In addition to the three cases that SilverStone has already demonstrated just a couple days prior to the show, the company also has two more cases it is announcing: the Kublai KL06 and the Raven RVZ02.
Of the two, the Raven RVZ02 is without a doubt the most interesting to the majority of us, as it follows in the footsteps of the original RVZ01, which brought a compact, yet very capable Mini-ITX enclosure to the table. It measures 350 x 350 mm and is only 80 mm wide, or thick, depending on how you place it. It has an internal capacity of 9.8 liters, which actually makes it about 30 percent smaller than its predecessor. Additionally, it also has a sleeker design, which together make it look a lot more appealing. SilverStone claims that the case is now close enough in size to living room consoles, meaning it will also fit in furniture or stand next to it without drawing too much attention to itself.
Inside it there is room for an SFX PSU, a single dual-slot graphics card (with the case fortunately, still supporting full-size graphics cards) using a PCI-Express riser. Add an SSD and you have your own self-built equivalent to a console, but with the power of a gaming PC. More details were not available immediately, so stay tuned for more when we pass by SilverStone's booth at the show. Considering how packed the original Raven RVZ01 was, and that this one is 30 percent smaller, we're going to assume that it does make a number of sacrifices internally, and that it doesn't actually succeed the RVZ01, but rather that it will be placed next to it in the product stack.
Silverstone is also formally announcing the Kublai KL06, although this case has no resemblance to the previous case. Instead, it's a modular Micro-ATX case with compact dimensions and support for plenty of hardware.
Depending on the internal configuration you opt to use, you will be able to fit up to a 180 mm power supply, two 5.25" optical drives, a single 3.5" hard drive, eight 2.5" drives, two full-length (up to 14.4 inches long and 6.69 inches wide) dual-slot graphics cards, and three 120 mm fans.
Almost everything inside the case can be removed, too, ranging from the motherboard tray to the hard drive cage and more. The hard drive cage can be moved to different locations in the case to make way for different thicknesses of liquid cooling radiators, or to add a bit more space above the motherboard, depending on your priorities.
The end result is that this case measures 211 x 375 x 405 mm, which for a Micro-ATX case is relatively compact.
Silverstone did not reveal information on pricing and availability.
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Looking really good, especially the Kublai, but I want to see pricing even more.Reply
The RVZ02 would be on my wish/release watch list!Reply
I very badly want to do a Steam Box / console killer build. That RVZ02 looks pretty sweet.Reply
One 3.5" drive and eight 2.5" drives. Sounds like a stupid design to me.Reply
you and me both! There's something about the side panel - GPU ventilation area that screams: "mod me!"
on a matx platform/chassis you are actually seeing about 16TB of storage when you factor in 2TB of WD's Green laptop drive which is quite impressive for its size especially since the TJ08-E managed to get 5 3.5" drives in there. Most people who modded them were able to do away with the drive cage and had their 2.5" drives under the mobo mounted on the mobo tray and the case floor.
^ Only natural for Silverstone to take note from its user base.
If the description is accurate they did away with the 3.5" hard drive support, which is unfortunate. It would have been nice to fit a 4TB WD Black in there beside the SSD for some serious storage. The previous version had that, this should have too. Otherwise, it looks awesome as always.Reply
The RVZ02 is 50% smaller than the RVZ01, an already cramped case. Why would you expect it not to give up anything in the process? If you want the old one's features, buy the old one. This isn't meant to replace it; it's meant for those that want something smaller.
I just finished building a new rig in the RVZ01 a few weeks ago, and as an enthusiastic layman I salute those who go for the slimmed down version!Reply
14999226 said:I just finished building a new rig in the RVZ01 a few weeks ago, and as an enthusiastic layman I salute those who go for the slimmed down version!
That is pretty sweet. I've been checking out builds here and on PC Part Picker using that case. I'd love to do a build like that but lack the funds to do so.