Even just digging into the RVZ01 is a little more complicated than most cases due to its unique console like shape. To get started I pulled the side panel off and I was greated with a thin intake fan on the single vent on this side of the case. Inside the case I could hardly see how Silverstone intended for us to fit an entire PC into the case. The only area that is really visible is the motherboard area, beyond that everything is covered with trays and panels.

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In order to dig in I had to remove the two screws just above the PCI slots and then go through and find all of the screws holding the other panels down. Once all of the screws were out I was able to pull this whole assembly out and see the area where you will install your double bay video card. The panel covering it up has two SSD mounts right on top and on the flip side you actually install your video card into this tray before you install it back into the case. I will talk a little more about that in the installation and performance section though.

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With that tray out you can see the two large vents that we saw on the outside of the case. Silverstone has installed a fan in one as an intake already. These fans will pull fresh air in and push it right into the intake on most video cards. The single fan should do it for a reference card with the single intake fan, a second fan would help bring air in when you have video cards with aftermarket cooling and multiple fans.

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Over on the left side of the case you might assume the metal cage is for hard drives but this is actually for the SFX sized power supply that installs completely inside of the RVZ01. You can see the power extension cable that feeds the power from the plug on the outside of the case as well as a small vent down on the bottom that will pull in fresh air for the power supply. That vent looks to line up perfectly with Silverstone’s own SFX PSU, so if you end up using another manufacture be sure the vent still lines up (not that anyone else makes a good one right now). Just on top there are four mounting tabs for a 3.5 inch hard drive. 

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Last but not least we have the four standoffs on the motherboard tray. There aren’t any wire management holes here not to mention a way to access the back of the motherboard to install a different heatsink. What you see is what you get, but that is expected in a small case like this.

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #34703 06 May 2014 14:01
Small Form Factor builds are building in popularity and as always Silverstone has come up with a unique design that is completely different design than anything else on the market. Check out the new Raven RVZ01 in todays review.
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Plague replied the topic: #34704 06 May 2014 14:31
Nice this will probably be what I use to rebuild my HTPC in my living room, when I have some extra cash.
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garfi3ld replied the topic: #34714 12 May 2014 19:25
Looking forward to seeing it!

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