SilverStone Precision PS07: Temjin For Less?by Dustin Sklavos on January 3, 2012 12:20 AM EST
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|
|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)|
|Dimensions||15.75" x 8.27" x 14.73"|
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.