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Silverstone shows off massive TJ12 concept case

Silverstone shows off massive TJ12 concept case

Silverstone's TJ12 is only at the concept stage, and may not make it into production, but we hope it does.

Silverstone has produced some pretty massive cases in its time, but the new Temjin TJ12 concept case it showed off at Computex is seriously immense.

The case features the same bottom-to-top cooling design seen in Silverstone’s Raven and Fortress-series cases, but it's built on a completely different scale, with room to comfortably fit up to six dual slot graphics cards with room between each of them.

This is made possible by a series of PCI-E extender daughter-boards into which the graphics cards fit, which then feed back into the PCI-E slots of the motherboard via flexible PCI-E data cables. You can just about see these in the picture of the back/top of the case below, and the arrangement gives the bizarre impression that the graphics cards are floating above the motherboard.

There's also room for a pair of PSUs inside this behemoth of a case, as well as a pair of triple 120mm radiators in the base. Interestingly, Silverstone has also done away with 5.25in and 3.5in mounts inside the TJ12; only 2.5in mounts remain, meaning you’ll need to stock up on SSDs or laptop hard disks if you want to house a system inside the TJ12.

Silverstone also aims to make the top of the case modular. As such, if you didn’t require the mounting points for the extra pair of graphics cards, you could swap these out for an additional PSU mount instead.

Also on show was Silverstone’s new prototype passive CPU cooler, which is huge in its own right but somehow looks reasonably sized inside this case.

Do you hope Silverstone gets around to putting this case into production? How much would you be prepared to pay for a case such as this? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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Jipa 6th June 2011, 15:03 Quote
Just the thing for all of us with six graphic cards!

Wait... wat?
Zurechial 6th June 2011, 15:03 Quote
I already like the aesthetics of it and it looks to have plenty of surface-space for radiators (which matters more to me than space to accomodate an SR2 or a folding farm's worth of graphics cards).
It's just a shame that, knowing Silverstone, it's likely to very well-made but incredibly expensive.
tonyd223 6th June 2011, 15:04 Quote
1p - talking point, not consumer focussed... When you think there's so much more they could have showed as a concept other than a big box - poor showing. Two 3 x 120 rads in the base? So where does the airflow go - up or down?
Pete J 6th June 2011, 15:05 Quote
For all you crazy folders out there!
Phalanx 6th June 2011, 15:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by tonyd223
So where does the airflow go - up or down?

I would imagine up by default, unless you flip the fans. However the FT02 showed that the flow system in use is really good... For air cooling at least.
r3loaded 6th June 2011, 15:13 Quote
Ol' Mac Donald had a folding farm, E-I-E-I-O.
And on that farm he had some GTX 580s, E-I-E-I-O!
DriftCarl 6th June 2011, 15:14 Quote
Looks like an ideal case where a home user could mine some bitcoins on 6 AMD cards.
Parge 6th June 2011, 15:21 Quote
If I was rich I'd buy an atom board and put it in this for comedy value.
Christopher N. Lew 6th June 2011, 15:31 Quote
Only one exhaust fan on the top, but two intakes below the graphics cards. What's supposed to happen to all the hot air?
lilgoth89 6th June 2011, 15:32 Quote
^^^ HAHAH rep to you sir (parge)

i know this is a concept...but i really...really want one...
not that it would fit on my desk, nor do i have a system that would half fill it...
but it looks AWESOME!!
i hope they put some 3.5in bays in, and some optical drive bays would be nice to :)
Hakuren 6th June 2011, 15:32 Quote
Not only for folders! You can put HDD modules instead of VGAs for "mega-uber-storage-whoring" system.
Phalanx 6th June 2011, 15:33 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Christopher N. Lew
Only one exhaust fan on the top, but two inputs below the graphics cards. What's supposed to happen to all the hot air?

It works. The FT02 has the same setup. The pressure inside the case keeps it moving perfectly fine.
matee 6th June 2011, 15:36 Quote
Will it play Crysis 3?
Diosjenin 6th June 2011, 15:40 Quote
Six dual-slot GPUs with room in between each and only 2.5" drive mounts? What this case would be effing amazing for is a high-powered folding rig.

The only problem I see is the lack of a second PSU mount in stock configuration. Right now you're forced to choose between one PSU and up to six GPUs (not enough power if you get higher-end GPUs) or two PSUs and four GPUs (unnecessary you could power four higher-end GPUs with only one higher-end PSU if you wanted to). Putting two PSU mounts side by side would fix this potential problem, and I think could be done without altering the height of this particular case.

Looks awesome, though. If I was ever building a folding rig, this case would be at the top of my list. ;)


- Diosjenin -
CashMoney 6th June 2011, 15:41 Quote
I'm I the only one wondering why a this behemoth of a case, running an awesome 6 graphics cards, no doubt for some huge monster graphics .... is using a DVI to VGA adapter?!?
thom804 6th June 2011, 15:46 Quote
Can you say the first "mass market £1000 case"?

