that allow you to pass a screw driver through, making installation a lot easier.


In the front you’ll find a removable hard drive bay that can hold 5 x 3.5″ drives.


Drives screw directly to the frame of the bay, but there is also a thick padding on each side which provides a snug fit and will also help reduce any vibration from your storage drives.


Below that you’ll find another storage bay and, this can be used for a single 3.5″ drive and 2 x 2.5″ drives simultaneously, or as I said before you could unscrew it completely and remove it from the chassis interior. There are various cut-outs and cable routing options here for the different storage mounting options, but Silverstone also sell a hot-swap compatible mounting kit that you can install here. The other bottom bay to the right of this one is the same design.


While the top section is separate, it features an open bottom design to allow for easy cable routing.


Around the back you can better see the cable routing options, of which there are many. There are no rubber grommets, but all cut-outs features smooth round edges with no square corners, so cable snagging shouldn’t be an issue at all.


With the top panel removed via two thumbscrews at the back of the chassis, you can see there really is a lot of space up here; even the longest PSU’s on the market will fit with ease, something that will no doubt please extreme performance enthusiasts. There’s loads of room up front for 5.25″ devices, and still plenty of extra room for excess cables.


The chassis gets even more diverse, as you can undo three small screws and unclip the entire motherboard backplate.


You can then install your motherboard or perform any maintenance before reinstalling it in your system.


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1 Comment on Silverstone RV04-B Raven Full Tower Chassis Review

  • Avatar Skidmarks says:

    I know it’s subjective but to be honest I’m not struck on Silverstone’s cases and avoid them when I can.

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