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So, I was thinking of going with the RVZ01-E so I could repurpose my old ATX PSU, but it's too large.

If i'm going to have to buy a new PSU anyway, is there any reason to go with the RVZ01-E over the regular RVZ01?
post #6252 of 7154
I'm back from the dead. With my PSU finally here, I managed to re-assemble my CoolerMaster Elite 130 unit into the RVZ02 (non-windowed).

The only thing I need now is a graphics card - split decision between a GTX 1070 and an OC'ed RX 480.


Here's the completed (as of now) build:


Specs:
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4790
  • Mobo: Asus H87I-Plus
  • RAM: G.Skill RipJaws X DD3 2x8GB
  • PSU: Silverstone SFX-L 500w
  • Case: Silverstone RVZ02
  • SSD: Samsung Evo 850 120GB
  • HDD1: HGST 1TB 7200rpm
  • HDD2: WD Green 4TB 5400rpm
  • ODD: Silverstone Slot-load DVD Drive



Notable changes include:
Getting rid of those SSD Trays. Here's how I did it:
  1. Used a really small hand saw to cut off the bottom hinge of the SSD tray.
  2. Unscrewed the SSD tray parts at the top - the ones that keep the SSD from moving up / down.
  3. I bent back the metal parts that stick out with pliers, then used two blocks of wood (on either side of the case) and a long bar clamp. Tightening the bar clamp bent the hinges (?) back cleanly.

I also attached a small fan to the bottom, in hopes of helping with getting rid of hot air. It does spit out some hot air, so I think it does something.


Changed my stock CPU cooler to a Silverstone AR06. I don't intend to OC my CPU at all, but I heard it gets pretty hot in there, so I thought this might do a better job.

Of note is that I found out that it just fits with my mobo. Barely touches the battery this way. Any other way it will hit the RAM sticks, or (as I found out the hard way), the mobo's 4-pin socket.



With no SSD tray, I was able to fit in a standard-sized HDD and two more small drives, using a bracket of sorts that I made myself. Half of the holes for the HDD are from the actual HDD location on the GPU side. The Slot-load ODD from Silverstone with the included cable fits perfectly.





I plan to change my front LEDs to blue, and to paint the thing grey. Maybe I could add another venting fan for the CPU / Mobo chamber. Any suggestions for those?

I could also use a software to monitor temps. What would you guys recommend?

Cheers.
Edited by zackfalcon - 7/16/16 at 10:46pm
post #6253 of 7154
Quote:
Originally Posted by inertianinja View Post

So, I was thinking of going with the RVZ01-E so I could repurpose my old ATX PSU, but it's too large.

If i'm going to have to buy a new PSU anyway, is there any reason to go with the RVZ01-E over the regular RVZ01?

Only for the same reason I am, which is that you can fit the quieter & more efficient PSU's (platinum and titanium ratings). In exchange for that though, you sacrifice the ability to put in a 3.5" HDD, and an optical drive. This makes it a choice between which fits your build intentions more, not a definite 1 is better than the others.

RVZ01 = Good cooling, 3.5" HDD compatible, Slot load ODD compatible.
RVZ02 = Low cooling, only 2.5" drives, quiet HTPC, smallest of the set, easiest to build in, tray load ODD compatible.
RVZ01-E = Largest range of power, most silence potential, only 2.5" drives (but 3-4 of them).

Bear in mind that the RVZ02 is basically limited to blower style GPU coolers, due to nothing forcing the GPU heat out of the case otherwise. On that topic, Ficher007 I have not seen pictures, just heard it discussed.
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Originally Posted by zackfalcon View Post

I'm back from the dead. With my PSU finally here, I managed to re-assemble my CoolerMaster Elite 130 unit into the RVZ02 (non-windowed).

The only thing I need now is a graphics card - split decision between a GTX 1070 and an OC'ed RX 480.


Here's the completed (as of now) build:

Specs:
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4790
  • Mobo: Asus H87I-Plus
  • RAM: G.Skill RipJaws X DD3 2x8GB
  • PSU: Silverstone SFX-L 500w
  • Case: Silverstone RVZ02
  • SSD: Samsung Evo 850 120GB
  • HDD1: HGST 1TB 7200rpm
  • HDD2: WD Green 4TB 5400rpm
  • ODD: Silverstone Slot-load DVD Drive

I plan to change my front LEDs to blue, and to paint the thing grey. Maybe I could add another venting fan for the CPU / Mobo chamber. Any suggestions for those?

