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Silverstone RV-01 vs. Corsair 800D

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Thread Starter 
Need a new case for my new build. Which one will be better.

Corsair 800D

Pros:
Simple design
Black
Cable management
No front panel doors

Cons:
Price
Bad airflow


Silverstone RV-01

Pros:
Somewhat cheap
Black
90 degree motherboard tray
Looks great

Cons:
Front panel door
Looks kinda weird

That's pretty much a list of what I like and what i hate about the cases. If you guys can find me on in middle than that will be fantastic. But this thread is mainly about the 800D and the RV-01.
post #2 of 12
First, based on the two cases you provided:

The Corsair 800D does indeed have poor airflow if you plan on just air cooling; only really shines with water cooling. That being said this is the case you want if you the water route

The Raven RV01 has decent cooling, but it is extremely large when it doesn't need to be, has fair cooling, but is made of way too much plastic to actually be worth considering. The only reason to pick this case up is if you do like the unusual design, but make no mistake, it is a decent case.

Better suggestions:

FT02, this is the best air cooling case that you can possibly get. It oozes pure quality, has 3 silent 180mm fans creating positive air pressure (no dust!), and requires no further upgrades on your end. There are no cons except for the price, it is a tad expensive, but completely worth it.

RV02, the successor to the RV01. Better in every aspect and has the same layout as the FT02. It has a plastic front, but the rest is pure quality. If you want to save a few $$$, get this case for your air cooling needs.
    
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Well I will be using the H80 for cooling.
post #4 of 12
RV02-E is far superior to RV01 AND cheaper.
post #5 of 12
I have an RV02, early model, with an H70 mounted to the top 120mm fan, works good!
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Quote:
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Well I will be using the H80 for cooling.

H80 fits on the top exhaust just fine.
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post #7 of 12
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Anything about the 800DD?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Reqkz View Post

Anything about the 800DD?

Bettter cases have been released since the 800d has been released.
I recently got a RV01 because I've wanted to own one for a while. Looks awesome in person, better internal construction that the RV02 and FT02s I've owned.
The newer models will have better cooling out of the box.

The RV01 cooling improves greatly when a AP181 fan is installed. The new AP182 fans will be released this month.
Unless you are a rabid Corsair fan, there are better options than the 800D for water and air cooling.

If you're imaginative, with a few mods, any case can be awesome.
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post #9 of 12
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I'm not really a modder though. But is there simple mods I can do without taking the whole thing apart?
post #10 of 12
If you want something like the 800D just get a 650D.
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