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Reviewed by: Norman Tan [07.28.05]
Manufactured by: Silverstone



Silverstone in its short history has quickly established itself as one of the premier case manufacturers in the industry with their well thought out and high quality cases. With the TJ-06, they've once again raised the bar on what has become a stagnant sector of the industry.

If not executed properly, an idea is just that, an idea. In the case of Silverstone, it was executed almost perfectly. It just flat out worked and there were no major complaints with how it worked. The only shortcoming with said design is that there are unfortunately motherboards out there that will not work with the wind tunnel in this case (though you can still mount them).

In addition to the wind tunnel, I especially liked the fact that this thing can hold a wackload of drives. Six internal 3.5" bays, two external 3.5" bays and five external 5.25" is definitely an achievement in itself and I'm hard pressed to think of any other cases which have that much capacity.

With the number of positives, there is one small negative which is the fact that the PCI retention mechanism does not secure the cards as well as I would have liked. Though it isn't neccessarily a negative, I have to put something else there so I thought that I should mention that the length of the ATX connectors is another thing to watch out for.

The "I am Hardcore" award was created to recognize products that are simply in a class of their own and the Silverstone definitely fits that bill with its innovation wind tunnel and expansion capabilities.

Discuss this article in the forum

  • Wind tunnel!
  • Huge capacity
  • Solid construction and build quality
  • Almost completely tool-less

  • Wind tunnel might not work with everything
  • PCI retention mechanism has some play in it
  • Unconventional layout may lead to installation issues

Final Score: 97%