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post #1 of 11
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Hi,guys

I've done some research about Raven cases,but i'm not convinced.
so i want to ask you guys:

RAVEN 02 (E or not) vs RAVEN 03

who has the best cooling and who has the best overall(price,cooling,look,ects..)

by the way i plan to buy one in the near future
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post #2 of 11
I love my RV03, but I can't really comment past that.
post #3 of 11
I'd say the 02-E (previous case), strictly because the 02-E is larger and sports 3 180mm rather than the 03's 2 180mm.

Also, only new batch 02/02-E have the penetrators, so bear that in mind if you do decide to get the 02.
post #4 of 11
tbh i would say neither and just shell out the few extra bucks to get a ft02... looks so much better imo, all aluminum no plastic, and it looks amazing.

But between the RV02 and RV03... i'd say the RV02, not just because i have it, but because i think it has slightly more room and would be slightly easier to water cool then the RV03 due to the fan spacing.

The RV02 also looks slightly better imo, it doesn't have that champagne colored stripes on the front which messes it up a bit imo.
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post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by badatgames18 View Post
tbh i would say neither and just shell out the few extra bucks to get a ft02... looks so much better imo, all aluminum no plastic, and it looks amazing.

But between the RV02 and RV03... i'd say the RV02, not just because i have it, but because i think it has slightly more room and would be slightly easier to water cool then the RV03 due to the fan spacing.

The RV02 also looks slightly better imo, it doesn't have that champagne colored stripes on the front which messes it up a bit imo.
The stripes are gold in person!

I would agree with the water cooling portion, for sure.

The main advantages to the RV03 are:

-Far better system for cable management
-Bottom PSU with connector coming from underneath (really neat design), it really helps with cable management as well.
-Ability put an all-in-one cooling kit into the drive bays
-the top comes off easier?
post #6 of 11
You can remove those gold strips. The RV03 also has better cooling, granted you install those extra 120mm fans.
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post #7 of 11
Is there similar problem with "compability" of PSU's (for example Antec, Corsair) in RV02-E like in RV03? (not optimal position of fan or something like that)
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post #8 of 11
I was thinking about switching to an RV03, and if it is just a matter of a couple of 12 dollar fans to make it actually cool better that is not a big expense.

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Originally Posted by somebodysb2 View Post
You can remove those gold strips. The RV03 also has better cooling, granted you install those extra 120mm fans.
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by Topgearfan View Post
I was thinking about switching to an RV03, and if it is just a matter of a couple of 12 dollar fans to make it actually cool better that is not a big expense.
I thought of the same thing... Then I heard that adding extra fans to the RV03 really didn't make any difference except for added noise.

I'd stick with the RV02.
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post #10 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by EM2J View Post
I thought of the same thing... Then I heard that adding extra fans to the RV03 really didn't make any difference except for added noise.

I'd stick with the RV02.
This is incredibly incorrect.

And with a better exhaust fan especially, you'll be FEELING the hot air on you.
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