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Which SilverStone Raven is the best to get?
Edited by RCXDerp - 7/25/11 at 1:37am
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Raven03 is the best, silver stone correct old ver problem on raven.....
it's a perfect case
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RV02 or RV03 you can't go wrong with either. They both have their perks.

The RV02-E gives you at least the option of mounting a 360 rad at the bottom (which I'm in the process of doing), unlike the RV03 which you're pretty much limited to a 120mm radiator. You also don't have the PSU limitations as you do on the RV03. IMO the RV02 looks a little better, not so ricey (if only they left out that darn gold).

The RV03 on the other hand gives you a ton of optional spots for fans. There is an innovative cable management system. Also there's an innovative design to mount hard drives and ssds in the back.

I've thought about upgrading to the RV03 from my RV02-E. But I decided I'd hold off and see what the RV04 brings to the table.
Edited by EM2J - 7/25/11 at 10:51am
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If you want space and future upgradeability (as in sli / xfire and WC) the RV02-E would be the way to go. It also offers better temps air cooling wise compared to the RV03.

If size matters to you though the RV03 would fit the bill since the RV02 is longish, the height is just right as well as the width, but the depth of it is something you need to get used to (or have enough space for it).

I just recently bought an RV02 white edition and I love it. After owning an Antec 900 for almost 4 years it was high time I got rid of it and getting an RV02 was the best investment I ever did! I personally think going either way is a win = win situation.

A couple of other things, you can easily mod the gold trim on the RV03. It is removable and what I would do is buy some automotive carbon fiber decal (black and silver works best) to cover it up completely. I actually saw a buddy of mine do this and it looks awesome in black carbon fiber! It actually got me to modding my white raven and making it a black and white theme using carbon fiber as well! LOL!!!
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You should get the Raven 02 Evolution, it has the looks, better fan (AP181) also new HDD cages.
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