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.
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.
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