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SilverStone TJ11, the King of Kings
Let me make an introduction to this article: the review you will read today, for me, is a personal achievement! Since the SilverStone TJ11 came on the market I said "I have to test it!" I tried to do my best to get it in the lab for testing, and here we are! I sincerely thank SilverStone for this great opportunity and all people that have contributed to this cause.
Dear users, dear readers, today is our pleasure to present a review of a product that is not only an exclusive item, for price and construction, but it is probably the best cabinet currently available on the market, made by the best manufacturer of solutions for PC enclosures. The Temjin 11 represents the excellence shaped into a cabinet, concerning both thermal and structural properties. As you will see during this review, some elements are simply stunning, although it is a cabinet made about two years ago, at the end of 2010. The fact that the TJ11 still represents a milestone among full tower cabinets is just one of the reasons of this review. The other reason will probably make this review even more interesting for you! Courtesy of SilverStone, this fantastic cabinet with a commercial value of almost 600€, will be gift-away through a sweepstake on Facebook. You can read the rules at this link. This means that one of you will be able to admire this cabinet very closely!
Let's move to the review. As we generally do with all valuable products, we will spend a while for the analysis: you may need a cup of coffee to come to conclusion without falling asleep! For those who share our enthusiasm for the TJ11, however, it will not be very difficult..
Founded in 2003, SilverStone is an established leader in its field, with an elite team of engineers; we started our quest of providing products that create inspirations. We have since expanded the lines of products as well as types of products we produce, giving our customers a wide selection of choices. With distribution centers in different areas of the globe, SilverStone products can be seen all over the world, not just for computer users but also for home entertainment use. Providing leisure with integration of advanced technologies that is functional and making them enjoyable to use. Here at SilverStone Technology, we continue to pride ourselves in providing the highest level of standards in designing and manufacturing computer enclosures, power supplies, and accessories. Our pursuit for the first class aesthetic appeal is relentless; our teams of devoted engineers are constantly searching for the best technologies that suit end-users with different needs and will make our products as technologically sound as they are beautiful. SilverStone Technology’s philosophy is based on our recognition that merely having innovative expertise within the industry is not enough. Our objective is to ensure that our expertise is delivered to all products with consistency, in response to user’s needs, and with maximum user satisfaction. SilverStone Technology thrives on challenges of rapid technological advancements and creating aesthetic standard for the industry.
Company Quality Policy:
- Outstanding Design
- Perfect Quality
- Customer Satisfaction
The Temjin 11 was introduced at the beginning of 2011, and it represents still nowadays the state of the art for SilverStone, which always stands out for releasing cutting-edge solutions in this area. The cabinet is giant, all aluminum-made and has a black special painting. It has a windowed lateral panel and outstanding cooling features including central ventilation openings and a positioning of the motherboard tray rotated 90 degrees clockwise. Moreover, an internal compartmentalization allows to thermally isolate components that can negatively influence overall temperatures. Although the TJ11 is a flagship product, its spread among end-users is quite limited, for a simple reason: the purchase price. Currently the TJ11 costs about 600 €, therefore, it is easy to understand that the targets of this cabinet are the most demanding enthusiast users. To ventilate the system, the TJ11 offers two AP-181 Air Penetrator placed in the lower part; we will see why this configuration, apparently inferior to the SilverStone FT02LE, which has three AP-181, should not to be considered as such. We are now almost at the end of 2012 and we are talking about a cabinet designed in late 2009 / early 2010 and placed on the market the following year. This would lead to think that it is conceptually outdated and perhaps there is some truth in some respects, but we will address these problems in a dedicated chapter. However, it is incredible how, almost at the end of 2012, this design still grants the highest level of thermal performance. Similar to many of its other solutions, with the TJ11 SilverStone has consolidated its position as undisputed leader in this field.
According to the SilverStone nomenclature, the name "Temjin" identifies "la Crème de la Crème", the top of the top, perhaps absolute, of the entire line of cabinets. In fact, the TJ11 is also designed for the installation of liquid cooling components and of the biggest aftermarket radiators. Indeed, it is one of the few cabinets, together with the TJ07 SilverStone, that allow the installation of one of the largest radiators, the Hardware Labs' Black Ice SR1 560 (4 x 140mm). Moreover, the TJ11 has no rivets and therefore can be easily disassembled piece by piece! Excellence has a price, but allows you to go beyond current limits.
Let's have a look to the entire Temjin series:
In this table you can find all the SilverStone solutions and in red you can find the products reviewed by XtremeHardware, while in blue we highlighted the previews. To find them, simply use the " search " function you can find at the top right of our homepage:
For additional information, the link to the SilverStone web site:
And also the link to the official page of the product:
Here you can find a link of an extensive (English) article of SilverStone solutions we published some months ago.