Thermaltake Element G Gaming Case ReviewThu, Dec 03, 2009 - 12:00 AM
Now that we have taken a look at the box and the features listed we can take a look at the case and how those features perform. Starting off at the front of the case we can see that we are limited to 3 x 5.25″ drive bays and no 3.5 inch bays. This is a little disappointing but not a major issue for me. The mesh front allows for maximum airflow and a nice clean look.
Going to the side panel we see a 230mm fan on an all black surface with red trim.
The back of the case done in all black has a nice clean look to it. The top exhaust fan that is supplied with the Element G is a 140mm x 140mm x 25mm fan that is rated for a quiet 16dBA @1000rpm. You also have the option to install a pair of 60mm fans right above the expansion slots.
The final side of the case is the same as the first side of the case minus the fan.
Below you can see the top of the ThermalTake Element G. This is where the fan controller knob and the i/o ports are located. The fan that you see here is a 200mm Touchcolor exhaust fan running at a quiet 600-800 rpm at 12-14dBA. I am curious about the single hole behind the fan, though.
E-Sata and to a lesser extent firewire are ports I would have like to have seen here.
Last, but not least, we have the bottom of the ThermalTake Element G. The only thing I would change here is the feet. I would like a softer rubber rather than plastic. The grate in the left center provides you with fresh air intake for those of us that have the intake fans on the bottom of the PSU.
Let’s take a look inside of the ThermalTake Element G and see what it has to offer us!