AVADirect AMD Raven Ridge Gaming System Overview
AVADirect has built this system inside the RIOTORO CR280, which is a mini-ITX tower-style case. I actually like this as it makes the system nice and small and easy to take with you to LAN events or even a friends house.
The front of the system is nicely ventilated and we do have a small AVADirect logo towards the bottom of the system. Besides that there really is not any other branding on the system. When it comes to connections on the front of the case you have two USB 3.1 and HD Audio. This makes connecting things like headphones and even keyboard and mice easy and convenient.
On the side of the system we have a small acrylic window that shows off our CPU and graphics card. This window is a bit small for my liking, but remember you can fully customize this system and it looks like you have some awesome case choices which include the NZXT Manta and Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX, both of which have nice large windows on them.
The rear of the case is what you would expect and all of your connections are easy to access. You do notice there is an exhaust fan back there as well.
Opening the system up is done with a single thumbscrew and you just slide the side panel off. Taking a look inside we can see our system nicely built. We can spot the single-braided extension cables for our graphics card and motherboard. As for our memory AVA Direct has gone with a 16GB kit of Kingston’s HyperX Predator RGB running at 3200 MHz. We are using the stock AMD CPU cooler, which should do just fine. You’ll also notice that we do have an intake fan as well, so airflow in the case shouldn’t be a problem.
Opening the opposite side of the case we can see that all of the cables are nicely organized and that AVADirect definitely made use of the available tie-down spots on the backside of the case.
Here is a shot of the system powered on. You can see the memory and RGB strips all lit up, which looks pretty good overall!