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Case Introduction:

In 2006, SilverStone launched the Temjin TJ08, an impressive micro-ATX tower case with then unheard of dual 120mm fan configuration. It helped pioneered the idea of big tower cooling performance in small packages. Five years later, improved technology and design has enabled SilverStone engineers to create another pioneering small tower case in the TJ08 Evolution (TJ08-E). To improve cooling performance, a class leading "Air Penetrator" 180mm fan was installed behind the front panel to create virtual airflow tunnel with positive air pressure, which also improves quietness and dust prevention.
Standard enthusiast features retained or improved include removable motherboard tray and top panel, CPU back plate cutout, all black painted interior, removable filters for all intake vents, and beautifully finished aluminum front panel.

Features unique to the TJ08-E are its ability to accommodate long cables from high-end power supply and storage room for one 2.5" hard drive and up to five 3.5" hard drives. If you are looking for a classic, cleanly styled premium micro-ATX tower with the latest chassis construction technology to house top-of-the-line components, the TJ08-E is it.

Special or unique features:
- Includes one 180mm Air Penetrator fan for positive pressure cooling
- Removable motherboard tray and top panel
- Quick access filters to prevent dust buildup
- Convenient wire and cable routing pathways
- Adjustable holder for large CPU coolers
- Motherboard back plate opening behind CPU area for quick cooler assembly
- Impressive storage capacity up to five 3.5" hard drives and one 2.5" drive

Case Specifications:


Interior:
TJ08-E-Inside.jpg


Front:
TJ08-E-Front.jpg


3/4 Back:
TJ08-E-34View-Inside.jpg


Windowed Edition:
tj08-ew-34.jpg


Confirmed Coolers: Need suggestions!
- Intel Stock Cooler
- Corsair H70
- Corsair H60
- Corsair H50
- Noctua C14
- Corsair H80
- Antec 620
- Antec 920
- Tuniq Tower
- Thermaltake Silver Arrow
- Noctua D14
- Noctua U9B SE2
- Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro

Reviews:
nagle3092's Temperatures and Thoughts on the TJ08-E

Chiphell's Review on the TJ08-E


SPCR's Review of the TJ08-E

Warnings/Issues:
- The front panel is a complete pain to get off and reassemble. nagle3092 recommends this is not done for any reason unless needed.

Signature:
SilverStoneTJ08-ECase Owners Club

Special thanks to nagle3092 for the signature!
Special thanks to TC_Fenua for the banner!
 

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The TJ08-E Hall of Fame!

Mentalist:
This build shows the absolute potential of the TJ08-E chassis. Amazing.



More pictures here.

New memorable build! Pure ripping.
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anteante's TJ08-E!

wiski's Gunmetal TJ08-E!

The build log.
http://imgur.com/a/KCxk6

Honorable Members:
An honorable member is someone who has been incredibly helpful and shown dedication to the club.

1. nagle3092
- Made the signature solely without being asked.
- Shown to be very helpful
- Answered most questions asked
- Contributed the most out of anyone at the moment.
2. hyp36rmax
- Made the members form and spreadsheet
- Did it without being asked
- Seems to be a really knowledgeable member
 

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Originally Posted by nagle3092;14243885
Mine will be here on Tuesday.
Awesome, looking forward to it! Hopefully there should be some spectacular builds in this case.
 

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I'm seriously considering ditching my atx motherboard and case and getting a maximus iv gene and this case. Decisions, decisions.
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I saw it the other day and fell in love with it. I don't see any good mATX bulldozer boards out yet.

Edit: Never looked yet but where can I get it? I've only seen sundial micro.
 

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Originally Posted by Behemoth777;14244001
I'm seriously considering ditching my atx motherboard and case and getting a maximus iv gene and this case. Decisions, decisions.
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Might as well, I dont see the point in big builds anymore. Matx is more than enough for 90% of people, the only reason I would go back to ATX is if I was using 3 or more gpus.
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I saw it the other day and fell in love with it. I don't see any good mATX bulldozer boards out yet.

Edit: Never looked yet but where can I get it? I've only seen sundial micro.
http://www.directron.com/tj08be.html

Depending on where you live it might come direct from Silverstone like mine if you order it from them.
 

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Originally Posted by Behemoth777;14244001
I'm seriously considering ditching my atx motherboard and case and getting a maximus iv gene and this case. Decisions, decisions.
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Hahaha,

Why not! It is, in my opinion the sexiest mATX case available internally and externally. The separate hidden PSU compartment and quite significant room for cable management make it a great case for me.
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I saw it the other day and fell in love with it. I don't see any good mATX bulldozer boards out yet.

Edit: Never looked yet but where can I get it? I've only seen sundial micro.
Unfortunately I can't help there!

Down in Australia though there available at most online shops. Whenever I try to find a product online I use Staticice, I believe they have an American website too.

http://www.staticice.com
 

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it doesnt look bad ...but it does have some issues that bug me though

- 2.5" hole in the bottom (makes it ugly, it would look way better without that hole)
- dust filter on top (it shouldnt be there at all, since its probably better to turn the psu so that it exhausts hot air out of the case - and if u dont, gpu doesnt get much air)
- steel body (it should be all aluminium)

...so far im sticking with my mini p180 ...it has better cooling then this (Its a bit big & heavy though thats what I dont like about it)
 

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A full aluminum body will raise the price of this little monster. It would be great though. Also, you can easily drill holes for a fan at the bottom. What's so fun about this case if you can't mod it a little?
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I think it is perfect the way it is.
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Making it aluminium would kill most of the appeal for me, because the price would likely be over $200 just like those really nice lian li m-atx cases that were just released. The price on this case is amazing, and it looks really well put together and thought out. I seriously want this case..

