Specifications, Availability and Pricing
The Element V is a full tower chassis built from SECC steel and plastic. The exterior of the chassis is painted in a textured black pain finish, while the front bezel is mostly plastic. The chassis can support up to five 5.25" drives, six 3.5" drives and has a spot to mount one SSD. The Element V is large and is almost twenty-one inches square and about nine inches wide. This is quite enough to hold what most of us want to put in them. The V can house micro-ATX. ATX and extended-ATX motherboards, and provides seven expansion slots for various cards.
There are fans galore inside of the Element V and room for more if you choose to fill it up. There is room for two 200mm fans to sit just under the top of the chassis, even though only one "colorshift" fan is sent. The front has two fans, both 120mm, but one is fan controlled with "colorshift" LED's and the other is not. The side employs a 230mm"colorshift" fan which is also speed controlled as is the one front 120mm and the top 200mm. The rear of the chassis is shipped with a quick releasing 120mm fan, but also has room for two 50mm fans next to the expansion cards.
Thermaltake is everywhere it seems these days and looking on the internet to try to find the Element V for sale proves that point. Last I checked there were ten pages of various shopping links in Google. Most are averagely priced, while quite a few were asking an exorbitant amount for this chassis. On the lower end of this spectrum I found the Element V listed at Newegg for $169.99. Now, let's just see what we get for that sort of price.