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Thermaltake Element V Gaming Chassis Review

Thermaltake is a household name. That is, if your household is one of the growing number of households where discussion of enthusiast-level computer parts is normal. Thermaltake makes everything from cooling devices, to power supplies, to chasses, and more. This review covers the Thermaltake Element V, a full tower chassis with a multicolor personality and plenty of space inside for a high-end gaming rig. However, it’s not without its faults. Read on for the ThinkComputers review.

Specs and Features

  • Voodoo – Color shift Fan with 6 color changing pattern for optimal gaming experience.
  • Vivid – Three color shifting fans creates most eye catching appearance.
  • Vary – Adjustable fan speed control for performance mode or silent mode.
  • Ventilation – Excellent thermal performance with optimized air flow.
  • Vast – Support up to 11X5.25” drive bay or 5X5.25” and 6X3.5” with 2 iCage.
Case Type Full Tower
Material SECC
Front Bezel Material Plastic
Color Black
Side Panel solid w/23cm side fan
Motherboard Support

Mini ATX
Full ATX
Extended ATX

Motherboard Tray No
5.25″ Drive Bay 5
Ext. 3.5″ Drive Bay
Int. 3.5″ Drive Bay
With Additional 1 x 2.5″ HDD / SSD bay
Expansion Slots 7
Front I/O Ports USB 2.0 x 4,
HD Audio ports,
eSATA x 1
Cooling System

Front (intake) : 
120 x 120 x 25 mm Colorshift fan (900/1200rpm,17dBA, 35.01/46.67 CFM) 
120 x 120 x 25 mm Turbo fan (1400rpm,17dBA, 46.67 CFM)

Rear (exhaust) : 
120 x 120 x 25 mm Turbo fan (1400rpm, 17dBA, 50.0 CFM)

Top (exhaust) : 
200 x 200 x 20 mm silent Colorshift fan (600/800rpm, 14dBA, 49.735/65.3 CFM) 
200 x 200 x 20 mm x 1(optional)

VGA (exhaust) :optional 
50 x 50 mm fan x 2

Side (intake) : 
Plug & Play 230 x 230 x 20 mm Colorshift fan (600/800rpm, 14dBA, 57.0/76 CFM)

Liquid Cooling Capable Yes-  Supports 1/2” , 3/8” , 1/4” water tube
Liquid Cooling Embedded No
Power Supply Supported Standard ATX PSII(optional)
Power Supply Included No
Dimension (H*W*D) 532 (H) x 220(W) x 537(L) mm
20.9(H) x 8.7(W) x 21.1(L) in
Net Weight 14.13 kg 
31.15 lb

Packaging
The box for this case is enormous! The stairs leading into my office area are very slim, and I could just barely get it up there. It’s very well-decorated, displaying the top’s port panel and fan controller prominently. The rear of the case highlights the color changing abilities, the airflow, and more.

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Included are the case, some keys, manuals, and the essential screws.

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Colin Dean
the authorColin Dean
Colin Dean has been a writer for ThinkComputers since 2006.
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