Quick Look
SilverStone Temjin III Nimiz The Good

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+ 1.0mm Aluminum Chasis
+ Front Panel Audio, USB, FireWire
+ Heavy duty aluminum doors
+ Roomy interior
+ Six exposed 5-1/4" drive bays
+ Six internal 3-1/2" drive bays
+ Removable motherboard tray
The Bad
- Expensive
- Not completely screw-less design
- Power/Reset buttons stick
Based in Taiwan, SilverStone Technologies is an up-and-coming manufacturer of power supplies, case fans, fan controls, and of course, computer cases. Being a new player in the case market, SilverStone brings great ideas to the table along with a touch of style.

The manufacturer uses aluminum as the basis for most of their products and they use the metal alloy very well. From the original "Temjin" to the latest "Gloria" model in the Temjin series, SilverStone delivers great aluminum cases packed with unique features and unique designs. The TJ03 reminds us of the Lian Li line of aluminum cases by its features, like the slide-out motherboard tray and strong construction.

In our review, we will focus on the SilverStone Nimiz (Temjin III) in the Temjin line. At first glance, the Nimiz seems like just a large case, but upon further inspection, it has much more to offer. Read on as we continue our evaluation of SilverStone's third installment of the Temjin series, the Nimiz.

The Nimiz TJ03 at SilverStone Technology's website.

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  • lbmcleod - Tuesday, February 08, 2005 - link

    Nice case, except for the fact that yet again the drive bays have been rubbishly constructed -just a peice of bent alu without even guide platforms machined out. Even cheap cheiftecs and aopen cases have better drive bay construction Reply
  • Zepper - Thursday, March 18, 2004 - link

    The UL file number on the silverstone PSU is listed as Enhance, which makes decent PSUs.
    .bh.
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  • Zepper - Thursday, March 18, 2004 - link

    The price is around $250. on newegg.
    .bh.
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  • TrogdorJW - Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - link

    Forget the Silverstone cases. I'm just not that interested in a light aluminum case. What I would like to know is how their power supplies perform. Any word on that? Specifically, I'm wondering if the 120mm fan is really quieter and if the power supplies are a good alternative to the 350W Antec PSes that I usually get. Reply
  • puravsanghani - Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - link

    #5-#6: The links are put at the top of the page by the marketing company. We passed on to them information about the error and have removed the link. Reply
  • hirschma - Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - link

    #5 - Oops, they have the wrong price listed. Anyone know how much this thing actually costs?

    And yes, I think that my Lian-Li is worth every penny. It comfortably houses my Tyan Dually Opteron board, as well has 7 hard drives, and is quiet and cool. Like this case, you can upgrade to one of those neato redundant/hotswap power supplies. It was very difficult to find anything that would do the trick.

    Jonathan
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  • hirschma - Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - link

    Why is this case expensive at $85?

    I just bought a Lian Li PC-75 for a big server I'm building. It is an excellent case, but missing some nice features that this case has - and it goes for over $220. The two are directly comparable.

    What am I missing here?

    And yes, Aluminum is the way to go with the big cases, unless you want to damage yourself lifting the machine once you've built it :)

    Jonathan
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  • Schadenfroh - Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - link

    crap, i just ordered a sonata, this thing looks cooler, darn, should have waited 1 more day Reply
  • araczynski - Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - link

    >personally< i don't understand the fascination with aluminum cases. the only benefit of them is weight reduction, other then that, its all prepubescent hype with a higher price tag

    my >personal< taste (if i wanted to bleed money) would be to get an IBM industrial PC case (anyone that worked/works in the automation industry might know which i'm referring to). If you know the older IBM AT keyboards and love(d) them, you would drool over these things. They're about the only thing that has ever impressed me from IBM, and quite frankly the ONLY case that has ever impressed me. solid design/engineering.

    anyway, since working with these cases a few years back, almost everything else since then has felt/looked cheap in comparison, and i would put these aluminum cases in that same (cheap) category.

    maybe i'm just 'old school' ;)
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  • decptt - Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - link

    It's cool. I love 03 but too expensive for me.

    to webmaster, Anandtech deal shows wrong model 'TJO1' instead of review 'TJ03'
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