I could also use a software to monitor temps. What would you guys recommend?

Cheers.

Making it gray w/ blue could be cool, I look forward to pictures if you do. The 1070's can get a bit toasty, but the blower style should be fine from what I've read as long as you're not pushing its performance too much. Between the two, it's just a toss up as to whether you need the performance gain from the 1070 vs the 480. Temp software I personally don't know, I generally use boards with built in thermometers and use their software to monitor/utilize that info. Someone here probably has a recommendation.
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Originally Posted by cz1g View Post

So I have some left over parts and want to stuff it in this case, but was wondering what cpu fan I should get for a x99 5820k setup in this case. Any ideas? I will not be overclocking.

Just saw your post. It really depends on which of the cases you're using. Several of the Silverstone & Noctua ones are used heavily in many of these builds.
Edited by Jaraii - 7/17/16 at 1:19am
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post #6254 of 7154
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Originally Posted by zackfalcon View Post

I'm back from the dead. With my PSU finally here, I managed to re-assemble my CoolerMaster Elite 130 unit into the RVZ02 (non-windowed).

The only thing I need now is a graphics card - split decision between a GTX 1070 and an OC'ed RX 480.


Here's the completed (as of now) build:


Specs:
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4790
  • Mobo: Asus H87I-Plus
  • RAM: G.Skill RipJaws X DD3 2x8GB
  • PSU: Silverstone SFX-L 500w
  • Case: Silverstone RVZ02
  • SSD: Samsung Evo 850 120GB
  • HDD1: HGST 1TB 7200rpm
  • HDD2: WD Green 4TB 5400rpm
  • ODD: Silverstone Slot-load DVD Drive



Notable changes include:
Getting rid of those SSD Trays. Here's how I did it:
  1. Used a really small hand saw to cut off the bottom hinge of the SSD tray.
  2. Unscrewed the SSD tray parts at the top - the ones that keep the SSD from moving up / down.
  3. I bent back the metal parts that stick out with pliers, then used two blocks of wood (on either side of the case) and a long bar clamp. Tightening the bar clamp bent the hinges (?) back cleanly.

I also attached a small fan to the bottom, in hopes of helping with getting rid of hot air. It does spit out some hot air, so I think it does something.


Changed my stock CPU cooler to a Silverstone AR06. I don't intend to OC my CPU at all, but I heard it gets pretty hot in there, so I thought this might do a better job.

Of note is that I found out that it just fits with my mobo. Barely touches the battery this way. Any other way it will hit the RAM sticks, or (as I found out the hard way), the mobo's 4-pin socket.



With no SSD tray, I was able to fit in a standard-sized HDD and two more small drives, using a bracket of sorts that I made myself. Half of the holes for the HDD are from the actual HDD location on the GPU side. The Slot-load ODD from Silverstone with the included cable fits perfectly.





I plan to change my front LEDs to blue, and to paint the thing grey. Maybe I could add another venting fan for the CPU / Mobo chamber. Any suggestions for those?

I could also use a software to monitor temps. What would you guys recommend?

Cheers.
Glad your all back up and running, BUT the cpu cooler is mounted in the worst orientation.
The fluid in the heat pipes rises when warm and DROPS when cooled, so the way you have the cooler the fluid will drop to the ends rather then dropping back to the cooler plate to take heat from the cpu. smile.gif
Not sure how much difference it makes but if it's working and your happy with temps then all is good smile.gif
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Originally Posted by ZodiacG66 View Post

Glad your all back up and running, BUT the cpu cooler is mounted in the worst orientation.
The fluid in the heat pipes rises when warm and DROPS when cooled, so the way you have the cooler the fluid will drop to the ends rather then dropping back to the cooler plate to take heat from the cpu. smile.gif
Not sure how much difference it makes but if it's working and your happy with temps then all is good smile.gif

I actually had it with the heat pipes down first, but in that orientation, the heat pipes block out the 12v 4-pin socket.

Sideways, and the protrusions or the heat pipes will hit the RAM.

