The SilverStone Raven RV04 is the latest full tower casing from the Raven series. This long-running series from SilverStone has witnessed much change. From the first RV01 to the RV03, the hallmark feature of the series is the 90-degree mounting of the motherboard that the company deemed as "revolutionary". From our experience with the Raven RV02, the vertical mounting of the motherboard allows it to work in tandem with the chassis' top exhaust fan to draw out hot air. Nonetheless, the unique orientation of the motherboard has caused quite a lot of debate among DIY PC enthusiasts, including long-time HardwareZone members in our very own Hardware Clinic forum.
Now, for the Raven RV04, the company has decided to do away with this defining feature; instead, the latest casing from the series offers the option to mount the motherboard upside down, effectively rotating the board by another 90 degrees in the clockwise direction. According to the company, it has decided to adapt the winning design features from its popular mATX chassis, the Temjin TJ08-E, so that extra long graphics cards can be fitted with no issue and that these cards will get dedicated cooling from the large front intake fans.
This casing features a front-to-back air flow cooling system, courtesy of a single 180mm front intake fan. The motherboard is mounted upside down on a removable motherboard tray. The Raven RV04 has adapted the two unique features of the Temjin chassis and doubled the cooling capacity, while sporting a handful of other distinguishing features. Read on as we examine the Raven RV04's new features to see if they run more than skin deep.
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