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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. 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.
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?
post #842 of 7096
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Originally Posted by Jimhans1 View Post

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

I guess some of us just like having more control over the fans that we use.

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Originally Posted by stormie View Post

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.

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Originally Posted by OCPG View Post

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!
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Originally Posted by Mariolillo View Post

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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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?

While Mariolilli has a good idea (I've even used a piece of MDF thinking.gif ) if you're looking for a more permanent solution, try looking for a hard drive cage that will fit in there. It will hold the drives apart and as long as you throw a screw or two in to keep it in place it should sit fairly solid. Not sure on exactly what would be the best solution for that particular case as mine has not arrived yet.


I realise this one wouldn't fit - just an image for product reference
Edited by Haydius - 4/6/14 at 6:11am
post #844 of 7096
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Originally Posted by CaptainZombie View Post

I guess some of us just like having more control over the fans that we use.
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.
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!

Hey All,

Ah Zombie, that sucks about the AXP-Muscle...Mine was already shipped but is taking its sweet time getting here... Crap, the cooling has been the biggest PIA for this build, and has cost me the most time in getting it up and running.

I guess the best cooler to get for this case would be the Noctura if the MB can support it. Guess I will order from newegg.
Think Im going to order it. Hopefully I can just re-post the muscle on ebay or something.
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Originally Posted by whoanelly View Post

Hey All,

Ah Zombie, that sucks about the AXP-Muscle...Mine was already shipped but is taking its sweet time getting here... Crap, the cooling has been the biggest PIA for this build, and has cost me the most time in getting it up and running.

I guess the best cooler to get for this case would be the Noctura if the MB can support it. Guess I will order from newegg.
Think Im going to order it. Hopefully I can just re-post the muscle on ebay or something.

Where did you order the Muscle from, ebay? The CPU cooling has been the biggest PITA IMO which caused me a huge headache.

If you can fit the Noctua, I 'd give it a shot. BTW, there isn't an "r" in Noctua. LOL! I'd order from Newegg, so if you are not happy with it, you can just go ahead and return it for something else.
post #846 of 7096
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Originally Posted by CaptainZombie View Post

Where did you order the Muscle from, ebay? The CPU cooling has been the biggest PITA IMO which caused me a huge headache.

If you can fit the Noctua, I 'd give it a shot. BTW, there isn't an "r" in Noctua. LOL! I'd order from Newegg, so if you are not happy with it, you can just go ahead and return it for something else.

LOL guess Ive been spelling it wrong this whole time wink.gif The thing is, Ive should have know better, i was just tying to save some $$$ and in the end it always ends up costing me more. (happens more often in my life than Id care to admit) We had some good results from members here using the noctua, and after RMA'ing the GeminII I was set to order the noctua, so I just finished ordering from newegg now...probably get here faster than the muscle.

Yeah I bought the muscle from ebay, but since Im in Canada, its more of a PIA to send back.
post #847 of 7096
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Originally Posted by whoanelly View Post

LOL guess Ive been spelling it wrong this whole time wink.gif The thing is, Ive should have know better, i was just tying to save some $$$ and in the end it always ends up costing me more. (happens more often in my life than Id care to admit) We had some good results from members here using the noctua, and after RMA'ing the GeminII I was set to order the noctua, so I just finished ordering from newegg now...probably get here faster than the muscle.

Yeah I bought the muscle from ebay, but since Im in Canada, its more of a PIA to send back.

The AXP100 is a very nice looking cooler for sure, just too bad we can't change the fan on it unless you can find another one of its size.

Please report back once you have tested the Noctua and if you try the AXP-100.
post #848 of 7096
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Originally Posted by CaptainZombie View Post

The AXP100 is a very nice looking cooler for sure, just too bad we can't change the fan on it unless you can find another one of its size.

Please report back once you have tested the Noctua and if you try the AXP-100.
If you got a quieter CPU fan would you have kept it? Could have tried the original AXP-100 with a Noctua fan like this. I think I'll go NH-L12 because the bottom fan seems quiet (Noise: 17,6 dB(A) - Noise with L.N.A.: 13,1 dB(A)).
Edited by OCPG - 4/6/14 at 10:41pm
post #849 of 7096
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Originally Posted by CaptainZombie View Post

The AXP100 is a very nice looking cooler for sure, just too bad we can't change the fan on it unless you can find another one of its size.

Please report back once you have tested the Noctua and if you try the AXP-100.

hey capt,

I never really got to hear or see your overall thoughts on the muscle. You said it was loud, was it fan noise or air noise? Also did you use the case fan above it?

Just curious...I mean I ordered the Noctua, but I gott figure out what Im going to do with this muscle.
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Do you guys think running 2x Noctua NF-S12A ULN in the GPU area will be enough to keep a 780 Ti SC running smooth under heavy gaming?
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