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Silverstone Raven...1 or 2, or Phantom?

Poll Results: Which would you choose?

Poll expired: Feb 27, 2011  
  • 12% (3)
    RV01
  • 68% (17)
    RV02
  • 20% (5)
    Phantom Black
25 Total Votes  
post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
I showed my wife the Silverstone Ravens, and she loves them almost as much as I do, so I'm about to order one. We both prefer the look of the RV01, but I hear the RV02 has better cooling and layout. I also like the NZXT Phantom Black, but I don't know how it stacks up to a Raven.

My rig isn't massive or anything. It's all in my sig. I'll be upgrading to either IB, SB, or BD (hopefully) this summer, but I doubt the newer CPU/mobo will generate much more heat. I'd also like to try my hand at water cooling, but that's pretty far down the road. I have my Hyper 212+ mounted like an Intel cooler (currently pointed toward the back of the case instead of the top).

So, vote and give me some reasons to choose one over the other. Thanks.

RV01
RV02
Phantom
Edited by Mr. Mojo - 2/13/11 at 11:05am
 
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post #2 of 14
whatever you like bro. Both are awesome cases but rv02 cools better; however, looks worse
post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the votes so far everyone. Any other opinions?
 
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post #4 of 14
RV02 is a beast of a case. The air flow is next to none, and to be quite frank, it looks awesome as well.
post #5 of 14
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119187

this? quite old but truly still a GOOD case. (tbh watercooling in this case is just plug and play. for me rightful ruler of watercooled cases)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112243

beloved by watercoolers

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112240

good case with good rabate (that brings the price to real value imo )

and some crazy picked alternatives
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146049
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811815008
Edited by prznar1 - 2/14/11 at 11:03am
post #6 of 14
The RV02 is, overall, much better designed, but the RV01 has the looks... Pick whichever, I am sure you'll love it.

Neither of the Raven cases are really major water cooling cases, but they rock for air cooling. I have internal watercooling in my RV02, and it was a tight squeeze, but works well. I believe I've only ever seen external water loops on the RV01.
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post #7 of 14
For looks I would take the RV01. For cooling I think the Phantom would work better. Not so sure where the RV02 stacks up though.
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post #9 of 14
Rv2 ftw!
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post #10 of 14
RV-02. That case is so nice.
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