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Thermaltake Element T Mid Tower Chassis - Specifications, Availability and Pricing

With a slogan like "Created for eSports"; let's see what the Element T from Thermaltake offers the gamer in you.

| Mid-Tower Cases in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Feb 10, 2010 11:51 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Thermaltake

Specifications, Availability and Pricing

 

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The Element T is an all S.E.C.C. steel, mid tower chassis that accepts both mATX and full ATX motherboards. While the entirety of the chassis and door panels are steel and black on the outside only, the front is made from black plastic and mesh running down the entire length of it. There are three 5.25" exposed bay covers and one exposed 3.5" cover for use with a floppy drive. Hey, they still exist, old school BIOS flashers swear by them. Behind the bezel you will find room for six standard 3.5" drives and room for one 2.5" drive as well. Pulling the chassis from the package, I was surprised, as the Element T weighs in empty at just over fifteen pounds.

 

Cooling supplied inside the Element T is where things get a bit confusing. As you can see, they list quite a few spots for "optional" fans. The front has no fans included to supply the intake of air, but they made sure to accommodate room for either two 120mm, two 140mm, or removing the top exhaust fan and placing it here. The rear of the chassis does have a 120mm fan supplied to exhaust the air, or it can be moved to the front as well. The top, well I sort of covered that, there is a 200mm red LED fan placed here from the factory. That leaves us with the octagonal shaped, honey comb cutout for a side intake of air. This space can utilize either a 230mm fan or a 120mm fan, but with a bit of creativity any fan can be "mounted" here.

 

Pricing and availability is where the Element T excels. Looking through the usual channels, it seems the Element T can be found almost anywhere, so getting a hold of one should not be an issue at all. Pricing is set low on the Element T, as it leaves the end user the opportunity to add their fans of choice or run the chassis as-is. Looking around, I did find the Element T at Newegg for $51.99 after a $20 mail-in rebate, with $23 worth of shipping to add to that right now. If you are frugal, the chassis can be had a little cheaper through other outlets. With this case and a handful of fans, you have potential for one heck of a customized build. Let's dig deeper and see what the Element T is really about.

 

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