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Thermaltake Element S VK60001N2Z Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

  • SECC ATX Mid Tower
  • USB / Audio / e-SATA Front Ports
  • Side Air duct
  • 3 External 5.25" Drive Bays
  • 7 Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
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When Thermatake entered the chassis market, their ElementS series cases' stylish design distinguished them from the plain beige and plastic cases then available. The ElementS VK60001N2Z continues this trend with its dynamic red and black case design and a host of features that will help your system perform as well as it looks.

Thermaltake is the industry leader in cooling, so it's no wonder that their cases are designed with cooling in mind. The case features a 120mm front intake fan, a 140mm rear exhaust fan and a huge 230mm top fan – draw air through the case.

Use either ATX or Micro ATX motherboards, and get plenty of room inside the case for seven expansion cards. Mount three 5.25" drives for external access and another seven 3.5" and two 2.5" drives internally. Like the expansion cards, the drives can be installed without tools. Integrated cable management keeps the drive cables out of the way for uninterrupted air flow. This wonderful case has everything you need to build your white hot gaming system!

  • newegg Supreme Expandability with 12 Drive Bays Featuring three 5.25" external drive bays, and seven 3.5" internal drive bays as well as two 2.5" internal drive bays, the Thermaltake ElementS VK60001N2Z provides supreme expandability.
  • newegg Efficient Ventilation The Thermaltake ElementS VK60001N2Z features a 120mm front intake fan, a 140mm rear exhaust fan and 1 oversized 230mm top exhaust fan for efficient ventilation and effective system cooling.
  • newegg Direction-free HDD Cage The Thermaltake ElementS VK60001N2Z features a removable, direction-free HDD cage for fast and easy hard drive removal and installation.
  • newegg Convenient Top I/O Panel The convenient top I/O panel enables easy access to two USB 2.0 ports, one eSATA port and two audio ports.

Learn more about the Thermaltake VK60001N2Z

Model

Brand
Thermaltake
Series
Element S
Model
VK60001N2Z

Spec

Type
ATX Mid Tower
Color
Black
Case Material
SECC
With Power Supply
No
Power Supply Mounted
Bottom
Motherboard Compatibility
Micro ATX , Standard ATX
With Side Panel Window
No

Expansion

External 5.25" Drive Bays
3
Internal 3.5" Drive Bays
7
Expansion Slots
7

Front Ports

Front Ports
USB / Audio / e-SATA

Cooling System

80mm Fans
No
120mm Fans
1 x 120mm Front fan
140mm Fans
1 x 140mm Rear fan
230mm Fans
1 x 230mm Red LED Top fan
Side Air duct
Yes

Physical Spec

Dimensions
21.3" x 9.1" x 19.9"
Weight
19.49 lbs.

Features

Features
Anti-vibration & noise reduction materal on side panel
Stealth Black Interior
Massive Storage Capability with 7 x 3.5" and 2 x 2.5" HDD bays
Direction-free HDD cage
Excellent thermal performance with optimal air flow
Folding edge design to strengthen structure and prevent cutting

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
3 years limited
Labor
3 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Robert M.
  • 3/26/2010 12:21:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsVideo cards

Pros: I was quite surprised with this case. everything fits very efficiently. I usually use full towers, but won this in a contest. My 5870 fits fine with my hard drive cage no issue's in fact I probably have an inch of clearance. It also seems to run very cool, and everything in it seem easily managed, my 1000 watt Power supply also was no issue, and all cables are hidden well.

Cons: None that I see

Other Thoughts: I have been reading these reviews, and there are a few that state there knowledgeable. Then list crazy things as negatives. I had no issues with it with an SSD, 2 standard hard drives, a 5870, a big heat sink (check your measurements), 6 GB of ram and on and on.

