Summary: With the Temjin TJ08-E Evolution, SilverStone has thrown down the gauntlet to other mini-tower makers. Thanks to some clever engineering, it's proven that gargantuan boxes aren't the only kids on the block who can play with high-end hardware. Graphics cards up to 13.3" long can be accommodated, and an SLI or CrossFire configuration isn't out of the question—with proper attention paid to the fact that dual-slot cards will have to sit side by side.
Summary: We’d have happily bestowed it with a Kick Ass award if it came with another fan and had more than just two fan mounts. But if you’re performance-minded and simply don’t have space on or around your desk for a full-size tower, the TJ08-E should be on the short list of candidates for your next build.
Pros: Sleek looks; affordable; easy to build into;
Cons: Gets crowded with full-size components; just one stock fan; fairly limited cooling.
Excerpt: SilverStone has a long-standing reputation among PC enthusiasts for providing a full line of high quality enclosures, power supplies, cooling components, and accessories. In 2006, SilverStone introduced the Temjin TJ08, an impressive Micro-ATX tower case with dual 120mm cooling fans. It helped pioneer the idea of large tower cooling performance in a small package.
Summary: The results are
. Generally the CPU and system temperature dropped
1~3C when the 180mm SilverStone fan was running at 1200RPM compared to 700RPM.
Overall, the Temjin TJ08-E is another very competitive chassis
from SilverStone Technology for those looking towards a compact micro-ATX/ITX/DTX
Summary: The SilverStone TJ08-E Case is a fantastic option for anyone looking for a Micro-ATX tower case. There are plenty of drive bays, large 180mm fan, removable motherboard tray, black interior, stylish, excellent build quality and isn't going to break the bank.
Conclusion: In terms of design the case continues to impress. We like the brushed finish on the front which looks great mixed with the mesh panel and the inclusion of an easily removable front filter and fan speed switch are ideal. Inside the case is designed to be very flexible, supporting large coolers, multiple motherboard types and extended length graphics cards. Having a separate compartment for the PSU is also a design decision we appreciated.
Excerpt: I actually had to go back to SilverStone's own pages to find the history of the original design concept of this case. I knew it existed as I had seen it many times looking around at their site over the past three years, but I never really took a deep look at the chassis. That is until now! No offense intended to SilverStone with this, but even with the chassis being originally released in 2006, the case is quite boring and standard by today's "must have's" in cases.
Summary: We liked the concept of the SilverStone Temjin TJ08-E. It is a good option for users who want to build small yet powerful computers. It could cost a little less, but we think its price is fair.
Summary: We were not lucky enough to review the original Temjin TJ08 and photos of the chassis explain a lot about the design and why it was popular. The design was actually quite typical for a MicroATX case and featured a SECC steel chassis and two 120mm cooling fans. Looking at that case now we can see several flaws in the design that would prevent it from supporting modern computer system, the most notable is the lack of adequate cooling.
Summary: Despite its modest size, the SilverStone Temjin TJ08-E is a surprisingly strong performing microATX case. The key to its success is the massive 18 cm Air Penetrator intake fan that draws in cool air from the exterior and blows it over the hard drive cage and most of the motherboard. Even at low speed, this monster helped the TJ08-E to a small, but decisive victory over both the Fortress FT03 and Lian Li PC-V354 .