Silverstone TJ09 ATX Full Tower Chassis

Silverstone TJ09 - Externals

The Case - Silverstone TJ09

From the moment I opened up the Silverstone TJ09 I loved the looks. Minimalist externals coupled with brushed Aluminium make it a very "sexy" and desirable case to look at.

silverstone TJ09 full view

Fighting my desire to go OTT I took a good look around the case. The ducts in the case side are for the "graphics fan" which blows cold air onto the GPU area from outside of the case.

silverstone tj09 side

This is a pretty good idea in theory and the implementation doesn't take up too much internal room as you'll see in a bit.

silverstone tj09 front drive bays

Taking a look at the drive bays we see that Silverstone use the same brushed Aluminium as the case is made from continuing the professional theme consistent throughout the case.

silverstone tj09 power button

Clearly marked buttons and LED's show the case as what it is - very well and professionally laid out. The power and reset buttons are shiny which makes a good contrast to the brushed effect elsewhere, making them easy to locate.

silverstone tj09 front panel  silverstone tj09 io open

The top of the case has a top IO panel that flips up with a nice reassuring "clunk". This makes it easy for those who place their case on the floor (as I do) to access their external USB/Audio and Firewire ports. The screws are countersunk so well you can barely know they are there.

silverstone tj09 case feet

The case has the kind of feet you would find on a top-end media system once again showing how Silverstone have gone into details with this case.

silverstone logo

Silverstone have included a logo on the front bottom part of the case I'm not too sure if I like it or not, perhaps I would have preferred something slightly more subtle. Still it's still pretty nice looking.

silverstone TJ09 top grill

Also included in this case is a top grill that has fixings for 2 x 120mm fans. This would be ideal for those wanting a dual 120mm RAD fitted onto the case externally and there is enough room inside to possibly squeeze one in there internally with a bit of dremel modding persuasion.

silverstone tj09 rear

Looking at the back it's pretty standard stuff for a top-end PC nowadays...apart from a couple of pretty nice additions that Silverstone have taken the care to include. The above shot is taken upside-down showing the PSU slot at the bottom of the unit.

silverstone tj09 rear bays

The expansion bays are fairly standard apart from having an inside cover on them (which I'll show you later on). Notice the thumbscrews on all parts of the outside of the case apart from the PSU holder...easy to take apart and get that motherboard tray out. Notice also the holes covered with grommets here that you can use to route a watercooling system though to an external RAD. Very considerate thinking by Silverstone.

silverstone tj09 rear fan grill

The rear fan is a very quiet 120mm model that you can barely hear a whisper from when running at full power. Again, well finished with a nice silver fan grill.

Now let's take a look at the internals of the case.

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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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