SilverStone Raven RVZ01: One Of The Best Mini-ITX Cases For Building A Linux/SteamOS PC
Written by Michael Larabel in Enclosures on 26 March 2014. Page 4 of 6. 7 Comments

The Raven RVZ01 is only compatible with SFX PSUs given the size of the chassis. For assisting us in this Linux HTPC build we were sent over a ST45SF-G power supply by SilverStone.

The ST45SF-G 450 Watt SFX power supply boasts 80 PLUS Gold level certification, is a fully-modular power supply, a single +12V rail with 37 Amps, a 80mm fan, active PFC, 8-pin PCI-E power connector, and 6-pin PCI-E power connectors.

Included with the ST45SF-G is an ATX power supply bracket for those that may end up installing this SFX power supply within a traditional ATX chassis. There's five cables for this modular power supply, all of which are braided very nicely.

The connectors are for a 20/24-pin motherboard, one 4/8-pin ATX12V/EPS12V, one 6-pin PCI-E, one 6/8-pin PCI-E, three Serial ATA, two 4-pin molex, and one 4-pin floppy disk power connectors. The longest cables are 400mm in length while the others are 300mm, more than adequate for most SFF cases.

While I am not a power supply expert and don't do crazy testing like some on PSUs as it's out of my Linux focus and other areas of interest, the ST45SF-G is fairly nice and has been holding up without any issues at all during the few weeks that this RVZ01 build has been running.

With the RVZ01 and ST45SF-G, SilverStone also sent out some CP11 cables. The CP11 is a nifty SilverStone Serial ATA cable that claims to be "the world's thinnest", "the most low profile", and is also a lateral 80-degree connector to work around potential issues with other peripherals on some systems.

The CP11 can be used for avoiding interference of SATA ports with PCI Express slots, other hardware obstacle issues with other cases can be avoided thanks to its lateral 90-degree angled connector, and also for minimally restricting airflow thanks to its very thin cabling. The CP11 cables are 30cm in length and capable of running at Serial ATA 3.0 speeds.

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