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Building my first gaming PC. Been a console gamer for years and have done some light gaming on my 2012 MacBook Pro Retina running Win 8.1 in bootcamp (DayZ mostly). Of course I did have a C64 and various PCs in the '90s... But I've always wanted to build my own rig in a small form factor case. This new Silverstone Raven is exactly what I've been looking for... Small and unobtrusive in my media cabinet (not a fan of the neon lighting and laser beams) but capable of handling a real GPU. I decided on the Silverstone Raven RVZ01.

I originally built the rig with an H77 motherboard but only because I didn't know you could not OC with it. Having learned my lesson I ordered a Z77 from EVGA a few months later. I also originally put in a GTX 760 from EVGA but I was getting like 10 FPS on Metro Last Light so I did their step up program to get a 780. Good idea that step up program. Lastly I originally had a Gemini M4 cpu cooler but replaced it with the water cooled H55 while swapping the mobos. So what was originally an $800 budget PC is now a $1300+ *** kicker. Can't wait to crank out some Minesweeper on this bad boy.

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  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Just realized this mobo won't let me overclock. Blessing in disguise I'm sure. I would probably start a fire.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

What kind of temperatures are you running in your rig? I am just wondering since I am running a RVZ01B case with a Haswell i5-4670k CPU in it. At 4.2 ghz, I'm only peaking out at around 70 degrees Celsius running Heavyload and about 25 degrees Celsius at idle. Overclocking is indeed possible in this case.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

The case, yes. But the motherboard will not allow it. Found that out after I ordered it. But like I said, I would probably F it up and burn down my house. Will report back on the temps tomorrow. But it's stock 3570k with a big aftermarket cooler so I expect decent temps.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Mobo not mofo. ;)

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice on the temps. :) Too bad you can't overclock it some as I was seeing similar temps at stock as well. I bet you'd be able to hit 4.0 no problems.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

The mobo let's you do multiples up to 39 but no voltage adjustments it seems. But the CPU runs at 3.8 when in turbo mode. So probably not necessary.

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

How does the H55 fit? Do you have to replace cooler's stock fan with case 15mm fan?

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

did the h55 cooler fit

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

how does the ACX cooler fit in that case? i was wondering if i should get the ACX cooler or a stock cooler

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

everything on my part list fit like butter. as long as you manage the cables. the GPU had the most space. it's like a little cave in there.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Decided to take advantage of EVGA's Step Up program and trade in the original GTX 760 I bought for a GTX 780. It's $499 vs $249 so I just had to pay the $250 difference plus $10 shipping. Because why the hell not is why.

Now I just need to get rid of this dumb MoBo that won't let me overclock. Rookie mistake.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Does your PSU give enough juice for CPU and GPU?

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