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Pros Looks good, pretty good cable management, removable motherboard tray
Cons Not the easiest case to work in, can be difficult to find routes for some cables. Not up to silverstone's usual standard of quality.
Summary For the price, this is an excellent case, it's very pretty and the single fan is dead quiet. The video card and heatsink supports are good features and they work brilliantly.
However, there were some problems. I already own a fortress and I was expecting the same quality from Siverstone and frankly, the TJ08 just is not as well built (it's good, but it's not excellent)
Cable management is there, it is possible, but it isn't easy, especially with hard drives, the orientation has the drives front to back in line with the case, rather than rotated out, this means the drives stick out of the cage toward the heatsink and the cables have to then protrude farther.
Cons could use a bit more space behind mobo tray for cables
Summary Overall, I am very impressed and happy with this case. It is pretty compact, both height and depth-wise, for an mATX case. Build quality is up to the typical high Silverstone standard, and the included case fan is pretty quiet even on high speed.
The styling is nice and understated, and it can hold a fair amount of drives and fit most single-gpu video cards.
This will probably be my go-to mATX case for future builds.
Summary This SFF case is easy to work on with the removable motherboard tray, and has room for a non-stock tower cpu cooler. Quality built case with great features like USB3.0, padded rest for larger gpu, and adjustable support stand for cpu cooler. 180mm Positive Air Pressure fan keeps system running cool. I'm very happy with this case. Another thing I like about it is the interior of the case is all black too.
Pros - Very attractive - Very intuitive design - Excellent cooling - Good concessions for cable management - Heatsink support - Excellent use of small space
Cons - Not tooless so builds will take longer
Summary This is one of the best mini tower cases I've ever worked with. The internal layout is excellent and there is lots of room. Cooling is excellent due to the very large front fan. The only annoyance is the lack of tooless design.. however, if you aren't planning on tinkering around with your case on a regular basis, this shouldn't be too much of a concern.
Pros Very smart design Removable Motherboard Tray Efficient use of space SSD mounting system at the bottom of the case for 2.5" SSD drives Solid, quality aluminum construction with a nice brushed finish
Cons Honestly can't think of one.
Summary Expect to spend more time on this case than bigger ones. Often you have to remove parts to install another. Plan your case out as much as you can rather than jumping into it. You will still have to do some rearranging as it's a trade off of a small form factor case.
Pros - Compact size - Decent cable management options - Good airflow for it's size - Provides support for large CPU heat sinks - Fan filter that is convenient to remove - Fan controller switch that is easily accessible - Provides support for longer video cards - Top mounted PSU provides for better air intake when case sits on carpet
Cons - 3.5" external bay at bottom of case is strange and ruins the aesthetic look of the front panel - No exhaust fan in the back, so plan accordingly.
Summary If you're looking for a case with a small form factor, this is probably one of the better ones available out there.
However, for the price, I think there are much better cases in terms of features, but they are bigger in size.
I particularly like the top mounted PSU because it provides better air intake if you plan to keep this case on carpet. The magnetic fan filter is a great addition also, making it very convenient to remove and clean.
Summary It's a great case and all but when I went to install it found out where the 3 built-in motherboard stand off's by the io shield were completely missing. All that's left is a gaping hole where no regular motherboard stand off's. My solution was to find some nuts and washers to raise them to use.
I would have RMA'd but this system was not for me and my fix was sufficient in my opinion.
Dear Silverstone, please get some better quality inspectors, one motherboard stand off okay, but not 3 all in 1 row.
Pros -heatsink support and video card support -good cable management
Cons -the metal panels can be bent easily
Summary This is the smallest m-atx case i could find that was cheap and able to fit a high end card in. The design of the case made it easy to hide all cables out of sight so that maximum airflow can be achieved. The reason I bought an m-atx case is so that I could carry it around easily and the video card and heatsink support made it safer to do so without putting too much stress on the motherboard. The only problem I have with this case is that the metal is way too thin and can bend easily. I noticed that the front grill and the back panel were warped from trying to move the case around.
Pros -great airflow for mATX -excellent cable management -unique features (CPU heatsink support) -quiet/light -simple, sleek design -USB 3.0 -removable motherboard tray -intake filters -included fan controller switch -will fit long graphics cards
Summary Silverstone just nails every case they come out with! I purchased this for an mATX gaming build for my girl friend. The airflow with the 180mm front intake and the placement of the motherboard works perfectly with my Noctua NH-U12P SE2 cooler which helps achieve excellent temps on the 2500k! The heatsink support is a cool extra feature that actually works quite well. I took out the HD cage and mounted a 120gb SDD in the bottom to improve airflow and reduce clutter. The 5.25" drive can be used to mount a storage HD but I'll most likely use an external drive. The less cables you have in this case the better it preforms because of the tight space, but if you use it for a HTCP or server you won't have a huge graphics card or heatsink which means more room for storage drives. You have to strip the side and top panels off to install everything but this only requires taking out about 7 screws. The magnetic intake filter fits nicely into an indent on the top of the case, and the 180mm front filter is easy to remove by sliding it either way out of the front of the case.
I've had the TJ-09 for a few years now which I love, and this case exceeded my expectations from Silverstone. Comparable to the Fractal Design mATX but smaller and lighter.
Really a joy to work with and I can highly recommend it! I can imagine it would work well with Corsair's H80, just a thought.
So you are looking for a well made MATX case thats perfect for a tidy small footprint home PC or a classy looking LAN rig that will take the biggest graphics card and CPU cooler yet still remain cool calm and collected, is that the TJ08? I think its an outstanding yes to every point.
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