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SilverStone's Mini-ITX Raven RVZ01 Pictured Again

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SilverStone has sent out more images of its rather interesting Mini-ITX enclosure.

While it's not the first time that we've seen SilverStone's Raven RVZ01 enclosure, it is always nice to see new images of upcoming hardware, especially unique hardware. SilverStone's Raven RVZ01 is one of those pieces. It is a flat-bed Mini-ITX enclosure that is capable of housing rather powerful hardware--- and makes efficient use of the space it has.

It is capable of housing a Mini-ITX motherboard, along with a full-size ATX power supply, short-dual slot graphics cards, and slightly longer water cooled or single slot cards. The graphics card is mounted with a PCIe riser, allowing the entire system to be fairly thin. Other things that can be installed include a handful of 3.5"/2.5" drives, as well as a slot-loading slim optical drive.

There was no word on pricing or an exact release date, but by the looks of things, it won't be too long until it hits shelves.

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    robax91 , December 12, 2013 7:56 AM
    Is that an MSI 760 Mini is the last pic?
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    Ceee9 , December 12, 2013 8:02 AM
    at last more use of pcie extender whatever in cases
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    popatim , December 12, 2013 8:11 AM
    It looks well thought out. I'm interested for my next HTPC build. :-)
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    bloodroses75 , December 12, 2013 8:39 AM
    Emailed them when they announced it last time. Awaiting for this case to be released so they can get my money and I can use it for my almost finished computer build. :) 
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    ampy60 , December 12, 2013 8:51 AM
    If only it accommodated a full size graphics card. This is basically the layout I want that doesn't seem to be available anywhere else.
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    ubercake , December 12, 2013 9:02 AM
    Some sacrifice the size of the power, others sacrifice the size of the GPU.

    I don't want to have to sacrifice either of those components, since the only reason I'd need a full-sized PSU is to power my full-sized GPU.

    PSU companies need to come up with a way to make a smaller 550W PSU with as close to 45A on the 12V rail for a Mini-ITX machine so we can drop a GTX 780 or an R9 290x in it and run a CPU with a higher power requirement such as a 4770K on a mini-itx platform.

    Imagine the possibilities in a mini-ITX setup if the PSUs were smaller or somehow external like a power brick?

    Would there be a need such a thing as a game console if we could do something like this?
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    bloodroses75 , December 12, 2013 9:13 AM
    @ampy60: From what I was told by Silverstone, this case will support full size graphic cards
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    quilciri , December 12, 2013 11:00 AM
    It certainly looks like there is more space for a longer card above the HDD cage, I wouldn't be surprised if it can accommodate most dual-slot graphics cards, period. Seems like Silverstone saves the "Raven" moniker for the crazy-ass cases (I like the one with 3 180mm intake fans mounted on bottom.)
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    jupebobpete , December 12, 2013 4:57 PM
    On their Facebook it is indicated that this will indeed hold full size graphics cards. Looking like a very nice option for a compact full power rig.
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    grokem , December 12, 2013 9:57 PM
    Too bad they decided they needed to support legacy 3.5" and 5.25" drives.
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    ubercake , December 13, 2013 5:00 AM
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    On their Facebook it is indicated that this will indeed hold full size graphics cards. Looking like a very nice option for a compact full power rig.


    If it does offer this capability, it's definitely a highlight that should be mentioned in an article about a case like this.
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    Jgriff , December 13, 2013 5:05 AM
    Looking like Silverstones first steam box case, nice. Can't wait to see what Fractal Design whips up for theirs..the node 304 is near flawless IMO, but if they could somehow slim it down that'd be amazing.
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    RedJaron , December 16, 2013 4:50 PM
    Quote:
    Some sacrifice the size of the power, others sacrifice the size of the GPU.

    I don't want to have to sacrifice either of those components, since the only reason I'd need a full-sized PSU is to power my full-sized GPU.

    PSU companies need to come up with a way to make a smaller 550W PSU with as close to 45A on the 12V rail for a Mini-ITX machine so we can drop a GTX 780 or an R9 290x in it and run a CPU with a higher power requirement such as a 4770K on a mini-itx platform.

    Imagine the possibilities in a mini-ITX setup if the PSUs were smaller or somehow external like a power brick?

    Would there be a need such a thing as a game console if we could do something like this?

    Right, but such sacrifices are usually reinforced by the limited cooling and airflow in these smaller cases ( Tiki notwithstanding. ) I'm not saying it's impossible to cool an OC'd 780 Ti and i7 in an ITX case, but it usually takes some pretty specialized parts to do it ( again, the Tiki. ) That's a really niche market.
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    photonboy , December 16, 2013 5:22 PM
    Silverstone ALREADY has a really awesome case for full PCIe cards. The SG08.
    http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=317&area=en

    The SG08 can also blow air out the SIDE and the BACK of the graphics card rather than relying on the BLOWER style, short card of the case in this article.

    It's one thing to save space, but not to the point of extreme sacrifice when you are only saving a little more space.
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    bloodroses75 , December 18, 2013 11:50 AM
    While I do like the SG08, the biggest thing is it is cube shaped; which not everyone is into. As for blower style cooling needed for the video card, Silverstone had stated that they are not necessary in a previous article I had read about the case.
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    bloodroses75 , December 18, 2013 11:52 AM
    I do know if they don't hurry up and release this case, I may be looking at the new Azza Z case featured in the valve steam prototype article on toms. It all depends on who comes out first w/o any unseen compatibility issues.
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    Nuck Chorris , January 2, 2014 1:15 AM
    @ubercake, I think they also have a 650w version of that SFX PSU
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    Scottyksm , January 29, 2014 7:06 PM
    Athena has micro SFX PSU up to 800 watts - I'm going to upgrade my ASRock M8 with a 600 watt unit
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    Scottyksm , January 29, 2014 7:07 PM
    Forgot to put link - http://athenapower.com/product/power-supply/micro-sfx
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    nukemaster , February 13, 2014 7:44 AM
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    Forgot to put link - http://athenapower.com/product/power-supply/micro-sfx
    WIll be interested to see how it holds up. Just watch out since some cases have a vent to a top/bottom fan on the power supply while those have a fan front and back.