Internal Examination and Conclusions
Like always, we’ll start by removing the left side panel and give you a panoramic look at the interior. Please note the tabs located under the 3.5′ drive bays, these are used to attach your hard drive or if you haven’t used your 3.5′ drive bays you could use that area as well.
Alas, the TJ08 does not have a slide-out removable motherboard tray, but it does have the next best thing and that is a removable motherboard tray as seen below.
All you have to do to remove the motherboard tray as shown is to grip the rectangular hole and slide it towards the front of the case which releases the prongs seen at the bottom of our photo and just place it on your work surface. To re-install the motherboard tray, just stand it up and align the prongs with four openings on the support bar and slide it towards the back of the case; couldn’t be simpler.
The photo above gives you a good look at the drive bays themselves, the front intake 120 mm fan and the wiring harness as it enters the inside of the case. The front access panel’s wiring is covered in a plastic looking blue and black and should help tremendously in keeping the wiring tidy. One last note; the drive bay covers are screwed in place, so if you don’t use all the drive bays the covers on any empty ones won’t pop out at you from time to time as they are apt to do, especially when moving a case.
Our last photo above, shows you the rear 120 mm exhaust fan and the four expansion card covers, everything else is as normal as normal can be.
In the beginning, I marveled at the TJ08’s simple yet elegant design and as an engineer myself, I can appreciate the effectiveness such a design can offer. Silverstone has created a near perfect Micro-ATX Tower Case not matched by anything we have seen to date.
I said near perfect. Why not perfect? For pure perfection, in my eyes anyway, the case would have been all aluminum (yes, I have a love affair with aluminum cases) and would have had a slide-out motherboard tray, even though it has the next best thing.
One thing does puzzle me; with the size and capabilities of the Temjin TJ08 it’s a natural to be taken to LAN affairs, why Silverstone didn’t include a carrying pouch is the question mark.
This writer has an aversion for giving out awards and I can’t remember the last time I did, but the Silverstone Temjin TJ08 Micro-ATX Tower Case certainly deserves one!!
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