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SilverStone Temjin Series TJ09-BW Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case

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  • Aluminum ATX Full Tower
  • 2 x USB2.0 ; 2 x Audio ; 1 x IEEE1394 Front Ports
  • 4 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 6 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays

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Silverstone's TJ09 case helps your video card chill out! With video cards getting more and more powerful, thus running hotter and hotter, it started to affect overall system temperatures and something needed to be done. Silverstone mounted two 120mm fans in the chassis, one at the top of the mobo area on the back and the other mounted internally mid-case with dedicated ducts on the sides to draw cool air from outside the case. Slots for two additional 120mm fans on the top make sure that your system can breathe like it needs to.

Storage is becoming more important than ever, and with hard drive prices coming down and RAID solutions increasing in availability and ease of use, more hard drive space is needed. This case is set up for that with 4 external 5.25" and 1 external 3.5" bay plus 6 internal 3.5" bays. The internal bays have vents on the sides of the case for easy cross ventilation.

The monolithic tower is finished in an imposing black and radiates strength and power. A window is cut into the side to give you extra customization options with cold cathode light tubes and led fans.

  • newegg Premium All-aluminum Chassis The SILVERSTONE TJ09-BW's full aluminum body out of the advanced structural engineering reaches the balance between chassis stiffness and heat dissipation. The brand new inner layout raises the level of cooling performance while holding broad compatibility with SSI, Extended ATX, ATX and Micro ATX motherboards.
  • newegg Great Expandability with 11 Drive Bays Boasting four external 5.25" drive bays, and seven 3.5" drive bays (one external and six internal), the SILVERSTONE TJ09-BW provides great expandability.
  • newegg Excellent Cooling One 120mm exhaust rear fan and top vents provide superior cooling performance; one 120mm front HDD fan slot and two 120mm fan slots are featured for adding more fans to enhance the system cooling; a 120mm mid fan and brand new mid-section air duct optimize graphics card and CPU cooling, so you can boost the most stunning gaming performance with a cool system.
  • newegg Convenient Top I/O Panel The SILVERSTONE TJ09-BW features a convenient top I/O panel for easy access to two USB 2.0 ports, one IEEE 1394 port and two audio ports.

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Pretty good except for... 5/22/2011 1:49:03 PM

Pros: Case looks great, it has easy access to Hard drives, pull out tray and water cooling friendly.

Cons: Expensive, cost me over $300 when I bought it several years ago. The front panel audio is garbage, constant static (see below for workaround). There are no filters on the intakes which makes for a very dusty computer. The inner fan design is horrible, it takes about an hour just to remove this single fan.

Overall Review: If you want to fix the front panel audio, don't bother contacting Silverstone - they have no idea. They sent me a new front panel IO panel connector which I tested that absolutely did nothing to solve the problem. It turns out that to get the front panel audio to stop hissing, do the following. First, make sure you have a real soundcard not some cheap motherboard solution and second disconnect the firewire cables from the motherboard and front IO panel and keep the USB cables disconnected. The issue has something to do with the way the case is grounded.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
4/ 5
Good overall, if not outdated case. 4/18/2011 10:20:58 AM

Pros: -Strong build quality
-mostly tool-less design
-sleek looking
-removable motherboard tray
-power supply on the bottom
-space for even the largest cards
-cutouts in the case for water-cooling

Cons: -front intake fan cage is where this case loses an egg off its rating: See other thoughts
-outdated design (these days much better options)
-price: especially when taking into account that its outdated now. For instance $250+ and no front USB3.0?

Overall Review: The front fan cage is a poor design decision. It does cool the video card but they made it next to impossible to be able to easily clean the fan or replace it. Removing the cage is hard but putting it back on is even more difficult and the lower left screw that attaches the cage to the case is next to impossible to put back in with the motherboard tray in the case which means taking apart the entire system to clean or replace the intake fan? You would think they would have included a strong fan filter to keep out the dust for the intake fan but they did not.

This is my 3rd and last build with this case that I purchased from the Egg back in 2007. I have had very little to complain about till I wanted to replace the front intake fan. It took hours with a magnetic screwdriver and a try and try again mentality to get the fan cage back on.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Hasn't aged well 3/15/2011 7:48:28 PM

Pros: (1). Removable motherboard tray.
(2). Top mounted "hide-away" port cluster.
(3). Nice understated industrial design.

I bought this in 2007 for a new Q6600-based build. The removable MB tray was (and still is) a fairly rare feature, but it was one that I'd grown accustomed to on my other cases so I wanted one this time around as well. According to my old Newegg receipt I paid $279.99 for it back then.

Cons: (1). Zero cable management.
(2). Not completely tool-less.
(3). Airflow isn't the best.
(4). Video card cooler is great idea in theory; bad in practice.
(5). Aluminum isn't very thick; feels flimsy and weak compared to my old steel case that holds my Pentium III-500.

