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Top GPU ok?
In short yes, it gets plenty of air. I will rewrite what I was going to say along with some number tomorrow.

Update

Ok well its tomorrow and here is the numbers. I used 10 runs of crysis bench at 1920x1080 with 8xQAA, DX10 and allowed the cards to get under 45c between each test. The cards were locked at 60% fan speed once they hit 60c for the tests.

Lian Li with 2 120mm intake (no fan filters) and a 92mm shrouded gpu duct temps were
78c top 63c bottom

For the TJ08-E temps are
67c top 82c bottom 180mm low speed with fan filter
67c top 81c bottom 180mm high speed with fan filter
67c top 80c bottom 180mm low speed without fan filter
65c top 75c bottom 180mm high speed without fan filter

and I just did a run with the 92mm shrouded gpu duct and the temps were
65c top 77c bottom 180mm low speed with fan filter

As you can see the filter is really restrictive. I dont think this will be an issue at all with any cards though, remember I do have first gen fermis sandwiched. In case your wondering what I mean when I say 92mm shrouded fan duct look at the attached picture.

Ok heres some thoughts on the TJ08-E
-Build quality is very good, not quite lian li quality but very close. Thats to be expected though since this case+shipping cost less than my A04.
-Start managing cable as soon as you put the mobo tray back in. I did reverse cable management and plugged the psu cables into components first and to the psu last. This will be challenging for guys without modular psu's.
-You can fit both an SSD and HDD in the 3.5" bay, you have to remove the cover and install the ssd then install the HDD in the cover and reinstall the cover into the case.
-The fan filter sucks, its very very restrictive. I did some gpu tests already and on low speed w/o the filter does better than high speed with the filter. Silverstones filters were always very restrictive though so nothing new..
-The 180mm fan is pretty loud on high speed, without any official way of measuring it I would say its as loud or slightly louder my 465s at 60% fan speed. On low speed its not bad at all but still audible.
-Very wide heatsinks like my C14 will be a little challenging, this was the only orientation I could fit it in.
-Fully loaded this thing is surprisingly heavy.
-Comes with a usb3-usb2 header for mobos without the usb 3 header.
-The side panel thumbscrews have rubber washers on them so they dont dig into the paint (very very nice addition that I have only seen on Lian Li cases like my A04).
-The case feet are of the stick on type but there is holes in case you would like to add your own.
-Power and reset buttons are metal and look very nice.
-Everything fits together very very nicely, there is no play (that I noticed) in the case even when its completely broken down. (for instance my raven felt like it was going to fall apart when both the sidepanels where off).

Thats all I can really think of for now.
 

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Took me quite a bit of time to swap out my system to my new TJ08B-E case. Components:

2600K @ 4.5GHz 1.295vcore
ASRock Z68 Pro3-M
2x2GB G. Skill ECO CL7
Corsair H50 + Scythe Gentle Typhoon 1850RPM Fan
NZXT Hale90 650w 80+ Gold Modular PSU
2x Crucial M4 64GB SSD
2x Samsung F3 1TB HDD

Here are some pictures of my build (1st time trying to do wire management, I know I can do a better job but it works for me):

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Screenshot of temps running BOINC DC (Front 180mm fan at lowspeed 900RPM):

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When I look at this pictures I want this case more and more...

@nagle
that 92mm fan duct looks really awesome, and more or less fixes the issue I have with this case
how did u attach it? did u just squeeze it in there? ...doesnt that cause vibration noises?
from the pictures it looks like a perfect fit
 

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When I look at this pictures I want this case more and more...

@nagle
that 92mm fan duct looks really awesome, and more or less fixes the issue I have with this case
how did u attach it? did u just squeeze it in there? ...doesnt that cause vibration noises?
from the pictures it looks like a perfect fit
I used 3M double sided tape along the length of the bottom of the duct. It really is a perfect fit, it sits right ontop of the gpu support block perfectly in line with the cards.
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Nice looking case.

Does it still come with those GPU support "fingers"? Or was that taken out from the prototype?

Definitely thinking bout getting this case, just don't like how the HDD cage is. It'll conflict with my GeminII S, but I guess this is an excuse to buy an Antec 620
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The fingers are gone, they added a block on top of the hdd cage to support long cards. Your GeminII s will fit fine, I have a C14 in here with the hdd cage.
 

