SilverStone Temjin TJ10

Written by Michael Larabel in Enclosures on 22 August 2007. Page 4 of 5. 3 Comments

Installation & Performance:

When reviewing the SilverStone Temjin TJ09 we had used the Tyan Tomcat i5000XT, which was an EATX motherboard. However, for this build we decided to try out an ATX motherboard so we went with the Tyan Tiger i7520SD. This motherboard is powered by Intel's E7520 Lindenhurst chipset with dual mPGA479 sockets for use with Intel's energy-efficient Xeon LV "Sossaman" processors. In conjunction with this motherboard were two Xeon LV 2.00GHz processors topped with Dynatron copper heatsinks. Added to this system were four Seagate Serial ATA 2.0 hard drives with Perpendicular Recording Technology, one Serial ATA DVD burner, Mushkin ECC Registered DDR2 memory, NVIDIA GeForce FX5200 128MB PCI graphics card, Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS, Hauppauge WinTV PVR-500 dual TV tuner, and a Promise Technology SATA300 TX4 controller. A 120mm fan was also installed between the two hard drive cages. All of this hardware was powered by the recently reviewed SilverStone Olympia OP650 power supply, which is a 650W power supply with 54 Amps on a single +12V rail along with supporting the new 8-pin PCI Express interface.

The Temjin TJ10 will support the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 or ATI Radeon HD 2900XT graphics cards just fine, but we found the SilverStone graphics cardholder to be of benefit even without a long graphics card. When routing cables in the TJ10 we had used the plastic holder to run cables along and zip-tie in place without obstructing the airflow. This wasn't possible with the TJ09 due to 120mm fan not being protected. The graphics cardholder had surprisingly worked out remarkably well for routing and securing cables. Using an ATX motherboard instead of an EATX/SSI motherboard had also proved to be easier for cable management. With the hardware we had used in the TJ10, cable management wasn't a nightmare.

All of the hardware had easily installed inside the TJ10 and we had run into no problems along the way. Once the system was running with Ubuntu Feisty Fawn, we found the system temperature to always stay below 40°C and the low-voltage Xeons never topping out above 44°C. The all-aluminum chassis had also dampened much of the sound inside the system.


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