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    Silverstone Temjin TJ-09 chassis

    The Temjin TJ-09 has, on paper, everything the recently-reviewed Zalman FC-ZE1 didn’t, and more. So does it make the grade or, like the Zalman before it, does it suffer at the hands of the ‘niggle monster’ again?
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    Having big meshed areas is useless, I've been saying it for ages(along with many others). you need the 'wind tunnel' effect to move the air over the hottest bits. Works well here.

    I like it a lot, the front is a just a little too plain for me though, minimalism is good, but huge patches of plain black aluminium isn't that pretty. Good spot to etch something in thoughm that could be a pretty cool mod actually, I think I just changed my mind about the front.

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    or you could stick an LCD in the front where the second HD rack is. Its a nice case, if i had £200 lying around id be tempted to get one, lol

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    i completely disagree, plain burshed black alluminium looks mint. i wish it didnt have that etching on the front, spoils it.

    looks well made, not too sure how effective that claimed gfx cooler is, looks pretty pap to me, also not keen on the mesh on the side aswell.

    not going to be on my shopping list anyway

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    xrob: does the review not answer those questions? lol

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    Does anyone have any opinions on it having the hard drives mounted vertically rather than horizontally?

    Does it still stand that this is a bad solution with regard to the drive bearings etc, or has technology moved on and this is now a moot point?

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    I guess it depends on the type of Drive, it wouldnt make a difference with SSD's for example though anyone with enough money to spend on those just has money to burn, Scan sells 16GB SSD drives for laptops (though converters to use them on desktops are cheap) for £361.17

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    vertical hard drives shouldnt be a problem, they hard drives are mounted vertically in my case (TJ06) and Ive had no broken hard disks

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    I really like this case.......looks solid and well built, has some great features and looks really 'clean'.....I like it a lot.

    Just hope that vert hdd's aren't a problem anymore....!

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    Looks quite smart, but for that money, it has to be Lian-Li for me

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    >>Does it still stand that this is a bad solution with regard to the drive bearings etc, or has technology moved on and this is now a moot point?

    Never seen a server/NAS with veritcally mounted drives? I can't imagine that mounting them on end can increase risk of failure that much at all if server manufacturers are prepared to put them on end.

    I'm surprised that the review didn't point out how perfect those dual 120mm mounts at the top of the case look for a dual 120mm rad (from what I could make out in the photo at least).

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    I think the problem with bearings is only if they are at a 45 degree angle, as it might provide uneven wear on the bearings. 90 degrees to vertical and you'll be fine.

    Infact in my old job as a Network admin we had PCs 4-5 years old still running the same hard drives which had been mounted vertically with no cooling and they survived

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    I like it, heard really good things about silverstone cases and I really like the simple design. I don't really go for the fancy looking cases with windows etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lost eden View Post
    I'm surprised that the review didn't point out how perfect those dual 120mm mounts at the top of the case look for a dual 120mm rad (from what I could make out in the photo at least).
    From the looks of it the two mountings are self contained so unless u unscrewed the mountings it wouldnt work, also it looks likes theres a 30mm or so gap between the 2 mountings so a dual rad would be the wrong size, but thats just my observation, im probably wrong

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    the vent on top is bigger than the gap for the mounts, you would end up mounting the rad to the meshed area - not sure the strength of it could really take it tbh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt D View Post
    the vent on top is bigger than the gap for the mounts, you would end up mounting the rad to the meshed area - not sure the strength of it could really take it tbh.

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