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Item#: N82E16811133086

Thermaltake Element G VL10001W2Z Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

  • ATX Mid Tower
  • USB / Audio Front Ports
  • Three enlarged color shifting fans
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Build the ultimate gaming rig with the VL10001W2Z by Thermaltake. This mid-tower case can accommodate Micro ATX and ATX motherboards. You’ll also be able to add as much storage as you need to install all of your games with seven 3.5-inch drive bays. The included 2.5-inch dual drive bays future proofs your system for SSD and blazing speed!

The side panel can house a 230mm intake fan to drive cool air over expansion cards and the CPU. A 200mm Touchcolor fan draws air over your hard drives while two exhaust fans – one on the top panel and one on the rear – vent heat out to minimize system slowdown. Best of all, you’re in total control over your system’s cooling with the integrated fan speed control knob built into the front panel so you can turn up the air flow for demanding games. The Colorshift fans change hues depending on fan speed, which will make you the hit of your next LAN party.

The tool-free design includes thumbscrews for securing expansion cards and drives so you can get back to into the fight as quickly as possible. With a great design and a sleek look, this case may be the only one you’ll ever need. Build your gaming system with the VL10001W2Z and dominate the competition today!

  • 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 SSD bays, the Thermaltake Element G provides supreme expandability.
  • newegg Efficient Ventilation The Thermaltake Element G features an oversized 230mm side intake fan, a 140mm rear exhaust fan and a huge 200mm top exhaust fan for efficient ventilation and effective system cooling.
  • newegg LED Fan Control The Thermaltake Element G features three enlarged color shifting fans with a convenience control knob so you can create various eye catching appearances for optimal gaming experience.
  • newegg Tool-free Installation The tool-free design ensures quick installation and upgrade for 5.25" and 3.5" devices to save your time. Start enjoying computing rapidly!
  • newegg Convenient Top I/O Panel The convenient top I/O panel enables easy access to four USB 2.0 ports and two audio ports as well as the LED fan controller.

Learn more about the Thermaltake VL10001W2Z

Model

Brand
Thermaltake
Series
Element G
Model
VL10001W2Z

Spec

Type
ATX Mid Tower
Color
Black
Case Material
Steel / Plastic
With Power Supply
No
Power Supply Mounted
Bottom
Motherboard Compatibility
Mini ATX
Full ATX

Expansion

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

Front Ports

Front Ports
USB 2.0 / Audio

Cooling System

140mm Fans
1
200mm Fans
1
230mm Fans
1

Physical Spec

Dimensions
20.70" x 9.10" x 22.20"

Features

Features
Gaming
- Colorshift Fan with 6 color changing pattern for optimal gaming experience
Glittering
- Three enlarged color shifting fans creates most eye catching appearance
Gradational
- Adjustable fan speed control for performance mode or silent mode
Gigantic
- Massive storage capability with 7 x 3.5” and 2 x 2.5” HDD or SSD bay
Glaciated
- Excellent thermal performance with glacial airflow

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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  • Josh S.
  • 7/25/2013 2:40:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice

Pros: Love the color leds, fans are still going strong (not the back one), good quality, Dropped the case down my staircase and it didn't show a single dent- it kept all my components safe ans sound, great price

Cons: Back fan gets rickity and loud after a year or two, not the best cable management, no room to mount liquid cooling

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  • Alexander C.
  • 7/24/2013 1:26:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHorrible case

Pros: Everything fits and it was ok for about 2 months

Cons: The side case fan will not respond to the control knob and the leds no longer respond to the knob as well.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear customer,
We at Thermaltake apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused you. We can replace the defective fan through warranty service. Please contact our customer service team for RMA instructions.
Thermaltake USA Customer Service
email: ttsupport@thermaltakeusa.com
Toll free: 1-800-988-1088 M-F 9:00AM ~ 5:30PM (P.S.T)
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  • Raj P.
  • 6/7/2013 6:26:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsEh

Pros: Large Space
Great amount of fans
Nice HD bays
Solid build quality

Cons: Fans die out within a year

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Raj,
We at Thermaltake apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused you. We can replace defect fans through warranty service. Please contact our customer service team for RMA instructions.
Thermaltake USA Customer Service
email: ttsupport@thermaltakeusa.com
Toll free: 1-800-988-1088 M-F 9:00AM ~ 5:30PM (P.S.T)
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  • Dirk V.
  • 4/15/2013 2:59:05 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsFan Issue

Pros: As I previously have stated this is a great case and I would still recommend.

Cons: The 140 mm rear case fan is trash. I have 5 of these cases and 1 fan has seized and after inspection the other 4 are about to. The other fans seem to be doing fine. I ended up replacing with Item #N82E16835242033 which seems to move great air, is quieter, and seems like it will last longer.

Other Thoughts: Even with the fan issue I would still order this case and just replace the fan up front.

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  • William R.
  • 3/2/2013 12:51:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSolid Case

Pros: I've had my case now for just over 3 years.

