We were big fans of SilverStone's Temjin TJ08-E when we reviewed it back in August. Who wouldn't be? Even SilverStone was surprised at just how effective the little enclosure was, producing better cooling and acoustics than their own substantially more expensive Fortress FT03. Today SilverStone comes to us with a modified Temjin TJ08-E--modified for a lower price point. The Precision PS07 is almost identical to its predecessor internally, but SilverStone has cut some corners to shave about $20 off the end retail cost. Was it worth the sacrifice?

It's easy to be a little underwhelmed by the PS07. The difference between $79 and $99 just doesn't feel like a very big one, but when you're working on a budget, every little bit can help. SilverStone has also moved a couple of things around in the fascia and changed the internal fan configuration in the process. The result is a case that feels very similar but it has a few differences, some more important than others.

SilverStone Precision PS07 Specifications
Motherboard Form Factor Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
Drive Bays External 2x 5.25"
Internal 5x 3.5", 1x 2.5"
Cooling Front 2x 120mm intake fan
Rear 1x 120mm fan mount
Top -
Side -
Bottom -
Expansion Slots 4
Front I/O Port 2x USB 3.0, headphone and mic jacks
Top I/O Port PSU vent
Power Supply Size ATX
Clearance 13.25" (Expansion Cards), 150mm (CPU HSF), 160mm (PSU)
Weight 11.47 lbs.
Dimensions 15.75" x 8.27" x 14.73"
Price $79

Spec wise, the Precision PS07 is virtually identical to its predecessor, although SilverStone kills the dedicated external 3.5" bay entirely. That's not a major sacrifice; placement of the bay was so awkward to begin with that I wouldn't expect it to have seen much use. The one major change is SilverStone has removed the 180mm Air Penetrator (I challenge anyone with a juvenile sense of humor not to giggle at the name) fan and replaced it with two generic 120mm intake fans.

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  • kenyee - Tuesday, January 03, 2012 - link

    I was hoping they improved it on this.
    Once the TJ08 is loaded up, removing a hard drive that died (RAID1) is a PITA...too much stuff to unscrew to get the drive cage out :-P
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  • JaBro999 - Tuesday, January 03, 2012 - link

    What was the speed of the TJ08-E's 180 mm Air Penetrator fan running at for the temp and noise comparisons (high or low)?

    Thanks for the nice review of an interesting case.
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  • Death666Angel - Tuesday, January 03, 2012 - link

    The results of the TJ08-E in the comparison charts here are from the fan settings at low. The fan rotates with 700rpm @ low and 1200rpm @ high. Low is normally barely audible, most graphics cards are noisier. High is quite audible and should only be used with headphones. Reply
  • know of fence - Tuesday, January 03, 2012 - link

    Now I can appreciate the benefits of an upside down design as much as the next guy, but having the PSU with the open side up is STUPID! That's what happens when people think about airflow and noting else.

    Imagine a little rain coming through the window a spilled soda, not to mention all the dust and crap that will fall inside.the power supply. Don't let that grill fool you, the PSU needs to go in the right way, with the fan facing the ground, or else there is a risk of shorting out your PC or even electrocution.
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  • Death666Angel - Tuesday, January 03, 2012 - link

    If you have your PC next to those things and are clumsy you might want to think about it. However, here my PC is either under the desk to the rear or on the desktop and the window right next to me is never opened. So I can safely rule out death-by-electrocution ;). Reply
  • ClagMaster - Tuesday, January 03, 2012 - link

    Changing an optimum case design for lower cost will result in a non-optimum case design.

    Such is the case of the TJ08-E (perfection) and the PS07(non-optimum).

    For the $20 savings, I could have purchased a Rosewill R101-P-BK (on sale) which has excellent acoustics and thermals.
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