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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.



Introduction:
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
  • 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

Official Website
http://silverstonetek.com/raven/products/index.php?model=RVZ01&area=en&top=C

Models
RVZ01



ML07



RVZ01, ML07, 2x FTZ01 (unreleased metal case)

Coming in 2015, RVZ02:



GTX 970 specs from Lobos
Hi all!

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.

Reviews

User experiences
We have setup a Google Docs where owners can add the components and results / experiences. Thanks to user slayerrp!!!
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https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZkvyW2lTZ2c90tzw_jH4ieyLfq6iyhQzNrgI2CwNEcs/edit#gid=0

Recommended Components
Power Supplies:
Air Coolers:
Water Coolers:
Look at Silverstone watercooling instructions also.

Custom Water Cooled Setup
1 Custom Water Cooled build by Djanice

Optical 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.

Club Rules
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 short

Club Members
scorpion49
NikolajXH
CrAzY FiNgErS
Jimhans1
Drerex
gambcl
JimmyB0206
Legi0n
djanice1980
gregplive
Shurtugal
FOXBAT92
Frezo
Mariolillo
PikkonMG
RobH
ethanfel
Grennesa
tdelfin
tonicxo
tmaven
Gravytrain
funnybutrandom
Toade
whoanelly
bloodroses75
maggo
NsLm1
n3umw
Legtom - mATX mobo - http://www.overclock.net/t/1466816/silverstone-raven-rvz01-ml07-owners-club/560_40#post_22016336
RDilux
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Haydius
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chhimp
yannis76
DocDigby
Ght10
Nerix
joeaguirre0
Vendari
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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)

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Originally Posted by drunkenvalley View Post

I hope to see some watercooling in this. If I'd not already broken my wallet getting some 290X cards I'd have definitely built a system in this baby.
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I haven't bought this case yet, but will most likely be pulling the trigger this weekend.

I am hoping to see the same. I was expecting Linus to make a custom build in this case since he has had the case since the beginning of the year. I think he had made some comments of wanting to get a build up by end of January with water cooling.

I don't see those 15mm slim fans being sold on Silverstone's site, wonder if they will place those up for sale.
 

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Can I be in the club? I pulled the trigger last Monday. Will have mine tomorrow. Not doing anything great in the build but it will be a EVGA Z87 Stinger, 4670k, GTX 670, and 8GB of ram. Have been looking forward to this case since the CES 2013. I will be doing a AIO cooler and it will be mounted like it is in the Tiki.
 

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Can I be in the club? I pulled the trigger last Monday. Will have mine tomorrow. Not doing anything great in the build but it will be a EVGA Z87 Stinger, 4670k, GTX 670, and 8GB of ram. Have been looking forward to this case since the CES 2013. I will be doing a AIO cooler and it will be mounted like it is in the Tiki.
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Can I be in the club? I pulled the trigger last Monday. Will have mine tomorrow. Not doing anything great in the build but it will be a EVGA Z87 Stinger, 4670k, GTX 670, and 8GB of ram. Have been looking forward to this case since the CES 2013. I will be doing a AIO cooler and it will be mounted like it is in the Tiki.
Yup, definitely. I don't have this case yet and I'm still debating if I'm going to get it, but I wanted to create a club thread since this was out and nobody had done so yet.
 

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Cool! Hopefully I can post some picks next week.
 

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Here is an assortment of pics from my adventures with this case so far. I'll be taking it back apart as soon as the rest of my parts get in so I will take better pictures (not with my potato phone) at that point.

Da box

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Size comparison to my PicoPSU L1 case...

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Some goodies
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The risers are black, unlike the ones I saw in reviews which were green!

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PSU bracket.. important note: put your 3.5" hard drive on top BEFORE you install it.

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Board fitted, the standoffs for the PCU bracket can and will touch the board unless you push them as far away from each other before you secure it.

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Silverstone 25mm fans from my PS07

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I was not provided with a screw that fit the GPU bracket so I improvised

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Gap between a single slot and the 25mm fans.... I now have a dual slot card in there and it works fine with the 25mm fans as well.

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Looking good... it works

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Now to take it all back apart and try to manage cables! This is how she sits for now until my slim drive and GPU come in, then I will take it all apart again and install an AIO cooler on the CPU.

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Wow, I'm glad I have no intention of using this case without making my own powersupply cables.
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I think I might do the same. The clutter you see by the PSU is because the Silverstone cables that came with the PSU were too short to reach all of my drives, so I ended up using a molex and a SATA power from an Antec unit that had the same pinouts.
 

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Btw, in this picture...



Are you using 15mm or 25mm fans there?
I said right above the picture they are 25mm.
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Waiting for the ML07. I wish they would make this smaller like the Valve Steam Machine.

Sony Playstation 4 = 12 x 10.8 x 2.1 inches, 4.5 Liters

Microsoft Xbox One = 10.9 x 13.2 x 3 inches, 7 Liters

Valve Steam Machine = 12.4 x 12 x 2.9 inches, 7 Liters

Silverstone Raven RVZ01 = 15 x 13.8 x 4.1 inches, 14 Liters
 

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ML07 is the same basic case with different exterior (kind of like the PS07/TJ08) so I don't see why it can't go in here. I might get one of those when it comes out as I like the look of it better.
 

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So a quick update on temps. I have an HD 7850 OC'd to 1000mhz and the i5 4670k at 4.0ghz with the stock intel fan. During BF4 the max temp I see is 58-60*C GPU and 50-55*C CPU, this is with only one slim 120 over the CPU as an intake and one full size 120 over the GPU as intake (the second fan is disconnected as it was making some bearing noise). Lots of hot air comes out the top so it seems the case works quite well thermally as I expected from a Raven series case.
 

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Hi Captain Zombie

If you would be so kind to add these links, I would thank you

Written review
http://www.xtremehardware.com/recensioni/case-e-modding/silverstone-raven-rvz01-e-nt06-pro-videorecensione-analisi-termica-ed-analisi-tecnica-201401239420/

Fast Video-review, complement for the Written review (it's not a ''full'' videoreview, I hadn't time unfortunately
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Review of the SilverStone NT06-Pro and Seidon 120V All In One (AIO) cooler, inside the RVZ01:
http://www.xtremehardware.com/cooling/air/silverstone-nitrogon-nt06-pro-un-dissipatore-eccelso-per-mini-itx-201402039529/

Maybe you could reorganize the links, showing the written reviews and the videoreviews. It could be more interesting
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My system:





As said before, if you need help, measurements, details or something else, I'm happy to help you all.

Have a good day, and thanks for sharing !!
 
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