It's probably not the first, but if it does make it to production, by god will it be expensive!
thom804 6th June 2011, 15:49 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by r3loaded
Ol' Mac Donald had a folding farm, E-I-E-I-O.
And on that farm he had some GTX 580s, E-I-E-I-O!

With a whoosh whoosh here and a whoosh whoosh there,
Here a whoosh there... wh...eve.. oosh whoosh.

Hang on, I can't even sing the song in my head just thinking about the noise this'll produce!
Unknownsock 6th June 2011, 15:51 Quote
This is completely impractical for my use, but i wants it anyway!
Stotherd-001 6th June 2011, 15:52 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by CashMoney
I'm I the only one wondering why a this behemoth of a case, running an awesome 6 graphics cards, no doubt for some huge monster graphics .... is using a DVI to VGA adapter?!?

No. All that power.... going to VGA. Thats just wasteful. I'm guessing the cards are dedicated to farming rather than actual graphics though.
Christopher N. Lew 6th June 2011, 15:56 Quote
Why stop at 6 graphics cards - go all the way with eight!
HourBeforeDawn 6th June 2011, 15:57 Quote
wow.... so that probably wouldnt fit on my desk lol and man talk about one hot room... but I like it :)
lilgoth89 6th June 2011, 16:05 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Diosjenin
Six dual-slot GPUs with room in between each and only 2.5" drive mounts? What this case would be effing amazing for is a high-powered folding rig.

The only problem I see is the lack of a second PSU mount in stock configuration. Right now you're forced to choose between one PSU and up to six GPUs (not enough power if you get higher-end GPUs) or two PSUs and four GPUs (unnecessary you could power four higher-end GPUs with only one higher-end PSU if you wanted to). Putting two PSU mounts side by side would fix this potential problem, and I think could be done without altering the height of this particular case.

Looks awesome, though. If I was ever building a folding rig, this case would be at the top of my list. ;)


- Diosjenin -

i see 2 psus in pix posted
1 next to the cpu cooler
2 below the first ( with the back facing the camera


also about the exaust fans, there are 2 of them in the pix 1 above the mobo backplate and 1 abouve the gpus :) and dont forget the gpus also act as exausts and air can flow thru the holes in the top of the case as well
Material 6th June 2011, 16:11 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Diosjenin
The only problem I see is the lack of a second PSU mount in stock configuration. Right now you're forced to choose between one PSU and up to six GPUs (not enough power if you get higher-end GPUs) or two PSUs and four GPUs (unnecessary you could power four higher-end GPUs with only one higher-end PSU if you wanted to).

Apologies if the article wasn't clear but it comes with two PSU mounts in its stock configuration and three if you swap out the extra expansion slots for the optional mount.
Cerberus90 6th June 2011, 16:16 Quote
and there's 3 intake fans on the bottom.

Although the third one doesn't look like a great position.
Flibblebot 6th June 2011, 16:19 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Parge
If I was rich I'd buy an atom board and put it in this for comedy value.
I'd put an Atom board in there, then stuff the rest of the space with 2 or 3Tb hard drives and have myself an absurdly large...








...NAS server. :D
.//TuNdRa 6th June 2011, 16:31 Quote
Anyone wonder what kind of a Motherboard they have those all plugged into?

One of These, perhaps?

On-Topic; That case is MASSIVE. And there's me thinking of the Raven RV02-E to run around on.
Paul2011 6th June 2011, 16:42 Quote
WOW! impressive to say the least, i would deffinatly be copying Fibblebot and make myself a massive home server but i guess it will (if it goes into production) cost a small fortune. Shame really as i think a lot of forum members would like one.

id love to see someone mod two together, one housing the hardware and the other for water cooling the lot, that would be special.
lilgoth89 6th June 2011, 16:46 Quote
^^^ it would be impossible to mod 2 of them together...the world isnt ready for such awesomeness
kenco_uk 6th June 2011, 16:50 Quote
We heard you like cases, so we put a case in a case! (Or, at least, we could if we wanted to).
sharpethunder 6th June 2011, 16:59 Quote
I want it !!!!!!!! If cools better than my FT02 WRI more than happy pay £850ish as long as the used highend finish on the case. IE. like my current case
StoneyMahoney 6th June 2011, 17:25 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Christopher N. Lew
Why stop at 6 graphics cards - go all the way with eight!

Mine goes up to 11
Diosjenin 6th June 2011, 17:47 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by lilgoth89
i see 2 psus in pix posted
1 next to the cpu cooler
2 below the first ( with the back facing the camera

Ahh - yep, you're right. They're using two different PSUs - sneaky little jerks. :P Saw the bottom one, but not the top. Thanks for the correction.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Material
Apologies if the article wasn't clear but it comes with two PSU mounts in its stock configuration and three if you swap out the extra expansion slots for the optional mount.

