Specifications, Availability and Pricing
As I mentioned, the TJ11 does take its inspiration from the TJ07, but there are enough things about this new version that really make it worthy to stand on its own. The TJ11, or SST-TJ11B-W, is an aluminum chassis built from a 2mm thick uni-body construction with some parts being well over 4mm thick. The B-W designation means that this chassis is of course black, inside and out, and the W designated means this is a windowed chassis. The rest of the outside is black and textured, offering a sleek and simple looking chassis, even though the window and components accessed are now switched to the right side. There are plenty of other changes to the outside as well, but the rest of the review will cover these in great detail.
Inside, around, or hidden from sight with the TJ11, there is also quite a bit to go over, but I will cover the more important things now so you have an idea of what to try to spot in the rest of the review. Not only can this chassis take some large motherboards, you can build small in this case as well. Behind the front of the chassis there is room for nine 5.25" devices. In the bottom of the chassis, on the left looking in the door, there is a pair of hard drive racks. Both racks are capable of holding three drives and have hot swap connections built into the cages. These are removable, and they even are able to be installed in the 5.25" bays if room is needed for more important things. There is even a trio of 2.5" trays added in the kit to install SSDs to the back side of the optical drive assembly. In the top of this chassis, due to the rotated motherboard tray, you find the 9+1 expansion slot configuration under a removable cover.
Cooling the TJ11 is a job taken on by five fans installed with the case. Strapped to both of the hot swap hard drive cages you get 120mm Air Penetrator fans that can spin at 1200RPM with only 19 DBA of noise. Moving up the chassis, you will run into a pair of 180mm Air Penetrator fans. These fans are also connected to a switch for each fan. They allow you to set the fan speeds separately to either the HI setting of 1200 RPM and 34 dBA, or on LOW will give you 700 RPM and 18 dBA of noise. The last fan in the kit is installed in the top of the chassis, and here SilverStone includes a non-AP 120mm fan capable of 900 RPM and matching the others with an 18 dBA rating. All four of the AP fans come with dust filters, as well as another pair of filters to use on one or both of the possible PSUs that can be installed in this chassis. One last thing! There are maximums for both CPU cooler height and card length provided from SilverStone.
The TJ11 seems to be on its way to very good availability. Since it has released and hit the shelves it is already turning up at eleven locations. With that being said, I suggest you set down your beverage and don't take a drink just yet. The pricing of this chassis may actually make you spew liquid on your keyboard and monitor. The cheapest I can locate the TJ11 currently is at Amazon.com for $586.80, shipped! If that didn't scare you away at this point, figure in if you don't use that link, the average pricing is a lot closer to $650 US and keeps going in some locations. At this point, even if the price is a bit shocking and it excludes you from possible ownership, I still think you should stick with me, as this is a seriously nice chassis to see, and I feel it is worth a look either way!