Overall and Final Verdict

Over the past 6 years I have watched the small form factor gaming market grow from basically nothing into what we have today. We now have heatsinks that are designed to handle the heat of high performance CPUs that fit in almost no space, high end video cards that can fit in SFF cases, and unique and creative SFF case designs that really push the limits of what you think can fit into a case. The RVZ01 really does make you doubt that you can fit everything into the case, especially when you have one of Intel’s best CPUs and one of Nvidia’s best GPUs sitting there waiting to be packed in.

Fitting the GTX 780 into the RVZ01 is impressive, but what I loved about the case the most was how well it handled the heat from everything. The semi-chambered design does a better job of keeping things cool than my lunchbox builds although I do still prefer them for their easy to carry handle. Figuring out how to build in the RVZ01 requires a little planning and reading the instructions, something I don’t do as much as I should. You will also be limited when it comes to heatsinks, power supplies, and even disc drives, but there are good options for each one of them. It fits well both under your TV and at a LAN so I can see a few of you getting more use out of your “LAN Rig” in between LANs as an HTPC that does a little gaming. 


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Author: garfi3ldWebsite: https://lanoc.org
You might call him obsessed or just a hardcore geek. Wes's obsession with gaming hardware and gadgets isn't anything new, he could be found taking things apart even as a child. When not poking around in PC's he can be found playing League of Legends, Awesomenauts, or Civilization 5 or watching a wide variety of TV shows and Movies. A car guy at heart, the same things that draw him into tweaking cars apply when building good looking fast computers. If you are interested in writing for Wes here at LanOC you can reach out to him directly using our contact form.

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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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