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15 Case Power Tower Round-Up

Complicated Front-Port Cabling

One of the few drawbacks is the cabling for the USB and FireWire ports and the two audio jacks. Since the cables are separate, you have to consult the manual for your motherboard. The labels on the contacts are helpful but unnecessary. The panel connectors have been standardized for some time now and could be connected using one central plug.

Hooking up the cables takes a lot of patience and a good manual.

Pros

  • Motherboard and components can be installed outside the case
  • Low weight
  • Plenty of room for hard drives and 5.25" drives
  • Edges filed down
  • Dust filter

Cons

  • No vibration absorption on drives
  • Little space left when cabling hard drives
  • 120 degree opening angle of front doors
  • Cabling for front ports

Two 80 mm fans blow the dissipated heat out of the case.

In sum, hardware installation is a cinch. The motherboard is screwed onto a removable tray. This makes installing the cards, memory and CPU easier than in other cases, and the non-removable drive carriage, holding up to six 5.25" and six 3.5" drives, is easier to access during installation. The going price for the Silverstone Temjin SST-TJ03S is $330 (400 euros).

  • dovah-chan
    after over 10 years this is the first comment on this article
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  • Joe_Justiniano
    I find it admirable that an article so old is still kept alive. Recently acquired one of this cases in excellent shape at a garage sale and wanted to know more about it.

    Thanks to this article and the great dedication of this website I have been educated. Kudos to you all.
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