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Poll Results: SilverStone Raven RV-03 Or Corsair 650D

 
  • 40% (32)
    SilverStone Raven RV-03
  • 60% (48)
    Corsair 650D
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post #1 of 73
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Heey everyone ^_^

Your opinions on Raven RV-03 or 650D

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post #2 of 73
Ah! The RV03. I saw one yesterday. Looks okay. Definitely unique.

I think the 650D would be ideal if you like the standard case. Too "edgy" for me though.

Maybe post a poll?
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yeah thats a really good idea thanks. But........... how do i post a poll sorry im new haha xD
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haha dw found it hahaha
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post #5 of 73
RV03

Silverstone cases are elegant. "Stack cooling" included.

EDIT: I would suggest an RV02, however.
Edited by That Guy - 10/4/11 at 1:47am
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post #6 of 73
I have the Silverstone Raven RV03 but i regret buying it. It has been proven that the 90 degree orientation does nothing for temps and also the 90 degree orientation makes non reference GPU cooling considerably worse. This is due to the liquid in the heatpipes working against gravity. Plus the Raven needs external exhaust GPUs due to the lack of side window fan.
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Originally Posted by amvnz View Post
I have the Silverstone Raven RV03 but i regret buying it. It has been proven that the 90 degree orientation does nothing for temps and also the 90 degree orientation makes non reference GPU cooling considerably worse. This is due to the liquid in the heatpipes working against gravity. Plus the Raven needs external exhaust GPUs due to the lack of side window fan.
Silverstone recommends the use of Reference GPUs for that exact reason. Research before purchase.

And since when is there liquid inside a heatpipe?
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post #8 of 73
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Originally Posted by Rolley View Post
Heey everyone ^_^

Your opinions on Raven RV-03 or 650D

Thanks
http://techreport.com/articles.x/21245/1

"For my money, though, I'd have a hard time justifying the purchase of a Raven RV03 over, say, a similarly priced Corsair case like the 600T or 650D. The Raven's quirky design has some positive attributes, but none that make up for the frustrating drive bay design and other aforementioned eccentricities. I'd be more forgiving if the rotated layout led to lower temperatures across the board, but it didn't with our components. Only our motherboard sensor registered a drop, and our hard drive ran considerably hotter—worryingly so.

In the end, the Raven RV03 feels like more of a curiosity than a serious option for enthusiasts. Silverstone should definitely be commended for trying something new, and it could take this concept to a better place with a future revision, but the Raven RV03 just isn't there."
post #9 of 73
I personally have the Corsair Obsidian 650D and I'm happy with it. The biggest gripe I have with it is that it does not have an internal USB3 header. Other than that I'm very happy with it, it offers easy hard drive and optical drive mounting, cable management is a walk in the park (though slightly more tedious when using a nonmodular PSU), it has a Sata hot-swap bay in case you're interested in that and it looks gorgeous (though my younger sister disagrees ) All in all, I can only recommend you watch some video reviews on both cases to get a better idea of both.
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post #10 of 73
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And since when is there liquid inside a heatpipe?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heat_pipe

heatpipe is essentially a passive PD system. liquid inside is heated, then evaporates carrying heat with it to the cooling fin part of the system where it condense back down into a liquid that is wicked back to the heat source.

NOW, with that said, considering the positions that modern day heatpipes are installed (mostly horizontal due to the orientation of the mobo in a tower case) that is mostly a none issue. liquid essentially resides on the bottom heatpipes away from the base plate and heat is carried by the copper pipes from the base plate to where the liquid is and boiled from where ever the liquid resides. considering how well heatpipes are working in most people's machines (d14, SA, archon to name a few) I'd say the location of where the liquid is inside the pipe issue is not THAT essential.

Silverstone DOES recommend a reference card, however it's not because of the limitation in the heatpipe and the liquid within, it's because it's simply more efficient to have cold air coming from the bottom and exhaust from the top. on an internal exhaust card, more then half of your heat is pumped back into the case where the GPU cooling fan can recirculate that heat back onto the GPU. external exhaust cards bypass this problem entirely and makes a MUCH more efficient cooling solution.(especially when cards are stacked right next to each other with maybe 1 mm of space between each 2 slot card) if anyone has looked at the engineering side of the FT02/RV02, taking into consideration of thermal dynamics and fluid dynamics, they'll see that it's entirely built on the concept of maximum efficiency, not gimmicks like most other cases are designed on.
Edited by psyclum - 10/4/11 at 5:41am
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