Silverstone TJ09 ATX Full Tower Chassis

Silverstone TJ09 - Internals

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

silverstone tj09 internals

As you can see the case is very airy with a lot of space to fit your hand in + the actual components. The fan unit that cools the graphics card area doesn't take up too much room in the case and is deifinately worth using as it draws cold air in.

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.

silverstone tj09 top fan holes

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.

graphics card fan

This fan is the one that Silverstone have put into the case for the graphics card. It draws air in from the outside of the case via the large ducts on the case side. This is pretty effective managing to cool the GPU to the same extent as the side blowholes (dual 120mm fans). It is also incredibly quiet, going with the rest of the case. Worth noting is that Silverstone only supply a 4 pin molex connector

silverstone tj09 bays silverstone tj09 HDD bay fan

The drive bays can all come out simply by pulling then out. It's a very practial system almost like that used in servers (though not hot-swap etc), implemented well and makes it very easy to install your drives into. Also worth a mention is the rubber-like strips on the drive bays (See above pics) that mean that silverstone have thoughtfully put inside the cages. These dampen down vibrations caused by the HDD's whilst in use.

silverstone tj09 reverse internal

Taking a quick look at the reverse of the internals you can see that there is room to hide a few cables in there, although not as much as I would like...but then I am fussy. Now for the cool bit that every top end case should have.

silverstone tj09 motherboard tray

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


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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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