SilverStone’s aluminum cases are among the most popular in the industry. The company had a sizeable booth in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s hall South 4 and ThinkComputers visited it to get the lowdown on new offerings such as the Raven full tower case and new models in the Sugo SFF line.
Silverstone’s new flagship case is the Raven, a full tower beast of a case with a major difference from other cases: the motherboard is mounted with the ports facing upward. It has six internal 3.5″ bays and five external 5.25″ bays. Silverstone believes that facing the ports—and exhaust—upward, the board can be more efficiently cooled using natural thermo dynamics. A cowl directs the air out toward the rear of the case. Silverstone sells an optional SATA hotswap plate which can be bolted into the 3.5″ cage.
There’s a really neat drive bay door, too.
Silverstone displayed with the Raven case its new Raven mouse, too.
The Fortress is a new tower case. The design of the Fortress is similar to the Temjin from few years ago with its unibody design. The Silverstone representative explained to me that each Fortress is unique because the side panels are tweaked specifically for the case in which they will be installed. Silverstone showed two Fortresses painted by Smooth Creations, a company famous for its awesome painted exteriors for all kind of devices.
The Temjin was on display, as well.