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

 
  • 40% (32)
    SilverStone Raven RV-03
  • 60% (48)
    Corsair 650D
80 Total Votes  
post #21 of 73
Thread Starter 
Thanks Sean for the advice and the rep

btw Psy i'm not going custom liquid cooling kit but I am going to get Corsair H80 (RV-03) or H100 (650D) and im gonna replace the stock fans with Scythe GT's wink.gif and idk what I would have as case fans maybe more GT's or SilverStone AP121's
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Intel 120GB 520 SSD Seagate Barracuda 2TB Corsair H100 with 4x Gelid Wings Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit 
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Intel 120GB 520 SSD Seagate Barracuda 2TB Corsair H100 with 4x Gelid Wings Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit 
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post #22 of 73
This thread has the most RV-03 info you can find on OCN. You should definitely check it out.
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Originally Posted by Rolley;15185222 
I am going to get Corsair H80 (RV-03) or H100 (650D
You may be able to fit a 240 rad in the front bays of the RV-03. But nobody in the mentioned thread has confirmed it. However, it is possible to fit a 240 rad in the bottom if the tubes are long enough.
post #23 of 73
Quote:
Originally Posted by psyclum;15185137 
RV03 will be a better air cooled case

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

(My own emphasis)

"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."

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Edited by jlells01 - 10/5/11 at 1:36am
post #24 of 73
Corsair 650D.
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post #25 of 73
Quote:
Originally Posted by jlells01;15185326 
http://techreport.com/articles.x/21245/1
Never go by one review only. At Anandtech(650D RV03), the RV03 has lower temps. But also take into the consideration the noise both cases make, and their features.
post #26 of 73
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post #27 of 73
Quote:
Originally Posted by nawon72;15185411 
Never go by one review only.

Ok, I'll go by your reviews:

"I'm not going to sugar coat it: I'm a little disappointed with the SilverStone Raven RV03...What I'm left with is an enclosure that's by no means bad (and certainly a good conversation piece), but it feels like it's being pulled in too many directions."

So both TechReport and AnandTech come to the same conclusion.

With the 650D:

"I love everything else about the case: I love how it looks, I love how easy it is to assemble, I love how feature rich it is, and I love how clean the installations are by virtue of Corsair's smart internal layout."

The only complaint AnandTech had was thermal performance, which wasn't an issue with TechReport...confused.gif
Edited by jlells01 - 10/5/11 at 2:01am
post #28 of 73
Quote:
Originally Posted by jlells01;15185447 
The only complaint AnandTech had was thermal performance, which wasn't an issue with TechReport...confused.gif
Exactly why i never trust any one reviewer. And i love how you quoted the reviews to make it seem like the 650D is superior:rolleyes:

Edit: I forgot to mention that the test setup is different in every review site. So the one that is most likely relevant will be whichever has a similar setup to yours.
post #29 of 73
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Originally Posted by nawon72;15185573 
Exactly why i never trust any one reviewer. And i love how you quoted the reviews to make it seem like the 650D is superior:rolleyes:

Edit: I forgot to mention that the test setup is different in every review site. So the one that is most likely relevant will be whichever has a similar setup to yours.

Quote it however you'd like, sir; you're a passionate and outspoken RV03 owner - I understand the desire to see your prized possession be ranked #1.

Both reviews show the 650D to be a superior case, with the caveat of thermal performance issues on the AnandTech site.
Edited by jlells01 - 10/5/11 at 2:44am
post #30 of 73
Quote:
Originally Posted by jlells01;15185589 
Quote it however you'd like, sir; you're a passionate and outspoken RV03 owner - I understand the desire to see your prized possession be ranked #1.

Both reviews show the 650D to be a superior case, with the caveat of thermal performance issues on the AnandTech site.
I do my best to base what i say on facts. But as im about to show you, the system used in a review makes a big difference. Or something else is at play:confused:

Over at Toms, you can see the RV03 wins the 8 slot case roundup in cooling performance, and noise efficiency. There isnt a 650D in there to compare to, but it has the HAF X.

At BitTech, the RV03 beats the HAF X in CPU temps by 3 degrees. But it loses by 6 degrees when it comes to GPU temps.

So i know for a fact that my case isnt the best, or even close. Its even a bit pricey. However, i can live with that and im overall happy with it. The 650D may be the better choice for the OP if he is getting a H100, but i haven't found a review that tests many cases with those kinds of water cooling solutions. Instead, they test with the stock fan configuration. So dont forgot to also look at cooling potential.
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