Silverstone TJ06 full ATX case
Posted by: Vman on: 21.01.2006 01:00:00 [ Print | 0 comment(s) ]
Oops, the first thing you will notice with this case is the access is not via the normal side on a pc case, so you have to remove the opposite side. I must admit it does feel a bit weird opening a pc case up the opposite side to what you are used to.
The Layout is the largest I have seen and from the looks of things, you could park a tank in there. Ok a bit ambitious but the TJ06 could take any board on the market with room to spare, the enclosure also has 5x 5.25 (CD-ROM) Drive Bays and a total of 8x 3.5 (HDD) Drive Bays 2x Exposed and 6x Hidden.
If you have not already noticed the TJ06 opens via the right side panel unlike most enclosures, this allows TJ06 to run the “Wind Tunnel” directly over the CPU sucking the heat out and helping to cool the processor without sacrificing airflow.
In fact, I think the TJ06 offers the best possible airflow for any case currently on the market. This is great for the CPU but what about the rest of the computer components.
Well this is where the 80mm fan comes into play blowing air directly over your add-on cards and chipset, which then is blown out the back of the enclosure via some clever vents placed above the component slots as well as being sucked up via the PSU and out the back
One of the more surprising Layout choices was to move the HDD bay directly under the PSU I suppose this was to allow SilverStone the ability to implement the Wind Tunnel into the TJ06. However, more importantly it gives you mounds of space, I will not go into details, but the size of the workspace just makes porting your computer a more pleasurable as I hate working in cramped conditions.
Installing the PSU is also made easier by having a removable PSU mount, the TJ06 also has rubber padded feet to support the PSU and to protect it from damage, there is also a rubber stopper at the top of the compartment to keep the PSU in place and stop any movement. This is again testament to SilverStone experience and attention to detail and it is a pleasure to see.
The 5.25 and Exposed 3.5 Drive Bays are in their usual position and are the standard issue so I will use this opportunity to show you the TJ06 screwless mounting system, This is also standard issue with SilverStones products as far as I know, I say this because the last 2 SilverStone I reviewed used the same mounting system.
Before we move on to the installation let us take a look inside the accessories box
There are 2 type of mounts 5.25in and 3.5in; they mounts are pressed into place by hand the and so far I have never had any problems with them. Mounting a device like it was screwed into place, but neither are they the best screwless mounting system I have used as they sometimes catch while removing and I have used better in the past.
Finally, the TJ06 comes supplied with some screws and another set of motherboard mounts for thoughts of you who think the old ways are the best, Now that you have a good detailed description of the TJ06, let us move onto the installation.
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