The Asus EZ-Bios tells me that the CPU is around 41 or so degrees Celsius. I dunno if that's good, or if that changes when the system is in use, but for reference, I'm in the Philippines. Temps here are usually upwards of 35 degrees Celsius - and that's outside. Inside, it's even hotter.
post #6256 of 7154
Holy cow guys...

so I still have this ASRock Z77E-ITX board... 2500k processor. Moved recently to a new place so I just finally found time to get my setup all hooked up. I'm on comcast cable. Had some internet issues, slow internet recently at my old place, download speed around 20mb up/5mb down with speedtest.net. Tested it this morning at my new place, decided instead of using wifi and the antenna, I'll go oldschool and used a ethernet connection with my 50ft ethernet cord. dang. 165mb up/20mb down... HUGE speed difference. Talk about 0 connection issues now... Couldn't believe how much a difference there is going to wired. Honestly I'm amazed! Anyone should try to go wired if they can. I previously though there wasn't much of a difference, boy was I wrong. And my router is good, the ASUS rt-n66u
post #6257 of 7154
hi guys, this is my first post here and my first build.
after researching for almost half a year. finally decided to build my own mitx rig with rvz02

still incomplete, as i will add in another hdd and graphics.




spec list:
  • Proc: i5-6500
  • MB: MSI H110i pro ac
  • Ram: Crucial ddr4 2133mhz 8GB x 2
  • Storage: Sandisk ssd plus 240GB
  • PSU: Silverstone sfx 450w
  • Case: Silverstone RVZ02 windowless

Edited by deadravel - 7/18/16 at 10:48pm
post #6258 of 7154
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Originally Posted by deadravel View Post

hi guys, this is my first post here and my first build.
after researching for almost half a year. finally decided to build my own mitx rig with rvz02

still incomplete, as i will add in another hdd and graphics.

spec list:
  • Proc: i5-6500
  • MB: MSI H110i pro ac
  • Ram: Crucial ddr4 2133mhz 8GB x 2
  • Storage: Sandisk ssd plus 240GB
  • PSU: Silverstone sfx 450w
  • Case: Silverstone RVZ02 windowless

Nice, looks like a good start.

Couple questions though:
  • What brought you to the Raven?
  • How fun/difficult was the build?
  • What is the intended use of this setup?
  • Are you planning on upgrading your CPU cooling?
  • If so, to what?
  • What graphics cards are you looking into?
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Originally Posted by Jaraii View Post

Nice, looks like a good start.

Couple questions though:
  • What brought you to the Raven?
  • How fun/difficult was the build?
  • What is the intended use of this setup?
  • Are you planning on upgrading your CPU cooling?
  • If so, to what?
  • What graphics cards are you looking into?
it's almost stock in every aspect. no custom what so ever for now

i like raven series since rvz01, and then rvz02 came out. its more compact n slim than rvz01, i like the ml08 as well but it just doesnt give me a modern feeling to the design, so i pick up rvz02
the build was fun indeed, its my first complete build, i research alot on building rigs and stuff. i build it while watching youtube videos of people building theirs so i can follow along. haha biggrin.gif
this setup is use for mostly 1080p high setting gaming, browsing and some productivity works.
upgrading the cpu cooling maybe an option in the future. but i will monitor the temp of the whole rig after i add in my graphic card. if the cpu stock cooler just doesnt provide much cooling then i will change. not sure what cpu cooler yet.
im waiting for OCed rx480 and 1060 benchmarks.
post #6260 of 7154
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Originally Posted by Cakewalk_S View Post

Holy cow guys...

so I still have this ASRock Z77E-ITX board... 2500k processor. Moved recently to a new place so I just finally found time to get my setup all hooked up. I'm on comcast cable. Had some internet issues, slow internet recently at my old place, download speed around 20mb up/5mb down with speedtest.net. Tested it this morning at my new place, decided instead of using wifi and the antenna, I'll go oldschool and used a ethernet connection with my 50ft ethernet cord. dang. 165mb up/20mb down... HUGE speed difference. Talk about 0 connection issues now... Couldn't believe how much a difference there is going to wired. Honestly I'm amazed! Anyone should try to go wired if they can. I previously though there wasn't much of a difference, boy was I wrong. And my router is good, the ASUS rt-n66u

Glad you have internet. Are you building that board & CPU into a raven chassis?
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