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SilverStone Temjin Series TJ08B-E Black Aluminum front panel, steel body MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case

  • Aluminum front panel, steel body MicroATX Mini Tower
  • 2 x USB 3.0 / Audio Front Ports
  • 2 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 4 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays

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SilverStone Temjin Series steel body MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case

In 2006, SilverStone launched the Temjin TJ08, an impressive micro-ATX tower case with then unheard of dual 120mm fan configuration. It helped pioneered the idea of big tower cooling performance in small packages. Five years later, improved technology and design has enabled SilverStone engineers to create another pioneering small tower case in the TJ08 Evolution (TJ08-E). To improve cooling performance, a class leading "Air Penetrator" 180mm fan was installed behind the front panel to create virtual airflow tunnel with positive air pressure, which also improves quietness and dust prevention.

Standard enthusiast features retained or improved include removable motherboard tray and top panel, CPU back plate cutout, all black painted interior, removable filters for all intake vents, and beautifully finished aluminum front panel. Features unique to the TJ08-E are its ability to accommodate long cables from high-end power supply and storage room for one 2.5" hard drive and up to five 3.5" hard drives. If you are looking for a classic, cleanly styled premium micro-ATX tower with the latest chassis construction technology to house top-of-the-line components, the TJ08-E is it.


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  • Includes one 180mm Air Penetrator fan for positive pressure cooling
  • Removable motherboard tray and top panel
  • Quick access filters to prevent dust buildup
  • SilverStone Sugo Series Mini-ITX Desktop Computer Case
  • Adjustable holder for large CPU coolers
  • Motherboard back plate opening behind CPU area for quick cooler assembly
  • Impressive storage capacity up to five 3.5" hard drives and one 2.5" drive

  1. Stylish all aluminum front panel with USB 3.0 front port access
  2. 180mm Air Penetrator AP181 intake fan included with speed switch
  3. Easy-access front intake fan filter integrated in front panel
  4. Removable 3.5" hard drive cage for up to four drives
  5. Dual purpose 3.5" drive bay for external device or internal hard drive
  6. Magnetic fan filter for power supply intake area
  7. Independent power supply compartment
  8. Removable motherboard tray Micro-ATX motherboards
  9. Rear 120mm fan slot
  10. Oversized motherboard tray cut-out for CPU cooler backplates
  11. Innovative, adjustable CPU cooler support

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Armando G.
  • 11/17/2015 8:30:37 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome case, get it while you can

Pros: This is an awesome case, just awesome. This is my first build and cable management was a breeze. I got many ideas from the temjin Tj08 owners forum online. Honestly, for my first case even I was surprised by my cable management. It looks really good. This is a compact, premium case with good airflow and several features to keep the inside nice and tidy. This case is extremely customizable. The size of this case was one of the major factors for me in purchasing it. If you are tired of large bulky cases, purchase this. You won't be disappointed.

Cons: It may be a bit hard to work with if you have larger hands. Make sure you detach the mobo tray to make your life easier. You really have to think about and plan your build and cable management to get it to work. Also, there are some small screws on the case, so make sure you don't strip them.

Other Thoughts: If you get this case to work it's amazing. I never want another case again. This will be my go to case if I ever need anything in the future.

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  • Thomas C.
  • 10/23/2015 9:10:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsQuality Case, Missing USB Adapter Cable

Pros: Well built, and solid for a small case. Mounting the PSU took a bit of work. But, once I figured out the workings of the case, installing most components was a breeze. The instruction manual does a good job of pointing out where everything goes as well.

It's slightly smaller and has much better airflow than the mATX case it replaced.

The included dust filters are a great plus, and should go a long way at keeping any system built with it, dust free.

Cons: The package was missing the USB 3.0 to 2.0 adapter. Which means with the current pre-USB 3 motherboard installed in it, it doesn't have working front USB ports.

This would be a 5 egg review if it weren't for the missing accessory.

Like others have mention, the 3.5in drive cage can cause issues with large tower coolers.

Other Thoughts: Could use a couple more SSD mounts on the back of the motherboard tray, or in the area's on the upper drive rack where there is extra space available.

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  • Steven P.
  • 10/4/2015 1:09:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSilverStone TJ08B-E

Pros: This case was able to accommodate all the components I installed. I removed most of the drive bays I didn't need, so there was ample room. Good choice for the price. I needed a DVRW as well. My H80 cooler fit perfect.

Cons: The case metal is really thin, and seams flimsy. If I had used the drive bays there would have been issues with space. Some of the drive bay parts were rusty. One of the 5.25 drive bay covers was bent, so I just used the other for a cover. I had to install plastic standoffs for the SSD drive because the power cables on the Corsair PS only had perpendicular connectors.

Other Thoughts: It would be nice to have a windowed model.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/19/2015 11:55:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggsGood case, faulty audio jacks

Pros: This case is just about the absolute best you can get in MicroATX form factor. Despite its reasonably small size, it's very large and easy to work on the inside. It has plenty of room for routing cables behind the motherboard, with conveniently placed and well thought out cable tie locations. The construction is fairly sturdy, and the exterior is, from what I can tell, almost entirely metal. The front panel is easy to remove -- it has screws, not annoying plastic clips -- and the front ports and LEDs are attached to the case, not the front panel; you don't need to undo any of your cables to remove the front panel. Overall, a very well thought-out design that makes working in this case a very easy and enjoyable experience, even for a higher-end build.

Cons: The unfortunate thing is the side panels do scratch pretty easily. The stock 180mm fan was a bit noisy for my liking, but you can replace it with any 180 or 140mm fan. The case also has one crucial issue:

Faulty jack detection.

