In the real world too, ravens are among the smartest animals on earth and so the name "Raven" harmonizes fabulously with the smart design of the RVZ03W-ARGB - the third generation of the revolutionary Raven Z.
The features of the Silverstone RVZ03W-ARGB Raven Z HTPC case at a glance:
- Smart design with brilliant addressable RGB light strips
- Ideal as a gaming HTPC case in the living room
- Compatible with Mini-ITX mainboards & ATX power supplies
- Support for full-fledged gaming graphics cards up to 33 cm
- Vertical or horizontal alignment
- Two pre-installed 120 mm fans, three possible in total
- Elegant housing for the living room
The exterior of the white housing combines a sublime style, characteristic of the bird, of elegant simplicity with slightly futuristic borrowings. With a weight of only 4.05 kg, the RVZ03W-ARGB is light as a feather for an impressively high-performance housing. The robust steel body of the feature-packed lightweight is skilfully supplemented by easily removable side parts made of reinforced plastic.
The easily accessible I / O panel on the front offers an audio input and output as well as two USB 3.0 ports. In combination with the compact dimensions of only 382 x 105 x 350 mm, the noble hardware nest enables the construction of a space-saving, yet enormously powerful living room gaming PC that longs to be able to sit directly under the flat-screen TV.
Full-size graphics card in an HTPC housing
The RVZ03W-ARGB Raven shines with a clever construction. By removing the side parts, the view of the well-designed interior is clear, which is basically divided into two sections. The mainboard and the power supply are housed in the upper area, while the graphics card and up to four 2.5-inch data storage devices are located in the lower area. The area above the mainboard in mini-ITX format is not obstructed in order to enable the assembly of quiet, yet powerful cooling CPU coolers with a low profile (up to 83 mm high).
As with the legendary predecessors, the RVZ03W-ARGB Raven also has a PCIe riser card (English to rise), which is the assembly of a full-fledged gaming graphics card with a length of up to 33 cm and a maximum of 14.9 cm in one 90 ° angle to the mainboard. Where other cases with a comparable format are often the end of mid-range graphics cards, Silverstone ensures the highest computing power and shows that the Raven HTPC case is and remains a class of its own.
High-end gaming PC in the smallest of spaces
Silverstone relies on passive cooling of the small space saver, which is made possible by the clever separation of the two largest heat sources. As already mentioned, the graphics card is installed via PCIe riser cable in a separate area, which is provided with a large ventilation grille, and the processor and the power supply unit in the second chamber draw air from their own grille. The two grid surfaces are attached on opposite sides of the housing. Of the total of three 120 mm fan slots, two are already equipped with pre-installed fans.
The Raven Z can be set up horizontally or vertically and has many design improvements compared to its predecessor, so addressable RGB lighting is now also integrated, which supports several modes. A remote control for the lighting is included in the housing.
- Dimensions: 382 x 105 x 350 mm (W x H x D)
- Material: steel (body), reinforced plastic (cladding)
- Weight: approx.4.05 kg
- Volume: 14 l
- Form factor: Mini-ITX
- 1x 120 mm (lid)
- 2x 120 mm (bottom)
- Fan (pre-installed):
- 1x 120 mm (lid)
- 1x 120 mm (bottom)
- 3x 2.5 inches (internal)
- Power supply: 1x ATX (optional)
- Expansion slots: 2
I / O panel:
- 2x USB 3.0 (internal connection)
- 1x per audio in / out
- Maximum graphics card length: 330 mm
- Maximum graphics card width: 149 mm
- Maximum CPU cooler height: 83 mm
- Maximum power supply length: 150 mm