Silverstone TJ08 Review

 Silverstone TJ08 Review  


When we first saw the TJ08 the combined reaction was awesome finally a more traditional Silverstone to review! The once we had investigated further we found out that the motherboard tray was inverted and there was one of the glorious 180mm Air Penetrator fans in the front it felt more like the quirky SIlverstones we have grown to love over the past year or so. The TJ08 is completely different beast to the FT03 MATX case we reviewed not so long ago so lets have a look at the specifications before moving on to the full video review.


Model No. SST-TJ08-E(black)
Material Aluminum front panel, steel body
Motherboard Micro ATX, Mini-DTX, Mini-ITX
Drive Bay External 5.25″ x 2
3.5″ x 1 (compatible with one 3.5” hard dirve)
Internal 3.5″ x 4 , 2.5” x1
Cooling System Front 1 x 180mm AP181 intake fan, 700/1200rpm,
18/34dBA (backwards compatible with 140mm fan)
Rear 1 x 120mm fan slot (option)
Expansion Slot 4
Front I/O Port USB3.0 x 2 (backwards compatible with USB 2.0)
Audio x 1
MIC x 1
Power Supply 1 x optional standard PS2 (ATX) up to 160mm
Operating system support
Expansion Card Compatible up to 13.25” long*
Limitation of CPU cooler 165mm
Limitation of PSU 160mm (recommended), 180mm (maximum)
Net Weight 5.3 kg
Dimension 210mm(W) x 374mm(H) x 385mm(D)
Extra support two Kensington locks

Video Review


So you are looking for a well made MATX case thats perfect for a tidy small footprint home PC or a classy looking LAN rig that will take the biggest graphics card and CPU cooler yet still remain cool calm and collected, is that the TJ08? I think its an outstanding yes to every point. Normally in a conclusion I would go over all of the features like the GPU and CPU heatsink supports, the 180mm dust filtered AND speed controllable Air Penetrator even maybe the removeable motherboard tray but I really dont think I need to go further with this chassis.

We did have a few minor niggles, one being the roof really needs to come off to fit the PSU and you can only use a 160mm maximum length PSU if you want to fit an optical drive, plus if you plan on using a large CPU cooler like the NH-D14 then you will have to put any mechanical hard drives into the optical bays aswell. It may have been nice to have seen an optional side panel window even if it did have to be a small one.

Over all though for £78 this case is an absolute cracker, if you listen to the minor niggles above and this is not going to effect what you want to do with the case its a no brainer really. Because of all this we felt we had no choice but to endorse the silverstone TJ08 with the OC3D Gold Award. 


Thanks to Silverstone for the TJ08 on test today, you can discuss your thoughts on this chassis in the OC3D forums.