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  • ThermalTake Element S Case Review
  • ThermalTake Element S Case Review


    Case Layout and Features

    Overall case styling is very conservative; all of the edges have been rounded over to hide the square nature of the computer chassis.  Cooling features have been muted for the most part and the front door hides everything from view.    Outer styling is a flat black for a reduced glare and does a great job at hiding things such as dust.  The surface does show fingerprints and scratches so a fair amount of care needs to be exercised in handling this case.
    Here are some specifications specific to the Element S

    Case Type Mid Tower
    Material SECC
    Front Bezel Material Plastic
    Color Black
    Side Panel Solid
    Motherboard Support Micro ATX, Standard ATX
    Motherboard Tray No
    5.25" Drive Bay 3
    Int. 3.5" Drive Bay 7
    Expansion Slots 7
    Front I/O Ports USB 2.0 x 2, eSATA & HD Audio ports
    Dimension (H*W*D) 21.3  x 9.1 x 19.9 in / 505 x 230 x 540 mm
    Net Weight 19.49 lbs / 8.84 kg

    Cooling System
    - Front (intake) : 120 x 120 x 25 mm TurboFan, 1300 rpm, 17 dBA : 120 x 120 x 25 mm (optional)
    - Rear (exhaust) : 140 x 140 x 25 mm TurboFan, 1000 rpm, 16 dBA
    - Top(exhaust) : 230 x 230 x 20 mm red LED fan, 800 rpm, 15 dBA
    - VGA (exhaust) : Two 60 x 60 mm fan(optional)
    The first thing you may notice is the red band around the door; this is the only color you will find on the case.  Even the pop rivets were painted over after case assembly so that everthing was black.