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Many of the mATX boards have the second x16/x8 slot two spaces away from the first. So, the fifth expansion slot makes the 350D a winner for anyone who wants to SLI/Xfire. Some boards have only one space separating. Boards like the Rampage IV Gene, have room for both options. Personally, I don't think there are enough 5 slot cases on the market. With beastly builds getting smaller, not everyone wants to have to put their GPUs on top of one another. This allows more options for GPU cooler types, and even the blower cooled GPUs run better with space between.
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Many of the mATX boards have the second x16/x8 slot two spaces away from the first. So, the fifth expansion slot makes the 350D a winner for anyone who wants to SLI/Xfire. Some boards have only one space separating. Boards like the Rampage IV Gene, have room for both options. Personally, I don't think there are enough 5 slot cases on the market. With beastly builds getting smaller, not everyone wants to have to put their GPUs on top of one another. This allows more options for GPU cooler types, and even the blower cooled GPUs run better with space between.

Cool good to know thanks smile.gif
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350D is a bit big for M-ATX. I also love the looks of the TJ08. So I would go for the TJ08. You said based on looks tongue.gif

Lol yeah I did say that didn't I. But also I do not think it is to big tongue.gif
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I saw your post about the difference between the two cases. I am looking into the new Corsair 350D because I currently have a 2011 socket micro-ATX PC and I love Corsair cases. Though I am not sure if I want to increase the size of my case just for about 30% - 50% more radiator surface area. I currently house my socket 2011 in a Silverstone TJ-08E and I love the small footprint of the case.

My set up includes: Intel Core i7 3930k (overclocked to 4.4 GHz), Asus Rampage IV Gene, 32 GB of Corsair Vengeance LP, 2 x EVGA Geforce GTX 465, 240 GB Corsair Force 3 SSD, and a Corsair AX850.

The TJ-08E is perfect for water-cooling, if you have a little patience and can think outside the box. I have a 180mm radiator and a 120mm radiator, cooling the two GPUs, CPU and motherboard. Some may say this is not enough for what I am running, but my temps are very stable around 35 - 40 degrees C during idle and around 45 - 50 degrees C during full load. Not bad for a small PC in my opinion. Some may think that's hot, but in all reality the technology is rated to work at much higher temps.

Don't get me wrong, its pretty crowded inside the case, but I like how everything fits together. You can see for yourself below.

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I saw your post about the difference between the two cases. I am looking into the new Corsair 350D because I currently have a 2011 socket micro-ATX PC and I love Corsair cases. Though I am not sure if I want to increase the size of my case just for about 30% - 50% more radiator surface area. I currently house my socket 2011 in a Silverstone TJ-08E and I love the small footprint of the case.

My set up includes: Intel Core i7 3930k (overclocked to 4.4 GHz), Asus Rampage IV Gene, 32 GB of Corsair Vengeance LP, 2 x EVGA Geforce GTX 465, 240 GB Corsair Force 3 SSD, and a Corsair AX850.

The TJ-08E is perfect for water-cooling, if you have a little patience and can think outside the box. I have a 180mm radiator and a 120mm radiator, cooling the two GPUs, CPU and motherboard. Some may say this is not enough for what I am running, but my temps are very stable around 35 - 40 degrees C during idle and around 45 - 50 degrees C during full load. Not bad for a small PC in my opinion. Some may think that's hot, but in all reality the technology is rated to work at much higher temps.

Don't get me wrong, its pretty crowded inside the case, but I like how everything fits together. You can see for yourself below.


Thanks for your opinion. I think your build is very nice biggrin.gif. The reason I had pulled the plug on the TJ08-E is that I think it may be to small for my needs (sounds crazy right but it is true) I do not know, but I like the internals but something has swayed me when I saw the 350D. It has the perfect dimensions, I had done come measurements comparing the size and I really like the size and if anything when my build is done and I have the money I will get the case and transfer my pre-built to the TJ08-E thumb.gif The thing that saddens me is I am scared with then parts I am putting in the case will make my build look empty and that is the last thing I want. I still have some time to think it over so I will keep this case in the back of my mind and weigh what I think is a pro and a con to both of the cases.
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i cant say this thread is doing a very good job in addressing the OP's concerns. how can you have a thread about aesthetics w/o pictures biggrin.gif






the corsair seem to have a cleaner faceplate and good looking feet. however the top side is more elegant on the TJ08-E IMO. so the question is where exactly are you going to place the case and in what orientation? which sides of the case is generally visible? when you are talking about aesthetics, the visible parts of the surface is what matters the most. are both side panels going to be visible? because obviously if the window portion of the case wont be visible, then it's pointless to get a windowed version of the case biggrin.gif AFAIK there is no TJ08-E factory windowed side panel so if you are looking for windowed case, you choice is fairly clear.

the best way to help you is for you to take a quick pic of where exactly you intend to put the computer and we can see what sides of the case is going to be commonly visible. after all, pretty feet on the corsair is useless if it's going to be hidden inside shaggy carpet biggrin.gif
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Thanks for that I will post pic as soon as I can. So the parts of the case I will be seeing is the top and the left sides of the case, as it will be under my cheap ol' desk biggrin.gif
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Also the question is still out there would it really be good to have a window.

If your pc is going to be in a good place to show off the inside then I would consider a window.
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