Silverstone Announces New SFF Chassis: RVZ03 With RGB Light Stripby Joe Shields on July 28, 2017 12:00 PM EST
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Silverstone, a familiar face in several enthusiast markets, has announced a new Small Form Factor (SFF) case, the RVZ03. Nestled in its Raven "extreme enthusiast chassis" line, the RVZ03 is an update from their existing RVZ01 chassis from both a styling perspective and the addition of integrated RGB LEDs, giving the lineup its first RGB fix. Silverstone says the Raven Series RVZ03 “...redefines SFF computing with flair.”
The front panel styling differs in appearance versus its predecessor by reshaping the front fascia to give it a more angular shapes as compared to the more plain panel of the RVZ01. The “flair" Silverstone was talking about comes in the form of the RGB LED strip on that front panel. They mention it has the same interior room, supporting Mini-ITX and Mini-DTX motherboards, a standard ATX(PS2) power supply up to 150mm (Silverstone recommends 140mm with flat cables), space for large graphics cards up to 13” (330mm) x 5.88” (149mm) wide, and has “superb air cooling performance”. There is room for up to four 2.5” SSDs or HDDs internally for storage needs. Further, the case can be laid flat or standing up as to fit in whatever space buyers may have.
Looking at the restyled front panel, it holds two USB3.0 ports, 7mm audio and microphone jacks, power/reset buttons, and a drive activity light. The added RGB LED visual is a line running through the front panel of the case, parting the USB/Audio jacks and the Power/Reset buttons on either side. The RVZ03 includes Silverstone's LSB01 RGB light strip control box for allowing expansion and control over additional RGB strips. RGB LED regulation can be done in two ways. First. via the control box itself allowing to swap between several modes (single color, breathing, gradient, and a rotation of those). The second method is by using motherboard RGB software including AURA Sync, AUR RGB LED, RGB Fusion, and Mystic Light.
Below is a complete list of specifications:
|Material||Reinforced plastic outer shell, steel body|
|Drive Bay||Internal - 2.5" x4|
Top 1x 120mm fan, 1500RPM, 18dBA
Bottom 1x 120mm fan, 1500RPM, 18dBA
1x 120mm fan slot
|Front I/O Port(s)||USB3.0 x2|
|Power Supply||Optional PS2(ATX)|
|Expansion Card||Compatible up to 13"(330mm) long, width 5.88"(149mm)|
|Limitation of CPU Cooler||83mm|
|Limitation of PSU||150mm|
382mm (W) x 105mm (H) x 350mm (D), 14L
15.04" x 4.13" x 13.78"
Support Kensington lock
PCIe riser card set x1
RGB light strip control box x1
The RVZ03 comes with two 120mm, 1500RPM, 18dB(a) fans on the top and bottom of the case with space for an additional 120mm fan. Both included fans are bringing fresh air in the case setting up a positive pressure environment. Silverstone says this is to help prevent dust buildup inside the chassis and quietness. The maximum height of the CPU cooler must be 83mm or less. There is also support for using AIO solutions as well.
The RVZ03 is available in Europe starting today with pricing set at 97.50€ (about $114) excluding VAT. Pricing and availability for the US market was not available at the time of publication.
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Ej24 - Friday, July 28, 2017 - linkAgreed. This may look good in your living room if you were 13 years old. Also, this is not exactly SFF... You could realistically fit a mATX board in there. 14L? There are several ITX sff cases half that volume.
meacupla - Friday, July 28, 2017 - linkYou *could* fit an mATX in 14L, but you wouldn't have enough room for full height graphics cards, a standard sized PSU or a decent CPU cooler.
Just look at where the MB standoffs end and the PSU bracket starts. There is clearly not enough room for mATX to fit in there.
meacupla - Friday, July 28, 2017 - linkby "standard PSU", I mean standard SFX PSU, not an ATX PSU.
marc1000 - Monday, July 31, 2017 - linki really wish they make a SFF chassis compatible with mATX someday. but I will probably go with mini-itx by the time I upgrade.
also, I prefer having the PSU at the BOTTOM of the chassis, instead of the top as this one. this is just too thin to have so much weigth on the top of the unit.
creed3020 - Friday, July 28, 2017 - link3.5 + 3.5 = 7mm audio jacks? Nice typo :)
As an owner of an RVZ01 this looks interesting. Will need to see the manual to understand how you fit in 4x2.5 drives, that is an evolution over the RVZ01.
rvoth1 - Friday, July 28, 2017 - linkI was looking on silverstones website at their more detailed pictures and the bays right beside the 2x 2.5 inch drive bays there is 2.5 inch drive bays. Just take a quick look their pictures give a better explanation.
rvoth1 - Friday, July 28, 2017 - linkBut it is a nice looking ITX Case other then those details.
creed3020 - Monday, July 31, 2017 - linkSo as it turns out the manual gives a warning twice that a 2.5" drive mounted in the one position won't be possible with certain PSUs. I'm glad they gave a warning but it's not really a dedicated slot. So the configuration has evolved, as its dropped the support for 3.5" above the PSU which was handy (I don't use it).
ridic987 - Sunday, July 30, 2017 - linkWhen i think Silverstone this is not what i would have pictured at all. What happened to understated elegance?