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Mattmc91 19th October 2010, 10:33 Quote
That beige colour looks manky, but who knows, could like nice with Noctuas inside.
Xir 19th October 2010, 10:44 Quote
Hmmm, as the PSU seems to intake from the bottom as well, the entire exhaust seems to consist of the one fan in the top, right?
Do the cables come out of the top of the case, or are they routed towards the bottom?
Snips 19th October 2010, 10:52 Quote
I've recently built systems with the FT02 and RV02 and can say that if these new models are the same build quality and can assist in fantastic cable management and airflow then they will be big winners. I'm liking the white RV02!
feathers 19th October 2010, 10:53 Quote
The most FUGLY case I have seen in a long time. I'll come right out and say it: The Silverstone is f*cking UGLY! As are most silverstone designs. It looks like a f*cking dustbin. I think what we have here is a case of fanboy-ism hero worship. Or maybe someone just slipped him a back-hander to say it was jaw-droppingly beautiful?

:)
murtoz 19th October 2010, 11:17 Quote
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder! I am no fan of the raven, but love the fortresses.
Just a shame to see they still don't support EATX motherboards (at least there's no mention of this...)
rickysio 19th October 2010, 11:21 Quote
Champagne looks awesome!

Looks like an easy mod to fit an Iron Man theme, to be honest, what with the layered panels.
Kaihekoa 19th October 2010, 11:49 Quote
Next time I have a big budget for a case I'm going with Silverstone. I like the vertical orientation design, while simple, makes perfect sense according to the laws of physics. As long as the intake fans are powerful enough it should be a well-ventilated case. Build quality is exceptional from what I've seen in reviews. If they were cheaper I'm sure it would be a more popular brand among enthusiasts.
wuyanxu 19th October 2010, 12:04 Quote
can't wait for RV03, looks amazing, hopefully it'd have price of RV02, but hard drive cooling + ease of use of performance of FT02.
mrbens 19th October 2010, 12:23 Quote
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Originally Posted by Mattmc91
That beige colour looks manky, but who knows, could like nice with Noctuas inside.

Nothing looks nice with Noctuas inside! Horrible ugly fans.

I like the look of the black with 2 champagne stripes case.
Bindibadgi 19th October 2010, 12:29 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by feathers
The most FUGLY case I have seen in a long time. I'll come right out and say it: The Silverstone is f*cking UGLY! As are most silverstone designs. It looks like a f*cking dustbin. I think what we have here is a case of fanboy-ism hero worship. Or maybe someone just slipped him a back-hander to say it was jaw-droppingly beautiful?

:)

Uh, no. It is, and I want one. It's modest, subtle without being a-n-other black case and has fantastic aluminium panelling. Personal opinion. What do you like then? ;)
liratheal 19th October 2010, 12:38 Quote
The RV03 looks like a reject from a Gundam-esque show..

Not sure I could live with that.
smc8788 19th October 2010, 12:38 Quote
The FT03 is certainly intriguing and innovative, but I would never buy one with my own money. It just looks silly.
CrapBag 19th October 2010, 12:45 Quote
Colours quite nice, bit too plain for my liking, its just a shiny champagne coloured box.

Maybe it looks great in person but from the images it looks rather bland.
azrael- 19th October 2010, 12:49 Quote
That champagne colour is definitely non-starter with me. Looks really out of place. Perhaps on a white version it might look better.

What I REALLY would like Silverstone to do, though, is create a version of the RV02/FT02 for a normal-sized ATX mobo, yet which is only about 50cm in depth. I know it can be done, since they did a version of the RV1 for MainGear (the Shift) and it's a really stunning case.
steve30x 19th October 2010, 12:58 Quote
I was reading that the RV02 helps your GPU keep cooler than nornal cases because of the way the components are installed which makes the GPU quieter. If this true I might be in the market for an RV02 and sell my 800D.
Senilex 19th October 2010, 13:40 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by feathers
The most FUGLY case I have seen in a long time. I'll come right out and say it: The Silverstone is f*cking UGLY! As are most silverstone designs. It looks like a f*cking dustbin. I think what we have here is a case of fanboy-ism hero worship. Or maybe someone just slipped him a back-hander to say it was jaw-droppingly beautiful?

:)
This.
mi1ez 19th October 2010, 13:44 Quote
Nice case but not a fan of the champagne. hope they release with more options. Black, white, silver, red, blue, maybe even green or yellow!
Skidd 19th October 2010, 13:46 Quote
The whiteness! It attracts me, I have to resist....



NOOO!!1!! I must have RV02W-E!!!...

Can’t resist....
Pulling...
credit card...
out of wallet.....

Damn you Silverstone! Damn you to hell. My monies belong to Silverstone. :-)
phinix 19th October 2010, 13:48 Quote
OK, so they basically took my idea of NanoTower and made it mATX and called FT03...;)
...nice.... :|
V3ctor 19th October 2010, 13:59 Quote
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Originally Posted by steve30x
I was reading that the RV02 helps your GPU keep cooler than nornal cases because of the way the components are installed which makes the GPU quieter. If this true I might be in the market for an RV02 and sell my 800D.

I was going to buy the 800D, but lots of people told me that that case is really awfull in airflow, great for cable management, but bad in airflow. So I bought the FT02R-Wi, and although is red... is a freaking cool case, just see if u can buy the regular FT02 with the AP180... they are totally worth it. My HD5870 sits at 29ºc in idle... :P
stonedsurd 19th October 2010, 14:05 Quote
They look messy.

The FT03 is a nice idea (yay for phinix!) but they're really limiting the market with the motherboard and ODD choices. Not smart
REMF 19th October 2010, 14:41 Quote
I like the new FT03 case, i have always liked mATX and love the FT02 case i am currently using.
Boscoe 19th October 2010, 14:43 Quote
i love the FT03!
t1alek 19th October 2010, 14:45 Quote
I really like the direction silverstone is taking with the Fortress and Raven series.
And the FT-03 is jaw-droppingly-beautiful, it looks a lot like some of the concepts I've had for a case of my own.

As for the champagne trim on RV-03 - I like the idea, if it isn't done in too plasticy a finish it could look rather classy, but it could potentially be made to look cheap.
Jack_Pepsi 19th October 2010, 14:55 Quote
I want that FT-03 in black please!

:D
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