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I currently have a Thermaltake element v case

I am looking to get a Silverstone Raven rv01 case i love how the motherboard mount to the top.

Website
http://www.silverstonetek.com/raven/products/index.php?model=RV01&area=usa

buy site
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4435011

I cannot find very many reviews anywhere for this case and it is around 200$ so i would like to know if it is worth it.

From what i can see if has great air flow amazing cable management.
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  1. If you really like the case for its looks then go for it... Its a pretty good case but mind you its HUGE... The positive pressure thing really works in keeping the dust out...

    I don't see why you would wanna change Element V... Thats a darn nice case costing more than $150... All you need to do is manage the fans in the case and you could do like the raven...
  2. Hardware Canucks review:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tnw6Sq0IrvY

    Personally I think the Element V case looks miles better than the Raven. I wouldn't 'upgrade' and keep your current case.
  3. what about for the silverstone raven rv02
  4. 100x better than the first.

    If you're going to get one for sure, get the second.
  5. So you think the rv-02 is better the things that i dont like about it is the window is on the right side so i have to have it on the left side of my desk and if you have long cards like i do it can block the hard drives-- only 3 hard drive slots.

    acer0169 said:
    100x better than the first.

    If you're going to get one for sure, get the second.
  6. If you like the Raven as I do this is the version to get http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163173
    Also nice with side panel on other side - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163121&cm_re=silverstone_fortress-_-11-163-121-_-Product
    But there is a newer version of the Fortress the FT02 but its more expensive.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163161&cm_re=fortress_ft02b-_-11-163-161-_-Product

    Don't know what you think of this or even if you can get it in the US but its a cutomized mid tower Fortress
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/silverstone-fortress-ft02r-wri-black-with-red-interior-mid-tower-case-with-side-window-w-o-psu

    Its nice because its not as massive as the other cases, this is also another great case but again you pay for it.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139001&Tpk=corsair%20800d

    Or its baby brother without the side panel - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139002&Tpk=700d

    These are basically the cases I am looking at also, tough decision. :heink:
  7. ^Really!?! Not in the same league IMO.
  8. The thermaltake elemnt v is better then a haf 932 lol that is the uglyist case in the world imo
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-computer-case,2579-16.html

    Quote:
    HAF 932 NVIDIA EDITION.
    HAF 932 AMD EDITION
  9. I am looking for a better case then a haf or a element v.....

    Quote:
    did I say HAF 932 OR HAF 932 NVIDIA EDITION?
  10. I like the HAF-X and HAF-X Nvidia edition but they don't have the quality or style of the others mentioned IMO anyways.
  11. Link please?
  12. I dont like it at all lol..
  13. Its a marmite case, love it or hate it, have you looked at the red Fortress I posted. :na:
  14. I cant go with red leds or red i hate red... ill make this easier for you mabye

    i want a case that is a full tower with great cooling that has a huge side window i want to see my stuff
  15. cia24 said:
    I cant go with red leds or red i hate red... ill make this easier for you mabye

    i want a case that is a full tower with great cooling that has a huge side window i want to see my stuff


    Well the Raven, Fortress and Obsidian all do that so take ya pick. Happy Hunting.
  16. window kinda sucks lol
  17. As much as i hate to say it the haf 932 has the best window
  18. Honestly, I've always hated the HAF cases. You're spending too much money on looks (which I don't like) than good layout inside the case (which I want). If you're really after a good case the Obsidian Series™ 800D that abully linked you to is amazing. Also have a look at some Lian Li cases as although they're costly, they're probably the highest quality cases available today.
  19. Silverstone RV02 has the best stock aircooling of any case out, except for the Silverstone FT02, cause they're the same hahaha.
  20. acer0169 said:
    Honestly, I've always hated the HAF cases. You're spending too much money on looks (which I don't like) than good layout inside the case (which I want). If you're really after a good case the Obsidian Series™ 800D that abully linked you to is amazing. Also have a look at some Lian Li cases as although they're costly, they're probably the highest quality cases available today.



    Are Obsidian 800 and 700 also good at cooling?What about stuff like long GPU's etc?
  21. They are massive, great cooling and cable management.

    I also recommended it a long way back in this thread, if you can afford it its a winner, even though overpriced.
    http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/22851-corsair-obsidian-800d-full-tower-case-video-review.html
  22. The RV02 rapes any other case for aircooling.

    This is a detailed review of these cases with the new AP181 fans. Your RV02 WILL come with these, but at the time of the reviews it did not:
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cases/2010/08/12/silverstone-ft02r-w-review/2

    Note that their GPU cooling performance out passes the HAF-X with hotter/more cards even more substantially. These things are also whisper quiet.
  23. beanoslim said:
    They are massive, great cooling and cable management.