-Spacious
-Good airflow
-Multiple oversized fans can move more air at a lower RPM which keeps noise low but airflow high
-Main side panel is pre-wired with open electrical leads for the side fan - super convenient. This means you simply slide the side panel on and the leads on the panel line up with the leads on the chassis and the fan turns on. In traditional cases with a side panel fan, you need to close the panel most of the way and then squeeze your hand inside attach the fans 4-pin power connector which often leaves that power wire dangling or even worse - rubbing up against the fan forcing you to re-open and fix it.
-lights are neat and the color can be easily changed
-Hard Drive mounting trays are nicely designed - they can be turned 90 degrees to either face the side panel(easier user access) or to face inside the case(better airflow from front intake)
-good wire management

Cons: -Rear exhaust fan crapped out after about 2 years - it stopped spinning freely. I removed it and I can barely make it turn manually. Since the case is pre-wired with a fan controller, it makes it difficult to replace this fan since it's not connected with any kind of standard connector. Instead, it simply has two exposed leads that are soldered on. I'm not sure how I'm going to replace this.
-The case has this "mesh" fabric that lived behind the mesh metal intakes on front and side. However, there is no way to easily remove and replace the mesh fabric to clean it. I ultimately just ripped it out of my case since the metal mesh is enough of a dust filter for me.

Other Thoughts: This thing is pretty big. Think of a minimalistic case, and this one has a lot of extra plastic around the edges that make it seem kind of bulky - not necessarily a bad thing but make sure you have room to store this bad boy.

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  • Thomas C.
  • 2/12/2013 10:35:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Case going on 4 Years

Pros: Moves Lots of Air.
Lots of slots for hard drives.
Sturdy.
Looks nice.

Cons: Fans. Lights.

Other Thoughts: I bought this case when I built my custom computer from iBuyPower (i don't recommend using that company to anyone).

LED was all sorts of messed up when it arrived. I don't know if it was faulty construction from ThermalTake or if it was messed up at iBuyPower head quarters. But since the fans worked, I never looked into it.

The case only started falling apart about a year after I got the computer. I replaced the rear fan exhaust fan because it started to rattle and make lots of noise.

Now that it's been lil past 4 years, my 230mm fan on the side is slowly dying out. Sadly, I can't seem to get in touch with Thermaltake (230mm replacement fans on their website is all sold out) and I don't know if other 230mm fan is going to be compatible because of the power connector is different on the sliding side panel.

I think it pushes too much air though. It gets REAL dusty inside real fast. I have to clean my CPU fan, GPU fan at least once a month.

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  • Robert B.
  • 1/9/2013 1:37:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Case

Pros: We have about 12 of these cases throughout our business. They are easy to work with and well built. Would highly recommend. Well ventilated as well.

Cons: Not nessissarily a con but you can't force lights to stay off after a power cycle.

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  • Trevor S.
  • 11/23/2012 2:28:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsgreat but for a couple things

Pros: large fans, lots of room, decent expansion options, multi-colored LED adds a bit of flair (solid blue, green, red... then rotating flashing (like going in a circle)... and then 2-second delay color change). color is easy to control by pressing the fan speed control knob.

Cons: bought the case early-2010, and had to replace the rear fan mid-2011 because it started making a buzzing sound. spent some $20 to replace it, and within the last month or so it's starting to make noise again.

this case is a DUST MAGNET EXTRAORDINAIRE!!! large fans do not make it easy to keep this thing (and my components) clear of dust. not a big deal, but not exactly convenient to have to keep cleaning it out.

Other Thoughts: for what it's worth, it's a good case. the LEDs add a nice accent to lighting, but I usually leave them off.

as good as the case is, I'm looking to replace it... no point in trying to find another $20 fan to fit a 3 year old case when I can get a better new case for $60. I find it odd that the other - larger - fans have never had a problem.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi,


Our cases have a 3 year warranty and that includes coverage for defective fans. Please contact our customer service dept to assist you with completing the eRMA forms and we will replace the whichever fans you need replaced at no cost on your part.

Thank you!


Thermaltake Customer Service
1-800-988-1088
Mon - Fri
9am - 5:30pm PST

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  • Dirk V.
  • 10/23/2012 12:14:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood case for the most part

Pros: This is a great case with good cable routing options. The fans are quiet and the side fan connector is built into the cover so you don't have to deal with disconnecting/reconnecting when you take the side panel off.

Cons: Out of the last 5 of these we have ordered the latest 3 seem to have an issue with the hole lining up for the power supply. I tried a couple different power supplies and am convinced it is the case that is the issue. A little TLC with a drill helped make it so we could mount a power supply.

Other Thoughts: Other than the minor tweaking to fit the power supply this is still a good case and well built. I would recommend. Hopefully the manufacturer fixes the holes in the future.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi balamt,
We at Thermaltake apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused you.
Thermaltake USA Customer Service
email: ttsupport@thermaltakeusa.com
Toll free: 1-800-988-1088 M-F 9:00AM ~ 5:30PM (P.S.T)

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  • Ryan A.
  • 10/13/2012 8:45:22 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFire!

Pros: Great looking case with plenty of room...

Cons: 2 of the USB ports on the top never worked, and the others would often short my MoBo and cause a restart on my computer (yes it was wired correctly to my MoBo.) then one night, in the middle of a raid, I hear a pop, and out of the corner of my eye i see a fire in my case. DO NOT BUY!

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Lunacy,
We at Thermaltake apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused you. If that is problem of defective USB module. We can replace it through warranty service. Please contact our customer service team for RMA instructions.
Thermaltake USA Customer Service
email: ttsupport@thermaltakeusa.com
Toll free: 1-800-988-1088 M-F 9:00AM ~ 5:30PM (P.S.T)

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