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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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  • Locut0s - Tuesday, August 31, 2004 - link

    As usualy another great review. Looks like this may be the case for my next system! Not to advertise another site but there is another good review of this case online for those who want more information and another opinion, though equally positive:

    http://www.pcunleash.com/bbs/zboard.php?id=MyItemR...
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  • PuravSanghani - Saturday, August 28, 2004 - link

    #30: If you feel there are typos and issues in the article, please do point them out and we will do our best to try and resolve them. Thanks. Reply
  • Mday - Saturday, August 28, 2004 - link

    There are various typoes and issues with this article. Other than that... I give the article a 6.8/10. Reply
  • DonB - Thursday, August 26, 2004 - link

    "Next case to review: Thermaltake Tsunami. ;) "

    We badly need an updated power supply review too. Most recent one from searching for "power" on the home page appears to be "2003 Power Supply Roundup Part II: Better Faster Cheaper" from Jul 31st, 2003.
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  • johnsonx - Thursday, August 26, 2004 - link

    OK, fair enough... Reply
  • masher - Thursday, August 26, 2004 - link

    The 12cm fans I have start at 3000 rpm, and go down from there. They're louder at 12v than nearly all 8cm fans, though you're correct this isn't true for all fans.

    But you're still missing the point-- the reviewer is blaming the CASE for the noise, despite a cooling figure that obviously shows the fans are pumping much more air than those its being judged against.
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  • johnsonx - Thursday, August 26, 2004 - link

    #25:

    12cm fans are almost invariably quieter than 8cm fans without any special effort. I don't know why you seem to think otherwise. I agree that if you were to run them at the same rpm, then yeah, a 12cm will be louder. But 12cm fans are almost always set at a fairly low rpm (in the low 2000 range), while 8cm fans tend to go 3500rpm and up (way up, the really noisy ones closing in on 6000rpm).

    Perhaps you are thinking that all fans run the same speed at full voltage? No, they run at whatever speed they were made to run.
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  • masher - Thursday, August 26, 2004 - link

    #20, Sure you can devolt a 12cm fan and get more airflow for less noise than an 8cm...but the reviewer didn't do that, now did he? He ran them full speed, chortled with glee at its resultant good cooling numbers, then expressed shock and awe that it was no quieter than a case equipped with smaller fans. Come again?

    The fans CAN be quieter...they don't start out that way. The reviewer doesn't seem to understand why not.
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  • PuravSanghani - Thursday, August 26, 2004 - link

    jm0ris0n: The designer of the TJ05 also designed the Wavemaster which results in the similarities. Reply
  • Zepper - Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - link

    Apparently, jm0.., you didn't actually READ the review...
    .bh.
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