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SilverStone Raven RV02 review

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Dark & Sinister - Exterior

Dark & Sinister - Exterior

Based on first impressions, the new SilverStone Raven RV02 is markedly smaller than its gigantic sibling - the RV01 - and this was confirmed by the specification sheet. The Raven RV02's height and width is roughly about 80% that of the original RV01's. But at 64cm, the depth of the casing is still excessive, making the Raven RV02 look as if it has been stretched.

Elsewhere, the Raven RV02 is a hodgepodge of sharp lines, vents, reinforced plastic and steel. Coupled with its flat black finishing, the Raven RV02 looks exceptionally sinister, much like its namesake.

In spite of the Raven RV02's sizable mass, it was rather light. This is because most of the chassis is made using reinforced plastic, which feels solid and does not have that cheap plastic feel that you might get from lesser casings. The parts which are made of steel, however, such as the side panels, are really sturdy and weighty, giving a sense of solidity. All in all, the Raven RV02 is well-built and we really dig its devilish, menacing looks.