    I also recommended it a long way back in this thread, if you can afford it its a winner, even though overpriced.
    http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/22851-corsair-obsidian-800d-full-tower-case-video-review.html


    Actually the air cooling is only average.
  24. I'd say it was very good as long as there is a sufficiant gap left under the unit.
    The unlimited cable management allows for uninhibited airflow throughout the unit.
    Admittedly compared to the Raven or Fortress it might seem average, but what doesn't?
  25. I read some expert review i got the rv01 with the new fans in it thanks everyone
  26. UUUUUUGH that case is RANK.. [:fixitbil:4]
  27. beanoslim said:
    They are massive, great cooling and cable management.

    I also recommended it a long way back in this thread, if you can afford it its a winner, even though overpriced.
    http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/22851-corsair-obsidian-800d-full-tower-case-video-review.html


    The cooling is nothing special, but with some quality fans it'll do any job asked of it (other than maybe passive-cooling at 4.5GHz ;) )
  28. I'm looking for a case and have read 4 reviews on this one and none report any cooling issues.

    One review even stated that there is enough room inside for a 6 pack and it keeps them at optimal drinking temp. :na:

    Thats the sort of case I'm looking for.
  29. beanoslim said:
    I'm looking for a case and have read 4 reviews on this one and none report any cooling issues.

    One review even stated that there is enough room inside for a 6 pack and it keeps them at optimal drinking temp. :na:

    Thats the sort of case I'm looking for.


    That is why you don't believe every review you see.

    With high airflow fans, the 800D/700D provide average cooling. I've seen people go from HAF 922s to the 800/700Ds and be shocked by the bad temps. I've even seen someone with a NZXT M59 go to one and put his 5 aftermarket fans into the 700D and get a 5-10c increase across the board on temps.
  30. cia24 said:
    I read some expert review i got the rv01 with the new fans in it thanks everyone


    RV01 or RV02?

    The RV01 does not come with the new fans (AP181) stock.
  31. AMW1011 said:
    That is why you don't believe every review you see.

    With high airflow fans, the 800D/700D provide average cooling. I've seen people go from HAF 922s to the 800/700Ds and be shocked by the bad temps. I've even seen someone with a NZXT M59 go to one and put his 5 aftermarket fans into the 700D and get a 5-10c increase across the board on temps.


    Jesus so your saying don't believe Guru3D, Hardwarcanuks, Bit-Tech or Legitreviews.

    There is no better feedback than user/owner feedback but I am somewhat surprised.
  32. beanoslim said:
    UUUUUUGH that case is RANK.. [:fixitbil:4]

    What do you mean?

    AMW1011 said:
    The RV02 rapes any other case for aircooling.

    This is a detailed review of these cases with the new AP181 fans. Your RV02 WILL come with these, but at the time of the reviews it did not:
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cases/2010/08/12/silverstone-ft02r-w-review/2

    Note that their GPU cooling performance out passes the HAF-X with hotter/more cards even more substantially. These things are also whisper quiet.


    That's a FT02 review,not RV02.
    This one would be RV02:
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cases/2009/11/17/silverstone-raven-rv02-case-review/3
  33. Ladies.. stop arguing.
  34. Got to agree about spending loads on a case only to use stock cooling though. When I bought my Cosmos S it was £140 and I then spent an extra £70 on quality scythe fans to make the most of the case. By default it came with 3 crappy coolermaster fans..
  35. Why not use the stock cooling if it IS good?
  36. +1 Exactly, if it aint broke don't fix it, awesome cooling with super quiet operation, why wouldn't you use that? :pt1cable:

    If the case came with 3 crappy CM fans then I would understand, you don't buy a Ferrari and change the wheels.
  37. anroin said:


    That was the RV02 with the old FM181 fans. The RV02s shipping now have the AP181 fans and will perform like the review I posted.

    Quote:


    Refer above.
  38. BTW,could the Raven02 be considered silent? And could you fit a HD5970 in it?
  39. Best answer
    12-18db I think, the review I read said that you had to get within 4 feet to hear it when the fans were on low.

    I haven't read anything to suggest a 5970 wouldn't fit, I may be wrong.
    Most issues seem to be that the pci-e cables sit on top of the case fans.
  40. Yes the 5970 will fit.
  41. Best answer selected by cia24.
  42. cia24 said:
    Best answer selected by cia24.

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    UUUUUUGH that case is RANK..

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    nI was jokin about this by the way, its a cool case. [:beanoslim:2]
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