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UPDATE: Messed around and switched Power LED to HDD LED connectors to enable the front panel red LED to match my red/black theme!

My first build.

Scythe CPU Cooler was really big - had a hard time fitting the power cables into the motherboard.

Samsung 950 Pro required drivers on Windows 7 so I had to install it on my 850 first and migrate it over.

Silverstone's SFX-L randomly clicks and gets really annoying.

Needed to get the Slim SATA adapter from SilverStone I wish it wasn't MOLEX powered.

The Silverstone LEDs I wish they weren't MOLEX powered too.

Firestrike: 10361 http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/10725439?

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Really hard to fit cables in after mounting this cooler.

Video Card

Fits perfectly on RVZ02 with brackets. Good choice if you would want the RVZ02 to be horizontal.

Case

Easy to install, USB 3.0 cable too thick and long as usual.

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Comments

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks Great!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

wow, nice build!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. +1

Yep my identical Silverstone PSU did the same, pretty annoying. Its the fan 0 RPM mode which has the issue. If your intrested Sharon have taken the PSU and leave the fan running constantly at a low RPM which negates the issue: https://www.sharkoon.com/product/1681/SilStorSFXGold#desc

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for tha for factor. Looks sweet, dude!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Love these RVZ02B builds. The LED strip is a nice touch.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I bet it doubles as a nice space heater.

  • 49 months ago
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Great build and this is almost the exact build I am currently collecting working on :) Here is mine: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dCTzBm

How do you like the CPU cooler? And how are the temperatures overall?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

temperatures are fine CPU max at 70 but maintains at about 30-40 degrees normally.

CPU cooler is silent i like how it's all black.

The only gripe is with the SFX-L 500W it has a subtle rattling sound. I might return it and consider a Sharkoon if I can't fix it.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Yo dude can I ask, I just made a build simillar to yours, not only is the scythe cooler loud , but also when on load on 4.2 ghz with prime95 its reaching 90 degrees? let me know ASAP

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I read other places like linustechtips that prime 95 is a dangerous platform to overclock and it spoils your components. Try aida64. Scythe cooler isn't meant for extreme overclocking. I tried tinkering with custom overclocking but I got tired of the instability and stuck with the asus bios overclocking mode. I use this mainly for premiere pro video editing and some 1080p gaming. I don't recommend this for 4K gaming.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build!

What are your GPU temps like in this case?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

GPU temps for quiet fan profile was 50 degrees. I customised it to 40% fan speed and at idle its 30 degrees. Overclocked the GTX970 by 100MHz and temps were 75 degrees at load.

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

Do you think my factory overclocked GTX 980 ti FTW would be adequately cooled in the rvz02?

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the EVGA acx 2.0 4995 980 ti and my temps never reach stays at 75 while gaming in my rvz02 with window

  • 48 months ago
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Hi, thanks for replying, would you recommend putting a 980 ti acx in this case then?

Do you know whether the windowed case has better airflow?

  • 48 months ago
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I had this convo with a few other people, they told me that the windowed case takes a longer time to reach max temperature, so yes the windowed is better. I personally have the windowed, and ive had the 980 ti in mine since november, it never reaches 80 degrees, its always just below. The only problem im having now is that i update my cpu to 6700k, and the scythe big 2 doesnt do well, it not only is loud but it reaches 90 degrees + on prime 95

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

I have no idea. I've seen other builds with 980Ti in it though I'm sure you could work around it. But I don't know whether you could overclock it significantly. Airflow isn't the best but I am not complaining because it's a very slim build.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build! I have a question: Are the LEDs RGB? Can I change it from Orange to another color?

  • 48 months ago
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No the orange Raven light at the front isn't RGB. I would like it to be red too but I wouldn't know how to swap it. My LED strip was a cheap Silverstone product. I'm sure you can find remote controlled RGB strips out there.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok thanks

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the hdd led/power led swap idea, look awesome!

  • 46 months ago
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Nice build! Are you using default fan profile in the Asus BIOS?

  • 34 months ago
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Yeah but you can make it noisier to serve your over clocking needs. I like it quiet.

  • 45 months ago
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Can I ask which software you used to migrate the OS to the 950? Thanks

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Samsung Migration Tool

  • 45 months ago
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Any issues with the mobo and cpu cooler? I've heard rumors that they are a problematic combo but it appears this is not the case. Looking for a cooler for my node 202 + i7 6700k + 170I build and the shuriken looks like just the ticket

  • 34 months ago
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The CPU cooler is fine. My only problem is the Silverstone PSU has this weird clicking noise. Im told it's normal.

  • 40 months ago
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If you happen to read this, can you elaborate on the switching of the LEDs?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

What I think he meant is that he went against what the markings on the LED connectors are and plugged the red "HDD LED" into the power LED pins on his mobo and vice versa. Normally on this case, when the computer is on, the yellow LED in the Raven logo will be lit and the red LED will blink with hard drive activity. (Performing a little bit of comment necromancy here)

  • 40 months ago
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  • 32 months ago
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Really nice! It looks menacingly beautiful with the LED color swap and the GPU strip. Do you plan on updating the GPU anytime? I feel like everything else here is good to go for the foreseeable future.

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