Silverstone TJ04-E Review

Up Close: Packaging and Exterior

 Silverstone TJ04-E

 

Up Close:  Packaging and Exterior.

At first sight the TJ04-E comes packed in pretty much the same way as most cases do.  A heavy duty cardboard box with the case in a big plastic bag and two large sections of polystyrene either end to provide isolation and shock/vibration damage.  On delving a little deeper into the packaging however we see that Silverstone have gone a little further than most and included a sheet of expanded polythene which totally covers the front aspect of the case ensuring protection of the brushed Aluminium surface underneath.

 Silverstone TJ04-E     Silverstone TJ04-E 

 Silverstone TJ04-E     Silverstone TJ04-E 

 

Extracting the case from it's protective polystyrene nest we are greeted with the simplistic beauty afforded by the clean lines of the TJ04-E.  I think it only fair to say at this stage I'm rather taken with the looks of this case.  The front of the case is made from a single piece of 7mm Aluminium, milled flat and then brushed to give a wonderfully luxurious silky feel to and look.  Seriously sexy is really the only way to describe it.  

Silverstone TJ04-E     Silverstone TJ04-E    

 

The example we have for review is the non window example, but be assured that Silverstone do produce a windowed version of this case also.

Silverstone TJ04-E     Silverstone TJ04-E 

 

In the non windowed model the left side of the case is totally featureless, further adding to the sleekness of the design.  The right side of the case has a small vented area at the bottom front corner.  This is the intake for the HDD colling system which we will talk more about later.

 Silverstone TJ04-E     Silverstone TJ04-E  

 

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Most Recent Comments

13-02-2012, 07:04:53

tinytomlogan


The original TJ04 was released back in 2004 and has enjoyed critical acclaim. So with the suffix of an "E" (for Evolution) can Silverstone improve on what is considered by many to be a modern classic.

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13-02-2012, 10:33:53

yassarikhan786
Nice review Gary. What a wonderful looking case as are most cases by Silverstone. Would have been nice to have seen some rubber grommets on the cable management holes.

13-02-2012, 11:01:23

Lollipop
That case looks so good! I want one...

13-02-2012, 16:13:49

MaXiMiZe
Very sleek indeed. Silverstone cases ooze quality

13-02-2012, 17:07:22

MutleyUK
A Plain Jane , if I ever saw one .. Quality, Ummm, Where's the rubber grommets, FGS?

13-02-2012, 18:49:05

UltraNEO*
Interesting mods Silverstone .. However where's their enthusiastic design team gone?

13-02-2012, 18:51:24

UltraNEO*
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaXiMiZe View Post

Very sleek indeed. Silverstone cases ooze quality
They have fantastic after-care and tech support rocks!!! If there's anything wrong, one email to them via their web will correct almost anything...

However, in my experience their powder coat needs more refinement.. especially on white cases.

17-02-2012, 07:06:54

Cebrilung
Silverstone ought to try something adventurous for a change, similar to what they did with the FT03. Lately their cases have been somewhat bland.

By the way, the large link on page four, picture five isn't working at the moment.
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