Silverstone TJ09 ATX Full Tower Chassis
Published: 15th January 2007 | Source: Silverstone | Price: |
To get a feeling how current hardware would work in the silverstone TJ09, I installed some spare hardware into the case:
Intel Core2Duo E6700 @ 3.3Ghz with Scythe Infinity Cooling
Asus P5W Dh Deluxe
2 x 1gb Mushkin HP2 6400
XFX 8800GTS and MSI 8800GTX (separately for reference)
SoundBlaster X-Fi FPS Fatal1ty edition
Crystalfontz LCD Bay Screen
OCZ Gamextreme 850w
1 x Hitachi 7K150
2 x Hitachi 7K80 in RAID 0
2 x Noctua 120mm quiet fans running at 5v
First of all as mentioned before the motherboard tray makes installation of the main components a dream. This took me hardly any time at all and even the massive Scythe Infinity had enough room to be installed before putting the tray back in the case. Taking the tray out and getting it back in was merely a matter of undoing then doing up some thumbscrews...it was that easy.
The DVD-RW was slightly harder to install as the wires from the IO panel are sticking out almost into the top drive bay. It still wasn't a complicated task though.
Just to check I installed my 8800GTX in the case to make sure there would be no issues and it's not surprise that the case coped well.
One thing you could find slightly awkward is that the expansion bays are covered over by the case internally. Silverstone provide screwdriver holes but as you can see they are not the easiest to get a screwdriver in without risking scratching the case.
Finally above is the PSU holder. It doesn't make a whole load of difference to mounting, but would hold it in place pretty firmly were you to take the case to a LAN.
Installing the whole lot into the case (including my meager wire tidying) took me 1.25Hours. Pretty damn good for a top end chassis.
I thought I'd provide some figures on heat output on this system. Ambient is 24°C.
Unfortunately at present I do not have any professional noise testing equiptment in my test labs. However, I can say that I can barely hear noise from the case when the PC is powered on. The very loudest two items in there are the fan on the 8800GTX or 8800GTS and the clicking on the hard disk drives.
Other than that the case is virtually silent and combine this with the temperature test results and you have a chassis that can comfortably house a very high-end chassis, with almost silent performance.