SilverStone Temjin TJ04-E Evolution Chassis
Author: Zahn Funk
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 09-23-2013
Provided by: SilverStone

The Temjin TJ04-E only comes in black but is available either with or without a side panel window. Its dimensions of 19" by 19" by 8" place it in the mid-tower size category. Unlike the original TJ04 which had two external 2" drive bays, the TJ04-E only offers the four 5" slots while the remainder of the front aluminum panel is mostly bare. A close look at the blank filler plates reveals they don't appear to be completely straight. As it turns out, they are held with screws in a slotted bay and as such have some forward and back movement. They've also gotten a bit tweaked in shipping which is more noticeable in the shots of the case top and bottom below.

The side window is set behind the metal panel and there are no visible attachment points, giving it a very clean look. Although the case feels fairly rigid, the back panel is extremely thin metal. One of the liquid tubing knock-outs has gone missing and the other quickly followed suit with normal handling. The area around the riser slots and power supply opening is a little tweaked as is the opening for the motherboard I/O. I'm also not a big fan of the externally-mounted cage for the riser slot screw access. Perhaps if a portion of this area was recessed as is common in many case designs, the 90 bends would lend some extra rigidity to the back panel.

Rather than clutter the front panel with grills or fan openings, there is a cutout on the right side with a detachable filter.

Both top and bottom panels also feature removable filters for their fan locations. Two USB 3.0 ports and headphone/microphone audio jacks have been moved into a recessed panel on the top while power and reset buttons along with blue colored power and activity LEDs blend smoothly into the bottom front. Again we notice the 5" blanks uneven fitment and slight bends, possibly damage caused in shipping - nothing that can't be straightened out and adjusted though.

Next let's move on to the interior.

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