The front headphone jack constantly believes there's something plugged in for just a fraction of a second. In Windows this is fine because the Realtek driver waits for a period of time before muting the speakers, although I do periodically get muted speakers anyway, presumably because it thinks there's something plugged in for just that long. In Linux, this is a bigger issue because no such mechanism exists that I'm aware of, meaning I'm stuck having to disable auto-mute, which isn't ideal.

I emailed SilverStone support, who were helpful; I requested replacement jacks, which they sent without any hesitation. However, the replacements I received have the same issue. It should be noted that I am currently testing with another set of jacks (not the ones for this case), which are working fine; thus, it's not an issue with any of my other hardware. This is an unfortunate design failure which I would not expect in a premium case which is otherwise almost perfect.

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  • Derek S.
  • 9/5/2015 9:45:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing Case

Pros: Simply an amazing mATX case, best I have seen hands down. Very good build quality and all pieces are put in an extremely good position for having a great looking build. Subtle yet elegant case that has a nice finished look to it.

Cooling performance is top notch, the Air Penetrator fan at 1000rpm is quiet and pushes a ton of air. Put a NoiseBlocker multiframe fan as the exhaust and my system is dead quiet along with extremely great temperatures.

Motherboard tray is removable! Makes it stupid easy to install CPU and CPU tower cooler. Also supports full 5.25 ODD's!! Slot loads are nice looking for only the cheap cheap price of twice the cost of a much more robust larger ODD.....

All intakes have fan filters that are easy to access to clean, plus with positive air pressure in case, will keep the dust at bay for months at a time.

Cons: 3.5 HDD cage can be problem for any HDD and any decent sized CPU tower cooler. If you have a AIC, then all is good. I use three SSD's so that issue does not have as much affect on me. Also could use another SSD mount on the bottom or move them to the back of the motherboard tray.

Other Thoughts: Even though the HDD cage can be a pain to use if a HDD and a tower cooler is uses, it is great at being a support for longer graphics cards along with the added benefit of easily hiding cables behind it for an extremely clean build with a little bit of effort.

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  • charles h.
  • 7/20/2015 4:33:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsfun case

Pros: have enjoyed owning this case, like the heat sink rest you can use reduces load on the MB. whole case is easy to take apart so that installation of parts is easy.

Cons: modular power supplies are a bit crapped next to the optical drive mountings.... the included bottom bracket adapter always feels loose

due to the psu venting out the top i thing a filter is needed there used a magenting 120 took care of the issue

Other Thoughts: I love the case, have long thought about adding water cooling to it, but never moved forward partially because of the odd fan/needed radiator in front.

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  • Patrick M.
  • 5/12/2015 12:21:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWell designed and laid out

Pros: Well laid out, good instructions, decent build quality. I am still assembling the build but the screws all fit, and the directions are clear and easy to follow.

Cons: This is a big Micro Atx box. It is large enough to make it easy on my big hands. I am really looking forward to a new design for computers from the ground up. The basic layout has been the same for over 2 decades. It is time for a PC built like a stack of cell phones with fiber optic connections between the different layers. One to 4 compute layers, 1-4 storage layers and 1-4 video process or specialized compute layers.

Other Thoughts: I am building my 3rd PC since a 1995 disaster with windows 95 on 32 floppy disks. Each disk required 45 minutes of nursemaiding to get it added to the install. I never made it past the 2nd day. I put everything back into the box and returned it to Sxxs. I am calling that a build because nothing going now could be worse than that software install attempt. The second build was a gaming computer that was a pita in a different way. Stability was an issue because I bought the latest and greatest. This build should be both Windows 7 and a Hackintosh.

Other parts: GIGABYTE GA-Z97M-D3H, Intel 4460, Crucial Ballistix 2x4 G sport cl 9 @1.5v, CS650M, Evga GTX 960, Samsung SSd 850 Evo 256G, 1TB Seagate Barracuda,

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  • Danny B.
  • 4/2/2015 2:22:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsBest Case Ever

Pros: +small but still roomy
+excellent design
+Aluminum/very lil plastic
+2 USB 3.0

Cons: +USB in front is kind of loose after a years worth of use

Other Thoughts: best case I've bought, and I've bought at least 7 cases before this one. The case is super roomy for how small it is, just be efficient with your cable layout. I will probably use this case for a long time

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  • David U.
  • 3/6/2015 3:01:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsamazing airflow and design

Pros: Airflow: Just buy 1 exhaust fan to run at the same speed as the intake and you should achieve positive pressure and just amazing airflow. In one end, out the other, thats it.

Management: Plenty of space for cables.

Has a resting mount for the CPU fan.. Pritty cool.

Cons: My large graphics card doesnt really *rest* on the resting rubber piece they include. In fact its slightly bent. No big deal but not perfection.

My Noctua double CPU fan just pushing the space to the limits. I cant fit more than 1 hard drive in the hard drive rack. Just about 1 milimeter of room.

Other Thoughts: I just love this case.

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  • Allen D.
  • 2/7/2015 9:57:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsQuality for the most part

Pros: Beautiful tower if you want a practical subdued look. Temps stay cool as stated. Was looking for a tower which would save me some space; this fits the job.

Cons: Fit is somewhat questionable(issue with the side panels specifically). The thumbscrews for the side panels are starting to strip. Bothers me since as I was originally planning on sticking to this case. Now considering an upgrade sometime down the road. I don't plan to open the case too often, but this might be of bigger concern for others who change parts frequently.

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