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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

5 out of 5 eggs Best case I ever owned... 02/08/2011

This review is from: Thermaltake Element G VL10001W2Z Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros:

This is seriously one of the best cases I ever owned. I am normally a Cooler Master guy but after buying this case, I'm hooked on ThermalTake. This was an extremely easy case to build with. The top control panel comes with 4 additional USB ports and outer fan control. The front and side air intakes along with the top and back outakes makes for a very nice flow of air. The front/side intakes have a small mesh screening to restrict the intake of dust (as we all know: dust + computer components = fail). This case comes with a 850w power supply as well. I use to have the Corsair 1000w PSU. The price for this case with it's power supply is a huge plus. 850w is more than enough. The case fans come with multiple LED light configurations; easily switching between solid blue, green, red, and rotating colors in random patterns both slow and fast; all controlled by the fan speed dial on front control panel.

It was easy, as well as a pleasure, to build with.

Cons:

I have read some reviews about some not liking the case material being plastic. I was a little worried about that but am no longer worried. Yes, the outer case is plastic but it is very durable and makes the overall weight a little lighter so I don't see this is a con what so ever.

I'm not a big fan of the hard drive storage area. The HDD slides in on rails and seems kind of unstable; moving the case too much feels as if the HDD will slide a bit. Most Cooler Master cases I had came with quick-snap features for all drives (disk, floppy, card reader, ect) and cards (graphics, sound, network, ect). This case does not have that. Although it is convenient it is nothing that would take an egg away.

Other Thoughts:

Most cases I have had, the fan on the case door was usually connected by wires. The door for this case as an on-board sensor that connects to a sensor board on the case. This eliminates the wires getting in the way when opening and closing the case. A very nice feature.

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  • Christopher S.
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