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  • Daniel C.
  • 3/18/2010 2:12:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThermaltake Element S Review

Pros: One word: WOW! I have build dozens of custom PCs for customers, family members, and myself, yet I have never worked with an easier case. The case was actually bigger than I expected it to be, but it was no problem, since my own personal build included many cards (dual GTX 260s, and tons of cables from PSU). It has a very sleek design to it inside and out. The front panel connectors are sleeved making the inconspicous and easier to hide. It has a removable hard drive cage with a very simple way of installing hard drives. There is plenty of room for a PSU at the bottom, and even more space for all the fans you could ever want to add to a mid to high range gaming/intense application rig. Air flow is efficient, especially if you add in that extra fan in the front of the case.

Overall, just a dream to work with. Spacious, beautiful, sturdy, and it carries the Thermaltake name.

Highly recommended.

Cons: As with all good things in life, nothing is ever perfect. Many people on this site give negative reviews or knock off eggs for the dumbest things. Prime example of this is complaining about how an aftermarket CPU cooler won't fit on your board, clear the RAM, etc. Well, doofus, you should have done your research and taken the measurements.

As for the board, my biggest grief was the fact that, even though the case allows you to run PSU cables behind the motherboard plate, the actually case panel won't fit back on the case because the wires are too big to stay between the mobo plate and case panel. Its hard to explain, but you'll know what I'm talking about.

Also, if you're into instructions, you will be disappointed with the ones provided.

Other Thoughts: Make sure you have enough room for the case. Make sure you appreciate red LED lights. Make sure that your PSU cables will reach every part of the system!!!

Most of all, enjoy this piece of art. :)

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/18/2010 10:09:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat case! Tight fit for Power supplies!

Pros: This case is by far one of the best i have seen for a case in this price range. There are of course much better cases for more money but at $129.99 (the price when i bought it) this case is superb.

Cons: The only downer here is that the area for the Power Supply to fit is very tight and I in fact had to remove the tray for mounting 2.5" and SSD drives to make it fit. This seems to be a case issue so it caused me to deduct one egg from this review were this not an issue I would feel confident in giving this a 5 egg rating. I only used a 750w Power supply that was rated for this type of case.

Other Thoughts: If you do not need to install a SSD or a 2.5" drive then this case is a must have for those on a budget. Not to mention New Egg lately seems to love making bundles with this case for a bare-bones starter kit for a computer. I bout this that way and I am super satisfied minus the small design flaw mentioned above.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/13/2010 10:11:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggsLooks great - very short cords

Pros: Looks nice, feels solid, black interior

Cons: Case connector cords are way too short. Forget about cable management. I have to open up the top panel, cut loose the cord binder, and reroute those cords straight to my motherboard connectors (I have a ASUS M4A79XTD EVO), and they barely reach. This apparently is not just me - I read about this whole remove top panel idea from another reviewer. Thermaltake customer service suggested that I buy extensions for those cords, which cost ~10$ total. Why not make it longer in the first place?? The extra length could be stored in the top panel, which is essentially a vast empty space.

Other Thoughts: This is overall a nice case, with a few stupid design flaws that the manufacturer wouldn't like to admit.

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  • Douglas P.
  • 3/10/2010 12:28:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsTight

Pros: I shopped the cases carefully before buying this one. I'm certainly impressed.

There was a lot of attention to detail that went into engineering the case. Things are well-thought out in general. The wire management, in particular is helpful. The huge fans are set up to be powered from the PS rather than the MB and can be controlled from the front panel.

The 3 1/2 inch drive bays are set up well, with the business end of the drives pointing to the right side for wire management. Drives go into the rack by attaching special screws to them and slipping in place. The retainers feel solid and not likely to break.

The 2 1/2 inch rack holds two SSD's as well as providing retaining for the power supply and a space for excess power cables.

Connectors are provided for HD audio as well as AC97.

Cons: REALLY tight to install components. As the motherboard tray does not come out, you're really stuck.

Although there's a cutout in the tray for the heat sink retainer plate, my Intel DP55 series motherboard has the heat sink located a centimeter to the side of where the cutout is located. So, I had to remove the board in order to install the heat sink.

The space for power cables underneath the motherboard side of the case is a little tight for the main power cable, though it does fit.

The four USB ports on the front are good, but there's no panel firewire port.

Other Thoughts: Though designed for those who like bling, this is a solid case for lots of other purposes.

