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I think if I got a Raven, I'd remove the fan from the top, even remove the finger guard (it's not exposed, after all), remove unused slot covers and nibble off the slot pillars. I'd also nibble a second backside fan hole.

 

As usual, I'm all for push, not pull on cases.

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I'm wondering how in any case two or three 140-180mm fans with a honeycomb or similar mesh up top would do? Blow it all out the top with the same 90 degree m/b rotation and all...

?? you trying to build your own case?
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Per the mentioning of the Raven cases a bit earlier I'm curious what everyone else thinks about them. Thoughts?

uhm... which raven?

RV01: 1st gen, experimental, lots of flaws. more of a proof of concept case then a production case.

RV02-E: best air cooled case you'll find on the market right now. share the same internals as a FT02. it has 3 x 180mm filtered intake fans... no other case offer that much filtered intake. (except it's sister case the FT02)

RV03: tried but failed to improve the RV02. went back to 2 x 180mm fans like the RV01. overall they punched too many holes in the case design and as result the airflow pattern is worse then the RV02. BUT, if you like a really REALLY LOUD case, it does offer you plenty of places to mount ALOT of fans that doesn't really improve the overall cooling performance by much......


Ooooh. Sorry I missed this while we were cross-posting.

 

Tell us how you really feel.

 

Plus rep for the enjoyable post.


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well we disagree on different things, but i don't think you'd disagree on the cooling power of 3 x 130 CFM filtered intake fans smile.gif especially considering the distance between intake and exhaust is only 13.5 inchs smile.gif
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well we disagree on different things, but i don't think you'd disagree on the cooling power of 3 x 130 CFM filtered intake fans smile.gif especially considering the distance between intake and exhaust is only 13.5 inchs smile.gif

Can't disagree. Whoooosh!

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Whoooosh indeed! biggrin.gif
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Per the mentioning of the Raven cases a bit earlier I'm curious what everyone else thinks about them. Thoughts?

uhm... which raven?

RV01: 1st gen, experimental, lots of flaws. more of a proof of concept case then a production case.

RV02-E: best air cooled case you'll find on the market right now. share the same internals as a FT02. it has 3 x 180mm filtered intake fans... no other case offer that much filtered intake. (except it's sister case the FT02)

RV03: tried but failed to improve the RV02. went back to 2 x 180mm fans like the RV01. overall they punched too many holes in the case design and as result the airflow pattern is worse then the RV02. BUT, if you like a really REALLY LOUD case, it does offer you plenty of places to mount ALOT of fans that doesn't really improve the overall cooling performance by much......

Obviously I don't like a "really REALLY LOUD case" so I'll just forget about it.
And the two RV02-E and FT02 are simply too big for my taste and I don't like that they're right sided however.
I'll just think of some other models. smile.gif
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Would you answer me please what do you think about the SilverStone Raven RV03, is there any way to improve its fans for a better noise level and good air cooling?

The AP181's (mine anyways) are loud because of the amount of vibration. If your AP181's "growl" at full speed, then it's likely all of them are like this.

 

After lubing my fans, I put one of the AP181s on a wood desk, and ran it at full speed perpendicular to the Earth, and it sounded almost identical to it in my case. Then I lifted it up just above the desk while it was running, and It sounded like a completely different fan. Even at 1200RPM, it was near silent, or maybe it sounded that way since all I heard was air moving. Even that was feint. I did the same test, but with the fan parallel to the Earth. I used two fans underneath the bottom corners, and one fan under the top middle of the fan frame to give the AP181 breathing room. The results seemed the same to me. Notes: The fans made the same vibration noise when they were new, and when they were lubed IIRC. Also, the AP181 continued rotating ~18s after removing power in the perpendicular position, and ~12s-13s in parallel. I wonder if that even means anything...

 

So I would recommend you use something to reduce the vibration. For example, silicone fan mounts. Those ones are ehume recommended. I can't comment on their effectiveness (haven't bought them, yet), and maybe they are less effective when the fan is putting it's weight right on them (parallel to Earth).

 

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RV03: tried but failed to improve the RV02. went back to 2 x 180mm fans like the RV01. overall they punched too many holes in the case design and as result the airflow pattern is worse then the RV02. BUT, if you like a really REALLY LOUD case, it does offer you plenty of places to mount ALOT of fans that doesn't really improve the overall cooling performance by much......

The 3rd AP181 of the FT02 and RV02 is cooling the HDD's, so I don't think it is helping the GPUs much. Also, the motherboard tray is larger. There is basically 5cm of wasted vertical space for ATX users, which could have been used to move the fans closer to the mobo. If that space wasn't wasted, I think the RV03 would have performed similarly, assuming you block off the "extra holes" which let the air escape a bit early. AFAIK, the extra fans don't do much of anything. Maybe when all the fans are turned way down it would help.

 

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Ravens: too much glitz IMO.

Agreed. I keep mine bare so it doesn't look too flashy biggrin.gif No top cover, no top fan or grill, no extra PCI slots covers, no front 5.25" covers...

 

 

I hope SilverStone makes a much improved RV03 (thermally, functionally, ect), but in an mATX form factor(and an ATX variant if possible), slimmer (maybe AP141s?), smaller in general, all aluminum, and with external WC in mind.


Edited by nawon72 - 5/10/12 at 11:49pm
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I'm reading some reviews of a big tower, mid priced, the Aerocool XPredator. smile.gif
The only issue: there's a big, 230mm top fan which can be swapped to two 120/140 top fans, this way we'll be able to create our intake style.

400

There are also 4 120/140 side panel fan positions and plenty of space to add another one frontal, top fan.

http://www.nexthardware.com/repository/recensioni/554/immagini/img_AEROCOOLXPREDATORASSEMBLAGGIO13_4093866163472164038.jpg

What do you guys think of?
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