Silverstone announced a new line of affordable computer chassis. The Raven X line was designed to bring the aggressive styling and rotated internal layout of the Raven series cases to a lower price point.
Silverstone's Raven X RVX01BR is the first chassis in the new affordable series. Silverstone said this is the smallest ATX case to bear the Raven name, though it still manages to support some fairly large components. The case will accept motherboards as large as 12 x 11 inches and graphics cards as long as 13.7 inches.
Silverstone doesn't list any restrictions for power supply length, which is likely due to the orientation of the hardware. The internal layout of the case places all the I/O ports at the top of the chassis rather than the rear. This allows for the graphics card to exhaust hot air upwards. The power supply is positioned to exhaust upwards too, while sucking in fresh air from the rear.
Silverstone included three 12 cm Air Penetrator fans with the case. All three of them are mounted at the bottom and suck in air from outside and blow it upwards to the components. The RVX01 is equipped with two other 12 cm fan mounts, one on the front and one at the top, which Silverstone said are compatible with radiators. A third radiator can be mounted at the bottom of the case where one of the Air Penetrator fans is located.
Silverstone's RVX01BR can support up to four hard drives. Each mounting location supports 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drives. The case has two drive bays located in the lower front, and there are two mounting locations without bays.
The RVX01BR will be available in four different variants. There is a version with red accents that doesn't include a window for $84.60, and there's a windowed version with the option of red, blue or green color accents for $89.40. Silverstone said the RVX01BR and RVX01BR-W will both be available on December 2.
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