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ThermalTake Element S Case Review


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Introduction


It has been a long while since we have come across a new case that really does a good job at combining style and simplicity without resorting to an overly complex design.  In fact there will always be simple cases, they are the stable in the computer hardware world but more often than not these cases will feature pot metal frames and a plethora of plastic parts to disguise the cheapness within.  So when a case comes along that is elegant in its simplicity and comes with variety of “hidden” features you’ll begin to realize that sometimes less is more.

In this review we will be looking at a new case from ThermalTake called the Element S.  The Element S was on display at CES this year in a beta format.  The version featured at CES was the upgraded edition with a big ass fan affixed to the side panel.  Our version is exactly the same but without the side fan and associated window mesh.
We will be taking an in-depth look into the Element S and focusing on different aspects of the case from a casemodders perspective.  This unique look goes beyond if a motherboard will actually fit and focus on things like case construction, cooling, and airflow.  We'll also look at the possible ways the case could be modified to either enhance what we find lacking or to include things that the designers might not have originally intended.
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