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  • Stephanie E.
  • 3/4/2010 5:38:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Large 220 top fan, plenty of interior room for components, great air flow, pretty quiet for so many fans. I like the magnetic door on the front to keep it looking sleek. The fans really pull air through as I have to remove the grates and clean dust off every few weeks--no big deal though. The front bezel is removable which is something I've never had on a tower (pro and con). I love that both side panels are removable as well, makes hardware installation a snap and repairs are easily accomplished.

Cons: A bit on the heavy side. Included interior cables are a bit short, I have to stretch one over my motherboard which I am not keen on. The removable bezel pops off when I carry the case (I'm small so its the only logical way to hold it)--not terrible, but I find it annoying.

Other Thoughts: The blue indicator light is a bit bright, but nothing to knock an egg off for.

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  • Cornel K.
  • 3/3/2010 8:24:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat buy!

Pros: great case over all. looks great. very stably built.

Cons: case control cables are slightly short. can easily be corrected by taking off top panel and cutting the cable bind and rerouting the cables

Other Thoughts: love it

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  • Dominic C.
  • 2/11/2010 12:25:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Black Power Coated
This thing is a oversized midtower cause its the biggest I have ever seen.
All screws/hardware are black to match.

Cons: No Tooless Bay Drives, but dont let this change your mind at all.
I can barely feel the top fan blow any air at all.

Other Thoughts: You have to screw in these rubber mounts on the hard drive then it mounts into the cage. There is still a little vibration that shakes through the whole case, but not alot. Finally a case that I dont have to paint myself for it to look good inside. Probably one of the best looking builds I have built.

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  • Thien-Tam V.
  • 12/30/2009 8:17:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Case!

Pros: Great case! Kinda wary since it was "Almost-Free" with my Intel SSD. I looked cheesy in the pics, but I was pleasantly surprised by how well this case turned out to be. I love the matte black finish.

Cable management was easy with this case. I love the hole behind the MB to access the heatsink back-plates. I had to trim mine a bit in the corners. Mounting points for "laptop" drives a plus.

The stock fans were decent, but I transferred my Scyths S-flex fans over.

Cons: Bright blue power LED - swapped it out with a red one to match the HDD LED. Break-away expansion tabs. No 3 1/2 external bay. The panels are thin - but I DynaMat every case I get. Difficult to slide in HDD's into the cage. A lot of plastic for a case! Faults I can live with.

Other Thoughts: Gotta clean the front off every once in a while. Stupid program that ejects the CD-tray when the door is closed. Personally, I wouldn't pay full price for this - but the price was right!

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  • Patrick S.
  • 12/5/2009 10:20:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat case!

Pros: -Stylish, all black interior, matte black textured finish which is really pretty cool, this is a great looking case
-Easy to work with (lots of room), good cable management
-7 HDD bays!!!
-Dust filters in the case door which is held shut magnetically
-Reasonably quiet fans, also has great cooling capabilities
-USB ports are not directly next to each other, eSATA, ports on top
-Black hardware included

Cons: -Side panels are a bit flimsy and not the quickest to remove (but how often does one take the panels off the case?)
-**BRIGHT** HDD and PWR LEDS
-LED fan looks cheesy (Just cut the LED cable)
-Power supply enclosure is hard to work around, I just left it out
-HDD cage is a bit lame. Probably easier to install HDDs without taking the cage out
-Included fans only have the 4pin MOLEX power cable, not the 3 pin cables for fan controllers/motherboards
-A bit larger (1" in each direction) than my old ATX mid sized tower

Other Thoughts: Some people said they thought the PWR and reset switch were a bit weak, I found no problem with them. I bought this case with a $30 MIR that I may or may not ever see. I moved my "server" into this case because my Antec Solo ran out of HDD space. My socket 939 120mm Zalman heat sink has a backing plate too big to remove while mounted to the motherboard plate. Will NEVER add any of the optional 60mm fans. I did however add a Scythe 120mm fan to the front in addition to the stock 120mm fan. The cable management for the HDDs is especially nice, all power and data cables go out the far side.

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