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SilverStone Temjin TJ04-E Evolution

Michael Larabel

Published on 29 June 2012
Written by Michael Larabel
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System Setup:

For this very interesting SilverStone chassis I ended up installing an Intel DX79SI motherboard with an Intel Core i7 3960X Extreme Edition processor, Intel's closed-loop water cooler for this Sandy Bridge Extreme Edition CPU, 8GB of RAM, an ATI Radeon HD 4650 graphics card, OCZ 600W power supply, an OCZ SSD, and a SATA DVD drive.

Overall, this build went very smooth and no issues were encountered along the way. In the photos the cable layout isn't in the most optimal configuration, as I had just spent a few minutes on the assembly since I frequently swap out hardware, but I'm confident in SilverStone's case layout with plenty of holes for routing the power and data cables behind the motherboard tray, etc.

With the tool-less 5.25-inch drive bays, the 2.5-inch SSD bay, and other areas I did not encounter any problems. The only problem I foresee is that with a slightly longer power supply one might experience problems with fitting the PSU without removing the six 2.5-inch SSD/HDD drive bay.

Conclusion:

SilverStone has another winner on its hands with the Temjin TJ04-E Evolution. The TJ04-E successfully evolves the original TJ04 design from eight years ago while continuing to be simplistic yet beautiful. The exterior of the ATX/SSI-CEB chassis is mostly untouched but on the inside we have many new possibilities thanks to the wonderful layout and expansion capabilities up to 15 disk drives, 17-inch graphics cards, and more. Aside from possibility hitting an issue with longer power supplies and the six-drive SSD bay, there really were not any flaws to be discovered out of the TJ04-E. SilverStone engineers prove to be extremely talented in designing very well thought out and stunning products.

The TJ04-E is currently retailing for $150 USD, which is not a bad price for this attractive and upgrade-friendly enclosure.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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