SilverStone Temjin TJ08-E: MicroATX Evolved

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Assembling a system in the Temjin TJ08-E is fairly easy, given its modular nature. The interior space is tight, so clearance is an issue for some components.

As we noted earlier, the interior of the TJ08-E is cramped so the removable motherboard tray is quite useful.

There's plenty of space on this side so keeping your cables tidy isn't essential. You can just stuff them behind the tray

There are just enough holes for twist-ties and zip-ties to pin the necessary cables down. The cables for the front connectors are long, giving you the opportunity to plug them in and route them through the appropriate holes before securing the motherboard tray.

The case has front USB 3.0 ports, but rather than make you route an external cable out the back, an internal connector is provided. If the motherboard lacks this header, the included USB 2.0 adapter can be used.

When fully assembled, the hard drive position forced us to move the fan of our Noctua NH-U12P heatsink to the other side. Wider coolers will be harder to fit unless the drive is mounted in the external 3.5" bay at the bottom. Height is less of an issue as there was an extra 7 mm above the Noctua, making total clearance ~168 mm. The hard drive also overhung three of the memory slots on our Asus P7H55D-M EVO, limiting DIMM height to approximately 56 mm (bare DIMMs are about 30 mm tall).

The plastic holder works as intended, propping up the heatsink securely.

The TJ08-E has a pair of small, very bright blue LEDs.

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