SilverStone update the TJ04

"Prestigous Temjin model gets an upgrade to the TJ04B-E"

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SilverStone update the TJ04

Since 2004, the TJ04 has been the main mid-tower chassis in the Temjin series, but with changing hardware comes the need to keep cases up to date.

So here comes the TJ04B-E, which keeps the same established looks but with a revamped interior for all those shiny things you have been buying recently. 

With the PSU now mounted in the bottom of the case, the TJ04B-E can handle up to five 5.25" drives, nine 3.5 inch drives and 6 SSD's. If you can fill all of those slots, you really need a server!  The top IO "bay" has the now usual two USB 3.0 connector and the obligatory Audio/Mic jacks.

Cooling seems to be well handled with two sets of fan mounts for two 120mm or 140mm fans (one 120mm is included) in the roof.  But, as well as normal 120mm in the rear, the case also has 2 "right-hand" mounted fan points for 120mm fans (again one is included).

This keeps the main bay door and the front free from fans, allowing SilverStone to maintain it's simple, stylish, fuss free looks.  There is also a single 120mm fan mount in the bottom of the case.

Inside view     Outside view

All of these fans seem to be filtered as well, but SilverStone also say that their "positive pressure design" reduces dust in the case.  There is also the addition of some special "goodies" to help keep your system cool;

"... the TJ04-E includes a custom cooling solution to reduce hard drive temperatures and two custom cables with built-in capacitors to facilitate cable management and improve drive stability."

Dimensions     

It will also handle monster 17" long cards, without any need to remove the drive cages, which is pretty amazing, and a feature usually only found in full-towers.  Don't worry, if you have a load of other cards to fit, as the case also supports up to 8 expansion cards.

Cable management looks well catered for with lots of CM holes, but there seems to be a distinct lack of grommets.  The motherboard back plate seems to also be well designed to allow easy fitting the current crop of behemoth air coolers.

All in all, this looks like a great update to a classic design, hopefully we'll see one in the flesh soon.

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03-01-2012, 17:08:08

Kullzer
Hi.
A friend is putting up a new pc and he asked me for help.
He was gonna put a 128gb v200 and i was thinking about 2x v100 in raid 0.
wich one should i recommend?

03-01-2012, 17:17:27

ruthless
v200 its a 6gb/s drive and its prolly cheaper

03-01-2012, 17:25:08

Kullzer
i tought the raid speeds would compensate for that

03-01-2012, 17:31:17

ruthless
Im not sure tbh but if i was you i would just go for the single drive

03-01-2012, 17:52:04

Kullzer
im gonna let him decide xD
thx for the help

11-02-2012, 23:42:41

Aventador
I've very similar problem and I've a question. I'm considering buying 2 60GB SSD's and making raid0 however it just struck my mind, wouldn't this kind of thing hit SATA's III ceiling? Current ssd's do way over 500mb in read/write speads so putting them together it would be over 1gb read/write but that's way over SATA III capabilities or am I missing something? And if in fact it's over so how people do get over 1gb read/write when raiding 2 SSD's? Thanks in advance.

12-02-2012, 10:45:24

Diablo
The drives are connected to the motherboard, so each drive maxes out at 600MBps, not the whole array. To saturate the connection each drive would need to have over 600MBps read/write. The individual connection, not the total is the limiting factor. That said, RAID 0 on SSDs is an exercise in epeen waving. The risk of losing your data is increased and you lose TRIM, so I would say it is kind of pointless...unless you genuinely put massive files on your SSD as your main storage and can't wait for the transfer times.

12-02-2012, 18:58:03

Aventador


The drives are connected to the motherboard, so each drive maxes out at 600MBps, not the whole array. To saturate the connection each drive would need to have over 600MBps read/write. The individual connection, not the total is the limiting factor. That said, RAID 0 on SSDs is an exercise in epeen waving. The risk of losing your data is increased and you lose TRIM, so I would say it is kind of pointless...unless you genuinely put massive files on your SSD as your main storage and can't wait for the transfer times.




Thank you for reply and clearance. As why I want SSD's in raid0 is just because I'm not worried about data loss at all. It's my gaming rig and if it would make no difference if one of them would fail. The thing is that price of 2x 60GB vs 1x120 is ~5EU for me yet it doubles the performance.(working in wholesale has its own benefits!) As of trim, I've heard that intel boards now do have support for trim in raid0 and even if they don't garbage collection does the trick as well. Lack of trim in raid0 plagued first two generations of SSD's, the 3rd one is completely other story.

12-02-2012, 20:39:12

S_I_N
raid em you wont be unhappy i run 2 64 slower C300's in raid 0 and OMFG!!
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