Silverstone TJ09 ATX Full Tower Chassis

Introduction, Packaging and Package

Introduction

Silverstone started off on the right foot in the case-making industry by making some very attractive cases. Now seemingly they want to step it up a level with some exciting and innovative products. The full-tower TJ09 puts them head-to-head with the likes of Lian Li, Cooler-master and perhaps Antec - some stiff competition indeed.

I'm incredibly fussy about which case, as are most people when deciding what goes on or below their desk, so when I was asked to review the TJ09 I wanted to know if it would fit my image of a case...


Packaging

There's not a whole lot to say about packaging for the TJ09, apart from it's very solid and will look good on a retail shelf. It's pretty professional looking and has some blurb about the case features on the rear with some information.

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I received the box from my colleague James and it was looking slightly worse for ware (after some battering by 2 couriers) and I was worried about the case inside.

silverstone tj09 inside packaging

I should not have worried. Silverstone have wrapped the case up very snugly and there was not a mark upon it apart from those that my fingers had made. Very well packaged indeed which is good to see.

Package

There really isn't much to the package with the TJ09. Most of everything is already fitted to the case and the extra bits and pieces you need make up the rest is supplied.

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silverstone tj09 manual

A manual and screws make up what was in the extras box. Plenty of screws and standoffs in there so you won't need any more extras. The manual isn't too bad but not as thorough as some I've seen from Antec and Coolermaster.

The extension wires are supplied extra to the wires that are already inside the TJ09 for the front audio, USB and Firewire. These are an excellent inclusion from Silverstone, especially for those who like to take a slightly longer wiring route to hide them all.

The notable exception that was missing from the TJ09's package was a CD/DVD drive bay cover. My Lian Li PC71b had two of these included and they certainly smarten up the look of the case if you don't have a silver DVD or CD burner.

Now let's take a closer look at the case itself...

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Most Recent Comments

15-01-2007, 09:39:00

FarFarAway
Is this rather large case worth a chunk of the cash in your wallet? Have Silverstone made another cracker?

All these questions and more answered here

15-01-2007, 09:40:42

llwyd
It's arrived! Nice review and an even nicer case. Not as big as the one I've got in my sights though

15-01-2007, 11:23:01

ai_01
its very simple and sexy, good review kemp

16-01-2007, 16:56:22

chudley
Nice to see it but I think it is a bit pricey for me at the moment.

16-01-2007, 20:48:37

markkleb
Beautiful case, and as always GREAT review Kempez..

17-02-2007, 19:59:58

Major
Should be my next case of purchase for my new build, Although I have to say, the GPU temps of 70c are extremly high arn't they?

17-02-2007, 20:03:54

Ham
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Major'
Should be my next case of purchase for my new build, Although I have to say, the GPU temps of 70c are extremly high arn't they?
On an 8800GTX no, thats normal.

18-02-2007, 04:47:55

Rastalovich
Nice review, can`t say I like the gash in the side or the way the usb/etc thingy is done.

Better in black prehaps

18-02-2007, 06:03:21

FarFarAway
Aye maybe better in black but you can't really fault the case just for preferring another colour, especially seing as they do offer black

18-02-2007, 12:38:32

Major
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='Ham'
On an 8800GTX no, thats normal.
Ah ok, I didnt know this.
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