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    SilverStone's new Raven lands at Computex 2012

    Product manager Tony Ou previews the upcoming Raven RV04 and Fortress FT04.
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    Re: SilverStone's new Raven lands at Computex 2012

    What happened to turning the mobo 90 degrees? I thought that was a major part of the Raven design.

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    Re: SilverStone's new Raven lands at Computex 2012

    Yeah i was thinking the same thing. I have to be honest htough I didn't like the rotated motherboard what i did like was the fans being underneath the case. I thought that freed up more or the front of teh case for drive bays and what not rather than having laods of fans there. I like the look of FT04 and I would consider buying it (more so than the lian li ones at computex 12 and i am a big lian li fan). But I think if they had had the fans on the bottom with the FT02 style feet with the overall frame of this FT04 and feature set taht would be my perfect case.

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    Having looked more closely assuming the final product of the FT04 is similar to the prototype I think I will get one. I have to say the internals aren't quite perfect but close enough (I don't see much cable management at all). Aesthetically the only thing i really don't like is the psu grill on top I think it really breaks the lines of the case which is a shame. I would just have my psu as an exhaust to keep the clean lines but i suppose lots of people are more interested in performance than looks... maybe they can do two versions
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    Re: SilverStone's new Raven lands at Computex 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by c.ruel View Post
    I didn't like the rotated motherboard what i did like was the fans being underneath the case.
    It is both of these elements that appealed to me about the RV03 design, rotating the mobo 90 degrees with the fans at the bottom means that the fans blow into the bottom of the graphics card and the air gets vented out of the top of both the card and the case, so all the heat escapes with none of those pockets that trap heat in conventional case design and I use the drive bays at the front of mine to conceal my H50 rad.

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    Re: SilverStone's new Raven lands at Computex 2012

    Have Silverstone gone completely crackers? That was the entire point of the Raven.

    I would only buy a rotated motherboard design now if I had the choice... one of the best innovations I've seen personally. And their response was to pull it. Bizarre.

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    Re: SilverStone's new Raven lands at Computex 2012

    Agree with the above. The "convection" argument was always a bit of a red herring but the undeniable advantage of the stack effect is air flow directly onto the cpu and gpu without first hitting the drive cages (at the cost of extra noise if the tower is kept below the desk.

    The size is appealing, as are the AP182s on the FT04, but overall both seem inferior to the RV02 and FT02. Assuming they follow the trend of the RV03 - i.e. sell it for a more reasonable price - they could still be strong products.

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    Re: SilverStone's new Raven lands at Computex 2012

    I can see why they have done it. They've basically made the TJ08-E design bigger. The TJ08-E was one of the best cooling cases in it's class and only with using one fan from factory (every other case had 2 or 3 fans). It is a very efficient design. More efficient than the old upside down raven design anyway.

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    Re: SilverStone's new Raven lands at Computex 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Butuz View Post
    I can see why they have done it. They've basically made the TJ08-E design bigger. The TJ08-E was one of the best cooling cases in it's class and only with using one fan from factory (every other case had 2 or 3 fans). It is a very efficient design. More efficient than the old upside down raven design anyway.

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    But then why call it a Raven? TJ-18 or similar would've been fine, and made sense.

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    Re: SilverStone's new Raven lands at Computex 2012

    I suppose they've called it a Raven because its fugly.

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    Re: SilverStone's new Raven lands at Computex 2012

    Can't disagree with that

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    Re: SilverStone's new Raven lands at Computex 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Butuz View Post
    I suppose they've called it a Raven because its fugly.

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    lol. I like the looks of the RV02 but prefer the size and looks of the RV03, looks like the work experience guy did the RV04 and the supervisor didn't bother looking at it before sending it off for production.

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    Re: SilverStone's new Raven lands at Computex 2012

    The board is in that position to place the gpu in the best areafor air flow. With a fan at the top it will exhaust a lot of the gpu right out the top. Keeping over case a lot cooler. Its weird to see it pretty much upside down but its awesome design.

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    Re: SilverStone's new Raven lands at Computex 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberburnout View Post
    The board is in that position to place the gpu in the best areafor air flow. With a fan at the top it will exhaust a lot of the gpu right out the top. Keeping over case a lot cooler. Its weird to see it pretty much upside down but its awesome design.
    Until the second graphics card gets put in.

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