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post #1 of 52
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ok,

i saw this case on someone else's post your station thread", and i instantly fell in love with it. i was just wondering, which is the best silverstone raven tower?

i dont want to buy the $200 dollar tower, but any of the others is fine, especially the rv02. it looks like its making alot of people happy.

also is there any cases that are similar to the aesthetics of the silverstone raven?
    
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post #2 of 52
Well, I'm not really liking its HDD cage, and IMO, some parts feel a bit cheap. But of course, it's still a nice case.
post #3 of 52
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granted, i havent done any research on it at all apart from looking at different variations of the raven cases on newegg and amazon. so i dont know if their bad cases or not, but i thought since they got alot of 5 stars they seemed like a good choice for an upgrade

if there are any cases that would be better then it, i would not mind if anyone posted them. id love to have comparisons before i choose which case =]
    
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post #4 of 52
It seems the FT02-BW might be more expensive, but also a better choice.
post #5 of 52
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i was hoping to keep my budget at max $200.

is there a really big difference between the 2? i thought they had the same interior, but the difference was the outside?
    
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post #7 of 52
I personally always liked the phantom nzxt phantom

or any of the raven, but if you're looking at the rvo3 keep in mind that there are 1000w psu that do not fit in this case, only reason why i havent bought one. Are you water cooling?
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post #8 of 52
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i think ill be water cooling in the future, but not yet.

the phantom looks good as well, though i always felt a little uncertain because of the plastic outside, hows the cooling?

whats great about the FT02-BW? im looking at it, and if its really a great case, then i wouldnt mind springing the price

edit: also i heard the raven series doesnt look that great when you add a cd drive to the front, is that true?
    
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post #9 of 52
Thread Starter 

i was wondering, is this case ,


good for crossfire?

in one of the comments in amazon.com, they said that their SLI cards reached 90c. they switched to a HAF computer case and saw much better temperatures
    
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post #10 of 52
saw these @ xxtremesystems.org ,
I don't see and water cooling problem unless maybe if you have a long card.





I have a rad setup similar to the 2nd picture, I recommend it a fat 120mm w/ less fin (like an EK xt rad) added to a 240mm it made a huge difference.
that and i used a splitter before I connect my gpu and cpu block, letting them both have cooled water from the radiator instead of the cpu heating it up and the gpu getting the cpu's heated water, at least thats what I think.
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