Thermaltake Element G Gaming Case Review

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Introduction and Unboxing

Today I am going to take a look at the recently released ThermalTake Element G computer case.  Here is what ThermalTake said about their case:

         The Element G case is geared towards enthusiast gamers who like to set an individual lighting ambiance fitting their mood and game play. The Element G is therefore equipped with unique 3 Touchcolor fans that can operate in 6 different modes. For the Element G series the designers had five key “exaggerated” elements in mind: Gaming, Glitz, Gradation, Gigantic, and Glaciation. The Element G is ideal for those looking for a highly exclusive chassis, that is ready for various gaming environments

This is the front of the box; it shows signs of handling from UPS but nothing major. As you can see it gives us a glimpse of the top and front of the Element G. Looking at the photo they took for the case I must say it appears to be an attractive case.

Thermaltake Element G

Moving to the side of the box you can see that it gives you a list of features. I will re-list these below. Even with the box in my possession the print was a bit small

Thermaltake Element G

Here is what is listed on this side of the box:

 Model  VL10001W2Z
 Case Type  Middle Tower
 Dimension (H*W*D  480.0(20.5)x230(9.1)x521(18.9)
 Net Weight  7.92Kg/17.46lb
 Side Panel  Mesh Window
 Color  Exterior and Interior Black
 Material

 

 Front Bezel: Metal Mesh

 Chassis: SECC

 Cooling System

 

 Front (Intake):

 200x200x20 mm Touch Color Fan 600-800 RPM.  12-14dBA

 Two 120×120 mm Fans Optional

 Rear (Exhaust):

 140 x 140 x 25 mm Turbofan, 1000rpm 16 dBA

 Top (Exhaust)

 200x200x20 mm Touch Color Fan 600-800 RPM.  12-14dBA

 VGA (Exhaust)

 Two 60×60 mm fans (Optional)

 Side (Intake)

 200x200x20 mm Touch Color Fan 600-800 RPM.  12- 14dBA

 

 Drive Bay

Accessible

Hidden

 

 12

 3 x 5.25″

 7 x 3.5″, 2 x 2.5″

 Expansion Slot  7
 Motherboard  9.6″x 9.6″ Micro ATX, 12″x 9.6″ ATX
 I/O Port  USB 2.0 x 4, HD Audio
 PSU  Standard ATX PSU (optional)
 Liquid Cooling Hole  Support 1/2″, 3/8″, 1/4″ water tube

Turning to the back of the box you can see there is a lot of info here.  I will go over these features in more detail on the next couple of pages.

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Turning to the final side of the box we see the final list of features.

Image Description

 

  • Gaming – Colorshift Fan with 6 color changing patterns for optimal gaming experience

  • Glittering – Three enlarged color shifting fans creates most eye catching appearance

  • Gradational – Adjustable fan speed control for performance mode or silent mode

  • Gigantic – Massive storage capability with 7 x 3.5″ and 2 x 2.5′ HDD or SSD bays

  • Glaciated – Excellent thermal performance with glacial airflow

 

Once done looking at the features of the ThermalTake Element G that are provided on the box it is time to open it up. As you can see below the ThermalTake Element G is packed in a relatively typical way.  Styrofoam is on the ends and it is wrapped in a protective cover.

Thermaltake Element G

I thought the Thermaltake label on the protective bag was sharp. It is much nicer to use it to protect your new case if you transport it to LAN games like I tend to.  Using this to protect your case during transport instead of your wife’s bath towels will draw much less spousal agro.

Thermaltake Element G

Read on to find out what the case has to offer on the outside.

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