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SilverStone Temjin Series TJ08B-E Black Aluminum front panel, steel body MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs Quality Case, Missing USB Adapter Cable 10/23/2015

This review is from: SilverStone Temjin Series TJ08B-E Black Aluminum front panel, steel body MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case

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.

Cooler Master Seidon 240M - All-In-One CPU Liquid Water Cooling System with 240mm Radiator and 2 Fans
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs Initial Impressions, installation, and product 07/16/2014

This review is from: Cooler Master Seidon 240M - All-In-One CPU Liquid Water Cooling System with 240mm Radiator and 2 Fans

Pros: It works well. AMD x6 1090T, idle at maybe 3-5°F over ambient. Rarely goes more than 20°F over ambient while gaming. For those who use Celsius, it idles at around 27-30, and topped out at 36°C under load. Which is quite good considering I live in Tx.

The product itself, looks good, and felt quite sturdy while installing, though a bit lighter than I'm use to. The AMD mounting system uses a standard metal AMD style backer plate, which is a definite plus in my book, as it goes a long way towards preventing board warping.. And the included mounting hardware was fairly comprehensive.

Cons: This isn't really a Con of the product. More of an issue with the combination of hardware.

Unable to be mounted in a push configuration, with a Corsair Graphite 600T Case. Though I get the impression, even if I'd gone with the H100i I was looking at, the situation would still be the same. The board layout on my ASRock 890fx Deluxe 4 has the cpu 12v input near the top edge of the board, this is close enough to the top of the case, to cause it to be in the way if fans are installed on the bottom side. The same issue occurs with the cpu fan headers, and especially with the RAM slots.

Since the board layout is fairly common on AMD systems, main issue being the RAM slots. The only way to rectify that situation would be for the case itself to be about 2-3 inches taller above the motherboard mount. Due to this, I was forced to install the fans externally, in a pull configuration. Seems to work well, but with the fans being outside of the case, they obviously are loud, and much easier to hear than normal.

My only other issue, was mounting the water block itself can be troublesome. It'd be almost impossible with the board installed in the case, without having an extra set of hands to hold the back plate, while engaging the spring screws on the brackets to the back plate. This of course could be made easier by a slight change in design of the mounting brackets, adding some short standoff lugs to secure the back plate to the board similar to how the Intel bracket works.

Other Thoughts: This is just an initial review. I'll post another if anything goes wrong. Though for right now, other than those cons, I don't see a whole lot wrong with this product. And it Definitely gets the job done well. Even in a non standard pull configuration.

Corsair Graphite Series 600T CC600TM Graphite Grey Mid-Tower Gaming Case
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: A lot of room, and able to handle pretty much any cooling solution you might decide to use in your system. Well built, and very sturdy. Easy installation of any hardware due to mostly tool free design. And well ventilated. And visually it is a very understated, yet appealing design. Not to mention the dust screens that go over the fan intakes, do a good job of keeping most dust out.

Cons: Now to the negatives. It's heavy.

Now for some real negatives, the open side mesh panel does allow a lot of dust in, outside of normal intake through the forced fan intake screens.

In my case, BOTH, 200mm Fans have seized or started to Seize after just over a year of use. I've had to replace one of them with 2x120mm fans from another case, and the other barely wants to turn at times. And I've also got zero response from Corsair tech support about this issue after filing more than 1 ticket..

Other Thoughts: If it weren't for the failing, of the cases main fans, and their tech supports lack of response, this would be a 5 egg review. But, due to fans failing in well under the lifetime of any other case fans I've owned, and no response from tech support, it is getting 1 egg


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Display Name: Thomas C.

Date Joined: 10/17/06

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  • First Review: 04/29/07
  • Last Review: 10/23/15
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