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August 28, 2012 11:52:18 PM

Looking at building a small form factor rig. I'm looking at using the SilverStone Temjin Series TJ08B-E case. System will not be used for gaming. Light Photoshop and video editing, browsing and MS Office apps. Plan on using a 128 GB SSD for OS and a few programs and a 1 TB 3.5 HDD for everything else.

It's a bit pricey for a SFF case but seems really well built. Would appreciate any comments on this case or alternative ideas.
August 29, 2012 2:55:39 AM

I was eyeing that case when considering a micro build. I haven't used it, but it looks very nice. I love the 180mm fan. Here's another one I was looking at, if I wanted to spend less: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you really want small form factor, though, you'd need to look at mini-itx. There are lots of nice options, but 2 I particularly like are the Lian Li Q11 (out of stock in black at Newegg. Possibly, but hopefully not discontinued): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
And the Lian Li Q08: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 29, 2012 5:20:34 PM

Thanks for the reply. I had looked at the Fractal Design case but the SS one has USB 3.0 front ports and can also hold more 3.5 drives if I need to add any. Also looks like it has better cable management and is wide enough to handle a CM 212 + CPU cooler. Agree with you about the 180mm fan.

Guess I misspoke saying I was looking for a small form factor case. Really am after the best microATX micro tower I can find.

Hoping I can hear from anyone who actually has this case to get an idea of ease of build. This thing is so compact that one has to really spec out all components to be sure they will fit.
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