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post #11 of 15
Hows aboout SILVERSTONE TJ08, it looking better than CM341, IMO.

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More picture, there you go..
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post #12 of 15
My vote still goes to the 341. It's the cheapest and still has a GREAT interior. I haven't noticed any HDD vibrations, besides you can always get anti-vibration screws.

The TJ08 is like the 341 but just more expensive. Also has pre-cut holes for the front and rear fan mounts, which may cause less noise overall even after you cut the ones for the 341 (my front still is loud, after the cuts).

But I don't feel bad cutting it up because it was only like $40. No big deal if I screw it up, just buy another one.
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post #13 of 15
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Probably gonna get the 341. Nice and cheap option.

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post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by Kvjavs View Post
My vote still goes to the 341. It's the cheapest
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But I don't feel bad cutting it up because it was only like $40.
Actually if you live near a Micro Center they have it for only $30.

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Originally Posted by Kvjavs View Post
The TJ08 is like the 341 but just more expensive.
Wrong, but close. The Cooler Master Elite 340, not the 341 is like the TJ08.

Cooler Master Elite 340 Newegg link for pics

Note the interior is exactly like the TJ08. The TJ08 just has the fancy aluminum fascia while the 340 is plastic, plus the TJ08 has the fan punch-out grills removed and replaced with wire finger guards.

The Athenatech A301BS is also the same chassis, but with a different fascia from the TJ08 or the Elite 340.

The Elite 340 is now discontinued and is tough to find, but Axiontech has it. It also turns up on occasion on Cooler Master's own online store as a refurb now and again. Axiontech is owned by Directron and is a pretty legit online reseller.

The Athenatech may or may not be discontinued. Newegg occasionally gets more in stock. Note that I did my first build in this case maybe as far back as eight years ago, so not only has it been around, I'm pretty familiar with it. I've also done a build in the TJ08, but not the Elite 340.

Oh yeah, one last note is that this case (TJ08/Elite 340/A301BS) is kind of short front-to-back, so you can't fit a long PSU in there and still have an optical drive. In this respect it is kind of like the Antec NSK3480, but a hair deeper. It is also pretty wide, so you can fit big coolers in there.
Edited by Zap - 4/24/11 at 8:32am
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Funny thing is, I am actually going to Chicago in 3 day.....Might have to stop at the local Microcenter.
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