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Thermaltake Element V Case Review

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yakyb 4th December 2009, 11:13 Quote
seems to be very big but not do an awful lot with the space i like the built in fan control (could be a little smaller tho) but there seems to be loads of unused space around the PSU
SchizoFrog 4th December 2009, 11:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by yakyb
i like the built in fan control (could be a little smaller tho)

I don't like the fan controller as it denies you the choice. If they want to include one it should be a fully functional panel for a front bay. This would give you the choice of using it, or another of your choice or even not at all.

For this amount of money this case is outstandingly poor.
B4TM4N 4th December 2009, 11:59 Quote
Looks...Alright. But i cheetah can't change its stripes, its still a thermaltake.
mrb_no1 4th December 2009, 14:00 Quote
ugh..u g l y you aint got no alibi, you fugly!

no no no no no, big knob on the top, bright red surround for it too, what where they thinking. and the thermal performance is good for cpu too(not surprised with that massive fan). like the review said, nice ideas on paper, but give the piece of paper to lian li or coolermaster next time.

peace

f,
mclintox 4th December 2009, 14:36 Quote
I foresee many resets while fumbling aroung with USB devices and adjusting your knob,oooer missus!
Baz 4th December 2009, 15:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by mclintox
I foresee many resets while fumbling aroung with USB devices and adjusting your knob,oooer missus!

I can hear the cries of "don't touch my knob" at LAN parties all ready...
ThunderBob 4th December 2009, 16:53 Quote
Unfortunately Thermaltake do try hard but seem to always fall short.
Have to agree that the looks of the case arent wonderful and that knob........hmmmm.
I mean for 145 they didnt even do the inside black. It seems they just couldnt be bothered to put in that extra 20% effort that CM,Antec and LianLi do.

Ill be sticking with my Antec902 and CM HAF932s thanks :)
tonyd223 4th December 2009, 17:00 Quote
Ok - doesn't this come with a drinks holder which clips onto the side panel?
How do I mount a 3.5" card reader?
trig 4th December 2009, 18:05 Quote
dont know why i read the article...no matter how it looks, thermaltake always ends up with an over-priced, average performing product...
tonyd223 4th December 2009, 18:18 Quote
Yeah - agreed. They just don't seem to get the cases right, unlike colermaster who can do very little wrong. And £145.00! Goodness me that's Lian-Li territory!
Wiremaster 4th December 2009, 18:38 Quote
First graph-- Element V (lowl fan)

All I can say is lowl.
Elton 5th December 2009, 04:36 Quote
I think that the only ever good case to come out of thermaltake was one of the early Xaser cases. If only because it was aluminum and dirt cheap.

Still even then, it's lacking compared to the rest.
tonschk 5th December 2009, 08:49 Quote
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Originally Posted by ThunderBob
I mean for 145 they didnt even do the inside black. :)


I hate the cases with black inside , I like the cases with grey/silver colour inside and black outside




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The_Beast 5th December 2009, 08:58 Quote
It's something only it's mother could love, I don't see myself buying one ever
[WP@]WOLVERINE 5th December 2009, 09:05 Quote
I cant believe that thermaltake is still around. They have been making hirrible cases for so many years and just keep doing so and yet they manage to survive as a company. I guess that the world is still full of people with bad taste that wouldnt recognize a good case if they were hit in the face with it.
tonschk 5th December 2009, 09:59 Quote
I think the front must be like the ANTEC 902/1200 to be able to choose where to install the front fans and the input output controls in one of the 5,25 slots
ThunderBob 6th December 2009, 02:06 Quote
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Originally Posted by [WP@]WOLVERINE
I cant believe that thermaltake is still around. They have been making hirrible cases for so many years and just keep doing so and yet they manage to survive as a company. I guess that the world is still full of people with bad taste that wouldnt recognize a good case if they were hit in the face with it.

Well the case certainly looks like someone was hit in the face with it....
Tony_Stark 8th December 2009, 00:46 Quote
Excellent review ;)

I have used this case, is formidable, Thermaltake case 4ever :D
LightningPete 9th December 2009, 18:58 Quote
what i want to know is why bit tech used the asus square... And what graphics cooler is used?
tonschk 17th December 2009, 20:36 Quote
A big help can be the upgrade from a thin 0.60 - 0.70mm metal sheet to a thicker 1.00mm , or may be 1.20mm
glenster 1st January 2010, 22:16 Quote
Please test the Lian Li PC-A70F. Does it cool better than the Cooler Master ATCS 840?
tonschk 30th January 2010, 20:18 Quote
Overall I think this case is OK , , fortunately thermaltake eliminated and got rid of the stupid PCI tooless design ,I eliminated all the PCI and 5.25 Bay Tooless-Design of my PC cases and put immediately this tooless design into the bin to become rubbish
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