Hello! Welcome to the Silverstone RAVEN RVZ/ML/FTZ Case Club @ OCN!! There aren't many case clubs here at OCN dedicated to HTPC using this awesome case from Silverstone. If you would like to join the club, post some pics/ description of your build. Once we have enough members, we can become an "Official" club here at OCN.
Since the original RAVEN RV01 debuted in 2008, the RAVEN team at SilverStone has demonstrated many times how it can truly define or defy computer enthusiasts’ expectations of what a performance PC is capable of in both form and function. For 2014, the team had a new target, which is to exceed and reshape the small form factor landscape with another breakthrough case design. The result of this effort is a new line of case products called RAVEN Z. As the first model, RVZ01 is unlike any SilverStone small form factor cases before it. Utilizing a PCI-E riser and custom designed fans, this slim, 14 liter case is capable of housing the biggest consumer graphics card on the market with superb air cooling performance and the ability to support liquid cooling*. Designed for use in either vertical or horizontal orientation, it can be placed comfortably in any space-constrained environment that requires a powerful PC. For those that have been waiting to make the move to small form factor computing with a truly standout case to build with, the RVZ01 is it.Signature RAVEN styling touches
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ML07more pictures (Click to show)
- Support graphics card up to 13 inches
- Mini-ITX motherboard & SFX PSU compatible
- Maximum performance in slim form factor with support for liquid cooling
- Positive air pressure design for excellent cooling/quietness and dust-prevention
- Fits in nearly any environment with horizontal or vertical orientation
Coming in 2015, RVZ02:
RVZ01, ML07, 2x FTZ01 (unreleased metal case)
GTX 970 specs from LobosWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I'm also looking into setting up a RVZ01-based system running a GTX 970. I've been digging around for information, including in this extremely helpful thread, but details on which GTX 970 cards are compatible with the case, and to what degree, are proving elusive.
From the RVZ01 Owners Build Components List and previous posts I get the following:
ASUS GTX970 Strix: can't use the graphics card holder and the corner of the card clashes with the power connector, requiring the power cable to be re-routed outside the case (any card whose circuit board or cooler sticks out immediately past the PCI-E bracket may have similar issues)
EVGA GTX 970 FTW: fits in the graphics card holder and has no issues
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB: fits in the graphics card holder and has no issues
Zotac GeForce GTX 970: apparently compatible, but no further information provided
MSI Geforce GTX 970: Fits in the case and doesn't clash power connector, but does not fit in the graphics card holder.
Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming: cooler clashes with GPU bracket (can be fitted by modifying the bracket)
GV-N970IXOC-4GD (mini-ITX card): corner of the card may clash with the power connector?
MSI GTX 970 Gaming: fits the graphics card holder and can be installed with a bit of wiggling (just need to tilt the top part with the heatpipes into the case first), according to Slyce. Some other posters suggest that it shouldn't fit due to width (141mm).
So far the issues encountered have either been the cooler clashing with the graphics card holder or the corner of the card clashing with the power.
We have setup a Google Docs where owners can add the components and results / experiences. Thanks to user slayerrp
!!! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZkvyW2lTZ2c90tzw_jH4ieyLfq6iyhQzNrgI2CwNEcs/edit#gid=0Recommended Components
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Power Supplies:Air Coolers:
Look at Silverstone watercooling instructions
also.Custom Water Cooled Setup1 Custom Water Cooled build by DjaniceOptical drives:Mainboard, CPU, GPU, RAM
For those components you are pretty much free to choose the components that you like. Any Mini-ITX mainboard will do with a corresponding CPU up to the most highend models like Intels Core i7 series. Look for the Google Doc for user experiences as some combinations will not work or need modifications, which would void the waranty. Be aware of tall components on the mainboard that may interfere with the CPU cooler or CPU coolers that hinder the first of usually two RAM slot to be used.
For graphics cards you can use nearly any full blown highend card, as the length should be no issue. Some coolers on those cards may be higher than the PCI I/O panel on the back, that will interfere with the power socket of the case, like with a ASUS Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II in my build.
1: Add picture(s) of your rig.
2: Please respect other members.
3. Use Google Doc to add your system to help have a place to report your experience in shortClub MembersList (Click to show)
Please PM me, if your component is not listed or you experienced incompatibilty for a combination of components. I will add your info to this thread.Once a member of the club and you want to represent us, add the following to your signature. I suggest to link to your showroom post. (Permalink on the top right of the specific post)
Legtom - mATX mobo - https://www.overclock.net/t/1466816/silverstone-raven-rvz01-ml07-owners-club/560_40#post_22016336
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