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SilverStone Temjin TJ02 Case

520watt Power Supply
20th October 2004
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Take a box big enough to mount a PC inside then do something with it that makes it stand out from a few hundred thousand other designs. Now there's a challenge!

Lots of companies have taken the challenge, and look around the 'Net and you'll soon realise that some have really gone a step too far in search of that uniqueness that gets us thrusting our hands into our pockets.

I mean really, just how many people can actually want to own a shiny purple and green case cast in the cheapest plastic money can buy and that looks like a refugee from the Transformers series? Obviously enough to warrant them making it but mostly those who haven't experienced the joys of puberty yet at a guess.

For many of us, the desire for a case that's different, unique, even special, is still there, it's just the lengths we're prepared to accept to achieve that are very different. We don't want in-yer-face necessarily, we want discrete yet classy, understated yet elegant......oh, and we want cheap but expensive looking!

The case I'm looking at today comes from a relative newcomer to the PC market, being around only since 2003, yet despite this their aggressive marketing and quality products have elevated them to one of the best know names in the case and peripherals sector. That company is SilverStone.

The case in question, the Temjin TJ02, has a very unique way of getting itself noticed, and it does it without gaudy plastics, fancy lights or pointless functions, but more on that in a moment.

First, the specs:



Aluminum front panel, 0.8mm SECC body

Color Silver
Motherboard ATX, Micro ATX
Drive Bay Exposed

5.25กจ x 4
3.5กจ x 2

Hidden 3.5กจ x 4
Cooling System Front

120mm intake fan, 2200rpm, 21dBA

Rear 80/92/120mm fan (option)
Expansion Slot


Front I/O Port

USB2.0 x 4
IEEE1394 x 1

audio x 1
MIC x 1

Power Supply Optional standard PS2 (ATX)
Net Weight
9.2 kg
Dimension 216 mm (W) x 446 mm (H) x 472 mm (D)

There's nothing significant in the specs that jumps out at you. The front fascia is aluminium while the body is 0.8mm steel. It's moderately heavy at 9.2kg and the dimensions mark it out as being quite low and quite wide. Whether these squat dimensions will make it difficult to work in is something I'll look at later.

Let's have a look at the case


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