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I'll buy this case and put in an Bulldozer or ivy bridge(depending on realese date) and my tf2 gtx570..and maybe add one more 570. Looking forward to this
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Originally Posted by richierich1212;14289961
Took me quite a bit of time to swap out my system to my new TJ08B-E case. Components:

2600K @ 4.5GHz 1.295vcore
ASRock Z68 Pro3-M
2x2GB G. Skill ECO CL7
Corsair H50 + Scythe Gentle Typhoon 1850RPM Fan
NZXT Hale90 650w 80+ Gold Modular PSU
2x Crucial M4 64GB SSD
2x Samsung F3 1TB HDD

Here are some pictures of my build (1st time trying to do wire management, I know I can do a better job but it works for me):

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Screenshot of temps running BOINC DC (Front 180mm fan at lowspeed 900RPM):

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Awesome! Added.
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Looks good, heres a teaser...
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Looking good man! Pretty excited to see it all finished. Changed your link on the owners list to show your builds too!
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Hmm, tempted to get one when it gets back in stock and do a watercooled build.
Dooooo ittttttt! It'd be interesting to see a custom loop in this case.
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I'll buy this case and put in an Bulldozer or ivy bridge(depending on realese date) and my tf2 gtx570..and maybe add one more 570. Looking forward to this
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I'll add you to the "Will be owners" list!
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Nice looking case.

Does it still come with those GPU support "fingers"? Or was that taken out from the prototype?

Definitely thinking bout getting this case, just don't like how the HDD cage is. It'll conflict with my GeminII S, but I guess this is an excuse to buy an Antec 620
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Come on Kvjavs! Imagine your Gene-Z in the case...
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But, i also don't really like the HDD cage either really I'll definitely be removing it because I will be putting my single HDD in either the 5.25 drive bay or the the bottom 3.5 bay. In a case this small its still great to have the option of adding more storage space.

You know you want the Antec too anyway...
 

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Am seriously considering a WC build with the TJ08-E and was wondering if the current case owners can answer a couple of quick questions:

1. Once the HDD cage is removed, what is the distance from the end of the 180mm fan to the motherboard?
2. Can the SSD slot at the bottom be removed?

Thanks!
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Originally Posted by veblen;14301554
Am seriously considering a WC build with the TJ08-E and was wondering if the current case owners can answer a couple of quick questions:

1. Once the HDD cage is removed, what is the distance from the end of the 180mm fan to the motherboard?
2. Can the SSD slot at the bottom be removed?

Thanks!
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I cant help you with Q1, but yes the bottom 3.5 inch bay can be removed. I'm almost certain, if not some handy work with a dremel would suffice.

Are you thinking 180mm rad at the front!? That would be amazing.
 

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Originally Posted by veblen;14301554
Am seriously considering a WC build with the TJ08-E and was wondering if the current case owners can answer a couple of quick questions:

1. Once the HDD cage is removed, what is the distance from the end of the 180mm fan to the motherboard?
2. Can the SSD slot at the bottom be removed?

Thanks!
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2.25" from the 180 to the mobo tray, add an inch to the mobo itself. The tray and the 180mm fan are in line so if you have a big rad thats exactly 180mm it will hit the tray first. Also remember that you can use a 140mm in the front if you wish.
Also like Nutty said the bottom bay can be removed, and the ssd can still be mounted since it mounts to the bottom of the case.
 

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Hey nagle3092...

More pictures of your build please...
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Hey nagle3092...

More pictures of your build please...
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I have to retake them, I tried something different and they all came out overexposed except for the one I posted (dont know why but you can see it on the internals in the pic I posted). So I'm going to play with it a little tomorrow and get some pics up.
 

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I have to retake them, I tried something different and they all came out overexposed except for the one I posted (dont know why but you can see it on the internals in the pic I posted). So I'm going to play with it a little tomorrow and get some pics up.
Alrighty man,

Looking forward to it. Just wondering, if your going to sleeve your cables or even just buy sleeved extentsions? I just want to see what itd look like in this case.
 

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Alrighty man,

Looking forward to it. Just wondering, if your going to sleeve your cables or even just buy sleeved extentsions? I just want to see what itd look like in this case.
I might buy some sleeved extensions, not sure yet. Right now funds are limited and the next thing I want to get for sure is a nice fan controller. Leaning towards the Lamptron FC5v2 but its kinds pricey so I might fall back to a Scythe Kaze Master.
 

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2.25" from the 180 to the mobo tray, add an inch to the mobo itself. The tray and the 180mm fan are in line so if you have a big rad thats exactly 180mm it will hit the tray first. Also remember that you can use a 140mm in the front if you wish.
Also like Nutty said the bottom bay can be removed, and the ssd can still be mounted since it mounts to the bottom of the case.
Thanks nagle and Nutty!
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That is good news.

Just one more question
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- Does the 180mm fan take up the entire width? It looks like it from the pics but is there any clearance at all on either side?

Am trying to see if a Phobya radiator will fit, if you haven't already guessed.
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Thanks nagle and Nutty!
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That is good news.

Just one more question
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- Does the 180mm fan take up the entire width? It looks like it from the pics but is there any clearance at all on either side?

Am trying to see if a Phobya radiator will fit, if you haven't already guessed.
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Hope there's some clearance on the sides, I wouldn't mind getting a 200mm Green LED Fan from NZXT and using some tip-ties to keep it on.

It's a shame the lack of 180mm fans on the market with LEDs. I have gone stealth long enough, now I wanna glow.
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