Got it now, thanks. Might be a bit clearer if "you could swap these out for an additional PSU mount instead" became "you could swap these out for a third PSU mount instead," but maybe that's just me.


- Diosjenin -
Lazy_Amp 6th June 2011, 17:48 Quote
I think people forget the Fastra Supercomputer...
http://fastra2.ua.ac.be/

Silverstone selling these cases on an OEM basis is kind of silly, but they could start a market of selling pre-built machines to university projects, certainly.
tad2008 6th June 2011, 18:06 Quote
That case HAS to be bigger than my flat, could easily fit a kitchen, bathroom and couple of bedrooms in there!
thetrashcanman 6th June 2011, 19:07 Quote
HOLY CRAP! WANT! Not that i'd have any idea where i would put it, maybe i could build it's own separate room in the house
SMIFFYDUDE 6th June 2011, 19:21 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by matee
Will it play Crysis 3?

If trend continues the Wii will be able to play that
Shayper09 6th June 2011, 20:12 Quote
That thing should have lesser cases in orbit around it's own (much larger than normal) gravitational field!

We were worried that CERN would create a black hole generator... Looks like Silverstone beat them to it with this behemoth!
Obsidianflame 6th June 2011, 21:40 Quote
i love the concept of putting a passive cooler in a case with 6 cooled with fans. noise reduction ftw!
Obsidianflame 6th June 2011, 21:41 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Obsidianflame
i love the concept of putting a passive cooler in a case with 6 HUGE gpus cooled with fans. noise reduction ftw!
V3ctor 6th June 2011, 22:00 Quote
I'm happy that it has space for a barrel of beer, i'll be happy to mod so it can accomodate a beer tap... It would be a sucess in Lan Partys!!
faceplant 6th June 2011, 22:00 Quote
From the land of realism and average wage jobs.......utterly pointless.

Seriously, that is £2500 on GFX cards if your in the UK, if you want to watercool them £3200 then the cooling gear on top of that. LAME

Sale price £600+ based on the cost of TJ11. FAIL

To run a rig of this magnitude go turn your iron and kettle on for an hour or so and watch your eleky meter fly. FAIL

I can't see six cards doing much better than two, they still all have to squeeze the data down the same path.

Silverstone designers and execs, get with it.


rant over
faceplant 6th June 2011, 22:01 Quote
I do however have to agree with V3ctor, a beer device is a definate win.
Bobfoc 6th June 2011, 22:06 Quote
It's gonna be useless for watercooling just like the Scan's Scorpion X which uses Silverstones FT02B.

You need the hot air to go out of the case from a rad.... not into it.

Silverstone.... hurry up and bring us a true successor to the TJ07..... and I'm not talking about that useless TJ11 expensive monstrosity!!!!!

Ok, rant over......
Sloth 6th June 2011, 22:50 Quote
Oh my, that looks beautiful with six cards lined up like that, looking at it's more like looking into the engine bay of a six cylinder car, the heatpipes even make for a mock exhaust manifold!
ericxp628 7th June 2011, 01:04 Quote
Another failed case right after TJ11.
Woodspoon 7th June 2011, 01:54 Quote
It's insane!
I want one :D
l3v1ck 7th June 2011, 07:54 Quote
Quote:
How much would you be prepared to pay for a case such as this? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.
Not a lot. I just don't have a need for a case that big.
And I suspect most other people won't either. I can see it being popular with case modders though.
jcb121 7th June 2011, 17:37 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by r3loaded
Ol' Mac Donald had a folding farm, E-I-E-I-O.
And on that farm he had some GTX 580s, E-I-E-I-O!

its not a farm any more, It's a pile of smouldering ash.
warejon9 7th June 2011, 20:04 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by .//TuNdRa
Anyone wonder what kind of a Motherboard they have those all plugged into?

One of These, perhaps?

On-Topic; That case is MASSIVE. And there's me thinking of the Raven RV02-E to run around on.

No, if you look at one of the picture it has 6 ram slots. So it will be an x58, appart from that i cannot say :(

Sadly i think they might be missing the point with this case, if it was full, it would be so heavy it would break your bank, you, and your desk.
lilgoth89 8th June 2011, 17:12 Quote
for those of you looking for the mobo i belive it is the asus p6t7 WS SUPERCOMPUTER
seems to have the right heatsinks and slots infact g6pus would still leave 2 slots...

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asus-p6t7-ws-supercomputer-intel-x58-s1366-pci-e-20%28x16%29-triple-ddr3-2000-%28oc%29-sas-sata-raid
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