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post #831 of 7095
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I got the Node 304 up and running today and unfortunately I'm liking the case much better from a temp/sound aspect. I am going to be moving on from the RVZ01. If anyone is interested on taking over the OP and updating it, please send me a PM and I can let a mod know.
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What are you doing with your RVZ01?
post #833 of 7095
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Originally Posted by iRUSH View Post

What are you doing with your RVZ01?

Going to send it back to Newegg to get a full refund.
post #834 of 7095
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Originally Posted by CaptainZombie View Post

I got the Node 304 up and running today and unfortunately I'm liking the case much better from a temp/sound aspect.
So, other than a different CPU cooler, is anything else making the acoustics noticeably better? Or is the Node just better at dampening the noise? I've looked at the Node before but it seems pretty big for an ITX case. The Raven is really the first case I've seen that at least begins to deliver on the promise of ITX and makes it seem like a valid option over mATX. I'm still hoping that with the right fans and CPU cooler the Raven can be reasonably quiet.
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Originally Posted by stormie View Post

So, other than a different CPU cooler, is anything else making the acoustics noticeably better? Or is the Node just better at dampening the noise? I've looked at the Node before but it seems pretty big for an ITX case. The Raven is really the first case I've seen that at least begins to deliver on the promise of ITX and makes it seem like a valid option over mATX. I'm still hoping that with the right fans and CPU cooler the Raven can be reasonably quiet.

The fan from the CPU cooler was rather loud. I think it helps with the Node too that it's not a case that is completely open all the way around like the RVZ01, so it helps cut down some of that additional noise. I understand the RVZ01 had to be designed that way to expel heat.

The Node in actuality is not that huge of a case as its at 19L vs. RVZ01 at 14L. When compared to a few other cases I've tried, the Node is pretty small.

The SG08 seems like another case that is an inch smaller height wise than the Node which I think would be a neat build. After seeing how small the Node is, I'm interested in also checking out the SG05 at some point since that is a nice small case.

My one wish with ITX moving forward is that motherboards start to have more than just 2 fan headers. The 2 fan headers can be sooooo limiting.
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Originally Posted by CaptainZombie View Post

The fan from the CPU cooler was rather loud. I think it helps with the Node too that it's not a case that is completely open all the way around like the RVZ01, so it helps cut down some of that additional noise. I understand the RVZ01 had to be designed that way to expel heat.

The Node in actuality is not that huge of a case as its at 19L vs. RVZ01 at 14L. When compared to a few other cases I've tried, the Node is pretty small.

The SG08 seems like another case that is an inch smaller height wise than the Node which I think would be a neat build. After seeing how small the Node is, I'm interested in also checking out the SG05 at some point since that is a nice small case.

My one wish with ITX moving forward is that motherboards start to have more than just 2 fan headers. The 2 fan headers can be sooooo limiting.

Really? I've only found it to be a mild annoyance if even that. It's not like there is not any splitters or molex to fan adapters. I guess if you are wanting to try controlling the fans by the boards headers it would be limiting, to a degree. But like I've stated before, I just look for fans that are quiet to begin with and then never think about them again once their powered. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by CaptainZombie View Post

The fan from the CPU cooler was rather loud. I think it helps with the Node too that it's not a case that is completely open all the way around like the RVZ01, so it helps cut down some of that additional noise. I understand the RVZ01 had to be designed that way to expel heat.

Fair enough, that's what I was thinking. And those thin Thermalright fans seem to be pretty bad noise-wise.
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The Node in actuality is not that huge of a case as its at 19L vs. RVZ01 at 14L. When compared to a few other cases I've tried, the Node is pretty small.

I was all set to pull the trigger on the Silverstone SG10 (23 litres) when the RVZ01 caught my attention. I'm more interested in a small footprint on my desk rather than overall volume, height doesn't really matter to me as long as it's not too ridiculous. Despite being mATX, the SG10 has a smaller footprint than the Node. But if height or portability is an issue, the Node is obviously the better option. I was hoping Silverstone would do an SFX/ITX version of the SG10, I think there was a rumour about that a while back. That could have been promising.

I can't help thinking though that the Raven is still a little too big. Ideally I would have liked to see a more stream-lined version - drop the 3.5" and optical drive support, forget water cooling (not that it's viable anyway with the AIO's currently available), and limit the graphic card size a little more. Then it could have really taken advantage of the ITX form factor. But at least it's a step in the right direction.

SG08 seems kind of big for what it is, but the SG05 is appealing. That's the other one I've considered too. It has the least depth of all the ITX cases I've looked at while still allowing for something like a GTX 760/770 (I believe the MSI cards fit), or a reference 780 with some modding. But the SG05 is an open design too, so I imagine it wouldn't be any better than the Raven acoustically.
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My one wish with ITX moving forward is that motherboards start to have more than just 2 fan headers. The 2 fan headers can be sooooo limiting.

Absolutely. 3 headers should be the minimum on an enthusiast ITX board. That's why I don't like the idea of having 2 fans in the CPU area in the Raven. A splitter is fine to run a pair of fans on the GPU side, but if I had both a case fan on the other side and a CPU fan, I'd want to have independent control of them.
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Originally Posted by iRUSH View Post

I wish and hope pc cases like this grow in popularity. Digital Storm with their Bolt 1 and 2 would be an excellent example!

Just checked the Bolt II out, holy crap that's huge for a 'Mini Tower' .!!

Looks about the same size as my SR-2 lol
Edited by Haydius - 4/5/14 at 1:58am
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Hi, New to the forum and just got the rvz01. The site I got it from had misleading info so I was planing to use this as a livingroom htpc.

Now that I have it, I can see the two ssd slots cannot hold two 3.5 hdds..

Since my itx has an ion graphics chip I have a lot of space where the graphics card would normally go.. so has anyone tried to convert that space to a nasbox area?
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Originally Posted by micnolmad View Post

Hi, New to the forum and just got the rvz01. The site I got it from had misleading info so I was planing to use this as a livingroom htpc.

Now that I have it, I can see the two ssd slots cannot hold two 3.5 hdds..

Since my itx has an ion graphics chip I have a lot of space where the graphics card would normally go.. so has anyone tried to convert that space to a nasbox area?

I don't think nobody has, but you coule just accomodate the drives in the area. Put something between them (plastic?, rubber?) so they are steady enough and put the case in vertical fashion. They should receive enough air with the fan on the area.
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