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SilverStone TJ08-E Micro-ATX Tower Enclosure Review

Introduction and Features

SilverStone has a long-standing reputation among PC enthusiasts for providing a full line of high quality enclosures, power supplies, cooling components, and accessories. In 2006, SilverStone introduced the Temjin TJ08, an impressive Micro-ATX tower case with dual 120mm cooling fans. It helped pioneer the idea of large tower cooling performance in a small package. Today, improved technology and the latest designs have enabled SilverStone engineers to create another innovative small tower case in the TJ08-Evolution with even better cooling performance than the original. The SilverStone TJ08-E is a premium enclosure designed specifically for SFF motherboards and features a beautiful black anodized aluminum front panel, excellent cooling performance, removable sides, top, and motherboard tray, and it packs a lot of storage capacity into a small tower chassis.

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To improve cooling performance, a SilverStone "Air Penetrator" 180mm fan has been installed behind the front panel to create a virtual airflow tunnel through the chassis with positive air pressure. This is a two-speed fan with a small, easily accessible speed selector switch mounted around on the side of the front I/O panel. SilverStone claims that by designing the TJ08-E with the positive air pressure concept, it enables better cooling performance than traditional chassis but also helps to prevent dust from penetrating into the chassis by use of a large, easily accessible filter on the intake fan and forcing air out of the chassis through unfiltered openings. A standard ATX power supply can be installed in a dedicated compartment, which features a top mounted air intake grill covered by a magnetic dust filter.

Continue reading our review of the Silverstone TJ08 Micro-ATX case!!!

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SilverStone TJ08-E Micro-ATX Tower Enclosure Key Features:

• Premium black anodized aluminum front panel
• Large, two-speed 180mm Air Penetrator fan pre-installed
• Positive air pressure design optimizes cooling performance
• Quick access filters help prevent dust buildup inside chassis
• Convenient wire and cable routing pathways for clean installation
• Removable motherboard tray supports Micro-ATX, DTX and Mini-ITX
• Removable side and top panels
• Removable HDD cage
• Vibration absorbing HDD dampers and feet
• Easy access front mounted I/O panel with USB 3.0 support
• Two 5.25" and one 3.5" external drive bays
• Four 3.5" and one 2.5"/3.5" internal drive bays
• Independent compartment for standard ATX PSU with magnetic dust filter
• Adjustable support bracket for large CPU coolers

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February 24, 2012 | 10:52 AM - Posted by amythompson (not verified)

Medium gauge steel. Nice paint job inside and out. Case access is the opposite of any case I have ever seen before. Opposite panel opens. Neither good nor bad. Top filter for power supply fan is held in place by magnets, and sits slightly above the sheet metal of the case. Too me this appears to be about a sixty dollar case. Different brands have about the same quality for considerably less money than what this sells for.

February 24, 2012 | 05:14 PM - Posted by Bob W. (not verified)

Question: With this case could a Corsair CWCH60 Liquid CPU Cooler be used? I am thinking of removing the drive cage and just have one SSD drive. Also a GTX570 graphics card.

Would I have enough ventilation?

February 25, 2012 | 09:14 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

If you look at the video here at 6:40 (sorry only in swedish, but you can see the layout) they use corsair H60 liquid cooler. Seems to fit perfectly!

February 25, 2012 | 09:14 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

eh I guess I should post the link too...

March 1, 2012 | 02:20 PM - Posted by Lee Garbutt

Yes, it appears both the GTX570 and the Corsair CWCH60 (uses the rear 120mm fan location for mounting) should work in this case. And yes, you will have plenty of airflow-ventilation.

October 8, 2012 | 04:48 AM - Posted by John King (not verified)

I am seriously considering ordering this case and have two questions.

* Re. The Rear fan: Is it able to be fitted in addition to the CPU Cooler fan so that both fans are drawing air rearwards ?

** Re. The Power supply: The Silverstone Website/Manual suggests to orient the fan downwards... Is it considered better to have it facing upwards ? It would be interesting to see the different temperature readings.

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