Silverstone shines RGB LEDs on the Mini-ITX RVZ03 chassis

Some vocal gerbils probably appreciate the subdued design of the Silverstone Raven Z RVZ01-E case that we wrote about a little over a year ago. The general public has evinced a strong preference for all things bedazzled with multi-colored RGB LEDs, though, and the company's latest Mini-ITX Raven RVZ03 was built to suit buyers looking to build a compact and colorful PC.

Judging from the specs table and by tactical use of eyeballs, the RVZ03 looks like it's built around the same steel chassis as the RVZ01-E. The 15" tall, 4.1" wide, 13.8" long (38.2 cm x 10.5 cm x 35 cm) dimensions are common between both chassis, as are the abilities to swallow 13" (33 cm) long graphics cards, 3.3" tall (8.3 cm) CPU coolers, and standard ATX powers supplies as long as 5.9" (15 cm).

One might look at the case and wonder how such a large video card could possibly fit. The included PCIe riser PCB allows the card to sit parallel with the motherboard. Gerbils clinging to their 3.5" cuboids full of spinning platters are out of luck, though the RVZ03 can hold up to four 2.5" devices. Silverstone cautions that using the fourth drive location may require using a shallower PSU.

The obvious difference versus the RVZ01-E is that the rather dour grooved all-black fascia of that model has given way to an angular faux brushed-aluminum panel ensconcing an array of color-changing LED lights. The light show is controlled using Silverstone's included LSB01 light controller box, which the company says is compatible with RGB LED controller software from Asrock, Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI. The RVZ03 can lay down to reside with A/V components or it can stand up to save desk space.

Silverstone didn't provide any pricing or availability details regarding the Raven RVZ03, but we predict the case will be priced slightly higher than the $90 RVZ01B-E.

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    • Anovoca
    • 2 years ago

    FYI: $114 On Newegg and currently in stock.

    • Anovoca
    • 2 years ago

    This looks like what my teenage-self though a computer would look like by 2018.

    • JustAnEngineer
    • 2 years ago

    I prefer my Fortress [url=http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=533&area=en<]FTZ01S[/url<] version of this case.

      • NTMBK
      • 2 years ago

      Yup, the absence of optical drive bay on this version is pretty unforgiveable.

        • ColeLT1
        • 2 years ago

        I now have a USB dvd burner and avoid cases with the bays, so much room for activities!

      • Chrispy_
      • 2 years ago

      Yes, not only does it look less chintzy, it uses more metal and less plastic – which is always a good thing when talking about [i<]Silverstone[/i<] plastic. I love my Silverstones but they manage to toe the line of acceptable build/material quality.

      • Kurotetsu
      • 2 years ago

      How’s this compare to the [url=http://www.fractal-design.com/home/product/cases/node-series/node-202<]Node 202[/url<]? I'm looking to make an SFF mini-ITX build and I'm leaning toward the 202 because its so understated and console-like.

        • DPete27
        • 2 years ago

        Basically the same case. Only minor differences. Worth comparing the two against your build needs though.

    • thedosbox
    • 2 years ago

    [quote<] The general public has evinced a strong preference for all things bedazzled with multi-colored RGB LEDs [/quote<] The general public also eat a lot of McDonald's burgers, and watch Michael Bay films.

      • ALiLPinkMonster
      • 2 years ago

      The future is now, old man.

        • K-L-Waster
        • 2 years ago

        Gimme back my box of 5 and a quarters ya durn kids.

          • ALiLPinkMonster
          • 2 years ago

          You mean those big spinny disk things? Nah we store all our data in quantum entanglements now.

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