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Hardware Thermaltake Element V Case Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Guest-16, 4 Dec 2009.

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  2. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    seems to be very big but not do an awful lot with the space i like the built in fan control (could be a little smaller tho) but there seems to be loads of unused space around the PSU
     
  3. SchizoFrog

    SchizoFrog New Member

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    I don't like the fan controller as it denies you the choice. If they want to include one it should be a fully functional panel for a front bay. This would give you the choice of using it, or another of your choice or even not at all.

    For this amount of money this case is outstandingly poor.
     
  4. B4TM4N

    B4TM4N Ninja

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    Looks...Alright. But i cheetah can't change its stripes, its still a thermaltake.
     
  5. mrb_no1

    mrb_no1 Pie Eater

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    ugh..u g l y you aint got no alibi, you fugly!

    no no no no no, big knob on the top, bright red surround for it too, what where they thinking. and the thermal performance is good for cpu too(not surprised with that massive fan). like the review said, nice ideas on paper, but give the piece of paper to lian li or coolermaster next time.

    peace

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  6. mclintox

    mclintox Eat cheese!

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    I foresee many resets while fumbling aroung with USB devices and adjusting your knob,oooer missus!
     
  7. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    I can hear the cries of "don't touch my knob" at LAN parties all ready...
     
  8. ThunderBob

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    Unfortunately Thermaltake do try hard but seem to always fall short.
    Have to agree that the looks of the case arent wonderful and that knob........hmmmm.
    I mean for 145 they didnt even do the inside black. It seems they just couldnt be bothered to put in that extra 20% effort that CM,Antec and LianLi do.

    Ill be sticking with my Antec902 and CM HAF932s thanks :)
     
  9. tonyd223

    tonyd223 king of nothing

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    Ok - doesn't this come with a drinks holder which clips onto the side panel?
    How do I mount a 3.5" card reader?
     
  10. trig

    trig god's little mistake

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    dont know why i read the article...no matter how it looks, thermaltake always ends up with an over-priced, average performing product...
     
  11. tonyd223

    tonyd223 king of nothing

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    Yeah - agreed. They just don't seem to get the cases right, unlike colermaster who can do very little wrong. And £145.00! Goodness me that's Lian-Li territory!
     
  12. Wiremaster

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    First graph-- Element V (lowl fan)

    All I can say is lowl.
     
  13. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    I think that the only ever good case to come out of thermaltake was one of the early Xaser cases. If only because it was aluminum and dirt cheap.

    Still even then, it's lacking compared to the rest.
     
  14. tonschk

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    I hate the cases with black inside , I like the cases with grey/silver colour inside and black outside




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  15. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    It's something only it's mother could love, I don't see myself buying one ever
     
  16. [WP@]WOLVERINE

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    I cant believe that thermaltake is still around. They have been making hirrible cases for so many years and just keep doing so and yet they manage to survive as a company. I guess that the world is still full of people with bad taste that wouldnt recognize a good case if they were hit in the face with it.
     
  17. tonschk

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    I think the front must be like the ANTEC 902/1200 to be able to choose where to install the front fans and the input output controls in one of the 5,25 slots
     
  18. ThunderBob

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    Well the case certainly looks like someone was hit in the face with it.... :eeek:
     
  19. Tony_Stark

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    Excellent review ;)

    I have used this case, is formidable, Thermaltake case 4ever :D
     
  20. LightningPete

    LightningPete Diagnosis: ARMAII-Holic

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    what i want to know is why bit tech used the asus square... And what graphics cooler is used?
     
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