The video-card fan is a great idea in theory but mine rattled like crazy. I eventually ended up removing it and throwing it away. Good riddance, since it interferes with the power/data cables that plug into the hard drives. Since the hard drives face out, my case actually has a huge bulge at this spot because of the space taken up by the cables.

Some portions of the case are tool-less, others are not. IMO that's stupid. Either a case needs to be completely tool-less, obviating the need for a screwdriver altogether, or just go ahead and use screws everywhere. Most of the tool-less solutions (e.g., for slots, hard drives, DVDs) are generally more fiddly and flimsy than a straightforward screw-based design.

Overall Review: It's not a terrible case by any means, but in the intervening 4 years it's been completely surpassed by new offerings. The Corsair 800D has far superior cable management, the HAF X and Antec 1200 have much better airflow, Lian Li has much nicer overall build quality. Even the Silverstone RV02E is leagues better than this case.

This wouldn't be such a problem if the TJ09 cost less, but cripes - it's still $260. If you're going to spend that much, get a Corsair 800D, or a Lian Li, or the Silverstone FT-02. Otherwise get something from CM or Antec.

Bottom line, this case was pretty decent when I bought it, but time has definitely passed it by, and you'd have to be out of your mind to buy it now when there are so many better choices out there.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Solid steel 1/20/2011 11:06:54 AM

Pros: Solidly built and the removable tray is a definite plus. I love any case with a side window. It definitely looks good from the outside.

Cons: I bought this back in 2007 and maybe dust filters weren't popular then, but it could definitely use some. One post mentioned the fan housing that is attached to the hard drive cage. You can see it in one of the product info pics. I ended up braking it off in efforts to get to the fan so I could clean it. Now I don't have a fan there anymore. But I like having a little more open space.

Overall Review: Just ordered a CM HAF 932 Black edition to replace this. In the meanwhile I'm gonna to take this case apart and see if I can mod it in anyway to make it a bit more appealing. I have a 5+ year old build that I can put in this case, so it will still be of use to me.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
5/ 5
Best case ever 1/8/2011 1:14:53 PM

Pros: Everything you need in a case and more. Absolutely top notch construction and engineering. I've owned this case for over 2 years now and don't plan on getting rid of it any time soon.

Cons: Heavy as hell. To me this is just a testament to the quality of the product though.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
2/ 5
Awkward construction/design 9/29/2010 9:11:30 PM

Pros: The motherboard tray is a very nice and rare feature, case feels overall solid and it's mostly made out of aluminum so there isn't any flimsy plastic parts that are going to snap and break on you.

Cons: The middle fan that pulls air in from the sides is a headache to disassemble if you ever need to clean it.

The hard drive cages don't have a very modern design to them although they are removable, they screw into the cages first and then pushed into the case similar to a drawer.

There are 0 fan filters in this case design which will eventually lead to a case full of dust.

The front USB didn't work, turns out you need to completely disassemble the case almost down to every screw which takes a few hours in order to gain access to the small box that has all the connections to the USB chip and plug in the cable into that chip, basically constructed wrong.

The airflow isn't fantastic, especially compared to newer cases that offer larger fans.

Most importantly forget about cable management on the back plate of the MB as there simply isn't any room and if you attempt even the smallest amount of cable management back there the side door will bend if you try to close it.

Overall Review: Silverstone has catching up to do to their competition.

I've been using this case for almost 5 years, back when I bought it there wasn't anywhere near as much variety available.

Older and current products are overpriced and if prices can't be brought down then cases need to be discontinued and a new product lineup is due.

My biggest complaint is the lack of fan filters, cable management is a nightmare, room is very limited, screwing in side panels and hard drives is very antiquated and doesn't suit a case of this price range, the center fan was an interesting idea but ultimately wasn't designed with the end user in mind as with other aspects of this case.

I also caution those who plan on having the hard drive cages full (3 + 3), when you have that many hard drives installed while all plugged into their individual power connections the cables have a high chance of colliding with the side panel not allowing you to close it, this may be dependent on PSUs but make sure to plan

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
High Quality Case 3/19/2010 2:56:16 PM

Pros: This case is all aluminum and is very well constructed. The air flow in this case is really amazing, keeps everything nice and cool. I love the non-flashy design...was never really into all those new designs of this generation. I see some people have stated that cable management is a problem but it wasn't for me. It took quite a long time to arrange everything but it was not a problem for me. Everything looks nice and clean...

Cons: The only con I can think of is that the side panels are a bit flimsy for this price tag. The back panel can easily be warped if you put some cables behind there.

Overall Review: It is a bit pricey but you probably won't have to switch cases again or at least not for a very long time.

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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
THE BEST 3/11/2010 9:57:08 AM

Pros: I have done numerous builds and this case is just awesome. Very high quality sturdy and keeps everything nice and kool! I am going to buy another one.

Cons: I could never get the front side USB to work. Probably a motherboard issue.

Overall Review: One review slammed the hard drive slots. I don't see the problem. There is a ton of room in this case.

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