Description

After spending years investing on gaming laptop, I realize I didn't travel that much and therefore want to find a compact PC system for my home theater setup.

Case The RVZ01 utilizes every inches inside and has one of the best positive air flow design.

CPU Without complex calculation or video rendering I decided to go with i5-4690k. I am planning to do only a mind overclock but this CPU was bundled with Asus Z97I-Plus at MicroCenter for great price.

CPU Cooler I choose this due to its low profile which still allows me to install slim case fan.

Motherborard I almost choose Gigabyte Gaming 5 but select Asus Z97I-Plus using the bundle deal from MicroCenter during black friday sale.

Memory Really want to go with Ripjaw Z but because it is quite difficult to fit a good AIO water cooling inside this case so I had to choose low profile ram to make sure it fit with my air cooler.

Storage Not much to say. Got a good deal from Newegg for both SSD and HDD.

Video Card GTX 970 was the best card bang-for-buck during that time. I like the semi-passive function of MSI. Too bad there is no backplate.

Power Supply The highest watt SFX PSU that should supply more than enough power for future upgrade.

Case Fan I used two bundled SilverStone case fans to cool the GPU compartment. The Prolimatech is providing overall airflow for both CPU cooler as well as other components on motherboard.

Accessory I also purchased StarTech's "6in Slimline SATA to SATA Adapter with Power - F/M" for Bluray Drive to reduce cable clutter. With this cable, you can use the same SATA power cable from the PSU to connect to slimline drive thus keep Molex cable away.

Comments

  • 60 months ago
  • 3 points

+1 nice build sir!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

What kind of GPU temps do you get?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

idle 30 heavy load mid70

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

myself and i think a few other people are curious about the temps, cool build though

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Just added CPU temp. Measured after ran Prime95 for 30 mins.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

thats impressive considering im getting up to 70c with my h60...

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I only did small overclock and it is winter!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build. I would really appreciate some temps under load with something like Unigine Heaven or BF3/4. I would like to eventually do something like this. Do you know if this case could fit in an average size backpack? Something like a classic jansport bag or even a duffle bag? Thanks for posting.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

GPU temp under load went up to 74C with little overclock after ran Unigine Heaven.

I don't think this case will fit an average size backpack cause even my 21" carry on luggage doesn't.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

That is really not bad at all for that small of a form factor. My Core V2 with same GPU peaks around 62C but that has much more room for airflow and 200mm fan which is cheating. I am impressed. AMD would bake in there and I think I saw someone with a 290X in there (he reports 70C at max load temp which I highly doubt, maybe 70C for like 5 minutes of benchmarking but I am sure if that card ran peak for an hour it would be 90C easily)...

Darn, I wish I could fit something in a duffle bag. Might need to go for the SG05 with a shorter card to do that or a laptop(blegh).

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Just found out that SilverStone actually listed this bag for small form factor PC. They actually mentioned this case will fit with room to spare in FAQ section inside user manual. (Though, IMHO looks like typical sport bag)

http://silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=32&area=en

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I always really liked that scythe fan, nice build by the way I like the GPU choice

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Both GPU and PSU has passive mode so that helps a lot when I use it for simply movie watch. So Scythe fan is a nice addition to it.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Wait there is a GPU in there?? Can't see it lol nice

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish Silverstone makes a transparent or glass version of this case as well. Hopefully final version of RVZ02 comes out better than what they showed in CES 2015!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

What's this cpu cooler and how much overclock you got with it?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I used optimum setting on ASUS motherboard which increases Turbo clock to 4.4Ghz. Only ran Prime95 for 30 mins but the temperature never went beyond 55C.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I heard that the RVZ01 case has an inefficient slot for the hard drive, making it more frequent to overheating. Do you have any problems regarding the temperature or performance for this particular case and hard drive?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

There is a concern about putting high speed 3.5 inches drive next to the PSU. That's why I use WD green that has varied RPM rather than 7200RPM from Seagate or other maker to avoid risk to heat problem.

I am using SSD for 2.5 inches slot so the temp didn't affect performance.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

are you using to two fans above the cpu i.e. (scythe fan+ proliamtech) ?

and how is the noise level?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, two fans above CPU. Default fan profile of prolimatech is audible at close range but not when use wireless mouse/kb from couch. Anyway, noise is barely noticeable after I ran fan tuning software that comes with ASUS motherboard.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

i just ordered it, thanks mate :D

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem. Would love to see your build once finished :)

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Could you please explain why you rated the Blu-Ray burner 3/5 stars?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

It doesn't come with any screw, cable, manual nor any bluray player software. Anyway, what to expect from cheap OEM drive like this.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Great looking build !

I share a lot of components with you (CPU, MB, GPU, RAM, HDD), but I didn't know about the Rvz01 when I made the build, ended up buying a Prodigy, which was super easy to build in, and I could put a more massive heatsink in... But the case ended being way bigger - in width - than what I was expecting and smaller cases (Corsair 250D or CM Elite 130) are mostly cubes so not helping reducing that. Also I kinda wanted an optical drive, and the GPU is just a little too big for the default optical cage of the Prodigy. Anyway, was looking for a slimmer case that I could fit on my tiny desk (and stop hitting my case with my legs)

I was wondering about the MSI GPU, it is quite massive, especially with the heat pipes, so did you have to do any tweaks to get it in ? (I'd hate to have to buy another GPU just for the case) Can you still use your case fans with the GPU in ?

How did you set your airflow btw ? All intake ?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi Tentei, I wanted to get a bit bigger case and was researching about prodigy as well, given it would be a lot easier to fit all the parts in. At the end, since I need to relocate quite often so I think the slim type case make my life easier when package a suitcase.

The MSI GPU does fit without any tweak. The downside is that you won't be able to use the small graphic card supporter that came with the case. So you might need some zip-tieto keep the card more steady when you put the case in horizontal position. The included 20mm Silverstone case fans fit with this card on. Actually there is even enough room for 25mm there.

Positive airflow design is actually the best thing about this case. So I set all intake to reduce dust coming inside the case.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi Saran, i am interested in this case too. I saw some review suggest that the Msi gtx970 can't fit in. Did you have any problem about it? And without installing the supporting bracket can the case place horizontally? I will be very grateful if you reply my questions.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I can confirm that MSI GTX970 fit without any modification. The case can be placed horizontally without support bracket but place some rubber foot between card and case for additional support just in case.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

May I ask why you rated the Prolimatech case fan to only 3 stars?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

It was the only part in this build that sometime made vibrating noise. It works alright after I take it out and re-position (rotating) couple times.

Anyway, I wish it came with rubber screw.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet build! I really love that case

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man!

I feel accomplished when managed to fit everything in this tiny case.

Next build will be a RVZ02 !

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

To be honest, the RVZ02 looks cheap in my opinion. I wished they implemented the window better, because right now it looks really bad. The new form factor makes it so that you can fit even less inside. Overall, the RVZ01 still seems to be a better case, or if you need an upgrade, the classier version FTZ01 is nice too.

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Totally agree with you. I like the idea of slimming down the case using GPU fan as direct exhaust but after the retail version came out, oh man, that window looks kinda ugly.

I'd have get the FTZ01 if it came out earlier.