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Looks nice, but I'm not a big fan of having the buttons and ports on the side. At least they are on the side behind the motherboard tray and have good separation of the power and reset.

Nice that Silverstone has copied what many have done and accomodated mounting an SSD on the side of the 5.25 drive bays.

I'd like to see the option if I remove the 3.5 and 2.5 combo drive cage to replace the bottom front 120 mm fan with a 140 mm fan. If I really need a 3.5 inch drive I could mounted them on the bottom panel as others have done. Silverstone should add holes for that drive mounting option too.

If they eliminated the bottom 5.25 drive bay there'd even be enough height at the front for dual 140 mm front fans or maybe even a 280 mm radiatior.
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Would someone recommend this case anymore?
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Would someone recommend this case anymore?

Absolutely, it is still one of the best micro ATX cases made. Personally, I like it more than its successor, tj08 pro. Not to mention, the case has solid watercooling potential. Check out Hyp36rmax's build log for his #phase02
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Would someone recommend this case anymore?

Definitely still a solid case with greet airflow! Hasn't been very many mATX cases released lately so it's still a great case.
Edited by THEStorm - 9/26/15 at 6:29am
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Would someone recommend this case anymore?

With out hesitation, Still a great case for the price thumb.gif
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but, if you are looking for something even smaller, there is always the SG10 biggrin.gif
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We would definitely still recommend the TJ08-E if you were looking for a premium Micro-ATX tower case. There is also the KL06, which is based off of the TJ08-E but with more 2.5" native drive slots.

Our TJ08-PRO project development has been postponed until the middle of next year so don't wait for it if you are looking to build now.
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We would definitely still recommend the TJ08-E if you were looking for a premium Micro-ATX tower case. There is also the KL06, which is based off of the TJ08-E but with more 2.5" native drive slots.

Our TJ08-PRO project development has been postponed until the middle of next year so don't wait for it if you are looking to build now.

And it's somewhat significantly larger too, right? Not to mention the motherboard inversion and layout has all been changed from the TJ08-E and co. "Different" is maybe the right word to use. Based on what was shown at Computex 2015, unless the design has been changed drastically, it has 5 expansion slots and a lot of vertical space above the motherboard, plus it's deeper. At that kind of size, it might as well be ATX, IMHO. If you're pushing NZXT S340 size (which is itself a little bit larger than it needs to be for what it does), why even bother with mATX? I know, you actually support 5.25" drives and all that, plus potentially non-flimsy HDD mounts.

I'm sure many disagree, though.
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And it's somewhat significantly larger too, right? Not to mention the motherboard inversion and layout has all been changed from the TJ08-E and co. "Different" is maybe the right word to use. Based on what was shown at Computex 2015, unless the design has been changed drastically, it has 5 expansion slots and a lot of vertical space above the motherboard, plus it's deeper. At that kind of size, it might as well be ATX, IMHO. If you're pushing NZXT S340 size (which is itself a little bit larger than it needs to be for what it does), why even bother with mATX? I know, you actually support 5.25" drives and all that, plus potentially non-flimsy HDD mounts.

I'm sure many disagree, though.

i think in the TJ08-pro should be marketed under a different tag. maybe a TJ04-mini? since it shares more DNA with the TJ04 then it does TJ08 considering the mobo layout and PSU location. but i guess they are trying to leverage the success of TJ08 (much like how they tried to sneak FT04 into the lineup of the fortress series...) kinda cheapens the overall name of TJ08 with that bastard child in the mix but whatever... it's their product.

overall philosophy of the TJ08-pro itself is not bad. it's a blend of the primary advantages in both the fractal arc mini and the inwin dragon slayer. if they are still accepting suggestions on the design for the TJ08-pro, i would say make the 5.25 cage screw removable to make room for 360mm rad mount on the roof as well as lowing the roof an inch or more. since they are stealing the off centered rad mount design from the arc midi/mini then they don't actually need the additional roof space to accommodate thick rads. and it's just like mikeaj said, if this is supposed to be mATX, case. then lets stick with mATX sizes smile.gif

personally i consider the 5th expansion slot(inwin dragon slayer design) to be a blessing since it would allow for a configuration of a 3 slot cooler for the primary GPU or a 2 slot cooler with an extra airflow slot between the GPU's in a SLi/xfire situation.(with the right mobo PCIe configuration that is) i would not mind seeing more 5 expansion slot case designs since it addresses the primary airflow design problem of a mATX case for multi GPU support.

overall, i like the idea of the TJ08-pro, it's just being stuck with the wrong badge. I think for all Silverstone fans, the model it should carry is a TJ04-mini instead of a TJ08-Bastard biggrin.gif
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As a TJ08-E owner for one year, I agree with psyclum, TJ08-Pro should be renamed to TJ-04 Mini biggrin.gif

Anyway, I cleaned my case today, take quite some time (+- 3 hours), so many dust buildup, but they're smaller and quite easy to blow. My guess is because of the front intake filter, that only allow small dust to pass through. Zip ties here, zip ties there, and I also remove the HDD cage, hope for more unrestricted airflow inside the case biggrin.gif

Still rockin' my 2500K, not OC yet (I only do light gaming right now, as my Uncle's Radeon 7730 is not strong enough to play latest titles, even at 1440 x 900) with Noctua U9B SE2 (fanless), intake fan set to low, and exhaust using Gentle Typhoon AP-15 biggrin.gif



Running Cinebench R15 (I'm not that brave enough to run Prime95 or IBT) biggrin.gif

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