Case: Technical Specifications And Features
Before we take a closer look at the case through a ton of pictures, here’s an overview of the SilverStone Temjin TJ08-E’s technical specifications:
|SilverStone Temjin TJ08-E Technical Specifications|
|Body and Sides||0.6 mm Steel|
|Form Factor||MicroATX, Mini-ITX, DTX|
|Drive Bays||External||5.25" x 23.5" x 1|
|Internal||3.5" x 42.5" x 1|
|Fans||Front||1 x 180 mm (AP181) 700/1200 RPM with Switch18/34 dB(A) (Downward Compatible, Holes for 140 mm Fans)|
|Rear||1 x 120 mm (Optional)|
|Front I/O Ports||USB 3.0 x 2 (USB 2.0 with included adapter)Audio x 1Mic x 1|
|Power Supply Unit (PSU)||Standard ATX up to 160 mm Length (180 mm Maximum)|
|Maximum Graphics Card Length||335 mm (with Drive Cage Taken Out)|
|Maximum Fan Height||165 mm|
|Weight (without packaging)||11.7 lbs|
The case's front panel hosts the usual power and reset buttons, along with peripheral and audio I/O. SilverStone also exposes a switch for the 180 mm front fan's speed that's hidden somewhat on the right side. The fan moves a lot of air. However, it's anything but quiet, making it unusable for this build.
SilverStone's Temjin TJ08-E has two dust filters: one in the front and one up top. The uppermost dust filter is held in place by magnets. This works well. It stays in place even if the case is turned upside down, but it’s easy enough to take off and put back on for cleaning.
Nestled inside the face panel, the front dust filter is not as easy to access (unless you have really long fingernails, that is). If you don’t, you’ll need some kind of thin tool to get it out far enough to grab on with your hands. Some kind of small handle would have been good here.
But otherwise it's a neat article, personally I would sacrifice dead silence to use a cheaper HDD and perhaps more of those silent fans if I were to build one myself.
1. undervolting the CPU and GPU
2. underclocking and farther undervolting the GPU for 2D mode
3. hybrid cooling setup for GPUs where the fan only turns on at a high temperature (may require GPU BIOS editing depending on GPU model)
OPTIONAL (due to risk): removal of CPU IHS