The jet-black casing externally connects a, the bird according to characteristic, lofty style of elegant simplicity with slightly futuristic bonds. Weighing only 3.3 kg, the RVZ02B for an impressively-performance housing is downright lightweight. The robust steel body of the feature-packed lightweight is expertly complemented by easily removable side panels made of reinforced plastic.
The easy-access I / O panel behind a flap at the front provides a respective audio input and output and two USB 3.0 ports. In combination with the compact dimensions of only 380 x 87 x 370 mm, the noble hardware nest allows the construction of a space-saving, yet enormously powerful living room gaming PCs, longs to be able to sit directly below the flat screen TV.
Full-size dual-slot graphics card into a HTPC cases
The RVZ02B Raven is not just black as a raven, but also to set up match clever. By removing the side panels, the view of the sophisticated interior is free, which is fundamentally divided into two sections. In the upper part an optical drive (ODD) in slim slot-in format, up to two 2.5-inch HDDs or SSDs, and the graphics card will be accommodated while the motherboard and power supply are housed in the lower part.
The area above the motherboard in the Mini-ITX format is not obstructed, so as to allow the installation of quiet, yet strong cooling CPU coolers with low-profile (up to 58 mm height). Since many producers in Mini-ITX motherboards the possible M.2 slot accommodate on the back, the Raven has a large cutout in the motherboard tray to firstly mount the CPU Coolers better and a M.2 To install SSD.
Like the legendary predecessor, the RVZ01 Raven Z, also comes when RVZ02 Raven a PCIe riser card (eng to rise -. Increase) that the installation of a fully-fledged dual-slot gaming graphics card with up to 33 cm in length and a maximum of 12 cm width at a 90 ° angle to the motherboard allows. Where often is in other cases with similar format even at middle-class graphics card circuit, Silverstone provides here for maximum computing power and shows the Raven HTPC case is and remains a class apart.
High-end gaming PC in the smallest space
Depending on the size of the graphics card, an additional 2.5-inch SSD or even a 3.5-inch drive to be installed in the separated from the rest of the housing area for the GPU. In the 12-liter interior of Raven can also be installed in a power supply SFX form factor to provide the gaming hardware with sufficient power can.
Silverstone relies on passive cooling of the small space-saving miracle, which is made possible with the clever separation of the two largest sources of heat. The graphics card is installed As mentioned above per PCIe riser cable in a separate area, which is equipped with a large ventilation grille, and the processor and the power supply in the second chamber reflect its own grid air. The two grating surfaces are attached on opposite sides of the housing.
The Raven can be placed horizontal or vertical and has many design improvements to its predecessor, it is now, for example, the tool-free installation of the two SSDs possible. The compact yet elegant design of the Raven, combined with the ability of being able to absorb high-end graphics cards, predestine the RVZ02 as housing for a self-compiled "Steam Machine". Steam Machines (formerly called Steam Box also) are, in principle, suitable for living room compact PCs with very powerful hardware, can be played over the Steam games via special universal controller of manufacturer Valve.
Dimensions: 380 x 87 x 370 mm (W x H x D)
Material: Steel (Body), reinforced plastic (cladding)
Weight: approx 3.3 kg
Form Factor: Mini-ITX
1x 5.25 inches (external, only for Slim Slot-In drives, 12.7 / 9.5 mm)
1x 2.5 / 3.5 inch (internal)
2x 2.5 inch (internal)
Power Supply: 1x SFX / SFX-L (optional)
Extension slots: 2
I / O Panel:
2x USB 3.0 (internal connection)
1x per Audio In / Out
Maximum video card length: 330 mm
Maximum video card Width: 121 mm
Maximum CPU cooler height: 58 mm