CES 2010 CoverageBosco - January 6, 2010
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Taking a look at the RAVEN series chassis, we came across the RV01 and the RV02 models that are aimed towards enthusiasts. The RV01 chassis is made up of a 0.8mm SECC body and a plastic outer shell and measures in at 280 x 616 x 660mm. There are two 180mm fans and a single 120mm fan to be found inside of the case. The RV02 has a total of three 180mm fans at the bottom of the case pulling air in at 700-1000rpm along with a 120mm exhaust fan at the top of the case. The case measures in at 212 x 503 x 643mm. You are going to be able to fit the SSI CEB, ATX, and Micro ATX motherboard standards inside of the RV02. The RV02 is only available in black; however you can get it with or without a side window. The body of the chassis is made of 0.8mm steel and has an outer shell made of reinforced plastic. The RV02 has its own dedicated bracket to support a single SSD on the backside of the internal drive bay cage, it also has removable fan filters to help keep the dust outside of the case and allow easy clean-up of any build up that might occur. There are eight expansion slots on the chassis that will allow support for up to four 12” graphics cards. The RV02 is going to allow for power supplies up to 220mm to be installed in the chassis, such as the SilverStone ST1500.
Moving on to the SG04-F case, we were able to see that the body is once again made of SECC and also has an all aluminum front panel, there are 120mm fans inside to keep the air moving through it. The case measures up at 200 x 380 x 347mm. The picture on the right shows us the TJ10, FT01, and the TJ07 models (left to right). The TJ10 supports up to Extended ATX form factor motherboards, has two 120mm fans and has three 120mm fan slots. The front panel and door are made up of aluminum and the body is made of 2.0mm aluminum. The dimensions of the case are 207 x 521 x 644mm. The FT01 will fit up to an ATX motherboard, has two 180mm fans and a single 120mm fan. It is made up of a 3.0-6.0mm aluminum unibody, coming in with 211 x 486 x 494.5mm for the dimensions. The specifications of the TJ07 case includes four 120mm fans and two 92mm fan slots, dimensions of 220 x 560 x 565mm and made is up of a 4.0-8.0mm aluminum unibody frame and a 2.0mm aluminum body. Finally we come to the PS04 which has a front panel made of both mesh and plastic and a steel body. The measurements of the PS04 are 200 x 472 x 471mm with a cooling solution giving you a single 120mm fan installed in the case and a slot for an additional 120mm fan.
When it came down to SilverStone's power supplies, they had their Strider Essential Series on show, with the 400W, 500W and 600W units displayed. The Strider Plus Series is the new line of power supplies that they are promoting right now, so we were able to get a hand-out with the technical specifications of the units. They come in a black and use a silent 135mm fan to cool the components inside, and by silent we really mean 19dBA-36dBA. These units weigh between 2.8kg to 3kg. The MTFB is 100,000 hours at a full load operating at 25C. The maximum DC Output of this series is 750W, 850W and 1000W. The Strider Plus Series operates with 85-88% efficiency and has a single +12V rail. The Nightjar series has two models, the 400W and 450W versions. These are fanless units, meaning the operating temperature is not recommended to exceed 30C. You are also going to be getting a single +12V rail and anywhere from 82-85% efficiency.