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post #1 of 9
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Why? I'm completely in love with their designs and features, but there's a few things I'm struggling with;

Difference between the RV03B-W and the -WA, is it only the different colour on the front panel stripes?

Also, the RV03 goes for $200 here, and the RV02 for $180, I kinda like the outer design of the RV02 better, but the inside of the rv03 is unbeatable, which one should I get? I'll let you choose!

There was one shop that sold the 03 for $160 a few months back, I ordered it but it never came, so I guess they never got them in stock.
post #2 of 9
The RV02 looks better if you like a cleaner Raven. The RV03 has more room but IMO looks uglier. Also, keep in mind they have windows on different sides, so you need to figure out where you're going to put your case to show off the internals.

And yes, the only difference between the W and WA is the grey strip.
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As far as I know, the WA is only different in the stripe colour.

The RV03 is smaller, neater, but that also makes it significantly less roomy inside.
I have an RV02, and I love it, there's plenty of room inside to do most things, aside from a major water loop. My CPU only loop fits, just. Your H50 will do fine in either case.

The RV03 makes cable tidying easy, in fact, it's designed to encourage it. But while the management options in the RV02 are decent, the space behind the motherboard tray is tight, but it does work.

It's up to you, I love my RV02, but either case will kick that old 1200 up and down any street you choose.
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It's up to you, I love my RV02, but either case will kick that old 1200 up and down any street you choose.
Lol, yeah - I'm aware Got this case from a friend after I couldn't be bothered continuing modding my old CM storm case (it's probably in around 20 parts right now)

Noise is my main concern but I doubt there's much difference between the two - Minus the extra 180mm fan in the rv02 to cool the HDDs, but I don't think I will connect it either way.

And as long as I can get the 24pin power cable behind the mobo tray I'm good.

(I believe it's going to be the rv02!)
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y does everyone forget to mention the rv02-e ?
http://www.silverstonetek.com/raven/...RV02-E&area=en
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y does everyone forget to mention the rv02-e ?
http://www.silverstonetek.com/raven/...RV02-E&area=en
Could you please be kind and tell me the difference between that one and the RV02B-W? Silverstone cases in norway are rather rare, and getting hold of the E version would cost me $100 more for whatever reason.

Edit: I see there's 1 less expansion slot to make space for a hotswappable hdd, oh and there's a different mounting system for the hdds and optical drives.
Edited by ph10m - 8/20/11 at 10:17am
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well yes theres the hdd cage extra and also 3 180AP fans vs 2 on the RV02B-W....the rv02-e is basicly a ft02 from the inside and a rv02 from the outside...but yea if its a 100 bucks diff at your location then it probably isnt worth it

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Rv02-e
haha thanks lol your a sweetie pie.



edit:

i just noticed that the rv02 was updated , and it now seems to have 3 intake fans but the fan grills arent the same ,are those the same fans as the E version (ap180) ?
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Oh definitely there's room to run the 24 pin (and the 8 pin too) behind the motherboard. You will want some extensions to run GPU power cables back there in the neatest way possible.
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