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Silverstone's Raven RV04 Case Pictured

Some images have surfaced of Silverstone's upcoming Raven RV04 chassis, the soon-to-be flagship chassis from Silverstone. Evidently, this chassis is an evolution of the Raven RV03.

The chassis has changed in a number of ways, mainly on the interior. The exterior of the case is now more curvy and lacks the chrome highlights. The biggest change, though, is the motherboard orientation. The RV03 had a motherboard that was rotated 90 degrees from the orientation that we're accustomed to, but the RV04 rotates the motherboard 180 degrees and flips it to the other side of the case so that the I/O is still accessible from the back. The motherboard tray also supports up to E-ATX motherboard sizes.

In terms of flexibility, the Raven RV04 will offer room for two optical drives, seven 3.5" drives, as well as four 2.5" drives. Cooling will be executed by two 180 mm front fans as well as a 120 mm rear fan. Graphics cards will be able to be as long as 337 mm, with CPU cooling towers as tall as 165 mm. Front I/O includes a headphone jack, microphone jack, and two USB 3.0 ports.

The case will weigh in at a massive 11 kg, which lets us suspect that it's mainly built out of SECC steel.

Two versions will be released, the SST-RV04B, and the SST-RV04B-W, which has an acrylic window in the side panel. At the time of writing, there is no word on pricing or availability.

  • DarkSable
    Wait, so this is a BTX form factor case? AWESOME!
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  • ksham
    Awww!! Silverstone! They kept the ugly Vs, just less of them.I would've liked there to be less lines.Maybe use a different pattern. On the upside, you'll get positive internal air pressure. 3 fan mounts only? I do like the bigger window.
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  • Matsushima
    What the... Why is it a BTX case? That was 8 years ago. IBM Thinkcentres with Pentium D's or Pentium Dual-Cores.
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  • Matsushima
    The I/O panel and power supply aren't BTX though.
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  • DarkSable
    10799935 said:
    What the... Why is it a BTX case? That was 8 years ago. IBM Thinkcentres with Pentium D's or Pentium Dual-Cores.

    My apologies, it's not BTX, it's backwards-atx. Got the two confused.
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  • Matsushima
    *facepalm* I can't believe I got this confused.
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  • DarkSable
    10799965 said:
    *facepalm* I can't believe I got this confused.

    Hey, I'm the one who first made the mistake; you just ran with my idea. :P
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  • ShadyHamster
    The case will weigh in at a massive 11 kg

    Wish my case was that light.
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  • amuffin
    Less fans BUT more efficient setup. That means quieter and moar performance!!
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  • Matsushima
    10799971 said:
    10799965 said:
    *facepalm* I can't believe I got this confused.

    Hey, I'm the one who first made the mistake; you just ran with my idea. :P

    I worked with BTX machines (Pentium D, etc) for a long, long time. I was thinking the same as you, and I didn't even notice that my case was reverse ATX! Lol
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