The only thing that I'm really worried about with this case is my psu. It said on their website that the absolute maximum length for a psu in this case is 180mm, and my psu is exactly that length. I'm scarred that it might not fit, or I might just have to get an external dvd drive.
 

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Originally Posted by Jaromir;14244860
it doesnt look bad ...but it does have some issues that bug me though

- 2.5" hole in the bottom (makes it ugly, it would look way better without that hole)
- dust filter on top (it shouldnt be there at all, since its probably better to turn the psu so that it exhausts hot air out of the case - and if u dont, gpu doesnt get much air)
- steel body (it should be all aluminium)

...so far im sticking with my mini p180 ...it has better cooling then this (Its a bit big & heavy though thats what I dont like about it)
-The 3.5 hole isnt that bad, I personally like it where its at.
-The dust filter on top is the only thing I dont like about it. It makes no point. It even says in the manual if you have a psu with a fan to have it oriented down. So the filter is completely pointless. I emailed silverstone about that, still havent gotten a response.
-After owning a Lian Li (coming from an A04B) I would rather have a steel body, aluminum resonates sound to much.
-Cooling is probably better than your mini P unless you have some high intake fans on that thing. I dont think you realize that the intake is a 130 cfm. The only one that looks like it might be neglected is the top gpu if you have 2, I will find out soon enough though.
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Originally Posted by Behemoth777;14247209
I think it is perfect the way it is.
smile.gif
Making it aluminium would kill most of the appeal for me, because the price would likely be over $200 just like those really nice lian li m-atx cases that were just released. The price on this case is amazing, and it looks really well put together and thought out. I seriously want this case..

The only thing that I'm really worried about with this case is my psu. It said on their website that the absolute maximum length for a psu in this case is 180mm, and my psu is exactly that length. I'm scarred that it might not fit, or I might just have to get an external dvd drive.
Sell it and get a smaller one if your worried. Are you ever gonna sli? If not then sell it.
 

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Sell it and get a smaller one if your worried. Are you ever gonna sli? If not then sell it.
I'm planning on going sli in a few months. I used to have a seasonic x650 and I sold it for this corsair hx850.
 

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Originally Posted by Behemoth777;14247209
I think it is perfect the way it is.
smile.gif
Making it aluminium would kill most of the appeal for me, because the price would likely be over $200 just like those really nice lian li m-atx cases that were just released. The price on this case is amazing, and it looks really well put together and thought out. I seriously want this case..

The only thing that I'm really worried about with this case is my psu. It said on their website that the absolute maximum length for a psu in this case is 180mm, and my psu is exactly that length. I'm scarred that it might not fit, or I might just have to get an external dvd drive.
It will fit!

I know this because it's in the Silverstone product Manual. I'll get up the image when I'm on my computer!
Product Manual It's on page 24 dude.

It's a very tricky fit, but it should just make it!

For $109 Australian, I don't want them to change anything! Except maybe the PSU fan grill on the top other than that it looks great and is very well thought out for the price.
 

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I'm planning on going sli in a few months. I used to have a seasonic x650 and I sold it for this corsair hx850.
It will fit. The part where you said you went from Seasonic to Corsair made me sad. Corsair is a great company but the power supplies are just rebrands of mostly seasonics.
 

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Good case, except that a GPU in the upper slots will choke?
Yup. Basically, you should only run a GPU in the two middle or bottom slots. Preferably bottom. You could have the PSU face down so it pulls air from the air stream created by the 180mm in front. Then the GPU could get some but it'll still be hot. Watercooling isn't really an option here unless you want external enclosures or external rads.
 

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Good case, except that a GPU in the upper slots will choke?
We will find this out on Tuesday when my case shows up. I'm gonna throw my 465s in there and see how they do.
 

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Originally Posted by nagle3092;14247747
-The 3.5 hole isnt that bad, I personally like it where its at.
-The dust filter on top is the only thing I dont like about it. It makes no point. It even says in the manual if you have a psu with a fan to have it oriented down. So the filter is completely pointless. I emailed silverstone about that, still havent gotten a response.
-After owning a Lian Li (coming from an A04B) I would rather have a steel body, aluminum resonates sound to much.
-Cooling is probably better than your mini P unless you have some high intake fans on that thing. I dont think you realize that the intake is a 130 cfm. The only one that looks like it might be neglected is the top gpu if you have 2, I will find out soon enough though.

Sell it and get a smaller one if your worried. Are you ever gonna sli? If not then sell it.
I have 2 of those noctua 120mm intake fans, one fan blow directly to the gpu and one directly to the cpu (thats what i like about mini p180)
basicly im looking for smaller mini p180 that has no doors
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i realize that intake is 130cfm (but thats also at 30-34db) thats louder & pushes less air then 2x120 fans

...I really like the tj08-e looks & size, cable management should be awesome too ...I only wish gpu cooling would be better :/ Heck i might even buy it

report back to us the dual gpu result
 
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