Originally Posted by Jimhans1
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.
I guess some of us just like having more control over the fans that we use.
Originally Posted by stormie
Fair enough, that's what I was thinking. And those thin Thermalright fans seem to be pretty bad noise-wise.
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.
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.
I owned the SG10 for a good portion of last year into this year before I decided to go ITX. The SG10 is a really good case and I can't give enough props to Silverstone on its design.
The SG08 is about the same size as the Node 304, the SG08 is about an inch shorter in height and I think it also is a little shorter in width. The SG05 has an open design where I can see it getting loud, but you can fit an AIO in there which isn't an issue with noise I bet.
The RVZ01 is an awesome case I will say and with a few changes it could really be a top notch case.
The big issue is the cooler with this case on my end. The darn cooler caused me a lot of issues from messing with the H60 at first trying to get it to fit with the AXP-100 being noisy and not even being able to swap out the fan.
I am going to keep an eye on this thread and see what neat things people do that might have me coming back at some point.
Originally Posted by OCPG
Sorry it didn't work out bro. How much better is the noise, is it just a little or? What fans are you running in the Node?
Thanks. The noise is much better in the Node vs. RVZ01 for me. Don't get me wrong, I still hear the Node but its nowhere hear what I was getting with the RVZ01, thanks to the air cooler. LOL!