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SilverStone Temjin TJ05 The Good


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+ Aluminum casing
+ Integrated LCD multi-Temperature display
+ Dual 120mm fans included
+ Possibilities for expansion
The Bad
- No removable motherboard tray
- Heavy steel internal construction

The first time we took a SilverStone Technology case out of its box, we were amazed at its style and size. The TJ03 Nimiz was a monstrous product that had great features, such as a sliding removable motherboard tray, a seemingly endless potential for expandability, and, of course, an all aluminum construction with clean cut edges.

SilverStone Technology has a pretty good record of well designed cases having the features that most consumers look for when shopping for a PC chassis. Besides standard desktop cases, SilverStone has an entire product line, which includes HTPC cases, power supplies, HDD enclosures, and various types of rheobuses.

Recently, SilverStone Technology sent us a sample of the fifth product in their Temjin line, the TJ05 . We expected a product that could either match or surpass the quality of the TJ03 Nimiz. When we unwrapped this revision, we were not disappointed. So let's get to it. Ladies and gentlemen, the Temjin 5...

You can read more information on the TJ05 at SilverStone Technology's website.

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  • jm0ris0n - Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - link

    This case is a rip-off of the coolermaster Wave series. http://www.coolermaster.com/index.php?LT=&Lang... Reply
  • Zepper - Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - link

    How close does the CONCAVE door come to the front of the 5" bay filler plates? Would it impinge on the use of Mobile Drive Racks, hot-swap cages, or mounting an optical drive like the MSI X52 (retail version) which all protrude a bit from that when mounted properly?
    . The reviewer should keep an eye to these practical matters without letting glandular secretions due to the enticements of swoopy aluminum color their thinking process ;) .
    . Nobody really cares what their case is made of unless they spend all their time lugging it around - which no one is likely to do with a case of this size. If it's built well and doesn't look like the cat puked on it, we're happy. In fact, I prefer a steel chassis as it is less prone to noise transfer than Al.
    . I too am desirous of a Berserker as linked above by johnsonx - a lot of case for the $$$. newegg also sells the front panel I/O option for it at ~$13...

    .bh.
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  • ryang - Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - link

    [quote]
    "This is a review of the TJ05, which does not have a removeable tray, apparently, while the TJ03 does."

    oh. Oops
    [/quote]

    Uhh.. No. The TJ03 is a god ugly chassis (http://www.silverstonetek.com/images/photo/tj03/Pp...

    This is a review of a TJ05, with the reviewer clearly getting confused.

    And re: fan size vs. cfm vs. db. On average, a 120mm fan will flow 2x the amount a 80mm will flow at the same RPM, whilst generating slightly more noise. Hence you can happily run a 120mm fan on 5v and still get decent airflow. =)
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  • JustAnAverageGuy - Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - link

    "This is a review of the TJ05, which does not have a removeable tray, apparently, while the TJ03 does."

    oh. Oops
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  • johnsonx - Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - link

    I've been looking at these Silverstone cases myself; Newegg has a nice selection. I note that there is a version of the reviewed case without the front panel display for $20 less:

    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?desc...

    Silverstone also has some cheaper cases with many similar features; I'm considering the cheapest one on NewEgg for a server re-build project.

    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?desc...
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  • Schnook121 - Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - link

    damn i really like this case. Any idea where i can get one for cheap?? lol Reply
  • ciwell - Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - link

    Next case to review: Thermaltake Tsunami. ;) Reply
  • SUOrangeman - Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - link

    Cooler Master Stacker Reply
  • Modal - Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - link

    ""The TJ03 Nimiz was a monstrous product that had great features, such as a sliding removable motherboard tray, a seemingly endless potential for expandability,"[/i]

    [i] "The Bad
    - No removable motherboard tray
    "[/i]

    ? "

    This is a review of the TJ05, which does not have a removeable tray, apparently, while the TJ03 does.
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  • masher - Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - link

    One other question..why is the reviewer "disappointed" in the sound figures for the case? Did he expect it to be quieter than a case with 80mm fans?

    News flash-- larger fans are louder than smaller ones...at the same rpm. They're quieter at moving the same volume of air, but plug a 12cm and an 8cm fan into the same 12v supply, and the larger fan will be louder.



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