Silverstone TJ09 ATX Full Tower Chassis
Published: 15th January 2007 | Source: Silverstone | Price: |A Closer look - Internals
The internals can really make or break a case. A lot of manufacturers make the case look great for the outside then just stick in standard ATX case interiors hoping the consumer will ignore that fact.
Silverstone have really seemed to give the case interior a good go on the TJ09. With some features you're not likely to see elsewhere, and some excellent features that are added in that are seen in other top-end cases, there's a lot to talk about
The bottom of the case houses the Power Supply and there is a neat little plastic holer to keep it in place. Silverstone have put some rubber strips down below the pSU to dampen down vibrations in the case.
The disadvantage I see of the PSU being here is the fact that all the wires are visible when you install this. I wish case manufacturers would remedy this as a small cover would make the internals look much tidier.
The 5 1/4" bays are standard bays with the usual top-end bay covers.
The top of the case houses 2 fans if needed and you could easily have enough room with some neat modding top put an external RAD on the top. I put one of my lovely brown (but very quiet) Noctua fans in the case and there's loads of room there. Installation is again screwless and held by plastic mounts.
As you would expect there is plenty of room to get everything you need that sits on a motherboard tray, installed out of the case. This makes installing a system approximately 200% easier. Nice to see Silverstone implementing this using all thumbscrews, effectively a "screwless" motherboard tray.
I'll continue some discussion of the interior on the next page - Installation and Testing