Introduction

Quick Look
SilverStone Technology Temjin 6 The Good


+ Side panel audio/USB/FireWire
+ Five 5-1/4" drive bays
+ Eight 3-1/2" drive bays (2 exposed)
+ Tool-less drive bays/expansion slots
+ Patented Wind Tunnel
The Bad
- Not fully tool-less
- Lack of HDD bay space
- Very Heavy

At Computex this past June, we had a chance to look at some upcoming products from various manufacturers such as Thermtaltake, CoolerMaster, and Lian Li. Lian Li's BTX style case, the V line, proved to be an innovation of its own, but had a few minor drawbacks.

SilverStone was also at Computex and brought a few of its new products, including the Temjin 6, which is a direct competitor for Lian Li's PC-V1000. Many expected BTX to be the major theme of the show this year, but were disappointed to find that only a handful of names were showing off their BTX equipment. And to increase the appetite for the BTX standard, SilverStone took it upon itself to display the Temjin 6, an ATX form factor case with a BTX look.

This is our third look at a SilverStone product and we have yet to be disappointed. Our look at the Temjin 5 in August proved that even though SilverStone has moved away from using aluminum as its primary construction material, they can still develop a product with great value. So, let's take a look at the sixth product in SilverStone's Temjin line, the Temjin 6.

More information on the Temjin 6 is available at SilverStone Technology's website.

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  • Bonedoc1983 - Saturday, November 13, 2004 - link

    Opps, regarding my LAST post.. the motherboard WAS a NEO2 Plat (MSI K8N - CPU placement is bad for this case) - sorry for the mistake. Reply
  • Bonedoc1983 - Saturday, November 13, 2004 - link

    Just build one of these.
    Of note:
    Noise, stock AMD FX-53 Heatsink/FAN (no o/c) was okay. PC sits on floor, barely audible.
    HOWEVER the stock CPU/Heatsink (as described) does NOT clear the TUNNEL.. it tweaks it and puts a lot of pressure onto the CPU/heatsink combination. Not good. I had to remove the tunnel. Did not want it rubbing so hard onto the fan body.
    Still get decent temps, but a bummer.
    Otherwise, quiet, strong case (heavy) and overall great install, large inside and easy to work.
    HDs in vertical vs Horizontal do not seem a p
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  • threedd97 - Wednesday, October 06, 2004 - link

    I own this case. I won it for free from SystemCooling.com. It's extremely nice. The only problems I experienced were my Cool Drive 4 would not mount at all with the brackets or screws. The way they instruct you to feed PSU cables to the motherboard and other devices is extremely hard to pull off and make it work without a ton of cluster between the motherboard tray and the left panel. Also, the 120mm fans are rated at 2200RPM, but my CD4 displays them running at 1080RPM. Reply
  • Neco - Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - link

    To #18 about trying the this case with the MSI Neo2 Platinum...you are right. The CPU placement is too high and the wind tunnel won't let you place a heatsink/fan on the processor. Reply
  • TimTheEnchanter25 - Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - link

    I didn't see anything wrong with the review. I've been trying to decide between the 5 and the 6 series and the temp results convinced me to go with this one.

    With all 3 fans running at only 21db, I can't see how anyone can be concerned with the sound.

    I plan on adding another 120mm intake fan over the video card and possibly another 120mm exhust fan at the top between the psu and the top 5 1/4 drive.

    Also, I can't find any info on the distance from the cpu to the plastic tunnel. I want to know if a "tower" cooler will fit. I'm thinking about going with the AeroCool HT-101, I think it is 76mm high. I plan on throwing 2 80 mm fans on that to boost the wind tunnel even more.
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  • muddocktor - Wednesday, September 29, 2004 - link

    I thought the review was well done myself, except it would have been nice to see video card temps. However, I don't guess you checked that in the other cases tested so that's OK. One thing that kind of bothered me in the review though was Purav Sanghani's assertations that "everyone is looking forward to BTX". I for one, don't see why the motherboard form factor needs to be changed and this case proves my point; you can get the same cooling effect of BTX without changing mobo form factors and making everyone start over from scratch when they upgrade to a new motherboard. Other than that, good review, Purav. Reply
  • MEDISIN - Tuesday, September 28, 2004 - link

    Obviously comparing past benchmarks which included the PC-V1000 with a different test bed is pointless. I was asking why you didn't install the CPU/GPU/RAM/PSU you used in the Temjin 6 into a PC-V1000 and benchmark it like the rest of the cases you included.

    So what your saying is you didn't have a PC-V1000 available when you wrote this article. That's too bad - seeing as how it is the only other case (besides the PC-V1100) that I know of with the same upside-down orientation. It would have been nice to see if Silver Stone could outperform the best of Lian Li. Believe me, they couldn't, but it would have been nice to see anyway.
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  • PuravSanghani - Monday, September 27, 2004 - link

    MEDISIN:

    "Mentioned - yes, but why was it not included in the thermal benchmarks?! Being the only other case available with the upside-down orientation, wouldn't it make sense to compare it to the Temjin 6 in both thermal and noise?"

    What i meant to say was that the V1000 was the only other case we looked at with this new BTX style. We did not include the V1000 in the charts because of the fact that we have changed our test bed since the PC-V1000 and it would be like comparing apples to oranges.

    Same goes for that last statement, the difference in test beds kept us from comparing both cases' benchmarks, we were only comparing those cases with basically the same CPU/GPU/RAM/PSU combination.

    Hope that helps!

    Purav
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  • MEDISIN - Monday, September 27, 2004 - link

    In the conclusion Purav writes:

    "The only other case to which the Temjin 6 can be compared in the market right now is Lian Li's PC-V1000, which we mentioned numerous times in this review."

    Mentioned - yes, but why was it not included in the thermal benchmarks?! Being the only other case available with the upside-down orientation, wouldn't it make sense to compare it to the Temjin 6 in both thermal and noise?

    Or what about the statement: "Temjin 6...overall, performs much better." when its performance was never compared to the PC-V1000???
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  • karrock - Monday, September 27, 2004 - link

    "Hideous spider cases"...

    Chenbro Xpider
    http://www.systemcooling.com/chenbro_xpider_ii-01....
    Reply

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