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SilverStone Raven RVZ01: One Of The Best Mini-ITX Cases For Building A Linux/SteamOS PC

Michael Larabel

Published on 26 March 2014
Written by Michael Larabel
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When opening the box to the SilverStone Raven RVZ01 there is a disclaimer printed on the packaging in multiple languages about being a "unique product" and recommending users first reading the included manual. This statement isn't just some marketing verbage to build up hype or purchasing confidence in the product, but with being able to accommodate up to a 13-inch PCI Express graphics card and four drive bays within this petite mini-ITX chassis, it truly is a unique product. Today at Phoronix we're looking at SilverStone's Raven RVZ01 mini-ITX chassis, the SFX 450W ST45SF-G power supply, and SST-CP11 SATA cabling for building a great Linux HTPC or your own Steam Machine/Box Linux gaming system.

The RVZ01 is one of SilverStone's newer creations and is trying to do to the mini-ITX/SSF space what the original Raven RV01 did to the desktop/ATX space. This mini-ITX / DTX case introduces the Raven Z series with a focus on a very slim design, support for large graphics cards through a PCI-E riser adapter, triple fan configuration, and even support for liquid cooling if desired.

Model
SST-RVZ01B (black)

Material
Reinforced plastic outer shell, steel body

Color
Black

Motherboard Compatibility
DTX, Mini-ITX

External Drive Bays
Slim slot-loading optical x 1

Internal Drive Bays
1 x 3.5-inch, 3 x 2.5-inch

Cooling System
1 x 120mm fan, 1500rpm, 18dBA
1 x 120mm fan, 1500rpm, 18dBA
1 x 120mm fan slot

Expansion Slots
Two

Front I/O Ports
2 x USB 3.0
2 x Audio Jacks (Headphone + Microphone)

Power Supply Compatibility
SFX

Expansion Cards
Supports graphics card up to 13 inches, width restriction of 5.88 inches

Limitation of CPU cooler height
83mm

Net Weight
3.71kg

Dimension
382mm (W) x 105mm (H) x 350mm (D), 14 liters

Security
Supports two Kensington locks

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