Originally Posted by Balthazor
Your PSU's socket orientation will not work with the RV03 unless you install it fan side up (which doesn't make sense, it will get next to no air) or somehow change the socket orientation, which sounds more adventurous than I would be in your place. I couldn't easily find the depth of your PSU, but max depth is 180mm in the RV03, so keep that in mind, as well.
The depth of my PSU is 160mm, so it will fit.
Originally Posted by Firebanshee
Well, if not, then why not just by any case with lots of fans and positive-pressure cooling? The only thing this case has going for it over others is the airflow pattern as far as I can tell. That and it takes the gpu weight load off of the mobo, which I think just might keep your components alive longer in a rugged environment
It looks to me like you could just route the power cord around the other side of the PSU if you need to. You could also just make a little loop so it turns it the connector upside down. I don't really see either of those methods being too much of a problem.
According to BitTech(check the link in the first post of the thread) the FT02 and Raven 2 have the best stock air cooling of any case they reviewed. And the other cases that come close are bigger. That's why i want a Raven. And an example of a case that can have lots of fans and positive-pressure cooling is the Lanboy Air. And even with all the fans installed in it, it doesn't perform much better than stock.
I won't be able to route the power cord to the other side because it will make the power cables shorter, there will be a mess of cables, and it might not fit. As Balthazor said, it may be a little bit too adventurous for me. If i could find a guide though, i may attempt it. I'm to building computers though and this was my first build so I'm a little worried about messing with my components. And i'm pretty sure it would void my warranty, so it wouldn't be such a great idea.
Right now the poll results aren't really helping, as there is no clear winner. So i would appreciate more suggestions, particularly from people who own the RV2 or RV3.Edited by nawon72 - 4/8/11 at 10:09pm