Silverstone TJ04-E Review

Introduction and Technical Specification

Silverstone TJ04-E  



There are many who consider the TJ04 to be a classic case, and with good reason.  For some time it has set, shall we say, a certain standard against which others are measured.  Over the years it's appeal may have waned as it became a little dated.  Other more modern cases have stepped int the fray with some challenging for the crown.  With the small Suffix "E" Silverstone in their typically understated way are indicating that the TJ04 has Evolved. 

At first glance the exterior remains largely unchanged.  The floppy drive bay has gone, and the small door at the base hiding the front I/Os has been replaced by a roof mounted tray I/O port area.  Inside however it's a different story.  Things have changed big time.  To find out how and whether it's for the better, read on.

Technical Specification


Model No.SST-TJ04B-E (Black)
SST-TJ04B-EW (Black + Window)
MaterialAluminum front panel, steel body
MotherboardSSI-CEB, ATX (up to 12” x 10.9”), Micro-ATX
Drive BayExternal5.25" x 4
Internal3.5" x 9 (optional 3.5” x 8 + 2.5” x 1), 2.5” x 6
Cooling SystemFront--
Rear1 x 120mm exhaust fan, 1200rpm, 21dBA
SideRight:1 x 120mm intake fan, 1200rpm, 21dBA
Right:1 x 120mm fan slot (optional)
Top1 x 120mm intake fan, 1200rpm, 21dBA
1 x 120mm / 140mm fan slot (optional)
Bottom1 x 120mm fan slot (optional)
Expansion Slot8
Front I/O PortUSB3.0 x 2 (backward compatible with USB2.0)
audio x 1
MIC x 1
Power SupplyStandard PS2(ATX) *1
Operating system support--
Expansion CardCompatible up to 17 inches in length *
Limitation of CPU cooler168mm
Limitation of PSU--
Net Weight9.6kg


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Most Recent Comments

13-02-2012, 07:04:53


The original TJ04 was released back in 2004 and has enjoyed critical acclaim. So with the suffix of an "E" (for Evolution) can Silverstone improve on what is considered by many to be a modern classic.

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13-02-2012, 10:33:53

Nice review Gary. What a wonderful looking case as are most cases by Silverstone. Would have been nice to have seen some rubber grommets on the cable management holes.Quote

13-02-2012, 11:01:23

That case looks so good! I want one... Quote

13-02-2012, 16:13:49

Very sleek indeed. Silverstone cases ooze quality Quote

13-02-2012, 17:07:22

A Plain Jane , if I ever saw one .. Quality, Ummm, Where's the rubber grommets, FGS? Quote

13-02-2012, 18:49:05

Interesting mods Silverstone .. However where's their enthusiastic design team gone? Quote

13-02-2012, 18:51:24

Originally Posted by MaXiMiZe View Post

Very sleek indeed. Silverstone cases ooze quality
They have fantastic after-care and tech support rocks!!! If there's anything wrong, one email to them via their web will correct almost anything...

However, in my experience their powder coat needs more refinement.. especially on white cases.Quote

17-02-2012, 07:06:54

Silverstone ought to try something adventurous for a change, similar to what they did with the FT03. Lately their cases have been somewhat bland.

By the way, the large link on page four, picture five isn't working at the moment.Quote

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