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Should I Wait For The Raven 3?

Poll Results: Which case should i get?

 
  • 38% (15)
    RV02-EW
  • 48% (19)
    RV03
  • 12% (5)
    Other(please post what you suggest)
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post #1 of 63
Thread Starter 
Edit4:Answer the following question and ill be able to make a decision. Will the RV03 with 2-4 extra fans installed have equal, lower, or higher temps than the RV02-EW? Better question here.

Im using a cardboard box as my case right now, and im wondering if it's worth the wait. Im going to get either the RV02-EW or the RV03. The things i want the RV03 to have to make it worth the wait are: Equal or better cooling(1 degree Celsius more is fine. Only stock fans, or state how many extra fans would be needed.); equal or better build quality(it needs to be fairly sturdy, so not too much plastic); and has as much, or more room to upgrade. It also has to fit everything in my sig rig.

Here's some links that may help you help me
SilverStone Raven 3 Review
Raven 2 cooling performance(it's really the ft02, but it should be the same)

I need to make a decision soon, so any help is appreciated.

Edit:The Raven 3 is smaller than the RV02-EW which makes it more desirable to me. Don't tell me to get the FT02, i cant afford it. I also don't really care much about the looks of the cases, so dont mention anything about it.

Edit2: Here's some pictures of my computer:








I also added a poll, so please vote!

Edit3: If you choose other, make sure your suggestion is less than $200 after shipping. Also make sure you check out Bit-Tech.net to see if the case you are suggesting has inferior cooling to the RV02-EW. Also keep in mind that if i'm going to add/upgrade the fans in the case, it has to still fit the budget and have superior cooling as well as noise levels comparable to the Raven and Fortress cases.
Edited by nawon72 - 4/10/11 at 3:44pm
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Ugh, mid tower
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Me i would go with the raven 2 or better yet the fortress 2(alot more cleaner and sexier). The raven 3 the looks are not for me and some of the features of it. I don't like where the psu and harddrives are located. The way they had it on the raven 2 and fortress 2 is way better and i'll bet much cooler. I do like the addition of magnetic filters and fan switches that were moved more closer to the front on the case.
Edited by speculate - 4/6/11 at 8:02pm
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post #4 of 63
The Raven 3's in a lot lower class than the RV/FT-02. The latter mentioned cases are superior in almost every way, save desktop footprint.

And FT vs RV, I'd go FT because it's just one sexy case
    
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Lian Li my young Jedi.
And a cardboard box PC would be cool.
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post #6 of 63
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Quote:
Originally Posted by speculate View Post
Me i would go with the raven 2 or better yet the fortress 2(alot more cleaner and sexier). The raven 3 the looks are not for me and some of the features of it. I don't like where the psu and harddrives are located. The way they had it on the raven 2 and fortress 2 is way better and i'll bet much cooler. I do like the addition of magnetic filters and fan switches that were moved more closer to the front on the case.
- I dont care about the looks
- i dont mind the psu placement or hard drive placement, as long as it does what it's supposed to which is lower temps/save space.
- the ft02 and rv02 are indeed the best in terms of cooling performance, but the rv03 looks like it would be the same minus the ap181 under the HDD's
- I also like the fan controls better since the are easier to access, but im not so sure about the magnetic fan filters. If they work fine and dont fall off, then ill probably like them better.
Quote:
Originally Posted by DV9 View Post
The Raven 3's in a lot lower class than the RV/FT-02. The latter mentioned cases are superior in almost every way, save desktop footprint.

And FT vs RV, I'd go FT because it's just one sexy case
- What exactly do you mean by lower class?
- doesnt the rv03 have a shorter depth?
- ft02 is one hell of a nice case, but the thing that attracts me to it is it's all aluminum body which would make it more durable than the Ravens

Quote:
Originally Posted by amstech View Post
Lian Li my young Jedi.
And a cardboard box PC would be cool.
- could you tell me which Lian Li has better cooling performance than the rv02 and is a mid tower?
- My sig rig is a carboard box... I could upload a pic later if you would like to see it.
post #7 of 63
I can't help you decide on a case, I just want to add that Sundial Micro says the RV03 will be available on the 18th for $140.

http://www.sundialmicro.com/silverst...1704_2063.html
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post #8 of 63
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Originally Posted by Wandatin View Post
I can't help you decide on a case, I just want to add that Sundial Micro says the RV03 will be available on the 18th for $140.

http://www.sundialmicro.com/silverst...1704_2063.html
They had the RV03 for sale on April 1, but they sold them in a few days which is why it says back order.

Everyone please check my first post in this thread.
post #9 of 63
Quote:
Originally Posted by nawon72 View Post
- could you tell me which Lian Li has better cooling performance than the rv02 and is a mid tower?.


Oh you say mid tower... hmmm....
sorry bout that but I did all the work so here is the 777.
Anyways,

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/91...tml?tl=g1c7s28

And something a little easier on the wallet:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/84...tml?tl=g1c7s28
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post #10 of 63
Here's the one I wanted you to see.
Those cases you are looking at seem nice too.

I won't act like I know much about them, never owned that brand or really heard of them.
Maybe I am out of the loop?

I have owned Lian Li and their build quality and craftsmanship/attention to detail is second to none.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12...ack.html#blank



Edited by amstech - 4/7/11 at 6:23pm
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